Changes coming for first Foster Fest of 2019

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - In about two weeks, downtown Dothan will be filled with people for the first Foster Fest of the year.

The Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority is finalizing their plans.

A lot of what everyone knows and loves will be returning - live music, classic cars and motorcycle cruise-ins and, of course, the food vendors, but there are a couple of new things to take note of.

The D.D.R.A. has been working with S.E.A.C.T. and the Patty Rutland Jazz Company to spotlight some local talent on one of the stages.

They will be adding a new stage for music acts on St. Andrews Street, to go along with the two main stages on North and South Foster.

The thing they are most excited for is Diablo's Southwest Grill, which will be opening up in what was formerly The Nest.

"We are really excited to have a quick lunch option right there on Foster Street, and they anticipate build out to start in March, and looking for 90 days, so hopefully we'll have a new addition for our Foster Fest layout,” said D.D.R.A. Executive Director Jamie Bienvenu.

The D.D.R.A will be announcing the Foster Fest performance line-up soon on their social media.

They also discussed plans to start an annual Jimmy Grant Heritage Award in honor of the former Dothan mayor. It will acknowledge people who contribute to developing Dothan.