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W.C. Handy Music Festival

July 22

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:

SUNDAY, JULY 22

 

SOUNDS OF THE SHOALS MUSICAL PRESENTATION

10 am                  Grace House, 1946 Florence Blvd., Florence

Featuring:           Grace House Worship Team

Info:                    A musical and historical presentation of the music birthed in this area that continues to impact the world!

Cost:                   Free

Sponsored by:   Grace House

 

BLUE NAVIGATORS

11 am                  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shoals, 1332 N. Pine St., Florence

Featuring:           Blue Navigators

Sponsored by:   Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shoals

 

LEGENDS STEAKHOUSE PRESENTS:  THE STEVE COTHREN TRIO

12-4 pm              Legend’s Steakhouse, Florence

Featuring:           Steve Cothren Trio performing jazz standards

Sponsored by:   Legend’s Steakhouse

 

ARTWORKS – LIVE!

1-3 pm                 Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia

Cost:                   Free admission

Music by:            Doctors, Lawyers & Such

Featuring:           Member Artists:  Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

Sponsored by:   TimesDaily * Colbert County Community Development Commission * Valley Credit Union * Helen Keller Hospital

 

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #3

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

Music by:            Donnie Fritts & Andreas Werner

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

 

BARBEQUE AND BLUES

2-5 pm                 Cypress Moon Studios, 1000 Alabama Avenue, Sheffield

Cost:                   $25 per person (includes food)

Featuring:           The Beat Daddys

Sponsored by:   Cypress Moon Studios

 

AFTERNOON MUSIC:  SHOALS CONCERT BAND

3 pm                    Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence

Music by:            Shoals Concert Band

Sponsored by:   Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence

 

SUNDAY JAZZ AT 306 BARBEQUE

3-6 pm                306 Barbeque, Florence

Featuring:           Jazz Allstars (Gary Lamb, Tom Wolfe, Robert Dickson, Mark Lanter)

Sponsored by:   306 Barbeque

 

HANDY AFTERNOONS

3-5 pm                Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield Stonylonesome Band from Mississippi

4-8 pm                Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Julia Rich & the Allstars (Scott Silbert, Tyrone Jackson, Jim Ferguson, Sonny Harris)

6 pm                    On The Rocks – Fathers & Sons

6-9 pm                Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield Travis Wammack & Snakeman Band with Christine Ohlman

6-10 pm              City Hardware, Florence – Kent DuChaine

 

AN EVENING WITH TOSHA HILL

5 pm                    First Presbyterian Church, 130 East Fifth Street, Sheffield           

Featuring:           Tosha Hill

Sponsored by:   First Presbyterian Church

 

SOUNDS OF THE SHOALS MUSICAL PRESENTATION

6 pm                    Grace House, 1946 Florence Blvd., Florence

Featuring:           Grace House Worship Team

Cost:                   Free

Sponsored by:   Grace House

 

CITY OF FLORENCE PRESENTS OPENING BI-CENTENNIEL CEREMONIES

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER- FREE EVENT

6:30- 8:30pm      W.C. Handy Home & Museum Front Lawn, College St., Florence

                            Rain location:  Mt. Moriah PB Christian Life Center, Florence

Featuring:           Dr. Eric Kirkman * Pastor Christopher Reeves, Greater St. Paul AME Church * Jalen Davis * Renewed * Marcus Stewart & Encounter * Pastor Jerry Reeves & Galilee M.B. Church Choir * Pastor Alphonso Bowens and Bethel Lauderdale M.B. Church

Sponsored by:                   City of Florence * W.C. Handy Home & Museum * Mt. Moriah PB Church * Keep the Shoals Beautiful * WZZA Radio * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

 

HANDY NIGHTS

7 pm                    Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Johnny Rotten Cash

8-11 pm              Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence –Michael Ledbetter

Details

Date:
July 22

Venue

Locations Vary
Florence, AL 35630 United States + Google Map