Blount Cultural Park

Bridge at Blount Cultural Park Closed for Repairs

Photo provided by the City of Montgomery Blount Cultural Park’s stone bridge on Festival Drive will be closed for repair work starting today. City engineers estimate a two to three month timeline until reopening. The project comes as part of routine maintenance that is required throughout the bridge’s lifecycle to ensure its safety for those driving or walking. A detour…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 35 Years in Montgomery

  Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Photo from Alabama Shakespeare Festival/Sky View Media) This week marks the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s 35th anniversary in Montgomery. The first performance at the Carolyn Blount Theatre was December 7, 1985. ASF was founded as a summer theatre festival in Anniston in 1972.  Even after several successful seasons in Anniston, ASF found itself facing ever-rising expenses tied…

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Pushing Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has hit theaters across the country pretty hard, specifically our local Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: A River Region treasure since 1985. “These whole grounds, which were Red Blount’s yard… a part of his property, were really designed for this theater,” ASF Executive Director Todd Schmidt said. Alabama Shakespeare Festival, originally a summer festival in Annistion is…

Montgomery Mayor’s Wife Kicking Off ‘Move Montgomery Health and Wellness’ Saturday Morning

Saturday morning, hundreds of people came out to Blount Cultural Park to start moving! Mayor Steven Reed’s wife, Tamika Reed, hosted ‘Move Montgomery Health & Wellness.’ The cool temperatures didn’t stop more than 200 people from starting their day with a walk around the park’s trail. Move Montgomery is a social network Reed started in hopes to get the people…

Reconditioning Efforts Underway at Blount Cultural Park

Last month we took your concerns about the upkeep of Blount Cultural Park, the home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, to city officials.  Now we’re talking to the Parks and Recreation Department about what they’ve done to address your complaints. “One time fixing it just won’t remedy the problem, it’s a continuous effort,” explained Parks and Recreation Director Rob Spivery. Since…