If you’re looking for free, family-friendly outdoor events this weekend, Alexander City has you covered for two days. 

It’s the 30th year for the Alexander City Jazz Festival, a two-day event presented by Russell Lands on Lake Martin. 

“For the entire event, there’s no cost to attend,” said Ed Collari, president and CEO of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce. 

On Friday, the Jazz Festival’s first half takes place in Tallapoosa County, at Alexander City’s Strand Park. Kicking off the music at 6 p.m. will be the city’s own Benjamin Russell High School Jazz Band. They will be followed by Tragic City at 7:30 p.m.,  and Sweet Lizzy Project at 9 p.m. 

On Saturday, the entertainment shifts just outside of Alexander City into Elmore County. It’s being hosted at The AMP at Lake Martin (also known as Lake Martin Amphitheater), 8879 Kowaliga Road, Eclectic. 

“It’s a very scenic, very beautiful amphitheater that overlooks the lake,” Collari said.

Montgomery's John Bull and his band, the John Bull Band, will perform Saturday at The AMP on Lake Martin for the Alexander City Jazz Festival.

Saturday night opens at 6 p.m. with Montgomery’s own John Bull Band. They’ll be followed by at 7:30 by Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics. Headlining at 9 p.m. is