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“Camp To Amp Festival” returns to Midcity District this Saturday

Second annual festival celebrates community, music, and arts in the Tennessee Valley, will feature five stages and over 20 musical performances

 HUNTSVILLE. – MidCity District and Orion Amphitheater are hosting the second annual Camp to Amp Festival, kicking off Saturday, May 13 with live musical performances, vendors, dining, and shopping spread across the District from noon to 6:00 p.m.

MidCity District, Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville Police Department, Huntsville Music Office, City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation and Octo Hospitality bring this free festival back to North Alabama as a way to celebrate music, art and community.

The day-long event connects MidCity District’s The Camp to the Orion Amphitheater where streets will be filled with musicians, artists, local businesses, chefs and more. Last year’s festival saw more than 12,000 visitors to the District with more expected this year.

“MidCity District and our partners are thrilled to gather the community for the second annual Camp to Amp Festival. This year brings more vendors, more food, more stages, more pedestrian-friendly streets, more sponsors and a bigger audience,” said Lindsey Pattillo Keane, Executive Director of MidCity District. “Every year we strive to be better than the last. The overarching theme of Camp to Amp is the community showing up for the community. If you would like to see the best parts about North Alabama; community, diversity, creativity and authenticity, join us for Camp to Amp 2023.”

This free festival would not be possible without the support of 16 partners and sponsors including:

  • Huntsville Police Department
  • Huntsville Music Office
  • Huntsville Parks and Recreation
  • Orion Amphitheater
  • Octo Hospitality
  • The Camp
  • The Prewitt Group
  • We Are Huntsville
  • Tito’s
  • T-Mobile
  • Red Bull
  • Rooftech Solutions LLC
  • The Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Metronome at MidCity
  • Leaf Filter
  • 89.3 WLRH

Musicians were selected to highlight the talent of the Tennessee Valley and will be placed throughout MidCity District on five stages including performances held at The Camp, Red Bull Stage, Blast Stage, Huntsville Music Office State, and the Orion’s Apollo Dome. More than 20 musical performers will be active throughout the day including:

  • Sweettalker
  • Element XI
  • Rob Aldridge and the Proponents
  • Oweda
  • The N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S.
  • Wesley Hill
  • Moon Tree
  • Hunnivega
  • DJ EA
  • DJ Caddi
  • Rocket City Chorus
  • Rocket City Dance Co.

In addition to musical performances, the Orion Amphitheater will be holding yoga sessions, Zumba classes, music and salsa workshops.

As one of this year’s key sponsors, the Huntsville Police Department will have a dedicated kids’ space with more than 20 specialized units, including SWAT, K-9, bike and drone. Officers will be available to answer questions and provide demonstrations.

“Whether it’s learning about our department or interacting with officers, events like this allow us to build relationships with the community,” Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles said.

Camp to Amp Festival performances begin on Saturday, May 13 at noon through 6:00 p.m. There will be ample parking at the MidCity District and walking paths to get from stage to stage throughout the festival.

For a site map and full list of musicians, vendors and sponsors, visit midcitydistrict.com/camptoamp.


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