Usually every summer, thousands of people show up for the annual Aquapalooza music festival on Lake Martin. For safety reasons, this year, the festival left the water for shore at the "AMPalooza".
Aqua Palooza was advertised as the largest boat party in the world. Some say it drew a bigger crowd at Lake Martin than the 4th of July, but according to Alabama Marine Police it was a safety hazzard.
Russell Lands staff decided the safest way to keep the festival was to hold it at their "AMP".
"One of the best views of Lake Martin is from the Ampitheater.," said Robert Gunn, Director of Russell Lands. "The shape of the bowl allows for great music the acoustic as far as outdoors is concern is great out here."
Gunn says the move on land didn't affect the crowds, many people came to see headliner, the Charlie Daniels Band.