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The Lake Martin Young Professionals’ spring-and-summer live music series, Strand Sessions, will welcome its final act of 2018 to Strand Park on Thursday, August 2nd with Bailey Ingle taking the stage from 6-9 pm.
A native of Hoover, AL, Ingle is a singer/songwriter known for her bluesy, soulful voice and charismatic stage presence. In 2014, Bailey was chosen by Keith Urban to sing “We Were Us,” a duet originally performed by him and Miranda Lambert. She shared the stage with Urban at Oak Mountain Amphitheater in front of more than 10,000 fans. Following this performance, her recognition and fan base grew, having since performed all over the Southeastern United States and as far west as California. She has also been featured in many local publications, magazines and newspapers and has had multiple performances aired on local television and radio.
“We’re excited to welcome Bailey Ingle to Strand Park to close out Strand Sessions on Thursday, August 2nd,” said the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce’s Jacob Meacham. “She puts the finishing touches on another successful season of live music in downtown Alex City for everyone in our community to enjoy. We’ve had some really good crowds welcome the artists and bands that have taken the stage this spring and summer, and five months of free live music wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the businesses that sponsor Strand Sessions and make it possible.”
Those businesses include Dark Insurance Agency as the series’ Gold Sponsor, along with Alex City Marine, Bice Motors, Distinct Home Inspection and Mason Law Firm as Silver Sponsors.
The series kicked off in April with singer/songwriter Jack Stearns then welcomed Taylor Hunnicut and Daniel Raine in May. June saw a special appearance from local favorite and up-and-coming country star Kyle Wilson when he sat in with Big Sexy & The Twins for a crowd-pleasing performance. Montgomery-based jam band The Talismen performed in July, returning to Alexander City after first playing Strand Park during 2017’s Sun Festival Band Battle.
“All in all, we’re very happy with the way the events have turned out,” said Meacham. “We really appreciate the support of the sponsors that make it possible and also the attendance of everyone that takes time to come out, support the artists and enjoy the company of community friends out in Strand Park.”