Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - Head out for some great music at Rock the South in Cullman this weekend. It kicks off this afternoon and has acts throughout the day tomorrow. Some of the biggest acts include Florida-Georgia Line, Joe Diffie, 38 Special, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, John Michael Montgomery, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell. Rock the South began as a one-time event to celebrate the recovery after the April 27, 2011, tornadoes ripped across the state. Since the first event in 2012, Rock the South has continued to be an important community partner giving back over $200,000 to local charities including The Link, Alabama Forever, Children's Hospital of Alabama and much more. VIP & Platinum tickets are sold out. General Admission tickets are still available for $79. The ticket provides you with entry into the biggest party in the South with non-stop music, friends, cold beer, great food, and great memories. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and some money to purchase food and drinks from the vendors on site. For tickets or more information, visit http://rockthesouth.com/.
CLARE LIVE - The Alabaster Arts Council presents the Alabaster CityFest tomorrow with country music singer David Nail as this year's headliner. The annual Outdoor Music Festival promotes family fun via music, arts and art education. The all-day music festival is open to the public, drawing in 55,000 to 75,000+ visitors from Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, the Greater Birmingham Alabama area, and surrounding regions in the Southeast. This free outdoor music festival includes well-known music artists representing various genres of music. The all-day family entertainment also includes vendors offering various arts & crafts, foods, services and entertainment, the Cruise-In Car Show, and KidsFest — all-day entertainment for the kids. Be sure to bring your chair or blanket, sunglasses and sunscreen! The fun begins at 8am with the 5K Fun Run. Entertainment begins at 9:30am on the KidsFest Stage. The last performance of the day begins at 9pm on the main stage. Catch the 14th annual Alabaster CityFest Cruise-In Car Show from 9am until 2pm. For more information, go to www.alabastercityfest.com.
COMEDIAN - Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Recognized for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, "what's up fool?", people are surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated in infamous stories by fellow comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe won Last Comic Standing in 2010, and soon after, starred in and produced his first 1 hour Showtime special, and is now touring comedy clubs and theaters across the world and working on a new 1 hour special. He also launched a popular new podcast April 1, 2014, entitled, "What's Up Fool?", on the All Things Comedy podcast network. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit www.stardome.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Jill to a Norway Rat. A group of rats is called a mischief. Norway Rat are excellent swimmers and are often referred to as "water rats." Head to the Zoo on Saturday, June 18 from 5:30-9pm for the second annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo! New this year, craft beer fans will love the selection of tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around Alabama. In addition to beer, there will be wines and non-alcoholic beverages. This family event also includes live music by Park Band, a Talladega Superspeedway pace car and street team, Dino Discovery, animal greetings and walkabouts, train rides and much more! Zoo Members get in 30 minutes early! To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to www.birminghamzoo.com.
WEDDING PROPOSAL - A wedding day is supposed to be all about the couple getting married, right? Not so for one family! While the bride and groom did get hitched and had a magical day, the bride allowed her cousin to make it a pretty special day, too! The groom, Ryan Pridmore, shot the garter straight to the bride's cousin, Jay Howell. Then the bride, Mallorie Simmons Pridmore, got ready to toss her bouquet but instead handed it to Jay's girlfriend, Hannah Smith. When she turned around to show Ryan, he was kneeling behind her and he proposed to her. Everyone else in the crowd was in shock and the mom's cried and everyone was very happy! Janice talked with the happy new couple and the bride about the whole experience!
BBJ - Mike talked with Brent Godwin from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the growing food scene in Birmingham but the shortage of trained chefs. They also discussed the overhaul of zoning regulations. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.