Entertainment

Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.

Schedule of Entertainment

Come enjoy performances by the World-Famous Disc Connected Canines, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more amid retail, arts & crafts and food booths. Musical headliners follow balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday, May 1 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Roadside Glorious features Evan Hall (New Orleans, LA) on lead guitar with Basch Jernigan (Gulf Shores, AL) on vocals, guitar, and harmonica. Tyler Self (New Orleans, LA) handles the bass guitar, and Israel Howard (New Orleans, LA) plays the drums. The band described their catchy single “Lay Your Weapons Down” as “inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘50s and ‘60s, in the same city that one of rock ‘n’ roll’s pioneers Fats Domino was born and raised”. 
 

Friday, May 1 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Together for 2 decades, playing 2 DIFFERENT decades worth of music (& then some), they have played literally 1,000’s of shows.  They play em big & small – from surprise birthday parties, to annual corporate events (like cspire), to huge outdoor performances (the Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL).
 

Saturday, May 2 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

In the chilly arctic winter of 2005, The Defrosters was started by drummer Andy Toth to heat things up in the Alaska music scene. With seasoned performers Mike Johnson on guitar and Bob Renke on bass, The Defrosters took off in the great white north with their unique “southern soul” inspired sound. Over the years The Defrosters have performed at festivals, public events and private parties throughout Alaska, living up to their mantra “Music guaranteed to heat things up”.  After completing recording sessions in Nashville, The Defrosters relocated to warmer waters and finally settled in Gulf Shores, Alabama in late 2016. Their unique mix of Reggae, Rock, Bluegrass, Funky Soul, Americana, Country and Original songs help set this band apart from others with an entertaining show that makes you want to move!

Saturday, May 2 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Josh and Jarred Lipscomb, twin brothers born and raised in south Alabama, started singing from an early age in church, school, and parties for family and friends. These brothers felt a connection with music from the start. From beating on pots and pans with any objects they could find, to turning on every radio that came across their path, and eventually being given there first instruments that would set the stage for their musical endeavors. As the years went by they began to sing for bigger crowds and eventually with the help of family members, started a singing group with their sister, aunt, and few friends. Along the way Josh and Jarred began to improve their musical talents, honing their voices, strengthening their harmonies, polishing their skills as musicians, and entertaining the crowds. They have worked from those early years in a continuing effort to always give a better performance than the last, and prove they can entertain any audience big or small, young or old. Now, Josh and Jarred have had the opportunity to play all around the Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida Gulf Coast. They have played in many different venues from festivals and restaurants to coffee shops and theaters. These brothers are finding their way with music leading them, and believe that the early influences they had with music when they were younger helped get them where they are today.

Saturday, May 2 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“From the far reaches of rural south Alabama, The Red Clay Strays claim their unique sound with a humble confidence that can only come from their upbringing. This band, on stage and off, reminds you of southern music’s heyday and gives you hope that it may not have lost its way after all. Growing up listening to gospel along with artists such as Waylon Jennings, The Eagles, and the Allman Brothers, their wide range of influences create a combined style of the country music and southern rock we’ve all been waiting for. Lead Singer, Brandon Coleman, with vocals that bring to mind young Elvis, is the heart of their high energy show along with Drew Nix on rhythm guitar, Zach Rishel on lead, Andrew Bishop on bass and John Hall on drums. “

Saturday, May 2 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Category 6’s live performance is an extreme combination of high energy stage antics, amazing visuals including the bright neon glow from the UV black lights, and an amazing song list that leaves the crowd breathless and screaming for more!!! With a song list that captures the 1980’s to today, there isn’t a crowd that this band cannot win over!