Atlanta Plays It Forward will manage the Alive in Roswell public festival in 2018, the City Council recently decided. ALIVE IN ROSWELL

Nonprofit to run Alive in Roswell festival

The Roswell City Council has voted to continue having a nonprofit group run the Alive in Roswell free public festival.

The council approved a memorandum of understanding with Atlanta Plays It Forward to manage the 2018 season. Alive in Roswell is held from 5 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month from April through October.

Atlanta Plays It Forward will manage and account for all incomes and expenses, earn an annual administration fee equal to 10 percent of event revenue, pay any surplus in income at the city’s request, and retain $3,000 of initial funding for the next calendar year’s event, according to a staff report to the council.

The organization managed the 2017 season with Gate City Brewing as presenting sponsor, according to its website, The event is held on Historic Canton Street, at Historic Roswell Square, and at Roswell City Hall, and offers live bands, food trucks, children’s games and entertainment, and vendors and local businesses.

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