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Dates Mid-June
Location(s) Birmingham, Alabama, US
Years active 1989 - 2009
Founded by George McMillian
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City Stages was a three-day arts and music festival in downtown Birmingham, Alabama that took place in and around Linn Park from 1989 to 2009. After losses in 2009 amounted to nearly half a million dollars, the organization running City Stages announced on June 25, 2009 that the event would not return the next year.

City Stages' organizers announced in November 2007 that they hired AC Entertainment, one of the co-producers for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, to help produce the Birmingham festival and will advise them for the next three years.

The final City Stages was held on June 13–15, 2009 on Father's Day Weekend. Tickets sales were hampered by inclement weather, the struggling economy, and a poor lineup. After the event, organizers announced that the total debt had surpassed $1 million, and that no further City Stages would be produced.

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