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Thursday, July 21

Handy Block Party

Starts: 5:30 PM
Location: 100 Block of Court St., 110 Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: The Prescriptions, Mississippi Shakedowns

Karaoke Idol at Flobama

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Awards given for the twelve best singers and three best dancers.
Featuring: The best in local talent!

Friday, July 22

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy!

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Livestreamed on Facebook, AL
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Jazz it up with Your Trash

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee can to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band. For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave

Documentary: Muscle Shoals

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Documentary: Muscle Shoals,
Featuring Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Wilson Pickett, Gregg Allman, Bono, Alicia Keys, and more!

Line Dancing with a Purpose with Luther Jarmon, Jr.

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: Michael Community Center, 1001 SE 17th St., Sheffield, AL
Classes for all ages taught by Master Instructor Luther Jarmon, Jr.
Featuring: Luther Jarmon

Handy Happy Hours: Taylor Grace at Fizz

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Handy Happy Hours: Christian Turner Duo at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Christian Turner Duo

Handy Happy Hours: Kinfolk at The Pourhouse at Coldwater

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: The Pourhouse at Coldwater, 120 S Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Kinfolk

Handy Happy Hours: Rewind of the Shoals at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Rewind of the Shoals

Joe Wheeler State Park Rollin’ on the River

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Joe Wheeler State Park, 4401 McLean Dr., Rogersville, AL
*No outside food/coolers permitted. Food concessions and adult beverages will be sold at the event.*   Rain location: Joe Wheeler Convention Center
Featuring: Charlie Brown, Dorothy Cole as ‘Tina Turner’, McTazz Band

Muscle Shoals Music Camp Performance

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: The Mane Room, 310 N.Pine St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Students in the Muscle Shoals Music Camp

First Metro Bank: Sax in the City

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Rain Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
Featuring: The Midnighters

Handy Musical Nights: Tremayne featuring Ronnie Eades at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Ronnie Eades, Tremayne

Handy Musical Nights: Austin Bohannan at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannan

Handy Musical Nights: Drumb & Drumber at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

Handy Musical Nights: Chad Bradford Band at Fizz

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Chad Bradford Band

Handy Musical Nights: Skeleton Krew at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Skeleton Krew

Handy Musical Nights: Gary Nichols at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Gary Nichols

Handy Musical Nights: Dixie Mafia at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Dixie Mafia

Saturday, July 23

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy!

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Livestreamed on Facebook, AL
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.
Featuring: Virtual Play

WC Handy Festival Shoals Car and Truck Show

Starts: 8:00 AM | Ends: 2:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Registration from 8am until 12pm. Show from 8am until 2pm.   For more information, call Ronnie James at 256-381-3536 or Terry Mashburn at 256-366-0564 or visit www.shoalscarandtruckclub.com
Featuring: The Cadillacs

WC Handy 1st Annual Kickoff Extravaganza

Starts: 11:00 AM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
Gates open at 11am. Show begins at 12:30pm. Bring grills, snacks, tents, and coolers. No alcoholic beverages. Food and alcohol will be sold on site. Contact 256-527-5383 to reserve gazebos or RV parking.
Featuring: Eric Essix, DJ Charlie Hustle, Donna Wills, King Tut, Vann Burchfield, Wilson Meadows, Tony Terry, Shirley Murdock, Glenn Jones, The Midnighters, Travis Wammack

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
A screening of the film St. Louis Blues, starring Nat "King" Cole as WC Handy.

Ritz Gospel Showcase

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 111 West Third St, Sheffield, AL
Fundraiser for the Ritz Theater and the choirs.   Call 256-383-0533 for more information.
Featuring: Shane D. Rainer, The Orr Sisters, The Reverend Jerry Reeves

Handy on the H2O (Boat Access Only)

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: Handy on the H2O (Boat Access Only),
Event is at Hunter Point on the SW Colbert County side of Wilson Lake, across the river from Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club. 2:00-4:00pm: Boat Poker Run (Blast off at Wilson Dam) 5:00pm: Music! For more information, call Mackenzie Roberts at 256-740-9779.

Line Dancing with a Purpose with Luther Jarmon, Jr.

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: Michael Community Center, 1001 SE 17th St., Sheffield, AL
Classes for all ages taught by Master Instructor Luther Jarmon, Jr.
Featuring: Luther Jarmon

Handy Happy Hours: Rod & Russ at Stephano’s Southland

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Stephano’s Southland, 1309 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Rod and Russ

Legends Basketball Games

Starts: 5:00 PM
Location: Coffee Gym at Florence Middle School, 648 N Cherry St, Florence, AL
5pm: Hazelwood/Courtland Legends vs Coffee/Bradshaw Legends 7pm: Colbert County Legends vs Sheffield Legends   For more information, contact Casey Eggleston or visit www.facebook.com/distinguishedproduction/

Handy Happy Hours: Matt Prater at Fizz

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Matt Prater

Jamie Lamb: The Instrumental Rock Hour

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Jamie Lamb

Handy Happy Hours: Craig Putman & The Flatbed Trailers at The Pourhouse at Coldwater

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: The Pourhouse at Coldwater, 120 S Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Craig Putman & The Flatbed Trailers

Handy Happy Hours: Howell Sledge Revue at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Howell Sledge & The Revue

Dinner and Allstar Jazz at Old Grace Church

Starts: 6:30 PM
Location: Old Grace Church, 700 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL
Doors open at 6:30pm. Dinner and entertainment begin at 7pm. Rhoda P's choice of steak or chicken indicated with ticket purchase. Bring your own wine, $5.00 corking fee. For more info or to purchase tickets in advance, call 256-740-1383
Featuring: Denise Thimes, Jazz Allstars

Saturday Night Vibes with the Charles Brooks Trio

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: The Mane Room, 310 N.Pine St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Patrick O’Rourke, Scott Hall, Charles Brooks

Music in the Park

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Rewind of the Shoals

Handy Street Party

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Soul Wingery, 105 Poplar St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Billy Allen and The Pollies, JRNL, Thad and Company

Handy Musical Nights: Jordan Denton at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jordan Denton

Handy Musical Nights: Mary Mason Band at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Mary Mason Band

Handy Musical Nights: Coffee Black at On The Rocks

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Coffee Black

Handy Musical Nights: Wishbone at Stephano’s Southland

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Stephano’s Southland, 1309 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Wishbone

Lamont Landers Band in Concert

Starts: 7:30 PM
Location: Shoals Theater, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Lamont Landers Band

Handy Musical Nights: Cypress Creek Band at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Cypress Creek Band

Handy Musical Nights: Whiskey River Kings at Fizz

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Whiskey River Kings

Handy Musical Nights: Matt Prater Band at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Matt Prater Band

Handy Musical Nights: Bishop Black at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Bishop Black

Handy Musical Nights: TBA at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 10:00 PM | Ends: 2:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: TBA

Handy Musical Nights: Carson Carlisle Band at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Carson Carlisle Band

Sunday, July 24

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Matt Prater

Starts: 11:00 AM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1332 North Pine St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Matt Prater

Documentary: Muscle Shoals

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Gregg Allman, Bono, Alicia Keys, and more!

Fonda Skipworth Productions Presents 1st Annual Handy Day Party

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Sweetwater Depot, 502 S Royal Ave, Florence, AL
Hosted by WZZA Radio's Montrell "Mr. MeNard" Reeder. Food by Ramona J's will be available for purchase at $10 per person. Drinks from Sweetwater Bar will also be available for purchase.   For more information, call Fonda Skipworth at 256-349-3882.
Featuring: DJ 7-11, Ladies of Passion Band

Bluegrass Gospel Music Concert

Starts: 3:00 PM | Ends: 4:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, Tuscumbia, 104 E 3rd St, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Lisa Lambert Band

Sunday Jazz at 306 BBQ!

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Denise Thimes, Jazz Allstars

Handy Happy Hours: Record Store Troubadours at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Record Store Troubadours

Handy Happy Hours: Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band at Stephano’s Southland

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Stephano’s Southland, 1309 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Travis Wammack & The Snakeman Band

Sunday Funday at On The Rocks

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannan, Gary Nichols

Handy Happy Hours: Robert Cline, Jr. at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Robert Cline, Jr.

Official Handy Sunday Ceremony

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:30 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, 620 W. College St., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Rain Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
Featuring: Pastor Shane Rainer, Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Pryor, Brother Howell Sledge & Renewed, Kelly Balentine, Rachael Mansell, The Rev. Ernest Polk, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church of Jackson, TN, Kimble Funchess, Pastor Jerry Reeves & Friends

Woodmont Baptist Church Presents WC Handy Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Woodmont Baptist Church East Campus, 2002 Darby Drive, Florence, AL
Featuring: Phillip White, Brice Long, Neil Thrasher, Roger Cook

Handy Musical Nights: Cannon Keenum Trio at Swampers

Starts: 7:30 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Cannon Keenum Trio

Handy Musical Nights: David Gist & Josia Fiore at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Josia Fiore, David Gist

Come Truck With Us: Ole Skool Skate Party

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Florence Skating Rink, 241 Azalea Dr, Florence, AL
*Ages 21 and up only!*   Let's go back to the ole skool with DJ Chilly Willie on the 1's and 2's just like we used to do. Bring your best skate gate and come truck with us!

Monday, July 25

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Jazz it up with Your Trash

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee tin to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band! For ages 3 and over.
Featuring: Microwave Dave

Handy Musical Lunches: Max Russell at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Max Russell

Book it with Jazz

Starts: 12:00 PM
Location: Helen Keller Library, 511 North Main St., Tuscumbia, AL
Alabama Bliss food truck will be on site for those wishing to purchase lunch.
Featuring: Jazz Allstar Trio

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
A screening of the film St. Louis Blues, starring Nat "King" Cole as WC Handy.

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Angela Hacker, James LeBlanc, Phillip White

Check Out the Blues

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstar Quartet

Handy Happy Hours: Aaron Stapler at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Aaron Stapler

Monday Blues with Mark Muleman

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Come early to find books by your favorite author.
Featuring: Mark Muleman

Handy Happy Hours: The Dirty Rain Revelers at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Dirty Rain Revelers

Handy Happy Hours: Sandy Lane at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Sandy Lane

A Salute to the Big Band Sound

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: The Mane Room, 310 N.Pine St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Dr. Lyman Mitchell’s Shoals Area Big Band

Handy Happy Hours: Drumb & Drumber at Pie Factory

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory, 106 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

Handy Happy Hours: Deja Vu at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Deja Vu

Handy Musical Nights: Coffee Black at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Coffee Black

40th Annual Handy Concert at FUMC!

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Joyful Sounds

At Sundown on Monday

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Tremayne

Midnighters @ The Neighborhood Lemonade Party

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1520 Rickwood Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: The Midnighters

Rock N’ Soul on Mobile Plaza

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Mobile Plaza, Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   In case of rain, event will be moved to Gattman Park, Muscle Shoals.
Featuring: CC Jags

Flow City Entertainment Presents

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Clarion Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Meet & Greet from 5 to 6pm.
Featuring: DieDra “The Alabama Blues Queen”, DJ Ronnie Ron, The Kruzz Kuntrol Band

Handy Musical Nights: Tim Cannon at Fizz

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Tim Cannon

Handy Musical Nights: Trey & Gary Nichols at Swampers

Starts: 7:30 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Gary Nichols, Trey Nichols

Handy Musical Nights: Robert Cline, Jr. at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Robert Cline, Jr.

Handy Musical Nights: The Deltaz at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: The Deltaz

Handy Musical Nights: Trick Zipper Duo at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Trick Zipper Duo

Tuesday, July 26

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Kidz Jamm

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Darby Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring Shoals Area piano students with drummer James Counts and bassist Bob Wray.

Jazz it up with Your Trash

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Helen Keller Library, 511 North Main St., Tuscumbia, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee tin to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band. For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave

Swinging with the Seniors!

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, 702 E. Veterans Dr., Florence, AL
Reserved seniors seating on the floor. Public seating in the bleachers. All are welcome! Sack lunches available - reservations required. Call 256-768-8056 for lunch reservations.
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

WC Handy “From Blues to Triumph”

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, 620 W. College St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

Handy Musical Lunches: The Michaels at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: The Michaels

Cool Tunes and Cupcakes at the Muscle Shoals Senior Living Center

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Muscle Shoals Living Center, 994 Gattman Park Dr., Muscle Shoals, AL
Next door to Gym #3. Air conditioned! Masks optional. Everyone is welcome!
Featuring: Back on Track

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Hugh Banks, Kerry Gilbert

WC Handy “From Blues to Triumph”

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, 620 W. College St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

ABCs of Blues and Jazz – Beyond and Before

Starts: 1:30 PM
Location: The Dwelling Place, 909 College St, Florence, AL
Venue is next to Bunyan's BBQ.
Featuring: The CORE Drummers, Jazz Allstars

Dr. Eric Kirkman Combo

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Come early to find books by your favorite author.
Featuring: Dr. Eric Kirkman Combo

WC Handy “From Blues to Triumph”

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 410 N Pine St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

Handy Happy Hours: 2 Far Gone at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 4:30 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: 2 Far Gone

Handy Happy Hours: Mitch Mann at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Mitch Mann

Handy Happy Hours: Hope & Dylan Stamps at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Hope & Dylan Stamps

WC Handy Kids Pool Party

Starts: 5:30 PM | Ends: 7:30 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Recreation Center Pool, 1105 Beale St, Florence, AL
Kids can get cool in the Handy Pool! (Adults are encouraged to attend and help out).

Counting on the Music

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Patterson, Prince & Associates, 475 South Seminary St., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* 6:00-6:45pm: Taylor Grace. 6:45-8:00pm: Trey & Gary Nichols
Featuring: Gary & Trey Nichols, Taylor Grace

Hymns on the Hilltop

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Fairview Baptist Church, 150 Fairview Dr, Florence, AL
Congregational style hymn singing.

UNA Night on North Court Median

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: North Court Median, 500 North Court St., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Live music for the entire family to enjoy! Bo & The Boys: 6:00-6:45pm Off The Chain: 7:00-9:00pm
Featuring: Bo & The Boys, Off the Chain

Handy at St. Florian Park

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: St. Florian Amphitheater, 83 St. Florian Rd, Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Pine Hill Haints, The Pollies

Handy Happy Hours: Jeff & Jordan at Pie Factory

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory, 106 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Jeff & Jordan

Handy Happy Hours: Fathers & Sons at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Fathers & Sons

Handy Musical Nights: Fishman Aquadome at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Fishman Aquadome

At Sundown on Tuesday

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Vann Burchfield

Flow City Entertainment Presents

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Clarion Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Meet and greet from 5 to 6pm.
Featuring: DJ Ronnie Ron, The Kruzz Kuntrol Band, The Midnighters

Handy Musical Nights: Tremayne at Fizz

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Tremayne

Swinging River Jazz

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence, AL
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band

Handy Musical Nights: The Deltaz at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: The Deltaz

Handy Musical Nights: Robert Cline, Jr. at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Robert Cline, Jr.

Handy Musical Nights: Chad Bradford at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Chad Bradford

Handy Musical Nights: Mitch & Craig at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Mitch & Craig

Wednesday, July 27

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Jazz it up with Your Trash

Starts: 10:30 AM
Location: Rogersville Public Library, 74 Bank St., Rogersville, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee tin and make musical instruments to play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band! For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave

Handy Musical Lunches: Jazz Allstars at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstars

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
A screening of the film St. Louis Blues, starring Nat "King" Cole at WC Handy.

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Bobby Tomberlin, Mark Narmore

Handy Happy Hours: Cole Nichols at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Cole Nichols

Handy Happy Hours: Will & Janet McFarlane at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Will & Janet McFarlane

Handy Happy Hours: Off the Chain at Superhero Chefs

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Superhero Chefs, 104 S Main St, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Off the Chain

Handy Happy Hours: Dusty French at Pie Factory

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory, 106 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Dusty French

Handy Musical Nights: Big Al & The Heavyweights at Cajun’s

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Cajun’s, 4301 Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Big Al & The Heavyweights

Handy Happy Hours: Outlaw Apostles at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Outlaw Apostles

Handy Musical Nights: Pine Hill Haints at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Pine Hill Haints

Amity Day at Sundown

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Mary Mason Band, Ronnie Eades

Handy Musical Nights: Coffee Black at Fizz

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Coffee Black

Handy Musical Nights: Douglas Riley at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Douglas Riley

Handy Musical Nights: Taylor Grace at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Handy Musical Nights: Drumb & Drumber at On the Rocks

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

Handy Musical Nights: Dave Anderson at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Dave Anderson

Handy Musical Nights: Tim Tucker at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Tim Tucker

Thursday, July 28

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Jazz it up with Your Trash

Starts: 10:30 AM
Location: Muscle Shoals Public Library, 1918 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee tin to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band! For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave

WC Handy “From Blues to Triumph”

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, 620 W. College St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

Handy Musical Lunches: Drumb & Drumber at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

Scope Live on Helton Drive

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Scope 310, 4129 Helton Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: The Midnighters

Documentary: Muscle Shoals

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Wilson Pickett, Gregg Allman, Bono, Alicia Keys, and more!

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Bailey White, Cadence Baker, Taylor Grace

WC Handy “From Blues to Triumph”

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, 620 W. College St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

Keestone of Florence

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: Keestone of Florence, 201 North Cedar St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Dr. Eric Kirkman Combo

Tribute to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Come early to find books by your favorite author.
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Band

Party with the Patriots

Starts: 4:30 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Northwest Shoals Community College Building 127, 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL
The Midnighters will begin playing at 6:30pm.
Featuring: The Midnighters

Handy Happy Hours: CONNR at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: CONNR

Handy Happy Hours: Drumb & Drumber at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Drumb & Drumber

Handy Happy Hours: Jazz Allstars at Superhero Chefs

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Superhero Chefs, 104 S Main St, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstars

Handy Happy Hours: Robert Redd & Jazz Allstars at Stephano’s Southland

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Stephano’s Southland, 1309 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstars, Robert Redd

Handy Happy Hours: Jay Rath at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jay Rath

Handy at the Cottage

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia Cottage Assisted Living, 2373 Roberts Lane, Florence, AL
Seating on the lawn, bring your lawn chairs and quilts. Hot dog supper and drinks provided.   Event moved inside if inclement weather.
Featuring: John Ezell, Chad Bradford

Beale Street Blues!

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 8:30 PM
Location: Lewis Field, 1105 Beale St., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: The Official Clutch Band of Birmingham

Handy Happy Hours: Johnny Collier & The Misbehaviators

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Johnny Collier & The Misbehaviators

Handy Musical Nights: Tosha Hill Band at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Tosha Hill Band

Salt & Pepper Blues Series Presents!

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: The Mane Room, 310 N.Pine St., Florence, AL
For more information, contact Russell Gulley at 256-845-0203 or russell@russellgulley.com
Featuring: The Reverend Jerry Reeves & Friends, Mike O’Rear & The Skyliters

Evening at the Roxy with the Great Pretenders

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Historic Roxy Theatre, 200 N. Jackson St., Russellville, AL
Tickets available at the Roxy box office on the day of the show. Doors and box office open at 6:00pm.
Featuring: Local Talented Performers

City of Muscle Shoals Presents CC Jags

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Muscle Shoals Amphitheater, 2010 E Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL
In case of rain, event will be moved to Gattman Park Gym #3, Muscle Shoals.
Featuring: CC Jags

Eric Essix in Concert

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Shoals Theater, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Eric Essix Band

Handy Musical Nights: Ryan Lindley at Pie Factory

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory, 106 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Ryan Lindley

Shoals Community Band

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence, AL
Featuring: Shoals Community Concert Band

Handy Musical Nights: Max Russell Band at Swampers

Starts: 7:30 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Max Russell Band

Handy Musical Nights: Tim Tucker at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Tim Tucker

Handy Musical Nights: Douglas Riley at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Douglas Riley

Christine Ohlman and the Muscle Shoals Allstars Presents “Soul Deep”

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Marriott Shoals Conference Center, 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL
Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-deep-concert-tickets-376885162667
Featuring: Christine Ohlman the Beehive Queen, Muscle Shoals Musicians, Special Guests

Handy Musical Nights: Travis Wammack at On The Rocks

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Travis Wammack

Jetsetters Westside Street Party

Starts: 8:30 PM
Location: Jetsetters SpaLon, 713 W Mobile St, Florence, AL
Bring your lawn chairs and coolers, food vendors on-site.

Handy Musical Nights: Anthony Zappa & Billy Earhart at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Anthony Zappa, Billy Earhart

Handy Musical Nights: Gary Nichols Band at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Gary Nichols Band

Friday, July 29

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Music on the Hilltop

Starts: 10:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Hilltop at Glenwood, 213 Ana Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: The Cadillacs

Handy Musical Lunches: Microwave Dave at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Microwave Dave

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 1:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
A screening of the film St. Louis Blues, starring Nat "King" Cole as WC Handy.

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Michael Curtis, Gary Nichols, Ed Hill

Handy Happy Hours: Max Russell at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Max Russell

In Tune with the Outdoors

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Alabama Outdoors, 119 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Hope & Dylan Stamps

14th Annual Massively Cool Indoor Street Festival

Starts: 5:00 PM
Location: Marriott Shoals Conference Center, 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL
Doors at 5:00pm. Entertainment begins at 6:00pm. Cash bars all evening. No reserved tables.
Featuring: Rewind, Kerry Gilbert Band

Handy Happy Hours: Trey Nichols & Bailey White at Swampers

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Bailey White, Trey Nichols

Handy Happy Hours: Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Band at Superhero Chefs

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Superhero Chefs, 104 S Main St, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Band

Handy Happy Hours: Katlyn Barnes at The Pourhouse at Coldwater

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: The Pourhouse at Coldwater, 120 S Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Katlyn Barnes

Handy Happy Hours: Joel Aldridge at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Joel Aldridge

Three on a String!

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: St. Michael’s Catholic Church Gym, 2751 County Rd 30, Florence, AL
Featuring: Three on a String

Riverside Jamz

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Coffee Gym at Florence Middle School, 648 N Cherry St, Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Free shuttle from Florence Parking Deck to McFarland Park. Rain location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
Featuring: Bold Bloom, CONNR, Jazz Allstars, Kimble Funchess Quintet, Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Band, Vann Burchfield, Wayward Son

Handy Happy Hours: Gary Nichols at Pie Factory

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory, 106 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Gary Nichols

WC Handy @ the Oak Street House

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: The Oak Street House, 902 S Oak St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham

Handy Happy Hours: The Knockoffs at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: The Knockoffs

Blues on the Bluff

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Rhoda P’s Restaurant, 500 North Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Rain Location: Rhoda P's
Featuring: The Cadillacs

Park ‘N Soul

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Gattman Park Recreation Center, Gattman Park Drive, Muscle Shoals, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   In case of rain, event will be moved to Gattman Recreation Center, Muscle Shoals.
Featuring: CC Jags

Handy Musical Nights: TBA at 306 Barbeque

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: TBA

Handy Musical Nights: Jack Settle & Emily Daniel at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Emily Daniel, Jack Settle

Handy Musical Nights: Austin Bohannan at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannan

Handy Musical Nights: Rob Aldridge at On the Rocks

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Rob Aldridge

Handy Musical Nights: Fathers & Sons at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Fathers & Sons

Handy Musical Nights: The Shags at Fizz

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: The Shags

Cabaret!

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 1:00 AM
Location: Listerhill Credit Union Auditorium, 4790 E. 2nd St., Muscle Shoals, AL
Ages 25+ only. For tickets call: 256-412-0316, 256-648-6412, or 256-412-6961
Featuring: TL & the Headlinerz Band

Handy Musical Nights: Moon Tree at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 10:00 PM | Ends: 1:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Moon Tree

Handy Musical Nights: Matt Bennett Band at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Matt Bennett Band

Saturday, July 30

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Street Strut & Parade in Memory of James and Peggy Clay

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Strut begins at Wilson Park, corner of Tuscaloosa and Seminary Streets, Florence. (Rain Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum) Route: From the 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 Marshal ("Grand Ooobeedo") - Realtor, Mr. Grant Gunn, EXIT Realty Shoals
Deputy Grand Marshals:
Dr. Andrea Hunt, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Alabama.
Dr. Ron Patterson, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of North Alabama.
Bands: Florence City, Lee, Mae Jemison, and Columbia High School Bands, and more!
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Quintet

Shoals Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 1:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism & Visitors Center, McFarland Park 200 Jim Spain Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Donny Lowery, Gary Baker, Lenny LeBlanc

Percy “Sledgefest” in Downtown Leighton

Starts: 2:30 PM
Location: Downtown Leighton, 8740 Main Street, Leighton, AL
Schedule:
  • 2:30pm - Taylor Grace, Shoals Singer-Songwriter
  • 3:45pm - BlueWater Whiskey
  • 4:45pm - Pat Jamar, smooth southern R&B!
  • 6:00pm - Travis Wammack & the Snakeman Band!
  • 7:00pm - Deak Harp, rolling into town!
  • 8:30pm - Howell Sledge & the Revue featuring Muscle Shoals Horns
Featuring: Blue Water Whiskey, Deak Harp, DJ J-Rock, Howell Sledge & The Revue, Pat Jamar, Taylor Grace, Travis Wammack & The Snakeman Band, WeRoc Entertainment

Music at the Mansion

Starts: 3:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstars

Handy Happy Hours: Elle Claytor at Fizz

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Elle Claytor

Handy Happy Hours: Trey Nichols at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Trey Nichols

Handy Happy Hours: Max Russell at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Max Russell

Coldwater Jam at Spring Park

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Deshler High School Gym, 200 N Commons St E, Tuscumbia, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Rain location: Deshler High School Gym
Featuring: Chapel Hart

Film Screening of Sweetwater Road

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Shoals Theater, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
For more information, call 256-978-5151

Handy Happy Hours: Asleep by Ten at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Handy Happy Hours: Asleep by Ten at FloBama,
Featuring: Asleep By Ten

Handy Musical Nights: Christian Turner Band at 306 Barbecue

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: 306 Barbeque, 322 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Christian Turner Band

The Justus Brothers with Katrina Anderson

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, 111 West Third St, Sheffield, AL
For more information, call 256-383-0533.
Featuring: Katrina Anderson, The Justus Brothers

1st Annual Westside Reunion Block Party/DJ Spin-Off

Starts: 7:30 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, 702 E. Veterans Dr., Florence, AL
(Rain location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum) Bring your lawn chairs and coolers! Food vendors on site.
Featuring: Chilly Willie, DJ Chubb Fresh, Doc, Yohann

Handy Headliner: Dee Lucas in Concert!

Starts: 7:30 PM
Location: Norton Auditorium, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL
Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. Tickets available at Handy Headquarters and Counts Brothers Music, and online at EventBrite.
Featuring: Dee Lucas, JD Blair

Handy Musical Nights: Jack Settle & Emily Daniel at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Emily Daniel, Jack Settle

Handy Musical Nights: Dirty Rain Revelers at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: The Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Dirty Rain Revelers

Handy Musical Nights: Bad Ethel at On the Rocks

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Bad Ethel

Handy Musical Nights: The Midnighters at Fizz

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: The Midnighters

Handy Musical Nights: The Michael Curtis Band at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL

Handy Musical Nights: Second Creek at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: Flobama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Second Creek

Handy Week Finale – Musical Mix & Mingle!

Starts: 11:00 PM | Ends: 2:00 AM
Location: Clarion Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Handy Week Performers present a gumbo of musical styles. Bar will be open - See all your friends in one place for the last night of partying!

Sunday, July 31

Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy

Starts: 12:00 AM | Ends: 11:59 PM
Location: Let’s Talk Determined: Celebrating the Life of WC Handy,
Virtual Play livestreamed on Facebook. Go online to enjoy scenes from the hit play written by Mrs. Deloris Nash about the life of the man we celebrate! WC Handy Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, original author of Determined.

Soulful Sunday Gospel Brunch at Rhoda P’s

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Rhoda P’s Restaurant, 500 North Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Brother Grant Gunn, Chiquita Johnson, God Encounter, God’s People, Pastor Jerry Reeves & Friends, Shane D. Rainer

Handy Happy Hours: Johnny Collier at Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s Speakeasy Lounge, 203 E. 6th Street, Suite B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Johnny Collier

Handy Happy Hours: Christian White at Lost Pizza

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Lost Pizza, 201 N Seminary St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Christian White

Sunday Funday with Gary Nichols and Austin Bohannan

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannan, Gary Nichols

Unending Praise

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 7:30 PM
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 103 Darby Avenue, Sheffield, AL
Featuring choirs from the Shoals area churches. Choirs will share their favorite anthems in an evening of Unending Praise.

Swinging River Jazz

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church, 209 N. Walnut St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band