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The Hartselle Band Booster organization welcomes guests to come enjoy the day with us at the Southern Hospitality Marching Festival.

Many talented bands will be performing. A schedule will be posted closer to the event date which will include the visiting bands and their performance times. This will allow you to be able to at least be sure you’re here when the band(s) you are interested in are performing. Since no coolers will be allowed in the stadium, we will be operating the concession stands. There will be plenty of choices for lunch, snacks, and even dinner.

Entry Fees

Adults: $7.00 | Students: $5.00 | Children 5 & Under: Free

Directions & Parking


  • From I-65 take exit 325
  • Turn west off the ramp onto Thompson Road – 1.1 miles
  • Turn right (north) onto Highway 31 – 1.5 miles
  • At the second light, turn right onto Karl Prince Drive – 0.1 miles
  • Turn right onto Sparkman Street
  • J.P. Cain parking entrance will be on your left, you will be directed where to find parking from there


The parking lot for visitors is in the green area, with overflow parking across Sparkman Street. The bus entrance and parking is shown in blue and the practice/warm-up field is in red.

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Our Band Boosters will be operating the concession stand, you and your students will find plenty of things to snack on and even a delicious lunch or dinner. In addition to typical concession stand fare, we usually have several addtitional vendors offering snow cones, pizza, or other treats! We look forward to you spending the day with us!

A partial list of what is available in our concession stand for the day of the event:

  • Hamburger
  • Cheesburger
  • Chicken Sandwich
  • Chicken Snack
  • Hot Dog
  • Cheese Dog
  • French Fries
  • Cheese Fries
  • Nachos
  • Popcorn
  • Pickle
  • Candy
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Potato Chips
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottle Water
  • Coffee

Inside J.P. Cain Stadium

We welcome your smiling faces and pleasant attitudes! You may also bring in your stadium seats, video and still cameras.

What’s not allowed inside the stadium

For the protection of our students and visitors, the following items are not permitted:

  • coolers (except for guests with special medical or dietary needs)
  • Food may not be brought into the stadium, but can be purchased at the concession stand
  • Grills
  • Tents & canopies
  • Bikes & skateboards
  • Weapons and fireworks
  • Poles/Sticks of any kind
  • Objects that obstruct another guest’s view of the field
  • Animals (except assistive animals for guests with disabilities)
  • Anything that creates a nuisance or disruption

The Rules

Guests entering J.P. Cain Stadium can be asked to leave for conduct deemed unacceptable, including but not limited to the following:

  • Throwing or kicking of any object
  • Standing on seats or chairs
  • Abusive or vulgar language
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Public intoxication
  • Possession or use of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Public indecency
  • Threatening other patrons with words and/or actions
  • Wearing clothing with abusive or vulgar terminology or inappropriate photographs or symbols
  • Smoking (except in permitted areas) or spitting tobacco juice
  • Fighting