The 18th annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival, April 26-27, 2019 promises to be a fun, family friendly event that includes live praise music by artists that all call Alabama home.
Hailee Faith: 11-Year-Old Rising Star. Gospel & country singer Hailee Faith Squires will perform at the Magnolia Festival on Saturday April 27. Hailee Faith is from Brookwood, Ala. and a sixth grader at American Christian Academy. She has been sharing her gift of singing with audiences since she began to sing at the amazingly young age of two years old! She recently travelled to Burbank, CA to film an episode of “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” for the Nickelodeon channel.
Eagle’s Wings Band: Acoustic Southern Gospel. Eagle’s Wings Band sings praises to God with a Bluegrass, family harmony twist. The Jasper, Ala. based group has a rich history of being involved in the local church. Darryle Wilson, the patriarch of the five-member Southern Gospel group, says they use acoustic instruments, such as the acoustic guitar and banjo, to help keep time while they all sing praises that glorify God.
Taunton & Posey. Laurel Taunton and James Keith Posey are songwriters and worship leaders for Century Church in Pike Road, Ala. The duo shares the love of Christ through their praise music, which includes the singles “Out of the Water” and “One Step.” Both Taunton and Posey entered the ministry out of their love for the Lord and desire to serve and make Him known through their musical talent. You may remember seeing Taunton audition for the show American Idol in 2015 where she advanced to Hollywood Week. Taunton learned a valuable lesson as she chased the dreams in her heart. She shares, “When I stopped chasing my dreams, my eyes were open to the One who was chasing me all along. Now I am living the dream.”
Steel City Revival. Due to popular demand, this all-male Southern Gospel/Country quartet returns to the 2019 Magnolia Festival. Steel City Revival is sure to impress you with their amazing four-part harmony.
To read more about all the performers at this year’s Magnolia Festival, visit www.magnoliafestival.org. To stay up to date on details about the performance schedule, follow Magnolia Festival on social media: Instagram, “magnoliafestival_gardendale”; Twitter, “Gdalemagfest”; Facebook, “Magnolia Festival in Gardendale.”
If you plan to attend the festival, use the hashtag “gdalemagfest” and tag Magnolia Festival in your social media posts!
- Melissa Armstrong