Each year, the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Haleyville, AL hosts a festival to celebrate its heritage and honor law enforcement and emergency personnel. Set for June 5-6, 2015, the annual 9-1-1 Festival celebrates the town’s role in making the first 911 emergency call with all the makings of a family-friendly event including music, activities for kids, street vendors, a parade, and much more, while honoring its police, fire, rescue, and emergency personnel.
Headlining this year’s event is country rock band "RESTLESS HEART" which formed in 1983, and has released seven albums with twenty-five singles earning a spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Restless Heart has enjoyed six consecutive #1 hits including “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “When She Cries,” “Why Does It Have To Be Wrong or Right”, and “Fast Movin’ Train.” In 1990, they were awarded Top Vocal Group by the Academy of Country Music. Restless Heart has received 4 Grammy nominations, 7 time Country Music Association award nominee and 4 nominations from the Academy of Country Music. From November 20, 2014 through Christmas Day they presented Restless Heart “A Season of Harmony” at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. For more information, visit www.restlessheartband.com.
The festivities get underway at noon on Friday, June 5 when Haleyville’s Main Street will be blocked off to allow the many arts/crafts and food vendors to set up. The Kids’ Zone will offer inflatable fun for those 12 years and younger beginning at 5:00 p.m. The music stage will be ready to get underway around 6:00 p.m. with “Jessica Meuse” of American Idol fame, our area’s own “Winston Ramble”, the ever popular group “Waywhilago”, and headliner RESTLESS HEART at 10 p.m.
First thing Saturday morning is the second annual 5K Fun Run
at 7 a.m. sponsored by Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit, a classic car show
benefitting the Haleyville High School Automotive Technology program and an
antique tractor show will both open registration at 8 a.m. A variety of
activities will include something for everyone with the Kids’ Zone and the
arts/crafts and food vendors opening at 9 a.m. Judging and awards for the
classic car show will take place in the afternoon and more live music by the
band “County Line”, who will also host an open mic for other local artists to
entertain throughout the day.
In 1968, the very first 911 emergency call was placed from City Hall by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite to U.S. Representative Tom Bevill at the City’s police station. The annual 9-1-1 Festival celebrates the history making moment with an entirely free event made possible by Haleyville business, industry and individual sponsors. Festivalgoers should bring lawn chairs for music events and all activities are held in downtown Haleyville, AL. For more information call 205-486-4611.
Haleyville Automotive Technology Presents 9-1-1 Car Show
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
•Best of Show Trophy
•50/50 Pot at end of show
-Must be present to win
•Paid Car Show Entries Eligible for CASH Prizes.
Behind Dixie Theater
Hicks Tire Pros
Winston Co. Cruisers
Whitman Service Center
An Alabama BBQ Association Backyard Event
Grand Champion $750.00
Reserve Champion $500.00
1st Place Category $400.00
2nd Place Category $200.00
3rd Place Category $100.00
May 31- June 1, 2013
9-1-1 FESTIVAL EVENTS included:
Music Stage was...
|Classic Car Show
Antique Tractor Show
Haleyville Alumni & 9-1-1 Festival Units
Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival - Town of Haleyville - Celebrate the heritage of
Haleyville, the town where the first 9-1-1 phone call was made on Feb. 16, 1968.
Festival honors all police, fire and emergency personnel.