Brierfield Ironworks State Park is excited to announce its marking of the beginning “Lovestock” Music Festival, scheduled for July 13, 2024, running from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This unique gathering stems from a brainstorming session among four influential figures in Alabama’s entertainment realm two years ago to promote unity and love. 

Rodney Burrows and Bro. George W. Stewart

The seed of “Lovestock” was planted when Bro. George W. Stewart, the host of the Alabama Gospel Roots television show on PBS Channel 10, shared the idea with his friend Charlie Beavers. Beavers, embracing the concept wholeheartedly, took the reins and pushed it forward. To further enhance the project, Beavers brought on board Rodney Burrow, a seasoned collaborator from previous charitable music ventures. Rounding out the team was Michael Sutton, known for his leadership in Iron City Collective, an organization known for organizing impromptu worship events across Birmingham’s iconic landmarks like Railroad Park. 


This event aims to unite communities, churches, and individuals without regard to race or ethnicity. It’s a celebration of love that transcends boundaries. Here, we embrace diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, all coming together to express love through gospel music. 


A variety of Gospel groups from different regions, as well as local community groups, will grace the stage at our event. Kids will have their own activities within the park, and food trucks will be on hand for meals throughout the day.  

The driving force behind this music festival is the desire to break down barriers and spread life-changing love. So, save the date for Saturday, July 13, 2024, bring a chair, and immerse yourself in the music. Stay tuned for more updates as the event draws nearer.