AquaPalooza Signature Event FAQs
When is the Signature Event?
The Signature Event is Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 11:30 am from 7:30 pm.
When will Alan Jackson be performing?
Alan Jackson will be performing on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 6 pm at the Signature Event.
How much does a ticket to Alan Jackson's concert cost?
Alan Jackson's concert and AquaPalooza are free to the public. It can only be viewed by boat.
How can I attend the Alan Jackson concert on Saturday, July 25th?
The only way to view the concert is by boat. Only sponsors, volunteers and vendors will be allowed access to Kowaliga peninsula by land. Don't have a boat? Visit Russell Marine at www.russellmarine.net or contact them at 866-355-8050 to learn about their selection of boats.
What times will the performances be on July 25th?
Performances are planned from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. Alan Jackson will be playing from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Check the Schedule tab on the Signature Event page of AquaPalooza.com to find out who is performing and at what time.
What acts will be performing on Saturday, July 25?
Alan Jackson will be the headlining act. See the Schedule tab on the Signature Event page of AquaPalooza.com to find out who else will be performing at the Signature Event.
Will there be a swimming area on Saturday, July 25?
There will be a large swimming area. Lifeguards will be on duty but it will still be swim at your own risk. Swimming will not be allowed in the boat lanes and only within 10 feet of your boat.
How much do the events cost?
There is no charge for attending the Signature Event and Alan Jackson concert on July 25th. On Friday, July 24th, there will be a Scavenger Hunt and concert at Lake Martin Amphitheater, and both events will have a charge. The Scavenger Hunt will have a fee and prizes. Tickets for the concert at Lake Martin Amphitheater on Friday, will be $15 (children 6 and under will be admitted free), and will be on sale through Ticketmaster until June 30. Performers will be Joey and Rory and Matt Stillwell at the Friday night concert. Coolers are welcome at the Amphitheater. Contact Terri Blackmon at 256-212-1479 for more information about any of the events.
How do I demo the newest Sea-Doo watercraft at the Signature Event?
The Sea-Doo® GTX Limited iS™ and RXT iS with iControl™, the world's most advanced watercraft technology, will be available for demos exclusively at the Signature Event. Click here to register to personally experience the latest PWC technology.
When and where can I get AquaPalooza t-shirts?
If you registered early to get your t-shirts, you can pick them up at the AquaPalooza Headquarters tent at Kowaliga July 23-25 from 9AM- 5PM.
Can I get additional AquaPalooza t-shirts?
While they last, you can purchase additional t-shirts at the Kowaliga Marina July 21-25. AquaPalooza t-shirts can also be purchased through AquaPalooza.com
Where can I purchase AquaPalooza apparel?
Items other than registration t-shirts can be purchased at Russell Marine's Kowaliga Marina, at the Signature Event in the Russell Marine tent on July 25th and through AquaPalooza.com.
Where is Lake Martin?
Lake Martin is located in central Alabama just 45 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama. It is two hours from Atlanta and 75 minutes from Birmingham. Alexander City is located just north of Lake Martin. Visit http://www.alexandercity.org to learn more about Alexander City.
Where can I stay?
Visit the Lodging tab on the Signature Event page of AquaPalooza.com for recommended places to stay in Alexander City.
Are there any camping facilities on Lake Martin?
Wind Creek State Park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of Lake Martin. It is the largest state-owned campground in the United States. It includes a marina, campsites and camping cabins. For more information and a virtual tour of Wind Creek State Park, you can go to www.alaparks.com or call 256-329-0845.
Where can I anchor to attend AquaPalooza and view the stage?
The concert stage will be facing north next to Sinclair's at Kowaliga. There will be mooring buoys with lines at Kowaliga Bay on the west side of Kowaliga Bridge on Highway 63. We will have attendants on Sea-Doo® watercrafts directing traffic and helping with boat mooring.
Is there a No Wake area?
Yes, there is a No Wake area, so please be courteous of others. Please watch for buoys around the Kowaliga area and the bridge.
Will I be able to access the shore at Kowaliga?
Shuttle boats will be available to ferry people to Sinclair's and the vendors on the peninsula.
Where can I go if I have an accident?
There will be Marine Police on the water and officers on the land to direct you to the nearest first-aid station. An ambulance will be nearby for emergency situations.
Where can I launch my boat?
Go to www.outdooralabama.com for a listing of public boat ramps on Lake Martin. The Kowaliga boat ramp is the closest ramp to the concert. We expect a lot of congestion on July 24 & 25 at this ramp. We have been issued a permit to restrict parking at the Kowaliga ramp on July 24 & 25 to allow for better access to the ramp. We are providing additional parking at Lake Martin Amphitheater with shuttle service to a pick up area. We would also like to recommend Wind Creek State Park. It is a little further north but it has ample parking.
Will food and drinks be available?
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Sinclair's restaurant and a variety of vendors on Kowaliga peninsula. Shuttle boats will be onsite.
When will I be able to moor my boat at Kowaliga Bay?
Mooring lines will be available on Friday, July 24, starting at 2:00 pm. You can moor your boat overnight on Friday and/or Saturday, but do so at your own risk. Shuttles will be running form 2pm to 8pm on Friday and 9am to 7 pm on Saturday from Sinclair's and there will be a limited amount of mooring lines available and will be on a first come basis. There will not be a charge for mooring overnight on Friday or Saturday. Contact Terri Blackmon at 256-212-1479 for more information.
How will the mooring process work?
Starting at 2:00 PM on Friday July 24 mooring lines will be available to moor your boat. We will have parking attendants on Sea-Doos that will help direct the boats. Most boats except pontoon boats will be moored at the stern. You will need a clip or a rope to moor. We also recommend that you throw an anchor on the opposite end and have plenty of bumpers. Anyone using the mooring lines will be asked to sign a release and waiver of liability. You must be 19 to sign. You can leave your boat overnight and take a shuttle boat back to land. When you come back the next day, you can park at the Amphitheater and we will provide a land shuttle to Kowaliga and a water shuttle to your boat. Kowaliga can not be accessed by land unless you have credentials. If you leave your boat on Friday, the shuttle drivers will ask you how many credentials you will need and they will provide as many as you need. This will be your only way to get back to your boat. Marine Police will be on the water round the clock during this time for your protection and safety.
Does registering my boat guarantee a mooring spot?
You do not have to register to attend the event and if you register it does not guarantee a spot on the mooring line. The moorings will be available at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 24, and it will be on a first come basis. The only exception will be the first two rows which will be limited to Sea Rays.
Can I bring my Sea-Doo and use as a shuttle?
Yes, you can do this. We ask that you park your Sea-Doo horizontal to the back of the boat and no roaming of the lanes. You can access the land by Sea-Doo at the Church in the Pines.
Will there be a designated swim area?
There will be a designated swim area and beach close to the stage. Lifeguards will be on duty.
Will there be anything for children?
There will be a large swimming area.
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
If the weather is too dangerous for the artists to perform on Saturday, July 25th, we will move the Signature Event to the next day.
What happens if bad weather forms?
There will be a Mobile Command Post from Elmore County monitoring the weather and equipped with the latest in weather law enforcement and medical communication technologies. Boats will be alerted if bad weather is approaching so appropriate action can be taken.
Will there be wet slips available on Lake Martin?
There will be a limited amount of wet slips available for weekly or daily rental. Call 256-397-1300 for information.
Is dry storage available on Lake Martin?
There is a limited amount of dry storage available at The Ridge Marina. Call 256-397-1300 for information.
What are the boating laws in Alabama?
Go to http://outdooralabama.com/boating/.
We have been issued a temporary vessel usage permit for Lake Martin from July 17, 2009 thru July 27, 2009. This permit allows vessels normally regulated under 33-6A-3.1.
Stipulations for Permit:
1. Vessels covered under this permit may not exceed 60 mph while on Lake Martin.
2. Vessels covered under this permit may not exceed a noise level of 86 decibels.
Is there a size limit on boats at Lake Martin?
Go to http://outdooralabama.com/boating/new%20laws-regulations.cfm.
Tell me about Russell Lands On Lake Martin and Russell Marine.
Russell Marine, a Sea Ray Ambassador-level dealer, was selected to host the 2009 AquaPalooza Signature Event. Offering boating enthusiasts world-class sales and service through four Lake Martin locations, Russell Marine is nationally ranked in the Top 10 Boat Dealers by Boating Industry magazine for the third consecutive year. Russell Marine is a division of Russell Lands On Lake Martin.
For over 30 years, Russell Lands has been in the residential real estate development business. As the largest recreational developer in Alabama today, the company is also one of uncommon vision, diversity and commitment to community - whose endeavors go beyond developing fine lake homes and communities. Willow Point Golf and Country Club, owned and operated by Russell Lands, is one of the most revered private clubs in Alabama and considered to have the "most beautiful lakeside golf course" in the country. Russell Crossroads, the central town hub of the Russell Lands 25,000 acres of land holdings, is designed to reflect the agrarian era with period architecture of the 1920's promoting "walkability" of the town. Today, the town consists of the Discovery Center, Catherine's Market and Spring House restaurant. Russell Do-It Centers and Home Decor Centers in nine locations make it easier for homeowners to build and personalize the homes in which they live. In 1998, Russell Lands constructed the Lake Martin Amphitheater - a unique venue for celebrating culture and the creative arts. And the company continues to serve the community through Children's Harbor - the not-for-profit organization created by Russell Lands Chairman and CEO, Ben Russell - whose mission is to strengthen children and families through a variety of programs, services and good works. For more information, visit www.RussellLandsOnLakeMartin.com.