W C Handy Music Festival Events

2019 FESTIVAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 18

LAMB JAM!
6-8 pm Sweetwater Depot,502 S. Royal Avenue, Florence
Cost: Dinner tickets $16 advance, $25at the door,$115 for table of eight /$6 children ages 5-11 / free children under 5
Featuring: Locally raised lamb and chicken prepared by Chef Alan Phillips
Music by: The Midnighters
More info: 256-383-1446, LJamesRCD@gmail.com or 909 George Wallace Blvd, Suite C, Tuscumbia
Sponsored by: Northwest Alabama RC&D * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

FONDA SKIPWORTH PRESENTS: R&B SOUL SINGER GLENN JONES
7:30 pm Shoals Theater, Florence (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Cost: $30 advance, $35 at the door,limited VIP tickets. Contact Fonda Skipworth at 256-349-3882 for more info. Food available for purchase.
Starring: Glenn Jones Love By Design Tour * Also featuring: Thompson Trio * Ladies of Passion * Mr. GR
Sponsored by: Fonda SkipworthProductions and corporate sponsors: Fuller Heating and Air Conditioning * Hickory Hills Dental Care * Midgard Self Storage * Alfa Insurance Anna Drive Florence * Terry Anderson * Woodruff &McCaney Law Firm * Greenway CDJR of Florence * Yellow Hammer Roofing * Holt, Mussleman, Morgan & Alvis * Urgent Care Muscle Shoals

FRIDAY, JULY 19

TENNESSEE VALLEY STRUMMERS – DULCIMER & FOLK MUSIC
10 am Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Featuring: Tennessee Valley Strummers
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area* Crazy Chester Music

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
10am 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.

KEESTONE OF FLORENCE JAZZFEST
2-4 pm Keestone of Florence, 201 N. Cedar St., Florence
Cost: Free
Featuring: Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Keestone of Florence

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #1
2 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation by: James LeBlanc and Angela Hacker
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau* Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area* Crazy Chester Music

MORNINGSIDE BLUES AND BARBEQUE
5-7 pm Morningside of Sheffield, 413 Cox Blvd, Sheffield
Cost: Free ($10 Buffet with pulled pork, chicken, baked beans, slaw & dessert available for purchase)
Featuring: Max Russell
Sponsored by: Morningside of Sheffield

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5-7 pm Swampers, Marriott Shoals, Florence – Christian Turner
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Wildwood Ruminator’s
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Rewind of the Shoals

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY PRESENTS THE WHITE PARTY
Location: Rhoda P’s Restaurant, Sheffield
7 pm Doors open
8 pm-until The Party!
Cost: $20.00
Featuring: DJ Doc of Huntsville
Sponsored by: Florence Alumni Chapter of the Theta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

FIRST METRO BANK – SAX IN THE CITY
IN HARMONY WITHNATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT
7:30pm Wilson Park, Florence(In case of rain, event moved to Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum)
Featuring: The Midnighters
Sponsored by: FirstMetro Bank

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 until Lil Capone’s, Florence – Hannah & Karly
7-9 pm The Boiler Room,Florence – Shane Baker
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Christian Turner
Superhero Chef, Tuscumbia – Joseph Baldwin
7-11 pm Ricatoni’s, Florence – Julia Rich &Jazz Allstars
City Hardware, Florence – Taylor Smith Blues Band
8-11 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Decoys f/Christine Ohlman
On The Rocks – Travis Wammack&TheSnakeman Band
Swampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence – Josh Allison
10:30pm Flobama, Florence– Johnny Holland & the Bammer Jammers
11 pm until On The Rocks – DJ Nate Slaughter & Calvin Williams

SATURDAY, JULY 20

35th ANNUAL MID-SUMMER CLASSIC THREE-STATE BIKE RIDE
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
McFarland Park, Florence (Rain or shine)
Package Pick-up and Pre-Registration held Friday, July 19th at 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, and food and refreshments after the ride catered by Jill’s
Sweet memories)
7 am Bike Ride
Cost: $45 per rider pre registration/ $55 if postmarked July 15th (Proceeds to benefit Music Preservation Society, Inc.)
Sponsored by: Pepsi-Buffalo Rock * Shoals Cycling Club * Spinning Spoke Cycle Hub* State Farm Insurance – Thomas Waters * Primal * Shoals Radio Club * Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama * TREK* Hardin County Veterinary Hospital* Jill’s Sweet Memories* Boy Scouts * Aderholt Masonry * Water Street Communications * Listerhill Credit Union * Shoals Diversity Center

SHOALS CAR ANDTRUCK SHOW
INHARMONY WITHNATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT
Wilson Park, Florence
8 am-12 pm Registration
12-2 pm Show time
Featuring: The Cadillacs
Cost: Registration $20per vehicle(Pre-registration $18 by July 9th. Mail to: Post Office Box 1145, Killen, AL 35645)
Information: Ronnie James 256-381-3536 or TerryMashburn 256-366-0564 or visit 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: Trey Nichols
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

HANDY MUSICAL MIDDAYS
Noon-3 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Mitch Mann
Noon-3 pm City Hardware, Florence – Rusty Moody

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #2
2 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Performers: Walt Aldrige and Mark Narmore
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

HANDY LEGENDS ALUMNI BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Florence High School Dome, Bradshaw Drive,Florence
5 pm Coffee Yellow Jackets &BradshawBruins vs. Sheffield Bulldogs
7 pm Florence Falcons vs. Deshler Tigers
Cost: $10 Adults / $5 Students
Tickets: Tix available at the door, or at Nu Look Barbers, Florence, Cutting Edge Barbers Sheffield or Handy HQ
Info: Casey Eggleston, Emmanuel Turner, or https://www.facebook.com/distinguishedproduction/
Sponsored by: Distinguished Productions * Top IT/Rod Turner * Listerhill Credit Union * TNTFireworks * Shoals City TV * Benson Insurance Agency, Inc.

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5:30-9:30 pm On The Rocks, Florence – Microwave Dave & the Nukes
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Stoney Lonesome Band from Mississippi
Legends, Florence – Lovell-Sledge Band
6-9 pm 6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence –Big Mike Griffin

FIRST ANNUAL JAZZIN’ IT UP IN TUSCUMBIA HANDY KICK OFF PARADE
6 pm Downtown, Tuscumbia
Line Up: 200 North Commons Street East, Tuscumbia
Info: 256-389-1357 or 256-386-7200 or TuscumbiaDepot@comcast.net or Bossman53@comcast.net
Parade Route: 200 North Commons Street East, left on Main Street to Sixth Street to Water Street to Courthouse
Performers: Travis Wammack&theSnakeman Band
9-11p Crow Hollar at Coldwater Commons Pocket Park corner of Main Street (near Fiddle Dee’s)
Sponsored by: City of Tuscumbia *Tuscumbia Parks and Recreation * Muscle Shoals Mini Storage * River Road Storage * Tom Heflin, Esq. * Dr. Jimmy Gardiner, Singing River Dentistry * David & Debby Jones

FIVE JETS OLD MEMORIES AT PEANUTT MONTGOMERY’S MUSIC MUSEUM
6-7:30 pm Peanutt Montgomery Music Museum, 505 North Raleigh Ave., Sheffield
Cost: $10.00
Featuring: The remaining members of the Five Jets Band
Sponsored by: Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery

SUNRISE CENTER JAZZ
7-9 pm Logan Room, Sheffield
Featuring: Mars Hill Alumni Jazz Band
Sponsored by: RC&D

SWEETWATER HOOKAH PRESENTS: HANDY HOOKAH BLOCK PARTY
7 pm until Sweetwater Hookah Lounge, 1418 Huntsville Road, Florence
(doors open at 4pm)
Cost: Cover Charge for 18 and up * Free food * Beverages and amenities for sale
Featuring: Fee &The Homegrown Band * Mr. G.R. * Superstar DJ Chubb Fresh * Hosted by WZZA’s Mr. Montrell
Sponsored by: Sweetwater Hookah Lounge

MUSIC IN THE PARK
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-10 pm Wilson Park, Florence
Featuring: Rewind of the Shoals
Sponsored by: CB&S Bank

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 pm until Lil Capone’s, Florence – Bama Border
7-10 pm Superhero Chef, Tuscumbia – Drumb&Drumber
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Coffee Black
7-10 pm City Hardware, Florence – Julia Rich &Jazz Allstars
7-10 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence–Taylor Smith Blues Band
8-11 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals– Billy Lawson & Wishbone
8-11 pm Swampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence– James LeBlanc & the Winchesters
9-11 pm The Boiler Room,Florence – Emily Daniel & Jack Settle
10 pm until On The Rocks, Florence – DJ Calvin Williams
10:30pm Flobama, Florence – The Springs

SUNDAY, JULY 21

FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY HONORING MINISTER PRISCILLA THOMAS
10:55 am Mt. Moriah P.B. Church, 820 West Irvine Avenue, Florence
Cost: Free to attend. Enjoy the best in good gospel music!
Sunday Morning Church Service with music by the Youth Reunion Choir
Sponsored by: Mt. Moriah P.B. Church

PRAISE IN THE PARK WITH EKKLESIA MINISTRIES
11 am- 2 pm Spring Park, Tuscumbia
Featuring: Bishop Kobee Fitzgerald brings the message * Ekklesia Glory Seekers & Band brings the praise
Info: Music, Food, and Fellowship!
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Ekklesia Ministries, Sheffield, AL & Corinth, MS

JOHNNY MERCER: OUR HUCKLEBERRY FRIEND
11 am Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shoals, 1332 N. Pine St., Florence
Presented by: Alabama author Daphne Simpkins
Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shoals

ARTWORKS 2019!
1-3pm 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: Shoals Solid Waste Authority Recycling * Northwest Shoals Community College * TimesDaily

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #3
2 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Music by: Mickey Buckins & Andreas Werner
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

BARBEQUE & BLUES WITH THE BEAT DADDYS
2-5 pm Cypress Moon Studios, 1000 Alabama Avenue, Sheffield
Cost: $25 Advance Tickets, $30 at the door (includes food)
Featuring: The Beat Daddys
Sponsored by: Cypress Moon Studios

AFTERNOON MUSIC SHOALS COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND
3 pm First Presbyterian Church, Florence
Featuring: Shoals Community Concert Band
Sponsored by: First Presbyterian Church, Florence

HANDY AFTERNOONS
4-8 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence –Julia Rich & the Jazz Allstars
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Travis Wammack&Snakeman Band with Christine Ohlman
6-10 pm City Hardware, Florence – Kent DuChaine

SUNDAY JAZZ AT 306 BARBEQUE
4-7 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence
Featuring: Denise Thimes and the Jazz Allstars
Sponsored by: 306 Barbeque

AN EVENING WITH TOSHA HILL
6 pm First Presbyterian Church, 130 East Fifth Street, Sheffield
Featuring: Tosha Hill
Reception To follow performance
Sponsored by: First Presbyterian Church

OPENING CEREMONIES
IN 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: Drs. Carlos and Maribel Handy * Dr. Eric Kirkman* Pastor Christopher Reeves, Greater St. Paul AME Church * UNA’s Ron Patterson * the St. James Special Chorus * Renewed * Marcus Stewart &Encounter * Pastor Jerry Reeves & Galilee M.B. Church
Sponsored by: City of Florence * W.C. Handy Home & Museum * Mt. Moriah PB Church * Music Preservation Society, Inc. * Keep the Shoals Beautiful

SWEETWATER HOOKAH PRESENTS: SAXXY SUNDAY WITH MIKE SAXX
8:30 pm until Sweetwater Hookah Lounge, 1418 Huntsville Road, Florence
(doors open at 4pm)
Cost: Cover Charge for 18 and up * Free food * Beverages and amenities for sale
Featuring: Saxophonist Mike Saxx
Sponsored by: Sweetwater Hookah Lounge

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7-9 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Johnny Rotten Cash
7-9 pm Lil Capone’s, Florence – Tyler Jones Band
8-11 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Tim Cannon Trio

MONDAY, JULY 22

BOOK IT WITH JAZZ
11 am-1 pm Helen Keller Library, 511 N. Main Street, Tuscumbia
Cost: Free (Boxed lunchavailable for purchase)
Featuring: Jazz AllstarsQuartet
Sponsored by: Friends of Helen Keller Library * Tuscumbia Utilities* Flexco * Tennessee Valley Pediatric Associates, Inc. * Will Britt-State Farm Insurance * Leigh Ann West-Riverside Realty

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
10 am Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence
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: Florence Recycling Center * Florence-Lauderdale Public Library * Keep the Shoals Beautiful *
Shoals Earth Month, Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – The Jazz Allstars
Big Bad Breakfast, Florence – Steve Cothren
11 am-2 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Julia Rich &Jazz Allstars
11:30 am-2:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Max Russell

SUMMER SOLOS WITH BAILEY WHITE
11:00 am Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Music by: Bailey White
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

SCOPE LIVE ON HELTON DRIVE
11:30 am-1 pm Scope 310, 4129 Helton Dr., Florence
Featuring: The Midnighters
Sponsored by: Scope 310 Authority

DOUBLE TROUBLE: THE SWAMPETTE &BEEHIVE QUEEN HANDY FEST MUSIC TOUR
12:30-4 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Cost: $40.00 per person (for information, call 256-740-4141)
Guided by: Swampette Judy Hood &ChristineOhlman “the Beehive Queen”
Description: Tours of W.C. Handy Home & Museum, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 3614 Jackson Highway, and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

CHECK OUT THE BLUES
2-4 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence
Cost: Free so come and enjoy!
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored by: Friends of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5-7 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence –Melissa Bain
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield –Combo Kings
6-9 pm Legends, Florence – Travis Wammack & The Snake Man Band
6 until City Hardware, Florence – Mitch Mann
6 until Pie Factory, Florence – Drumb&Drumber

NEIGHBORHOOD LEMONADE PARTY & BBQ SUPPER
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Florence
5-6:30 pm BBQ Supper to benefit the Caring Place Adult Day Services
7 pm Featuring Thompson Trio
Cost: Free (BBQ tickets $12, available at Westminster, Douglas Kennedy Art Center &
Florence 1st Methodist Church)
Sponsored by: Westminster Presbyterian Church

DETERMINED: Celebrating The Life of W.C. Handy (stageplaywritten by Dolores Swoopes Nash)
6 pm Shoals Theatre, Florence
Featuring: Dr. Eric Kirkman * Kimble Funchess * The Orr Sisters * Renewed * local actors
Cost: $10.00
Sponsored by: City of Florence * BrooksvilleVoice.com * Rhoda P’s Catering * WZZA Radio * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

MUSIC ON THE HILLTOP!
6-8 pm Hilltop Assisted Living Facility, 211 Ana Drive, Florence
Featuring: The Kerry Gilbert Band
Info Fun, Food, and Music!
Sponsored by: Hilltop Assisted Living Facility

LYMAN MITCHELL’S SHOALS BIG BAND
6:30 pm The Mane Room, Pine Street, Florence
Featuring: The Shoals Big Band
Sponsored by: Music Preservation Society Inc. * Florence Ophthalmology, Dr. P. Keith Thompson

JOYFUL SOUNDS
7:00 pm First United Methodist Church, 415 North Seminary Street, Florence
Featuring: FUMC Choirs and Guests
Sponsored by: First United Methodist Church, Florence

HANDY ON THE BRIDGE IN MEMORY OF MR. JIM BEDSOLE
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-8:30 pm Old Railroad Bridge Ashe Boulevard (over the Tennessee River), Sheffield
Featuring: Kent DuChaine
Sponsored by: Jimmy Gardiner, Singing River Dentistry * Lewis Electric Supply Co. Inc.* Sheffield Utilities *City of Sheffield * Phil Wigginton, State Farm Insurance * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

ROCK’N SOUL ON MOBILE PLAZA
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-9 pm Mobile Plaza, Florence (in case of rain, event moved to Gattman Park, Muscle Shoals)
Featuring: CCJags
Sponsored by: K&S Tree Service*Lewis Electric * Allstate Insurance-Brad Tank Agency * Monty Allen-Patriot Realty * Cornerstone Flooring

THE JOSH BRANNON BAND PRESENTED BY FIRST FEDERAL MORTGAGE
8 pm Singin’ River LIVE, Florence (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Featuring: The Josh Brannon Band
Sponsored by: First Federal Mortgage

DETERMINED: Celebrating The Life of W.C. Handy (stage play written by Dolores Swoopes Nash)
8 pm Shoals Theatre, Florence
Featuring: Dr. Eric Kirkman * Kimble Funchess * The Orr Sisters * Renewed * local actors
Cost: $10.00
Sponsored by: City of Florence * BrooksvilleVoice.com * Rhoda P’s Catering * WZZA Radio * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Big Shoes
7 pm Lil Capone’s, Florence – Josh and Judy Allison
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Pine Hill Haints
7-10 pm Flobama, Florence – Déjà Vu
7-11pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence– TheLate Blumers
8-11 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Brendan Young
10:30pm Flobama, Florence – Billy Allen & Dusty French

TUESDAY, JULY 23

W.C. HANDY MOVIE: ST. LOUIS BLUES
10 am Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia
Featuring: St. Louis Blues, movie starring Nat “King” Cole as W.C. Handy
Sponsored by: Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

W.C. HANDY: JAZZ MELODIES
10 am Renaissance of Florence, 3275 County Road 47, Florence
Cost: Free
Featuring: Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Pegasus Senior Living

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH
IN HARMONYWITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
10:30 am Rogersville Public Library, Rogersville
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: Friends of the Rogersville Public Library * Keep the Shoals Beautiful * Shoals Earth Month, Inc.

COUNTS BROTHERS MASTER CLASS
10:30 am-Noon Counts Brothers Music, 713 Waverly Avenue, Muscle Shoals
Featuring: Travis Wammack&TheSnakeman Band
Sponsored by: Counts Brothers Music

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM PRESENTS: SUMMER SOLOS
11:00 am Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Music by: Bay Simpson
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

SWINGING WITH THE SENIORS!
11 am-1 pm Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, Florence
Music by: Drumb&Drumber
Cost: $5 lunch, all are welcome (call for lunch reservations 256-768-8056)
Sponsored by: North Alabama Council OfLocalGovernments * Holt, Mussleman, Morgan, & Alvis* Florence Parks & Recreation

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Kent Duchaine
Big Bad Breakfast, Florence – Jazz Allstars
11 am-2 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Rusty Moody
11:30am-2:30pm Flobama, Florence – Michael A. Curtis & Garrett Miles

SCHOOL HOUSE BLUES
11:30 am-1 pm Hospitality House, Northwest-Shoals Community College
Cost: Free
Featuring: Doctors, Lawyers & Such
Sponsored by: Northwest-Shoals Community College

COOL TUNES AND CUPCAKES AT THE MUSCLE SHOALS SENIOR LIVING CENTER
1-2:30 pm Muscle Shoals Living Center, 994 Gattman Park Dr., Muscle Shoals
Featuring: Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Good Samaritan Hospice * Muscle Shoals Senior Living Center

ABCs OF BLUES, JAZZ, & “BEFORE”
1:30 pm Mount Moriah Church, Florence
Featuring: CORE Drummers * The Jazz Allstars
Sponsored by: Dr. Felice J. Green * Dinah Phillips * Teresa McDonald * Rhoda Plain * Ryerson& Associates, DMD

BEHIND THE MUSIC – SONGS & STORIES OF THE KGB SERIES 1
2:00 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation by: Kerry Gilbert & Hugh Banks
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

CHILLIN’ WITH THE CRAMER CHILDREN BLOCK PARTY
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
4-8 pm Cramer Children’s Center, 404 West Tennessee Street, Florence (between Locust and Cedar Streets)
(In case of rain, event will be rescheduled. See www.WCHandyMusicFestival.org for updates!)
Music by: Midnighters * Mary Mason Band
Featuring: Games, food, treats, and family friendly activities. (Bring chairs and quilts.)
Sponsored by: Cramer’s Children’s Center *Florence Housing Authority

REDDICK PERNELL CUNNINGHAM PLAYS FAMILIAR TUNES
5 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham
Sponsored by: Friends of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

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 – Derek Jones
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – The Jazz Allstars
Legends, Florence – Wes Sheffield & The Slow Burners
6-10 pm Pie Factory, Florence – Gabe Allen
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Fathers & Sons

TRIBUTE TO NAT “KING” COLE
6-8:30 pm Mane Room, 310 N Pine St,Florence
Featuring: Jazz Allstars (directed by Scott Silbert)
Sponsors Friends of the Festival * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

COTTAGE FRONT PORCH “SWING”!
6-8 pm Columbia Cottage Assisted Living, 2373 Roberts Lane, Florence(Event moved inside if inclement weather)
Seating on the lawn, bring chairs and quilts. Hot dog supper and drinks provided.
Featuring: Rusty &The Relics
Sponsored by: Columbia Cottage Assisted Living * Kindred Home Health and Hospice
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TOURS AND KINGS
6-9 pm Cypress Moon Studios, 1000 Alabama Avenue, Sheffield
Info A living history tour of the historic studio with local actors
Cost $15 Advance Tickets (Limited seating available. Call 256-335-6961 to reserve tickets)
Featuring: The Combo Kings
Sponsored by: Cypress Moon Studios

COUNTING ON THE MUSIC
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
Patterson, Prince & Associates, 475 S. Seminary St., Florence
6:30-8 pm Trey Nichols * Iron Horse
Sponsored by: Patterson, Prince& Associates, CPA

SWINGING RIVER JAZZ
7 pm Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Avenue, Florence
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band
Sponsored by: Magnolia Church of Christ

MUSIC IN THE ST. FLORIAN PARK
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-9 pm St. Florian Amphitheater, 81 St. Florian Road, St. Florien
Featuring: Pine Hill Haints
Sponsored by: Town of St. Florian

UNA NIGHT ON NORTH COURT STREET MEDIAN
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-10 pm North Court Median, Florence
Featuring: The Eric Kirkman Combo
Sponsored by: University of North Alabama * TVA Community Credit Union

MUSIC ON THE PLAZA
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
8 pm until Love Plaza- Intersection of Montgomery & Alabama Avenues, Sheffield
Featuring: The Tams
Sponsored by: Shoals Solid Waste Authority * City of Sheffield * Sheffield Utilities * Zoey Belle’s * The Red Clay Table * The Logan Room * The Rock Deli & Book Store

SHEFFIELD SHUFFLE WITH THOMPSON TRIO
7-9 pm Michael Recreation Center, Sheffield
Featuring: Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Shoals Solid Waste Authority * City of Sheffield * Sheffield Parks and Recreation

SONGS OF THE SHOALS-THE LEGACY
7 pm Marriott Shoals Conference Center, Florence
Info: Doors open at 6 pm, Cash Bars all evening.
Featuring: Walt Aldridge * Angela Hacker * Donnie Fritts * James LeBlanc * Lenny LeBlanc * Donny Lowery * Russell Mefford * Mark Narmore * hosted by M. Fletcher Brown
Cost: $20 (General/VIP tickets available at Eventbrite.com)
Sponsored by: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Big River Broadcasting * Mefford Jewelers * Ichiban * Champy’s Chicken * The Nutthouse Studio * Crazy Chester Records

AT SUNDOWN FEATURING TOM PALLARDY & THE O*M*G! BAND
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-9 pm Wilson Park, Florence
Featuring: Tom Pallardy&The O*M*G! Band
Sponsored by: Newtritional Healthcare Herb Shop * Lucy’s BARge at Lucy’s Branch Marina * Music Preservation Society Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals– Big Al &The Heavyweights
Lil Capone’s, Florence – Menagerie
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Microwave Dave &The Nukes
7-11 pm City Hardware, Florence – Tosha Hill Band
Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence –Mary Mason Band
8-11 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence –Brandon Whyde
8 pm-mid On The Rocks, Florence – Winston Ramble
10:30 pm until Flobama, Florence – Cole Nichols Band

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

W.C. HANDY MOVIE: ST. LOUIS BLUES
10 am Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia
Featuring: St. Louis Blues, movie starring Nat “King” Cole as W.C. Handy
Sponsored by: Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
11 am-1 pm Helen Keller Public Library, 511 N. Main Street, Tuscumbia
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.

COUNTS BROTHERS MASTER CLASS
10:30 am-Noon Counts Brothers Music, 713 Waverly Avenue, Muscle Shoals
Featuring: The Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Counts Brothers Music

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Eric Kirkman Combo
11 am-1 pm Big Bad Breakfast, Florence – Jazz Allstars Trio
11 am-1 pm Taziki’s, Florence – Kent Duchaine
11am-2pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence –Michael “Supe” Granda (of the Ozark Mtn. Daredevils)
11:30 am-1 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – James LeBlanc &Angela Hacker
11:30 am-2:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Denise Thimes and her Jazz AllstarFriends

SUMMER SOLOS WITH KATLYN BARNES
11:30 am Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, 200 Jim Spain Drive, Florence
Music by: Katlyn Barnes
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

MUSIC AND MUNCHIN’ IN MUSCLE SHOALS
11:30 am-1:30 pm Gattman Park Recreation Center, Gattman Park Drive, Muscle Shoals
Cost: Event is free (lunch available for purchase)
Featuring: CC Jags
Sponsored by: City of Muscle Shoals

THE COMBO KINGS IN CONCERT
12 noon Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia
Music by: The Combo Kings
Sponsored by: Alabama Music Hall of Fame * The Combo Kings

BEHIND THE MUSIC – SONGS & STORIES OF THE KGB SERIES 2
2:00 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation By: Kerry Gilbert & Hugh Banks
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5-7 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Will McFarlane
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – TBA
Legends, Florence – The Jazz Allstars f/Denise Thimes& Scott Silbert
6 pm until On The Rocks, Florence – Bingo plus Music By Drumb&Drumber
6-10 pm Pie Factory, Florence – Kenny P
6:30-9 pm UMI’s, Florence – Kozmic Mama
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – James LeBlanc & the Winchesters

LISTENING ROOM
5:30-7 pm Mane Room, Florence
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored by: Friends of the Festival

HANDY’S CHURCH: GOSPEL EXPLOSION
6 pm Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Florence
Featuring: BrotherGrant Gunn * North Alabama Community Choir
Sponsored by: Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Florence

NIGHT OF HYMNS
6 pm First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 209 N. Walnut Street, Florence
Featuring: FBC Worship Ministries
Sponsored by: First Baptist Church Worship Ministries

NORTH WOOD ROCKS THE BLOCK
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
6-7:30 pm North Wood United Methodist Church, Florence
Bring your lawn chair or blankets * Food & drinks available for purchase.
Featuring: North Wood’s own SALT & LIGHT
Sponsored by: North Wood United Methodist Church

AN EVENING WITH HARVEY THOMPSON
6-8 pm Sheffield Library, 316 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield
Cost: Free (drinks available for purchase)
Featuring: Harvey Thompson & The Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Friends of the Sheffield Library * Valley Credit Union * Constellium * Integrated Corporate Solutions

ROSIE’S CANTINA AT SUNDOWN
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
6-9 pm Wilson Park, Florence
Featuring: Déjà Vu
Sponsored by: Rosie’s Cantina * Music Preservation Society Inc.

RUBY TIGGS & THE 7TH ANNUAL GOSPEL CELEBRATION CHOIR
7 pm Christ Worldwide, 2118 Helton Drive, Florence
Cost: Admission is free (Free will offering accepted)
Featuring: Ruby Tiggs &The Gospel Celebration Ensemble, P J Winston, Melissa Orr Dollerson, Pastor Shane Rainer, Robert Turner, Jr., Phebe Jones, Kelvin Jones, Trinda Owens, Daniel Powell, Joi Key & the Celebration Praise Dancers
Sponsored by: The Daniel C. Mullens Success Group-Coldwell Banker Elite Properties * Pride’s Senior Care

DECOYS ROCK THE ROUNDHOUSE!
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7 until Tuscumbia Depot & Roundhouse, 205 East 5th Street, Tuscumbia
Featuring: The Decoys featuring Christine Ohlman “The Beehive Queen”
Sponsored by: Shoals Solid Waste Authority * Colbert County Commission * City of Tuscumbia * Tuscumbia Parks & Recreation

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals– Big Mike Griffin
7 pm Lil Capone’s, Florence – Roadside Mattress
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Big Al &The Heavyweights
7-11 pm City Hardware, Florence –Supe&The Sandwiches
8-11 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Lovell-Sledge
8-11 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Mitch Mann and the Mojo Mixers
10:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Matt Bennett Band

THURSDAY, JULY 25

W.C. HANDY MOVIE: ST. LOUIS BLUES
10 am Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia
Featuring: St. Louis Blues, movie starring Nat “King” Cole as W.C. Handy
Sponsored by: Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

KIDZ JAMM
10 am First Presbyterian Church, Sheffield
Featuring: Shoals Area piano students with drummer James Counts and bassist Bob Wray
Sponsored by: Shoals Area Music Teachers Forum * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

JAZZ IT UP WITH TRASH
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
10:30 am Muscle Shoals Public Library, Muscle Shoals
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.

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence –Denise Thimes&Jazz Allstars
11 am-1 pm Big Bad Breakfast, Florence – Jazz Allstars Trio
11 am-1 pm Taziki’s, Florence – Jazz Allstars
11am-2pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Christian Turner
11:30 am-1pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – John Bull &Skyler Saufley
11:30am-2:30pm Flobama, Florence – Drumb&Drumber

FLORENCE/LAUDERDALE TOURISM PRESENTS: SUMMER SOLOS

11:30 am Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Music by: TBA
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

HANDY HOMES “SENIOR FUN”
11:30 am-2 pm W.C. Handy Place Community Center, 309 Lincoln Street, Florence
11:30 am Off The Chain
12:30 pm KFC Boxed lunches (as quantities last)
1-2 pm Off The Chain
Sponsored by: Florence Housing Authority * W.C. Handy Place Management Office

DON’T HANG UP WITH DR. ERIC KIRKMAN
1 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence
Cost: Free
Special Guest: Dr. Eric Kirkman
Sponsored by: Alabama Humanities Foundation * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

BEHIND THE MUSIC – SONGS &STORIES OF THE KGB SERIES 3
2:00 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation By: Kerry Gilbert & Hugh Banks
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area * Crazy Chester Music

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5-7 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Drumb&Drumber
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Brad Guin & Friends
6 pm until Legends, Florence –Off The Chain
6-10 pm Pie Factory, Florence – Rob Aldridge
On the Rocks, Florence – Big Al &The Heavyweights
6:30-9 pm UMI’s, Florence – Midnighters
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Three Wheel Drive

STRICKLIN SOCIAL
6-9 pm Stricklin Hotel, 317 North Court, Street, Florence
Featuring: TBA
Sponsored by: Stricklin Hotel * Big Bad Breakfast * The Boiler Room * Taziki’s Grill

HOT TEMPS AND COOL VIBES WITH JAMES LeBLANC & ANGELA HACKER
6 pm Shoals Gold Record Room, 201 S. Court St., Florence
Music by: James LeBlanc & Angela Hacker
Sponsored by: Lyons HR

CHURCHIN’ DOWN THE STREET GOSPEL CONCERT
6pm St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 220 E. Alabama Street, Florence
Featuring: Quad Cities Mass Choir Directed by Aaron Freeman
Sponsored by: A & N Property Maintenance * Auto Doc * Bank Independent * CJ Entertainment *Garner Pierce Auto * Higher Ground Productions* Quad Cities Mass Choir*Robbins LLC * St. Mark M.B. Church

ROSIE’S CANTINA AT SUNDOWN
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
6-9 pm Wilson Park, Florence
Featuring: Tremayne
Sponsored by: Rosie’s Cantina * Music Preservation Society Inc.

AN EVENING WITH ERIC KIRKMAN
6:30-8:30 pm Sheffield Library, 316 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield
Cost: Free (drinks available for purchase)
Featuring: Kirkman Combo
Sponsored by: Friends of the Sheffield Library * Valley Credit Union * Constellium * Integrated Corporate Solutions

BEALE STREET BLUES
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
6:30-8:30 pm Lewis Field, Florence (in case of rain, location moved to the Florence Lauderdale Coliseum)
Featuring: Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: City of Florence

SHOALS CONCERT BAND
7 pm Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence
Music by: Shoals Concert Band
Sponsored by: MagnoliaChurch of Christ, Florence

RAY MILLER BUICK GMC PRESENTS VELCRO PYGMIES!
7 pm Marriott Shoals Conference Center, Florence
Info: Doors open at 6 pm, Cash Bars all evening.
Featuring: Love Is War * Velcro Pygmies
Cost: $20 (tickets available at the door and at Eventbrite.com)
Sponsored by: Ray Miller Buick GMC * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Big River Broadcasting * Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

SALT & PEPPER BLUES SERIES FEATURING JONTAVIOUS WILLIS!
7 pm UNA Mane Room, Florence
Cost: $10.00
Starring: Jontavious Willis (with opening by Russell Gulley)
Sponsored by: Alabama Folklife Association, Inc. * University of North Alabama * UNA Mane Room

THE DECOYS FEATURING BEEHIVE QUEEN CHRISTINE OHLMAN
7 pm until Cypress Lakes, Muscle Shoals
Featuring: The Decoys featuring Christine Ohlman, the Beehive Queen from Saturday Night Live!
Sponsored by: Shoals Solid Waste Authority * City of Muscle Shoals

EVENING AT THE ROXY WITH THE GREAT PRETENDERS
7 pm The Historic Roxy Theatre, Russellville
Cost: $5.00 (Children under six free)
Featuring: Local Talent
Major Sponsors: Franklin County Arts &HumanitiesCouncil * Bank Independent * CB&S Bank * Clark Pulley * Community Spirit Bank * Valley State Bank * Russellville Electric Board * Russellville Water Board * Rhett Bradford, State Farm Insurance * Alabama Central Credit Union * First Metro Bank

BILLY REID PRESENTS: POND DIVER
7-8 pm Billy Reid, 114 N. Court St., Florence
Cost: Free
Featuring: Pond Diver
Sponsored by: Billy Reid

WILDWOOD TAVERN-SINGIN’RIVER TAP TAKEOVER
7-10pm Wildwood Tavern, 108 East Mobile Street, Florence
Info: Singin’ River Brewery takes over the Wildwood Tavern Taps. Enjoy Singin’ River Brews!
Sponsored by: Wildwood Tavern

RHYTHM AT RHODA P’S RESTAURANT WITH KING TUT
7-11 pm Rhoda P’s, 500 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield
Music By: King Tut
Cost: $10 .00 (Food available for purchase)
Sponsored by: Rhoda P’s Restaurant

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – Combo Kings
Lil Capone’s, Florence – Brandon Elder
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Tosha Hill Band
7-11 pm City Hardware, Florence – Microwave Dave&The Nukes
Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Kent DuChaine
8-11 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence –Kenny P
10 pm until On The Rocks, Florence – DJ Nate Slaughter
10:30pm Flobama, Florence – Roadside Mattress

FRIDAY, JULY 26

W.C. HANDY MOVIE: ST. LOUIS BLUES
10 am Alabama Music Hall of Fame Lobby, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia
Featuring: St. Louis Blues, movie starring Nat “King” Cole as W.C. Handy
Sponsored by: Alabama Music Hall of Fame * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Jazz AllstarsDuo
11 am-1 pm Big Bad Breakfast, Florence – Jazz Allstars Trio
11 am-2 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Christian Turner
11:30-1 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – John Bull& Skyler Saufley
11:30-2:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Microwave Dave

MOUNT MORIAH HANDY FEST FISH FRY
11am-4 pm Mt. Moriah P.B. Church, Florence
Cost: Free to attend / $10 Old Fashioned Fried Fish plates available for purchase
11 a-noon Mt. Moriah Choir and other musical guests!
Sponsored by: Mt. Moriah P.B. Church

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #4
2 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation by: Mitch Mann, Russell Mefford and Andreas Werner
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area* Crazy Chester Music

RIVERSIDE JAZZ
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT
5-10 pm McFarland Park, Florence (Rain location Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum )
Featuring: Joseph Baldwin * John Bull &Skyler Saufley *Judy Toney & Sunshine Band * Wes Sheffield &The Slow Burners * Red Mouth Band * Deidra & Ruff Pro Band * Longevity * Mary Mason Band * Off The Chain
Transportation: Free shuttle from Florence Parking Deck to McFarland Park
Sponsored by: City of Florence

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
5-7 pm Swampers/ Marriott Shoals, Florence – Erik Smallwood
5:30-9:30 pm On The Rocks, Florence – Coffee Black
6-9 pm Legend’s Steakhouse Patio, Florence –The Midnighters
6-10 pm Pie Factory, Florence – Jeff Henson & Jordan Denton
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Asleep By Ten

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HANDY PARTY
5:30-7:30 pm Singin’ River Brewing Co., 526 E. College St., Florence
Featuring: Eric Kirkman Combo
Cost: Free Family Friendly Event (Donations for the Children’s Museum Shoals are appreciated)
Sponsored by: TVA Central Credit Union

11TH ANNUAL MASSIVELY COOL AIR-CONDITIONED STREET FESTIVAL
6 pm Marriott Shoals Conference Center, Florence
Info: Doors open at 5 pm, Cash Bars all evening.
Featuring: The Kerry Gilbert Band * Rewind
Cost: $15 with BBQ Buffet or $13 General Admission (tickets available at the door and at Eventbrite.com)
Sponsored by: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Big River Broadcasting * Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

LISTENING ROOM
6:30-8:30 pm Mane Room, 310 N Pine St,Florence
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsors Friends of the Festival

18th ANNUAL ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER
6:30 until Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville
Featuring: Dorothy Cole as ‘Tina Turner’ * McTazz Band * Charlie Brown & Lacey Snider
Sponsored by: Joe Wheeler State Park * Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

SHOALS PRAISE CHOIR: 20 YEARS OF HANDY
7 pm Woodmont Baptist Church, 2001 Darby Dr., Florence
Info: A musical and historical presentation of the music birthed in this area that continues to impact the world!
Featuring: Babbie Mason * Deborah Nehemiah * Ruby Tiggs, * Glenda Brasher * Reneese Puckett
Sponsored by: Shoals Praise Choir * Woodmont Baptist Church

COMING HOME
7-9 pm Shoals Theatre, Florence
Featuring: Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Travis Wammack, Christine Ohlman, David Hood, Harvey Thompson and Ronnie Eades (Muscle Shoals Horns), Marie Lewey, Cindy Walker, Wayne Chaney, Combo Kings, and more
Tickets $15 and $20 available on line at TheShoalsTheatre.org or call 256-764-1700.
Sponsored by: Fundraiser for the Shoals Theater by David & Debby Jones

BLUES ON THE BLUFF
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-9 pm Standpipe Park, North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield
Featuring: Doctors, Lawyers & Such
Sponsored by: Leigh, King, Underwood, Norton * Rebecca StuttsHovater, State Farm Insurance * City of Sheffield

PARK ’N SOUL
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT
7-9 pm Wilson Park, Florence (in case of rain, event moved to GattmanRecreation Center, Muscle Shoals)
Featuring: CCJags
Sponsored by: Cook’s Pest Control

CABARET!
9 pm-1 am Listerhill Credit Union Auditorium, Muscle Shoals
Featuring: Just A Few Cats featuring Alvin Garrett, Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter and vocalist Emily Joseph
Cost: $20 advance / $25 day of event (Age 25 and older only)
For Tickets call: 256-412-0316 or 256-648-6412 or 256-412-6961
Sponsored by: TOYOTA of the Shoals * BlueRose Supply LLC-Sherry & Myron L. Hughes * BUDWEISER *Glenda Williams * Emmitt Jimmar, Retired Colbert County Commissioner, Brooks BBQ * Tax Mart * Simpson’s Heating & Air LLC * Brian & Chiquita Suggs * C-N-D Beauty Supply * The E-Mitway Organization * Estherlene& James Hillman

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 until Lil Capone’s, Florence – Cold War Relic
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Rob Aldridge & the Proponents
7-10 pm Superhero Chef, Tuscumbia– Drumb&Drumber
7 until City Hardware, Florence – Lovell-Sledge Band
8-11 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals –James LeBlanc &The Winchesters
8-11 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Microwave Dave
8-11 pm Swampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence – Rusty and the Relics
9-11 pm Boiler Room, Florence – Josh & Judy
9:30 until On The Rocks, Florence – Kenny P
10:30 pm FloBama, Florence – Spunk Monkees

SATURDAY, JULY 27

DADOORUNRUN (5K RUN, 1 MILE WALK&YOUTH RACE)
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT
W.C. Handy Home & Museum, Florence through beautiful and historic downtown Florence!
Pre-registration Due byJuly 23, 2019.Email: syuz0@yahoo.com; mail to: Music Preservation Society, Inc, P.O Box 1827,
Florence AL 35631; in person at MPS office at 409 North Court Street, Suite 11, Florence or on-line at www.DaDooRunRun.ItsYourRace.com (Add $3.50 for on-line payment)
Packet Pickup Prior to race day, packets can be picked up at Solid Rock Running Co. July 25 & 26 12noon-6pm
5:30-6:30 am Race Day Registration and packet pickup
7 am 5K Run (Certified) AL01020JD* Events will be chip timed by Solid Rock Race Timing
8 am 1 Mile Run & Walk
Cost: 5K Run$15 /1 Mile Run/Walk $10.00 / 5K/1Mile Run/Walk Combo $20; prices increase by $5 after July 20, 2019
Featuring: Mary Mason Band
Sponsored by: Abroms&Associates * All Sports Trophy * Anytime Fitness * City Hardware * Jack-O’Lantern Farms * Panera Bread * Ricatoni’s Italian Grill * Sam’s Club * Solid Rock Race Timing * Solid Rock Running Company * Tennessee River Athletic Club (TRAC)

STREET STRUT & PARADE
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER – FREE EVENT
10 am Strut begins at Wilson Park, corner of Tuscaloosa and Seminary Streets, Florence
(Rain location-Florence Mall) Route: From Corner of Tuscaloosa and Seminary Streets, left to Court St, left to College St., left to Seminary St ending at Wilson Park for music, prizes, and fraternity “stepping.”
Grand Marshals: Mrs. Judy Hood and Mansfield Key III aka “Ole Pete Key”
Cost: Free to participate in the parade, registration requested. Call Gwen Woods at 256-412-0316 or e-mail gwenwoods02@comcast.net /
Music by Thompson Trio
Sponsored by: Music Preservation Society Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL LUNCHES
11 am-1 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Dorothy Cole as “Tina Turner”
11 am-2 pm Rosie’s Cantina, Florence – Ken Watters & Jazz Allstars
11 am-2 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – JazzAllstars
11 am-2 pm City Hardware, Florence – ToshaHill Band
12-3 pm Legends, Florence– Brad Guin and Friends

5th ANNUAL SHOALS BLUES CHALLENGE
1-4 pm The Mane Room, Florence
Cost Free
Featuring Various Performers
Information: For more information about the Blues Challenge, call Dr. Bob Garfrerick at 256-765-4369
Sponsored by: University of North Alabama Dept. of Entertainment Industry * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

HANDY AT THE TEMPLE – “A GIG AT THE GOGUE”
2 pm TEMPLE B’NAI ISRAEL, 201 E. Hawthorne Street, Florence
Cost: Free
Music by: Tunick-Whitehead Family Singers
Sponsored by: Temple B’nai Israel

SWAMPFEST SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SERIES #5
2 pm Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitors Center Gallery, Florence
Presentation by: Lenny LeBlanc, Donnie Lowery and Andreas Werner
Sponsored by: Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau * Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area* Crazy Chester Music

ACOUSTIC BLUEGRASS GOSPEL JAM
2-4 pm Shoals Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2011 County Rd 41 (at intersection of Cox Creek), Florence
Free refreshments. Come to play, sing, or just listen. All playing levels welcome. Acoustic instruments only.
Featuring: Lidabell and the Slackers Bluegrass Band
Sponsored by: Shoals Seventh-Day Adventist Church

MUSIC AT THE MANSION
3-5 pm Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia
Cost: Music is free * Donations accepted * Light refreshments available for purchase on the courtyard
Featuring: ReneKoopman and his Dixieland Friends
Sponsored by: Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation* 306 Barbeque* Darol Bendall, Colbert County Commissioner * Friends of Belle Mont

HANDY HAPPY HOURS
6-9 pm Rosie’s Cantina, Florence – The Decoys featuring Christine Ohlman “The Beehive Queen”
6-9 pm Stephano’s, Sheffield – Billy Lawson with Wishbone
6-10 pm On The Rocks, Florence – Big Joe & The Catfish Junkies
6:30-9:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Travis Wammack & Snakeman Band

PARTY WITH PEANUTT MONTGOMERY
7 pm until Peanutt Montgomery Music Museum, 505 North Raleigh Ave., Sheffield
Cost: $10.00
Featuring: Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery and Musical Guests
Sponsored by: Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery

HE HOLDS ME THROUGH THE STORM
7 pm Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence
Music by: Shoals Concert Choir
Sponsored by: Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence

HANDY HEADLINER: MIKI HOWARD& THE MANHATTANS FEATURING GERALD ALSTON
8 pm UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA NORTON AUDITORIUM, Florence (doors open at 7pm)
Featuring: Miki Howard * The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston* with opening performance by saxophonist Dee Lucas!
Cost: $40.00 General Admission ($100 for VIP Upfront Seating plus Meet & Greet Access)
Tickets: Will be available at Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, Colbert County Tourism, Counts Brothers Music, and on line at www.WCHandyMusicFestival.org
Sponsored by: Music Preservation Society, Inc.

HANDY MUSICAL NIGHTS
7 until Lil Capone’s, Florence – Ben Daniel
7-10 pm 306 Barbeque, Florence – Mary Mason Band
7-10 pm Superhero Chef, Tuscumbia – Joseph Baldwin
8-10 pm Boiler Room, Florence – Brandon Whyde
8-11 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – The Late Blumers featuring Fast Phil Proctor &special guests
8-11 pm Swampers/Marriott Shoals, Florence – Michael Curtis and Friends
8-mn City Hardware, Florence–Christian Turner
10 pm until On The Rocks, Florence – DJ Nate Slaughter
10:30 pm Flobama, Florence – Second Creek

HANDY JAM
8- 11 pm Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM

SUNDAY, JULY 28

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

COLLEGE STREET GOSPEL
3-5 pm College Street Park, Southwest Corner of West College Street and Beverly Avenue, Florence
(in case of rain, event will be moved to the Dwelling Place, 919 West College Street, Florence)
Featuring: Phillip Sisters * Carrine Thompson * St. James Special Chorus* Reggie Thompson
Sponsored by: Music Preservation Society, Inc.

HANDY AFTERNOONS
3 pm Champy’s, Muscle Shoals – TBD
6-9 pm Stephano’s Southland, Sheffield – Microwave Dave & Travis Wammack

W.C. HANDY EVENT: THE GOSPEL OF PERCY SLEDGE
6 pm Galilee M.B. Church, Old Highway 20, Leighton
Featuring: Rev. Jerry Reeves & Galilee M.B. Church Choir * Howell “Flipper” Sledge * Lovell-Sledge Band * Renewed * Christine Ohlman * Quad Cities Mass Choir * Kevin Robinson * other special guests
Sponsored by: Friends and Family of the late Percy Sledge

SWINGING RIVER JAZZ
6 pm First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 209 N. Walnut Street, Florence
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band
Sponsored by: First Baptist Church Worship Ministries

PROPHETIC WORSHIP
7 pm Grace House Church, 1946 Florence Boulevard, Florence
Featuring: James Nesbit & Fingers of Fire
Sponsored by: Grace House Ministries, Florence

HANDY NIGHT
7pm until Lil Capone’s, Florence – Chad Bradford & John Ezell