What is Kellypalooza?
Named after Birmingham resident Kelly Williams, Kellypalooza is a music festival filled with food, drinks (it is ‘bring your own cooler’) and live music—all on an incredible scenic farm in Ohatchee, Alabama (just 35 miles east of Birmingham).
The festival first began in 2013 when Kelly’s now-husband Coke Williams offered his family farm as the location for Kelly’s 50th birthday celebration. What started as a small gathering with a few local bands quickly exploded into a huge yearly event—one so big it earned its own name: Kellypalooza.
“We had planned the party for about a year. Then, a week before it took place, Coke proposed to me. After saying yes, I decided we should get married in the middle of Kellypalooza. It became a big deal. We had 500-600 people attend. We got married between the 2nd and 3rd bands.” — Kelly Williams
As the event continued to grow, the Williams’ decided to turn Kellypalooza into a charitable event for the Coosa Riverkeeper.
Connection to the Coosa River
A fun and inexpensive outdoor music event, the 7th annual Kellypoolza is set for Saturday, October 24 on the 240-acre Williams Farm, located in Ohatchee, Alabama. With its large outdoor setting, the event offers lots of room to social distance, but be sure to bring your mask along.
This year’s beneficiary—Coosa Riverkeeper—is extra special to the Williams family.
A tributary called Cane Creek that is within the boundaries of the couple’s farm actually feeds into streams that flow into the Coosa River nearby.
“I grew up going to Lake Mitchell, so the Coosa River is in my heart.” — Kelly Williams
The Williams’ aren’t the only ones excited about this year’s Kellypalooza event.
“Coosa Riverkeeper is so excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary at Kellypalooza! This event is hosted in the Coosa River watershed and will highlight the importance of clean water, while raising money to support our popular programs like Swim Guide and Fish Guide.” — Justinn Overton, Executive Director, Coosa Riverkeeper
Want to attend Kellypalooza? Buy your tickets now.
Let’s not forget that Kellypoolza is probably going to be the first opportunity to see a live concert in months. Check out the lineup of bands who will be live on stage during the festival:
Lamont Landers Band
Sweet Lizzy Project
Want to check out the bands before the event? You can find them on Kellypalooza’s Spotify channel.
Gates open at 11AM on Saturday October 24. There are two levels of tickets:
- Adults – $35
- Premium Camping site – $50 (Details here)
- All-day music pass
- 5 musical performances at one location
- Open air and beautiful farm views
- Food truck (BYOB!)
Proceeds benefit the Coosa Riverkeeper.
Please bring your own lawn chair and blanket for the ultimate experience
- Children under the age of 12 get in FREE!
Ready To Go!
“Everybody is ready to get out of the house and take in some fresh air. Spread a blanket on the ground with your family, your best friend or whomever you choose and enjoy some great entertainment for a great cause.” — Kelly Williams
Don’t miss Kellypoolza Saturday, October 24. Buy your tickets today.