Organizers of Mobile’s TenSixtyFive Festival have announced that the free fall event will not take place in 2019, though they hope for a return in the future.
TenSixtyFive was founded in a mad scramble in fall 2015 following the abrupt collapse of Mobile’s long-running BayFest. BayFest leadership pulled the plug on Sept. 16, 2015, just three weeks ahead of the festival’s planned date on the weekend of Oct. 2-4.
Motivated largely by a desire to help Mobile avoid a civic black eye, a consortium of organizers united to pull together a replacement event on an impossibly tight timetable. Ringleaders and supporters include Elliot Maisel and Gulf Distributing; baseball star Jake Peavy; the Poarch Creek Indians; the Red Square advertising agency; the administration of Mayor Sandy Stimpson; and leadership at radio station WZEW-FM 92.1 and Soul Kitchen Music Hall, who drove the effort to book talent. Read Full Story