Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CityFest offers activities for entire family | Dothan Eagle

CityFest offers activities for entire family | Dothan Eagle

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Start with a songwriter’s roundtable. Stir in some rhythmic exercises. Add in a large helping of running, cycling, art and entertainment. Top it off with two worthy causes reaping some of the benefits. When all of these ingredients are blended together, the end result will be the inaugural Dothan CityFest.

This all-encompassing event will be held Friday, September 10, and run through Sunday, September 12. In between, organizers believe they will be able to offer something for everyone to enjoy.

This downtown extravaganza opens Friday night with the Downtown Music Fest, which features a songwriter’s roundtable. Proceeds from this musical event will go to the ALS Association, which is dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Larry Patrick, assistant director/programs for the Department of Leisure Services, says the Downtown Music Fest grew out of a conversation he had with Terry Collins, owner of Screentech. Collins wanted to hold an event for the ALS Association and include it with CityFest. Dothan native and professional songwriter Buddy Buie was soon brought into the conversation. Patrick says “A Songwriter’s Roundtable,” featuring Buddy Buie, J.R. Cobb, Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons and Wayne Carson, was chosen as the night’s event. It will be held in the Dothan Civic Center from 7-10 p.m. and will include a musical reunion of musical talent of the past from Do-than and the Wiregrass.

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