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W.C. Handy Music Festival

July 20

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 Music Lineup:

FRIDAY, JULY 20

BROOKDALE SHOALS BREAKFAST AND MUSIC

9:30-11 am          Brookdale Shoals, 2904 South Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals

Cost:                   Free event!  Free Breakfast!  Free music & door prizes!

Featuring:           Payton & McKenzie Lockhart Pruitt

Sponsored by:   Brookdale Shoals Senior Living

 

TENNESSEE VALLEY STRUMMERS – DULCIMER & FOLK MUSIC

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

Performance by: Tennessee Valley Strummers

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

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT

10:30 am             Sheffield Library, 316 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield

Cost:                   Free – especially for kids!!!
Special Guest:   Microwave Dave

Featuring:           Hands-on activities making musical instruments from recycled materials / for ages 3 and older

Sponsored by:   Shoals Solid Waste Authority * Keep the Shoals Beautiful * Shoals Earth Month, Inc.

 

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #1

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

Presentation by: Angela Hacker & James LeBlanc

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

CHICKEN-N-BEER:  FOOD, MUSIC, BREWFEST

3-10 pm              The intersection of 105 S. Poplar & 526 E. College St (near Singin’ River Live, Florence

Performers:        Wade Brown (NBC’s The Voice) * Lamont Landers Band (Showtime at the Apollo) * West Means Home * Thad &

Company * Mother Mars * Trevor Dodson * DJ Nate Slaughter * DJ CBattle  and more

Sponsored by:   Soul Wingery & Records * ENTENT Inc. * Something Ele’gant * Theus and Daleisha Rowell with RealtySouth * Singin’ River Brewing Company * Hope Embroidery * Attorney Donald Carroll

 

IN TUNE WITH THE OUTDOORS

5-7 pm                Alabama Outdoors, 119 North Court Street, Florence

Featuring:           McKenzie Lockhart

Sponsored by:   Alabama Outdoors

 

HANDY HAPPY HOURS

5-7 pm                Swampers, Marriott Shoals, Florence – Max Russell

6-9 pm                 Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Unfamous Band

6:30-9:30 pm      Flobama, Florence – Rewind of the Shoals

FIRST METRO BANK – SAX IN THE CITY

N HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT

7:30 pm               Wilson Park, Florence

Featuring:           The Midnighters

Sponsored by:   First Metro Bank

 

HANDY NIGHTS

7-10 pm              306 Barbeque – Christian Turner

7-11 pm              Ricatoni’s, Florence – Julia Rich & Jazz Allstars (Gary Lamb, Tyrone Jackson, Robert Dickson, Mark Lanter)

City Hardware, Florence – Nick Black

7 -11 pm             Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel (former Holiday Inn), Sheffield – Sister Ruth Ann Conley & Swamp Grass Revival

8 pm                    Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Big Al & The Heavyweights

8-11 pm              Swampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence – Microwave Dave & the Nukes

9:30 pm-1:30 am  On The Rocks, Florence – Lamont Landers Band

10:30pm-1:30am  Flobama, Florence– Spunk Monkees

 

Details

Date:
July 20

Venue

Locations Vary
Florence, AL 35630 United States + Google Map