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Jun 22nd

Local Makers and Music Day

  • Admission: FREE
  • Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitor Center
  • 200 Jim Spain Drive
  • Florence, AL 35630
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Local Makers and Music Day

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area have teamed up to celebrate and showcase our talented arts and cultural community. Local Makers and Music Day will be held June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. around the grounds of the Visitor Center in McFarland Park and will feature local makers and music throughout the day. The event is free to the public.

The various vendors will include hand-sewn items, local authors, jewelry, t-shirts, pottery, natural body products, handcrafted cedar wood creations and other handmade crafts.

We will have a tribute to Eddie Hinton, Muscle Shoals Women music panel and other performances throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and shop with our local makers.

The Eddie Hinton Tribute panel featuring David Hood, Jimmy Johnson and Dick Cooper will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The Women of Muscle Shoals panel will feature Charlene Montgomery, Annette Harman and Libby Counts.

Andreas Werner with Crazy Chester Music will facilitate the Q&A sessions presenting the contributions Eddie Hinton and the women who have made tremendous contributions to Muscle Shoals Music. Both panel events will take place inside the Visitor Center Gallery.

Students from the Entertainment Industry Department at the University of North Alabama will be performing live music outside at the event. Student performers include Bay Simpson, Katlyn Barnes, and Mattie Stembridge with Francisco Lomeli arranging the sound.

Outside performances will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., noon to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Live Music
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Eddie Hinton Tribute Panel
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Live Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: The Women of Muscle Shoals Panel
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Live Music