Magnolia Festival Praises

Music Notes


Named a Top Twenty Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Gardendale Magnolia Festival, April 20-21 will include some great family friendly entertainment and talent proclaiming God’s praises.

Acoustic Gospel. Bentwood Revival will perform Friday Night at 7pm. These four artists, Faith Harper, Larry Bradford, Selwyn Spalding, and Charlotte Guffin, are all from Gardendale and have been singing together for 25 years. The band’s name is a nod to the craftsmanship of the wood instruments used in their acoustic gospel group.

Southern Gospel. Steel City Revival will sing God’s praises Friday night April 20 at 8pm.  The Alabama based, all male southern gospel quartet members include BT Thomas, Greg Carter, Dustin Bearden and Keith Wix,

Bluegrass. The bluegrass sibling band, Cotton Pickin Kids, will perform at 12:30pm on Saturday April 21. The Cipollari kids are from Hanceville and range in age from 7 to 15. Listen to Savio on mandolin, Therese on fiddle, Cecilia on guitar, Rosalinda on fiddle, Gianluca on banjo and harmonica and Giovanni on dobro. The Cipollari family will not disappoint!

The Magnolia Festival kicks off on Friday April 20, from 5-10 p.m. with an entertainment stage, food and a carnival. On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy live entertainment on three stages, a pooch parade, car show, free art classes, 150 vendors and more. Admission is free. Learn more at

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