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W.C. Handy Music Festival

July 21

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A week long tribute to the “Father of the Blues”, W.C. Handy. Great Jazz and Blues music can be heard throughout the Shoals at restaurants, theatres, malls, parks and other locations.  The week will include over 300 events perfect for the jazz and blues enthusiast as well as great family entertainment.

Today’s Lineup:

SATURDAY, JULY 21

 

34th ANNUAL MID-SUMMER CLASSIC THREE-STATE BIKE RIDE

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT  

McFarland Park, Florence (Rain or shine)

Package Pick-up and Pre-Registration held Thursday, July 20 at Academy Sports from 5:30-7:30 pm, and Friday, July 21st at the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor’s Center at McFarland Park from 6-8 pm.  Pre-registration also at Shoals Cycling Club, POB 3851, Muscle Shoals Alabama 35661.  Pre-registration and more info is also available by visiting www.Handy100.com.

6 am                    On-site registration (includes t-shirt, aid stations, map, food and refreshments after the ride)

7 am                    Bike Ride

Cost:                   $45 per rider until July 1st / $55 if postmarked after July 1st (Proceeds to benefit Music Preservation Society, Inc.)

Sponsored by:  Pepsi * Academy Sports Outdoors * Primal * Blue Cross Blue Shield * TREK

 

SHOALS CAR AND TRUCK SHOW  

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT

                                Wilson Park, Florence (in case of rain, moved to the parking deck on Pine Street)

8 am-3pm           Show time (registration 8 am-noon)

Cost:                   Registration $20 per vehicle (Mail to: POB 3672 Muscle Shoals, AL  35662 or

1307 Southwest 11th Street, Sheffield, AL 35660)

Information:       Ronnie James 256-381-3536 or Billy Griffith 256-335-2001 or www.shoalscarandtruckclub.com

Sponsored by:  Shoals Car & Truck Club

 

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM PRESENTS: SUMMER SOLOS

11 am                  Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence

Music by:            La’Qua Hill

Sponsored by:   Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

 

HANDY MIDDAYS

Noon-3 pm         Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Mitch Mann

3-5 pm                Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Rob Aldridge & Rob Malone

 

LEARN TO LINE DANCE!

1-3p                    The Michael Community Center, 1001 SE 17th Street, Sheffield

Cost:                   Free!

Featuring:           Beginning  & Intermediate Line Dance  classes for all ages taught by Luther Jarmon

Sponsored by:   Sheffield Councilwoman Penny Freeman * Shoals Solid Waste Authority

ROCKIN’ THE RUNWAY

1-4 pm                 Northwest Alabama Regional Airport, 1720 T. Ed Campbell Drive, Muscle Shoals

Featuring:           Aaron Blades Band * Asleep By Ten

Sponsored by:   Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Authority * Ricatoni’s * City Hardware * Chicago Café * 306 Barbeque * Ichiban * Pie Factory * Aunt Bea’s Bakery * Southern Bar-B-Q * Subway * Krispy Kreme * Lenny’s Sub Shop * Buffalo Rock

 

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #2

2 pm                    Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence

Performers:        Russell Mefford & Daniel Market

Sponsored by:   Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

 

HANDY HAPPY HOURS

5-9 pm                On the Rocks, Florence – Quantaphonics

6-9 pm                 Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Stonylonesome Band from Mississippi

6-10 pm              Legends, Florence – Lovell-Sledge Band

6:30-9:30 pm      Flobama, Florence – Travis Wammack

 

HANDY LEGENDS ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME

Florence High School Dome, Bradshaw Drive,Florence

6 pm                    Colbert County vs. Sheffield

8 pm                    Coffee vs. Bradshaw

Cost:                   $10 Adults

Info:                    Casey Eggleston, Emmanuel Turner, or https://www.facebook.com/distinguishedproduction

Sponsored by:   Distinguished Productions * TNT

SHEFFIELD “BOTTOMS” BLOCK PARTY

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT

6-8 pm                Michael Community Center, 1001 Southeast 17th Street, Sheffield

Cost:                   Free (Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music!)

Featuring:           Thompson Trio

Sponsored by:   Shoals Solid Waste Authority * Zoey Belle’s * Sheffield Utilities * City of Sheffield * Leigh King & Associates * Medical Center Pharmacy

 

PICKIN’ IN THE PARK

6:30 pm               Killen Town Park, Killen

Cost:                   Free

Featuring:           Lock Six Worship * Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers

Sponsored by:   Killen Public Library * Friends of the Library Bookstore

 

COURTIN’ THE BLUES PARADE

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT                      

Parade on Court Street, Florence

7 pm                    Line-up on North Pine Street across from Norton Auditorium/UNA

8 pm                    Parade begins

Info:                    For additional info, contact Big River Broadcasting: 256-764-8121

Sponsored by:   Big River Broadcasting

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT

7-10 pm              Wilson Park, Florence

Featuring:           Rewind of the Shoals

Sponsored by:   CB&S Bank

 

KILLEN TIME CONCERT

8 pm                    Killen Time Mini Golf & Adventure Park Pavilion, 4051 U.S. 72, Killen

Music By:            Mitch Mann & The Mojo Mixers

Cost                    Free

Sponsored by:   Killen Time Mini Golf & Adventure Park * Arx Mortis Haunted Attraction

ELK’S LODGE PRESENTS:  DOWN SOUTH AIRCONDITIONED EVENT

8 pm                    Elk’s Lodge, 2220 Chisholm Road, Florence

Music By:            Down South

Cost                    $10.00

Info:                    Contact Leslie Richardson at 257-764-9628 or 256-762-7080

Sponsored by:   Florence Elk’s Lodge

FONDA SKIPWORTH PRESENTS:  EVENING OF SOUL!

8 pm                    Shoals Theater, Florence (doors open at 7 pm)

Cost:                   $30 advance/$35 at the door (Advance Tickets available at: Bunyan’s Barbeque, Jamie’s Cut & Style, Shoals Theater, and Handy Headquarters.  Limited VIP tickets $45-contact Fonda Skipworth) Food available for purchase.

Featuring:           Shirley Murdock, Cherrelle, Don Diego, Off The Chain, Donna Wills, Hosted by Larry Dodson of the Barkays!

Sponsored by:   Abigail Smith Photography * About Your Hair * Alabama Bliss Coffee * All-Starz Dance Academy * Allstate

Insurance-Teresa Rogers * Bacon Alignment * Bellamy Luxury Student Apartments * Bert Bretherick State Farm * Beverly Winchester Retreat Spa * Bluewater Cabinets * Bob’s Tire & Alignment * Bohannon Services * Boost Mobile * Boyd Auto Sales * Brian Barton Auto Sales * Bruce Evans DMD * Bryant Burgess-Traditions * C&R Cleaning Service * Car Mart, Florence * Chad Young Campaign * Chandler Painting Company * Coats Clothing * Coldwater Mill Restaurant * Creative Grape * Crouch & Sons Plumbing * Attorney Curtis Michael Simpson * Dietz Designers Graphics * Ford City Pool Supply * Fowler Marketing for Alabama Health * Frames and Things Custom Frames * Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning * Green Valley Nursery * Greg Flint, Alpha Insurance * Hines Tire Center * Attorneys Holt Mussleman Morgan & Alvis * Attorney Janice Keeton * John P. Waddell, D.M.D.* Karen Rose Shoals Realty Group * Kellony Everett * Kenyatta Jones State Farm * Knight & Humphries * Laura Johnson & Associates * LaViese Beckwith, Master Cosmetologist * Listerhill Credit Union * Long Lewis of the Shoals * Lori Stanfield for Radiance Boutique * Lovely Nail & Spa * Mack’s Painting * Massey Drugs * National Advance Corporation * Pat’s Beauty Palace * Potts & Young * Prestage Pawn * Randolph Sales * Renaissance Realty *Robert S Haley Exclusive Tinting * Roberts for Nu Way Vinyl * Salt and Light Wellness Studio * Schneider Autohaus *Shoals Auto Glass * Shoals Distributing * Shoals Truck Center * Shotglass Guns *Sidewinders Trading Post * Simmons Auto & Diesel Repair * Skipworth Tax Service * Smokin’ On The Boulevard *SOS Agency * Southern Pride * Stell’s Sports Grill * Steven C. Barnes * T&G Auto Sales * Tennessee Valley Authority * Terry Anderson * The Carpet Store * The Lemon Tree * Theus O. Rowell- Realty South * Tri Green Equipment * University CDJR * Valley Health Foods * Village Interiors * West Tire & Auto * Willow’s Day Spa * Ye Ole General Store * Yellowhammer Roofing

 

NECO HAMILTON PRESENTS:  THE GROWN FOLKS AFFAIR

9 pm-2 am          Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), Sheffield

Music By:            We Rock Entertainment

Info:                    Must be at least thirty years old to be admitted with I.D. required.

Info                     There is a charge.  To reserve tables, call 256-810-1122

Sponsored by:   Neco Hamilton & Friends

 

 

HANDY NIGHTS

7-11 pm              306 Barbeque, Florence – Coffee Black & Willis

City Hardware, Florence – Julia Rich & Allstars (Gary Lamb, Tyrone Jackson, Robert Dickson, Mark Lanter)

Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Tosha Hill Band

8 pm                    Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Decoys featuring Christine Ohlman “the Beehive Queen”

8-11 pm              Swampers/Marriott Shoals– Goose Gossett

8-mn                   Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel (former Holiday Inn), Sheffield – Big Mike Griffin

9 pm                    On the Rocks, Florence – Barry Bangarz

10:30pm-1:30am  Flobama, Florence – Sean Rivers Band

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Date:
July 21

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Florence, AL 35630 United States + Google Map