Downtown Countdown

Montgomery’s Downtown Countdown Celebrates the Start to 2020

Montgomery’s annual Downtown Countdown brought out hundreds of people to celebrate the start to 2020. This year, the event was held on the street in front of Riverwalk Stadium, after being inside the stadium previously. Before that, the celebration was on Commerce Street. Todd Fulmer and Groove Factor provided the entertainment. Here’s more of the midnight fireworks show from the…

Downtown Countdown Rings in 2019 in Montgomery

Hundreds of people braved rainy conditions to welcome 2019 at Riverwalk Stadium in downtown Montgomery. The Downtown Countdown New Year’s Celebration featured The Wildcat Band opening for headliners The Groove Factor from Memphis. Revelers got to see fireworks at midnight. The $5 admission went to the Cops for Christmas program, which helps needy families. All of us at Alabama News…

Montgomery Rings in the New Year

City hosts this year's Downtown Countdown at Riverwalk Stadium

The City of Montgomery welcomed in the New Year with a bang at Riverwalk Stadium. Despite temperatures hovering in the twenties, hundreds packed the park to ring in 2018.  The band Federal Expression entertained the crowd with rock-n-roll tunes from a stage set up on the infield grass.  At the stroke of midnight, the festivities capped off with a fireworks…

Rain Cancels some of Downtown New Years Celebration

Concerts cancelled, fireworks to continue despite rain.

Montgomery officials called off the music part of the city’s Downtown Countdown event shortly after 6:00 p.m. tonight because of rain. Montgomery police and city officials had initially said all events were cancelled, but city officials later clarified that they would go forward with the fireworks despite the heavy rains. Their decision came after Andalusia did the same to their…