The city of Prattville is bringing more nightlife to its downtown. We were the first station to bring you the announcement as city leaders hope the concerts not only bring people to downtown, but also business.
The city of Prattville is starting its Creekwalk Concert series. The point is to bring more people here to downtown on the week nights instead of having them leave to spend their nightlife elsewhere, but the project is about more than music -- it's about money.
You see it in Montgomery: Second Saturday -- a free family friendly event with live music. But now Prattville will have its own music event.
It's called the Creek Walk Concert Series -- the concerts will be held behind the Quality Comix store between 7 and 8:30 every other Tuesday night until the end of August. The first concert is next Tuesday June 24 with live bands from country, bluegrass and pop.
"Trying to pull together stats and information and in the process of doing that we reached out to some of the hotels," Said Prattville Mayor, Bill Gillespie. "And one of the hotel owners had actually told us their clientelle really would like something to do on Tuesday nights and so that was one of the things that helped spawn this and bring it to fruition."
LaQuinta hotel general manager, Arthur Edwards, says Tuesday is the busiest weekday for his hotel. And he says some visitors wonder why the city closes down so early.
"Just to have something to do after 5 p.m. In Prattville where we don't have to send our guests to Montgomery to find something, you know, we've got an awesome movie theater here and a nice bowling alley, but pretty much not a whole lot else to do," Said LaQuinta Inn General Manager, Arthur Edwards.
Mickey Thompson own's Uncle Mic's Cajun Cafe restaurant in downtown and he says he's ecstatic about the new concert series. He says that means more people will come to his restaurant, which is walking distance from where the concert will be held.
"Hopefully with this, it will bring more people from Prattville from all over the river region to come to downtown and have something to do to see the creek, the dam and the merchants and restaurants and all the boutiques," Said Uncle Mic's Cajun Café restaurant owner, Mickey Thompson.
The concerts are free. Goat Hill String Band will come out to play starting at 7 p.m. on June 24.
As for the other bands playing in the series, the city has not released who they will be. They say they'll announce each band two weeks prior to the concert.