The entertainment will be rocking during the Madison Street Festival on Oct. 7
MADISON – This year’s Madison Street Festival (MSF) will include a performance stage that will showcase some of the top local music entertainers. It will be situated along Church Street in the United Methodist Church parking lot.
The Madison Street Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 to 4 p.m. in Madison’s historic downtown. Go to www.madisonstreetfestival.org for more about the festival.
“We are proud to showcase some of the best talent in the Tennessee Valley. Singers, dancers, musicians, and other performers – we’ve got it all, right here in downtown Madison,” said MSF President Crystal McBrayer. “Be prepared to put your hands together, stomp your feet, or just sit back and hum along to your favorite songs. We’ve got something for the whole family.”
The Band Silhouette
Following the opening ceremony at 10 a.m., “The Band Silhouette” will take the stage as the festival’s first performer. No stranger to the Huntsville and Madison area, the band hails from Auburn and consists of Will Scarpa, James Berryhill, Brenner Oakes, and Dylan Deal. They describe themselves as a funky, poppy, alt-rock band.
“The Band Silhouette” will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Flying on Instruments
Next up will be a group of people brought together by their love of music the thrill of performing again, specifically jazz. Most members of “Flying on Instruments” work in the aerospace industry and hail from diverse areas of the country. Most have jazz experience from high school, college or jazz ensembles, bassist Dave Bradford of Madison said.
“These guys and gals are a great bunch of people. Most are not only working (in the STEM/space industry) but are also working on master’s degrees,” Bradford said. “Somehow, they manage to get together twice a week to play jazz.” Band members work as scientists, software analysts, electrical engineers, physicists and in electronics.
In July 2020, Trace Hill of Madison organized the band, which “started gigging publicly” in May 2022. “Flying with Instruments” will perform from 12 to 1 p.m.
“The Zooks” are an area favorite, performing throughout north Alabama. Known for its dance music from the heydays of the 1960s through 1980s, “The Zooks” perform classic rock anthems, Motown tunes and rhythm and blues standards. The band members believe that their music will please any crowd.
The band’s interesting back story dates to 2000 when the group first organized thousands of miles away on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. The men forming the band knew each other from their jobs with a contractor for the U.S. Army. When they returned to the United States, the band members often got together over the years for jam sessions. Today, they play at numerous venues across the Tennessee Valley.
“The Zooks” will perform from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Rounding up this year’s music performers will be “Zoe Imperium”. This group is a hard hitting alternative rock band mixed with elements of hip-hop. Comprised of four siblings who moved from Oregon to Tennessee to find success with their music, they are aiming to bring awareness to teen suicide and depression through music that speaks life. Their latest track “GO” is a rap/rock anthem about pushing limits and overcoming obstacles. Think Beastie Boys meets Linkin Park for the Super Bowl halftime show!
“Zoe Imperium” will perform from 3 to 4 p.m.
2023 Entertainment Schedule
The Band Silhouette 10:30-11:30
Flying on Instruments 12:00-1:00
The Zooks 1:30-2:30
Zoe Imperium 3:00-4:00