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Saturday, July 6

West Florence Music Awards Ceremony

Starts: 4:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, 702 E. Veterans Dr., Florence, AL
Honoring those who have contributed to the Muscle Shoals Sound including: The Soul Serenaders, Jimmy Hughes, Percy Sledge, Ollie "Ali" Woodson, Arthur Alexander, Frank Johnson, Prince Phillip Mitchell, Andrew "Pop" Wright, Calvin Lewis, Paul Thompson, Ernest Davis, The Butler Twins, Mary Gresham Mason, Jerry Weaver, Shirley Rowell, Jackie Dixon, and many more!
Featuring: West Florence Music Awards Ceremony
Sponsored By: West Florence Music Awards Committee * WZZA Radio * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Saturday, July 13

Evening At The Roxy With The Great Pretenders

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Historic Roxy Theatre, 200 North Jackson St., Russellville, AL
Doors and box office open at 6pm Tix available at the door Support the Historic Roxy Theatre!  
Featuring: Local Talented Performers
Sponsored By: Franklin County Arts & Humanities Council

Wednesday, July 17

Hot Dog Day Block Party

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Wildwood Tavern, 108 East Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Join us on Mobile Plaza for local bands, wiener dog races, a hot dog eating contest, a dunking booth, prize raffles, and so much more! Fill up on half priced hotdogs!  Don't miss the fun!
Featuring: Hot Dog Day Block Party
Sponsored By: Wildwood Tavern, Chicago Cafe', Shoals MTB

Thursday, July 18

Beginning of Dr. Willie Ruff Weekend

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Come early to check out a book to read!
Featuring: Nate Pruitt (Dr. Willie Ruff’s brother), Rick Vandiver
Sponsored By: Friends of the Sheffield Public Library

Karaoke Idol for Salvation Army

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Festuring 35 of the best Shoals Area singers!  Plus dance offs!  Plus a silent auction! Sign up begins at 5pm.  Singing begins at 6pm. No charge to attend.  Only $25 to enter the contest.  (And the money goes to a very good cause!)
Sponsored By: Salvation Army of the Shoals-Echelon

Handy Block Party

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: 100 Block of North Court St., 110 Court St, Florence, AL
Opening act Lucie Tiger Starring Rollin' In The Hay featuing Donna Hall
Featuring: Rollin’ In the Hay featuring Donna Hall
Sponsored By: FirstBank, Downtown Florence Alliance, Joel R. Anderson Family Foundation

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Music by Mark Stewart!
Featuring: Mark Stuart

Handy Night at Kingpin’s with Baldwin Sheperd & Associates

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Check out the huge variety at their bar!
Featuring: Baldwin Sheperd & Associates

Friday, July 19

Acoustic Patio Session at Big Bad Breakfast

Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Big Bad Breakfast, 315 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Mike Mayhall and Friends
Sponsored By: Big Bad Breakfast

Jazz It Up With Your Trash

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Bring the kids of all ages and join the Microwave Dave Band! Bring your own recyclable plastic bottle or can, shoebox, or coffee can to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's improptu band! For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: Keep The Shoals Beautiful, City of Sheffield, Sheffield Utilities, Sheffield Redevelopment Authority

Acoustic Patio Session at 306 BBQ, Florence

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Rob Aldridge
Sponsored By: 306 BBQ, Florence

Acoustic Patio Session at Smokin’ Jalapeno’s/306 BBQ Muscle Shoals

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Smokin’ Jalapeno’s / 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals, 400 West Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Moore and Co.
Sponsored By: Smokin' Jalapeno's & 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals

Luther Jarmon’s Line Dancing With A Purpose

Starts: 11:00 AM
Location: Michael Community Center, 1001 SE 17th St., Sheffield, AL
Come early, bring the kids, and join Ms. Connie Finch and Mrs. Tina Mitchum for the Summer Reading Program culminating event! Kids activities outside!  Dancing inside! Let Luther Jarmon demonstrate and teach you the best ways to dance for your health!  Learn the latest line dances.  Lots of fun!
Featuring: Luther Jarmon
Sponsored By: Mario Addison of the Houston Texans, Sheffield Redevelopment Authority, Music Preservation Society, Inc., Colbert County Extension System

Happy Hour at Kingpin’s

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Johnny Collier
Sponsored By: Kingpin's, Tuscumbia

Happy Hour 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
Sponsored By: Swampers at Marriott Shoals

Happy Hour at On The Rocks

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Happy Hour at On The Rocks
Sponsored By: On The Rocks

Handy Happy Hour at Boiler Room

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Handy Happy Hour at Boiler Room
Sponsored By: Boiler Room

A Dr. Willie Ruff Evening at Sheffield Library

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Featuring the Tennessee Valley Master of Jazz Band (Marcus Pope, David Ray, Josh Couts, Dr. Eric Kirkman, Dr. Charles Brooks, Ken Watters, Ed Bisquera) Free to enjoy the music.   Come early to peruse the books!
Featuring: Charles Brooks, David Ray, Ed Bisquera, Eric Kirkman, Josh Couts, Ken Watters, Marcus Pope
Sponsored By: Friends of the Sheffield Public Library

Happy Hour at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Kerry Gilbert Band
Sponsored By: FloBama, Florence

Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s
Sponsored By: Lil Capone's

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Bee & The Hive Tribute to the Decoys!
Featuring: Christine Ohlman the Beehive Queen

First Metro Bank: Sax In The City

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
In case of rain, event moved to Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum
Featuring: The Midnighters
Sponsored By: First Metro Bank

Shoals Mom Prom

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Singing River Brewery, 526 East College Street, Florence, AL
It's Prom Night for grownups!  This event benefits Safer Births in Bama! Get your tickets now at ShoalsMomProm.com!
Featuring: DJ Gorgeous, Deja Vu
Sponsored By: Med Spa of the Shoals, Harvest Midwifery, Safer Births in Bama, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, First Metro Bank, Simpson's Colliesion Repair, Long Lewis Foundation, Alfa Farmers Women's Leadership Committee, Pediatric Dentrist of Florence, Green Acres Organic Pharms, First Metro Bank, Marriott Shoals, Office Depot, Dandelion and Co., Platinum Tier Events

Handy Night at Birdy’s

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Jonah Evans
Sponsored By: Birdy's Sports Grill

Handy Night at the Fizz

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

Handy Night 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
Sponsored By: Swampers at the Marriott Hotel and Spa

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Ledbetter, Waco Kids

Handy Night at the Boiler Room

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Cadence Baker

Handy Night at FloBama’s

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

Saturday, July 20

W.C. Handy Festival Shoals Car & Truck Show

Starts: 8:00 AM | Ends: 2:00 PM
Location: McFarland Park – Florence Harbor, 1050 Clayborn Liles Dr., Florence, AL
NOTICE:  This event has moved to McFarland Park!!! 8am-12n Registration (Fee $20) 8am-2pm Show Time! Pre-registration $18 by July 9th.  Mail to Post Office Box 3672, Muscle Shoals, AL  35662 Prizes to be giving away starting at 10am including $2000 in cash.  Dash plaques givin to the fist 200 registrants! For more info, call Ronnie James at 256-366-0564 or Terry Mashvurn at 256-366-0564 or visit www.ShoalsCarandTruckClub.com    
Featuring: Come join the fun!
Sponsored By: Shoals Car & Truck Club

Acoustic Patio Session at Big Bad Breakfast

Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Big Bad Breakfast, 315 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Justin and Tab
Sponsored By: Big Bad Breakfast

Line Dancing for a Purpose with Luther Jarmon, Jr.

Starts: 11:00 AM
Location: Michael Community Center, 1001 SE 17th St., Sheffield, AL
Classes for all ages taught by Master Instructor Luther Jarmon, Jr. Learn the steps to popular line dances?  Wear comfy clothes and shoes! Get your heart pumping and boost your energy level!  
Featuring: Luther Jarmon

Acoustic Patio Session at 306 BBQ, Florence

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 1:30 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Tom Foolery
Sponsored By: 306 Barbeque, Florence

Handy Happy Hour at Kingpin’s

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Handy Happy Hour at Kingpin’s,
Featuring: To Be Announced
Sponsored By: Kingpin's, Tuscumbia

Handy Street Party

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 10:30 PM
Location: Soul Wingery, 105 Poplar St, Florence, AL
We're closing down the street in front of the Soul Wingery for music and fun! In case of rain, the party will be moved to Singin' River Live
Featuring: Thad and Company, Billy Allen and The Pollies
Sponsored By: Soul Music Society

Handy Happy Hour at the Boiler Room

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Moore and Co.
Sponsored By: The Boiler Room

Handy Happy Hour at FloBama

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

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Jessie Lee
Sponsored By: Lil Capone's

Dinner and Allstar Jazz at Old Grace Church

Starts: 6:30 PM
Location: Old Grace Church, 700 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL
6:30pm Doors open so come early and mix and mingle! 7:00pm Delicious dinner and excellent entertainment! Featuring Festival Favorites, the Handy Jazz Allstars including Robert Redd (keys) and Sue Matthews (vocals) with Jim Ferguson (bass), Tom Wolfe (guitar), Mel Deal (guitar), Mark Lanter (drums), and Gary Lamb (flute). Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet meal.  There will be a $5 corking fee if you choose to bring your own wine.  Advance tickets are available by calling 256-740-1383.  
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored By: Vicki and Gary Dean

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Music by Big Joe & The Catfish Junkies!
Featuring: Big Joe & The Catfish Junkies

CB&S Bank: Music In The Park With Rewind

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Featuring: Rewind of the Shoals
Sponsored By: CB&S Bank

Handy Night at Birdy’s

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Rob Aldridge
Sponsored By: Birdy's, Muscle Shoals

Handy Night at the Fizz

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Deja Vu
Sponsored By: Fizz at the Clarion Hotel

Handy Night at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Kirkman Combo
Sponsored By: Swampers at Marriott Shoals

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Moon Tree, Jeff Woods
Sponsored By: The Lava Room

Handy Night at the Boiler Room

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Caleb Storie
Sponsored By: The Boiler Room, Florence

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 9:30 PM | Ends: 1:30 AM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jerome Parker & The Rubber Band
Sponsored By: Kingpin's,Tuscumbia

Handy Night at FloBama

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

Sunday, July 21

Acoustic Patio Session at Big Bad Breakfast

Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Big Bad Breakfast, 315 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace
Sponsored By: Big Bad Breakfast

Acoustic Patio Session at 306 BBQ, Florence

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Moore and Co.
Sponsored By: 306 BBQ, Florence

Handy Afternoon

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Cowgirl Up Bluegrass
Sponsored By: Kingpin's, Tuscumbia

Bluegrass Gospel Music Concert

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

Sunday Jazz at Stephano’s Southland!

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Stephano’s Southland, 1309 S Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL
The Jazz Allstars:  Robert Redd, Sue Matthwews, Jim Ferguson, Tom Wolfe, Mel Deal, Gary Lamb, Mark Lanter will be in full effect at Stephano's.  You may even hear some Duke Ellington!  So go, enjoy the music, and try the pie!
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored By: Stephano's Southland, Sheffield Redevelopment Authority, Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Swinging River Jazz

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Church of Christ, 2650 Vulcan Ave., Florence, AL
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band
Sponsored By: Magnolia Church of Christ * The Trapp Group at Morgan Stanley

Official Handy Sunday Ceremony at the Gym!!!

Starts: 6:30 PM
Location: Burrell Slater Gymnasium, 610 W. College St., Florence, AL
    According to the forecast, it's gonna rain, children, it's gonna rain.  So we better get ready and bear this in mind. Update:  although it hasn't rained, children, it hasn't really rained... We're STILL moving Sunday Ceremony from Lewis Field to the Coach Harvest Mitchell Gymnasium (at Burrell Slater School).  There will be plenty of chairs already set up, and we'll still have the food trucks on site. After a prayer by the Reverend Grandville Anderson, Pastor of the Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (where the Father of the Blues William Christopher Handy and his family attended services), we'll enjoy music by Trumpeteer Kimble Funchess, the Quad Cities Mass Choir directed by Aaron Freeman, and two of WZZA Radio's own:  the Reverend Shane Rainer and Fresh Wind and the Reverend Jerry Reeves, along with his Friends!
Featuring: Quad Cities Mass Choir directed by Aaron Freeman, Shane D. Rainer & Fresh Wind, The Reverend Jerry Reeves & Friends
Sponsored By: City of Florence, Keep the Shoals Beautiful, Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: John Blumer
Sponsored By: Lil Capone's

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Tremayne, Ronnie Eades
Sponsored By: Kingpin's Tuscumbia

Woodmont Baptist Church Presents WC Handy Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Woodmont Baptist Church East Campus, 2002 Darby Drive, Florence, AL
Featuring Tommy Conners, Rob Crosby, Donny Lowery, and Steven Dale Jones This event is free and everyone is welcome!
Featuring: Donny Lowery, Rob Crosby, Steven Dale Jones, Tommy Conners
Sponsored By: Woodmont Baptist Church

Handy Night at Swamper’s

Starts: 7:30 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: Swampers at the Marriott Shoals

Monday, July 22

Jazz It Up With Your Trash – Florence Library

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 can to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band! For ages 3 and over, but everyone will enjoy this!
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: Friends of the Florence Lauderdale Public Library Florence Recycling Center Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Keep the Shoals Beautiful

Scope Live on Helton Drive

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

Book It With Jazz

Starts: 12:00 PM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Helen Keller Library, 511 North Main St., Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored By: Friends of the Helen Keller Library

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 3:00 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 W.C .Handy.   While you're there, tour the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and visit the gift shop!
Featuring: The late great Nat “King” Cole
Sponsored By: Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Preservation Society, Inc.

A Dr. Willie Ruff Monday at Sheffield Public Library

Starts: 3:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Sheffield Public Library, 316 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Celebrate the memory of Dr. Willie Ruff, co-founder of the W.C. Handy Music Festival.
Featuring: Nate Pruitt (Dr. Willie Ruff’s brother), Rick Vandiver
Sponsored By: Friends of the Sheffield Public Library

Check Out the Blues

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Free to enjoy the music.  Fun games for small kids!  Come early to find books by your favorite authors.
Featuring: Jazz Allstars
Sponsored By: Friends of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Handy Happy Hour at Swampers

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

Handy Happy Hour at On The Rocks

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: An Abstract Theory

Handy Musical Lunch at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Max Russell
Sponsored By: FloBama

A Salute to the Big Band Sound Led By Dr. Lloyd Jones

Starts: 6:30 PM
Location: Norton Auditorium, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL
Dr. Lyman Mitchell's Shoals Area Big Band directed by Dr. Lloyd Jones! For more information, or to help keep Big Bands alive in the Shoals, contact Dr. Lloyd Jones!
Featuring: Dr. Lyman Mitchell’s Shoals Area Big Band
Sponsored By: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Handy Musical Night at FloBama

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Deja Vu

Determined: Celebrating the Life of W.C. Handy!

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Shoals Theater, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
DETERMINED:  Celebrating The Life of W.C. Handy (a stage play written by Dolores Swoopes Nash) 🎭✨ "Determined" Returns to Shoals Theatre! 🎶 Join us on Monday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM for Determined, the acclaimed play by the late Deloris Nash that chronicles the life of the legendary WC Handy. 🎵 Pre-show Performance: The Kimble Funchess Band 🌟 Special Appearances: Dr. Eric Kirkman, Pastor Shane Rainer, Steifon Passmore, Anita Cobb, Howell Sledge, Dr. Roderick Sheppard, Pastor Steven Gill and many more! Experience this remarkable, music-filled dramatization. There's only one show, so don't miss out! 📅 Date: Monday, July 22nd 🕖 Time: 7:00 PM 📍 Location: Shoals Theatre 💵 Cost: $5.00 Get your tickets at Handy Headquarters or the Shoals Theatre Box Office. Join us for an unforgettable evening of history, music, and drama! 🎟️✨ Don’t miss it! The W.C. Handy Music Festival honors the memory of Mrs. Deloris Swoopes Nash, a local educator who was the original author of Determined, and who eloquently told the story of Florence native William  Christopher Handy.
Featuring: Local Talented Performers
Sponsored By: City of Florence Music Preservation Society, Inc. Rhoda P's Catering WZZA Radio

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Tosha Hill Band

Joyful Sounds

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
Featuring: FUMC Choirs and guests
Sponsored By: First United Methodist Church, Florence

Handy Night at Swampers

Starts: 7:03 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Gary & Trey Nichols

Handy Night at Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: , Karaoke Night

Tuesday, July 23

Kidz Jamm

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Parkview Baptist Church, 1402 Highway 72 East, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring Shoals Area piano students with bassist Bob Wray and drummer David Waters.
Featuring: Bob Wray, David Waters
Sponsored By: Shoals Area Music Teachers Forum * Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Jazz It Up With Your Trash – Rogersville Library

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 can and make musical instruments to play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band! For ages 3 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: Friends of the Rogersville Public Library Keep The Shoals Beautiful

Acoustic Patio Session at Taziki’s

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Taziki’s, 261 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL
Featuring: Rob Aldridge

Acoustic Patio Session at Smokin’ Jalapeno’s & 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Smokin’ Jalapeno’s / 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals, 400 West Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Handy Musical Lunch at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Cole Nichols

ABCs of Blues, Jazz & Beyond with Kimble Funchess!

Starts: 1:30 PM
Location: Mt. Moriah P.B. Church, 818 West Irvine St., Florence, AL
For children of all ages - the young, and the young at heart!  Come and learn how instruments work together to make beautiful music with the Kimble Funchess Band!  Kimble Funchess combines his experience in music and teaching to make the perfect ABC instructor!
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Quintet
Sponsored By: Dr. Felice J. Green Dinah Phillips Teresa McDonald Dallas Hoskins Karen Young Brenda Mayes Dorothy Buchanan Ryerson & Associates

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 3:00 PM
Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 US Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
Escape the heat while you enjoy the film St. Louis Blues, starring Nat "King" Cole as WC Handy. While you're there, take a tour of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame!
Featuring: WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues
Sponsored By: Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Swampers

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

Handy Happy Hour at On The Rocks

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Trey Nichols
Sponsored By: On the Rocks

Hymns on the Hilltop

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Fairview Baptist Church, 150 Fairview Dr, Florence, AL
This event is free and all are welcome to hear congregational style hymn singing.
Featuring: Fairview Baptist Church Choir
Sponsored By: Fairview Baptist Church

UNA Handy Night at Norton Auditorium!

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:30 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
UPDATE:  Due to the threat of rain, this event has been moved to the Norton Auditorium. Live music for the entire family to enjoy! A wide variety food and dessert vendors with delicious choices! Opening with Bold Bloom, followed by the Shoal Nuff Band
Featuring: Bold Bloom, The Shoal Nuff Band
Sponsored By: UNA Office of Alumni Relations Division of Advancement

Tribute to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong at Rhoda P’s!

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Rhoda P’s Restaurant, 500 North Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL
Trumpeter Kimble Funchess and his Combo share the musical story of one of the greatest jazz players who ever played... Join your family and friends for the music and a delicious dinner from Rhoda P's!
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Band
Sponsored By: Sheffield Redevelopment Authority

Handy Happy Hour at the Pie Factory, Florence

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory (Florence), 106 North Court Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Lindy Urban

Handy Night at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Makin’ Traxx

Handy Night at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Justin and Tab

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Jonathan Len

Midnighters at the Neighborhood Lemonade Party

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

Handy at St. Florian Park

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Florian Amphitheater, 83 St. Florian Rd, St. Florian, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*
Featuring: Pine Hill Haints
Sponsored By: The Town of St. Florian Connolly Animal Clinic

Shoals Community Band at Magnolia Church

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

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Greentown

Handy Night at Swampers

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Swampers Bar and Grille, Marriott Shoals, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL
Featuring: Tosha Hill Band

Handy Night At The Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Single Lock Records Showcase
Sponsored By: Lava Room

Wednesday, July 24

Round Table With Muscle Shoals Music Legend Spooner Oldham!

Starts: 10:30 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Counts Brothers Music, 713 Waverly Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
Come and listen in to this round table conversation with Muscle Shoals Music Legend Spooner Oldham!
Featuring: Spooner Oldham
Sponsored By: Counts Brother Music

Jazz It Up With Trash at Helen Keller Library

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 can to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band.  For ages 3 to 103 and older.
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: City of Tuscumbia Helen Keller Public Library Keep the Shoals Beautiful

Acoustic Patio Session at Taziki’s

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Taziki’s, 261 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Acoustic Patio Sesson at 306 BBQ

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Andy Lyle Hall

The Jazz Allstars at FloBama!

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
If you love jazz, you will not want to miss West Coast vocalist Sue Matthews with the incomparable Jazz Allstars!
Featuring: Jazz Allstars, Sue Matthews
Sponsored By: FloBama

Handy Happy Hour 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 Hour at On the Rocks

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Cadence Baker

Evening at Handy’s own Church

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 7:30 PM
Location: Greater St. Paul AME Church, 141 S. Cherokee St., Florence, AL
Come to Greater St. Paul African Missionary Episcopal Church, where the father and grandfather of William Christopher preached the word.  Come and enjoy musical praise at "Handy's Church" and see where he received inspiration!
Featuring: Shoals Area Community Choir
Sponsored By: Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Pie Factory, Florence

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory (Muscle Shoals), 3312 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Jax Greenhill

Handy Happy Hour at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Blue Water Revival

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Big Al & The Heavyweights

Handy Night at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Tyler AK

Amity Day At Sundown

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Bring your worship outside to where people of all races, ages, and beliefs come together in harmony.
Featuring: Ariella, Kimble Funchess Quintet
Sponsored By: Amity Day Friends Baha'is of the Shoals WZZA Radio

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Wayne Chaney & The Bama Borders

Handy Night at Swampers

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

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Justin and Tab

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Thad Saajid & Friends
Sponsored By: Wildwood Tavern

Handy Night at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Heathens

Thursday, July 25

Jazz It Up With Your Trash at Muscle Shoals Public Library

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 can to make musical instruments and play with Microwave Dave's impromptu band!  Designed for ages 3 and up.
Featuring: Microwave Dave
Sponsored By: Muscle Shoals Library Keep the Shoals Beautiful

Swinging with the Seniors!

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, 702 E. Veterans Dr., Florence, AL
The seniors will show you how to swing with the Jazz Allstars and Ariella! Reserved seniors seating on the floor for those enjoying lunch.  More seating in the bleachers for everyone else! Call 256-760-6389 to reserve your lunch.
Featuring: Jazz Allstars, Ariella
Sponsored By: Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Florence Parks & Recreation Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Acoustic Patio Session at 306 BBQ, Florence

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Cadence Baker

Acoustic Patio Session at Smokin’ Jalapeno’s and 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals

Starts: 11:01 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: Smokin’ Jalapeno’s / 306 BBQ, Muscle Shoals, 400 West Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Moore and Co.

Handy Lunch at FloBama

Starts: 11:30 AM | Ends: 2:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Angela Hacker, Bay Simpson

Poetry In Motion at Burrell Museum

Starts: 12:00 PM
Location: Poetry In Motion at Burrell Museum,
Take a tour of the Burrell Museum and hear works from great poets as Alta Jean Wilson Morrow channels Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar!
Featuring: Alta Jean Wilson Morrow
Sponsored By: Burrell School Alumni Association, WZZA Radio Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Lunch at Kingpin’s

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Andrew Carpenter

Keestone of Florence

Starts: 2:00 PM
Location: Keestone of Florence, 201 North Cedar St., Florence, AL
No charge for the music and the snacks are free too!
Featuring: Keestone of Florence
Sponsored By: Keestone of Florence

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 3:00 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.  Take the tour of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame!
Featuring: The late great Nat “King” Cole
Sponsored By: Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Swampers

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

Handy Happy Hour at The Fizz

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Trey Nichols on Acoustic Guitar!
Featuring: Trey Nichols

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* 6:00-8:00pm:  Isabella Robertson, then Iron Horse! Bring your lawn chairs!  Everyone is welcome!
Featuring: Isabella Robertson, Iron Horse
Sponsored By: Patterson, Prince, & Associates CPA

Party With The Patriots

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:30 PM
Location: Northwest Shoals Community College Building 127, 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Winston Ramble
Sponsored By: Northwest Shoals Community College

Handy Happy Hour at On the Rocks

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Bad Ethel

Handy Happy at Pie Factory, Florence

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Handy Happy at Pie Factory, Florence,
Featuring: Mikey Ledbetter

Churchin’ Down The Street Gospel Concert

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: St. Mark M.B. Church, 220 E. Alabama St., Florence, AL
You won't want to miss this good gospel music.
Featuring: Quad Cities Mass Choir directed by Aaron Freeman
Sponsored By: A&N Property Maintenance Bank Independent Bethel Cumberland CP Church Emmanuel Christian Center Grace Memorial Funeral Church Higher Ground Productions Lackey Furniture Mitchell's Smoked Meats Open Door Church Ministries Child Development Center Renewed Gospel Group St. Mark M.B. Church Saint's Funeral Home Thompson & Son Funeral Home

Making Music At Glenwood!

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Glenwood Center, 211 Ana Dr., Florence, AL
Come out and enjoy the music and food trucks. Fun for the entire family!  All ages!  Bring your lawn chairs!
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Band
Sponsored By: Glenwood Center Genesis Healthcare

Handy Happy Hour at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: The Shoal Nuff Band
Sponsored By: FloBama

Beale Street Blues with Pinky Warren Pryor!

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 8:30 PM
Location: Lewis Field, 1105 Beale St., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Come at 6:30 to say hello to your friends and set up your tents and chairs or blankets in Lewis Field.  We'll have some fun activities for the kids too.  Then, at 7:00 our very own fabulous Lorinda "Pinky" Warren Pryor will take the stage and do her thing!
Featuring: Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Pryor Band
Sponsored By: City of Florence Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Tom Foolery

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Cadence Baker

Handy Night at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Moore and Co.

Wildwood Tavern-Singing River Brewing Tap Takeover

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Wildwood Tavern, 108 East Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Your favorite local brewery will be serving up some very special, limited time brews at Wildwood Tavern!  Tasty menu items and the chance to whet your whistle!
Featuring: Wildwood Tavern-Singing River Brewing Tap Takeover
Sponsored By: Wildwood Tavern * Singing River Brewery

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Ghost River Revival

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Music by Big Al & the Heavyweights!
Featuring: Big Al & The Heavyweights

Stricklin Social in the Stricklin Hotel!

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Stricklin Social in Sticklin Hotel, 317 North Court Street, Florence, AL
Warren Ertle's Corpse Revivers are authentic world class muscians who will bring the most incredible Ragtime Jazz Show.  Renowned for his compositions, stylistic approach to his craft, and surrounded by equally talented musicians, this show will take you back to the Roaring 20s when Speakeasies were real, Al Capone was running the show, and Wilam Christopher "W.C." Hnady had already been born in the Shoals! Get your tickets online at OldTimeRagTime (TicketSpice.com) or at TheStricklin.com  
Featuring: Warren Ertle’s Corpse Revivers
Sponsored By: Stricklin Hotel

Handy Musical Night at Swampers

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

City of Muscle Shoals Presents CC Jags

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 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
Sponsored By: City of Muscle Shoals

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: LaFonda Reunion and Allstar Jam

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Trey Allred and Andy Lyle Hall

Handy Musical at FloBama

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

Friday, July 26

Big Bad Breakfast featuring Justin & Tab

Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Big Bad Breakfast, 315 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Justin and Tab
Sponsored By: Big Bad Breakfast * Southern Hospitality Holdings

Handy Lunch at 306 BBQ

Starts: 11:00 AM | Ends: 1:00 PM
Location: 306 BBQ (Florence), 322 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Handy Happy Hour at Kingpin’s

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:30 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: The Victoria Band

In Tune with the Outdoors

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Alabama Outdoors, 119 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Alabama Outdoors invite you all to be "in tune with the outdoors" along with Hope Stamps and a special guest.  There is no charge so bring your family and friends!
Featuring: Hope Stamps
Sponsored By: Alabama Outdoors

Handy Happy Hour at Swampers

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

Flatt & Scruggs Bluegrass Revival

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Elgin Senior Center, 2519 AL 101, Rogersville, AL
Buy tickets at Lash's Seafood or the Elgin Senior Center.   Barb-b-que, hot dogs, snacks, and drinks. Food, fun, entertainment and fellowship.
Featuring: Flatt & Scruggs Bluegrass Revival

Handy Night at On the Rocks

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannon

16th Annual Massively Cool Indoor Street Festival

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Marriott Shoals Conference Center, 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL
Cost:  $35 (includes Barbeque Dinner) Doors open at 5pm (Cash Bars all evening. No reserved tables.) Tickets available at the door and at the Marriot Shoals Hotel & Spa Facebook Page
Featuring: Kerry Gilbert Band, Rewind of the Shoals
Sponsored By: Fuller Services

Handy Happy Hour at Pie Factory, Florence

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Pie Factory (Florence), 106 North Court Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Mitch Mann

Riverside Jamz

Starts: 6:30 PM
Location: McFarland Park – Florence Harbor, 1050 Clayborn Liles Dr., Florence, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* UPDATE:  Hear the music and see our litter free nature from a whole different perspective from a HOT AIR BALLOON! That's right, thanks to R&B Services, there will free hot air balloon rides starting at 7pm until they run out of fuel!  Float along with Mike Hanson, commercial balloon pilot with 35 years of experience at Riverside Jamz with his balloon and basket.  Fun for all!!! Riverside Jamz is the one Handy event offering the widest variety of musicians performing on one stage including:  the Shoals Blues Band, Ariella, the Jazz Allstars, and closing out with Lorinda "Pinkie" Warren Pryor, and the Kimble Funchess Band! Bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Really tasty food from vendors on site!
Featuring: Ariella, David Phillips Band, Jazz Allstars, Kimble Funchess Band, Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Pryor, Shoals Blues Band
Sponsored By: City of Florence Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Doc Ellison

Handy Happy Hour at FloBama

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Jim Seals & The Sundogs

Handy Musical Night at Birdy’s

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Corey Phillips

Blues On The Bluff

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Standpipe Park, 1399 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT*   Rain Location: Rhoda P's
Featuring: Drs., Lawyers & Such
Sponsored By: City of Sheffield * Sheffield Utilities

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Music by Billy Lawson & Wishbone!
Featuring: Billy Lawson, Wishbone

Rock N’ Soul on Mobile Plaza

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 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
Sponsored By: K&S Tree Service Lewis Electric Cook's Pest Control Allstate Insurance - Brad Tank Agency Cornerstone Flooring Patriout Realty-Monty Allen

Handy Happy Hour 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 Nights at the Fizz

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

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Fishman Aquadome, The Admiral

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 12:00 AM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Trey Nichols

Cabaret!

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 1:00 AM
Location: Listerhill Credit Union Auditorium, 4790 E. 2nd St., Muscle Shoals, AL
It's a "Grown Folks Party"!  Must be at least 25 to hang out here with the grownups. For tickets call: 256-412-0316, 256-648-6412, or 256-412-6961
Featuring: Entice Band of Nashville, TN
Sponsored By: Gwen Woods Renita Jimmar-Hall Sue Reeder

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 9:00 PM | Ends: 1:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Lockridge & Co.

Handy Night at On The Rocks

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: On the Rocks, 110 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: DJ Arate

Handy Night at FloBama

Starts: 10:30 PM
Location: FloBama, 311 North Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannon Band

Saturday, July 27

Acoustic Patio Session at Big Bad Breakfast

Starts: 9:00 AM | Ends: 12:00 PM
Location: Big Bad Breakfast, 315 N. Court St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Taylor Grace

Street Strut and Parade

Starts: 10:00 AM
Location: Wilson Park, 350 North Wood Ave., Florence, AL
Food vendors set up at Wilson Park. Join high school bands and a local dj for the parade along the usual route:  Corner of Tuscaloosa and Seminary Streets, left onto Court Street, left onto Tennessee Street, left onto  Seminary Street, ending at Wilson Park for music, prizes, and more! Call Grant Gunn at 256-483-9417 for more information about participation and rain plans.
Featuring: High School Bands!
Sponsored By: Music Preservation Society, Inc. * Northwest Shoals Community College * Project XYZ * Silver Auto, LLC

Music at the Mansion

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 4:00 PM
Location: Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Reddick Pernell Cunningham
Sponsored By: Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation * Alabama Historical Commission and Cameron Kay on behalf of the Tuscumbia Civitan Club an din memory of Dr. Willie Ruff, founder of the W.C. Handy Music Festival * Friends of Belle Mont Friends of Belle Mont

Acoustic Bluegrass Gospel Jam

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 4:00 PM
Location: Shoals Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2011 County Rd 41, Florence, AL
Free indoor event so come and enjoy, rain or shine!  Tap your feet, bob your head, see your friends, and jam along with this bluegrass band!  
Featuring: Lidabell and the Slackers Bluegrass Band, Glass Family
Sponsored By: Shoals Seventh-Day Adventist Church

WC Handy Movie: St. Louis Blues

Starts: 3:00 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.
Featuring: The late great Nat “King” Cole
Sponsored By: Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Preservation Society, Inc.

Village School Songwriter Showcase

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 6:30 PM
Location: Village School House, 200 Chickamauga St., Sheffield, AL
Songwriter Caleb Elliott wiht guitaist Heath Fogg (formerly of the Alabama Shakes) Singer-songwriters James LeBlanc and Angela Hacker Singer-songwriter Pat Huggins with guitarist Will McFarlane Musician and studio owner Jimmy Nutt
Featuring: Caleb Elliott, Heath Fogg, James LeBlanc, Angela Hacker, Pat Huggins, Will McFarlane, Jimmy Nutt
Sponsored By: Pat Huggins and Friends

Handy Happy Hour at Kingpin’s

Starts: 5:00 PM | Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Will Paustian

Handy Happy Hour at The Boiler Room

Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Corey Phillips

Coldwater Jam

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Main Street, Downtown Tuscumbia, 102 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL
*IN HARMONY WITH NATURE LITTER-FREE EVENT* Free to enjoy popular national stars Chapel Hart along with a special guest! Rain location: Deshler High School Gym, North Dickson Street in Tuscumbia
Featuring: Chapel Hart
Sponsored By: City of Tuscumbia * Downtown Tuscumbia, Inc. * Singing River Dentistry * Bank Independent * PROJECTXYZ * Coldwater Seed and Supply * Superhero Chef's * The Southern Gem

Handy Happy Hour at FloBama

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

Handy Happy Hour at Lil Capone’s

Starts: 6:30 PM | Ends: 9:30 PM
Location: Lil Capone’s, 3370 Cloverdale Road, Florence, AL
Featuring: Lindy Urban

Handy Night at Birdy’s Sports Grill

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 10:00 PM
Location: Birdy’s Sports Grill, 400 W Avalon Ave Suite C, Muscle Shoals, AL
Featuring: Greentown

Handy Headliner: The Bar-Kays Featuring Larry Dodson!

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Norton Auditorium, Norton Auditorium, Florence, AL
Show opens with performance by Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Pryor! Tickets only $40 General Admission, and $75 for VIP with preferred seating and your chance to meet the Bar-Kays! Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available at Handy Headquarters and Ye Olde General Store in Florence, Counts Brothers Music in Muscle Shoals, and WZZA Radio in Tuscumbia. Or get tickets here.
Featuring: Kimble Funchess Band, Larry Dodson, Lorinda “Pinky” Warren Pryor, The Bar-Kays!
Sponsored By: Music Preservation Society, Inc. and WZZA "The Soul of the Shoals" Radio

Jazz and Food Trucks at the Amphitheater

Starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Jazz and Food Trucks at the Amphitheater,
In case of rain, event will be delayed.  If it doesn't clear up, event will be postponed until August 3rd
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band
Sponsored By: City of Muscle Shoals

Handy Night at Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM
Location: Champy’s World Famous Chicken, 102 Second St., Sheffield, AL
Music by Microwave Dave!
Featuring: Microwave Dave

Handy Night at Fizz at the Clarion

Starts: 8:00 PM | Ends: 11:00 PM
Location: Fizz Bar & Grill, Clarion Hotel 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Featuring: Outlaw Apostles
Sponsored By: Clarion Hotel, Sheffield

Handy Night at Swampers

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

Handy Night at the Lava Room

Starts: 8:00 PM
Location: Lava Room, 116 West Mobile Street, Florence, AL
Featuring: Cody Gaisser & Glass Cannon, Dream Suite

Fonda Skipworth Productions Presents the Grand Finale

Starts: 8:30 PM
Location: Shoals Theater, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL
Featuring Co-Fletch & Company Starring Melvia "Chick" Rodgers Hosted by Michael Darrel Contact Fonda Skipworth 256-349-3882  
Featuring: Melvia “Chick” Rodgers, Co-Fletch & Company
Sponsored By: Block Inc. * Brooks BBQ * Bunyan's BBQ * CBD American Shaman * Clipping Up The Shoals Cuts/Lisa Bevis * Crouch & Sons Plumbing * Florence Gas Water/Waste Water Department * Frames & Things Custom Frames * Fuller Heating Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electrical * GunRunner Boutique Hotel * Holt, Mussleman, Morgan & Alvis * Hyundai of the Shoals * Laura Gannon * Lizzie's Place Coffee * Mullens & Mullens Luxury Real Estate Boutique Brokerage * Shoals Auto Glass * Skipworth Tax Service * TNT Fireworks * Unique Car Care * Vintage South Market Place * Will & Dee's Florist Antiques * Williams Cleaners * Wood Floor Store * Ye Olde General Store * Zach Peavey, State Farm Insurance Agency

Handy Night at The Boiler Room

Starts: 9:00 PM
Location: Boiler Room, 313 N Court St, Florence, AL
Featuring: Austin Bohannon

Handy Night at Kingpin’s

Starts: 10:00 PM | Ends: 2:00 AM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: Creedance Johnson Band

Handy Night at FloBama

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

Sunday, July 28

Blue Navigators

Starts: 11:00 AM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1332 North Pine St., Florence, AL
Enjoy the Blue Navigators in the cool!
Featuring: Blue Navigators
Sponsored By: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shoals

Handy Happy Hour at Kingpin’s

Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 5:00 PM
Location: Kingpin’s, 203 East 6th St. - Ste. B, Tuscumbia, AL
Featuring: To Be Announced

Black Business Expo!

Starts: 3:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Clarion Hotel, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL
Recressia shows love to small businesses making a difference. Visit vendor booths where you'll find free samples and items available for purchase!
Featuring: Recressia Doxie, Entreprenuer!
Sponsored By: Ms. Recrissha Doxie

Cactus Cowboys Jam

Starts: 4:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
Location: Shaffer’s Happy Hollow Marina, 270 Hammond Dr., Florence, AL
Featuring: Cactus Cowboys
Sponsored By: Shoals Radiology Associates

Swinging River Jazz Band

Starts: 5:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church, 209 N. Walnut St., Florence, AL
Featuring: Swinging River Jazz Band
Sponsored By: First Baptist Church Worship Ministries * Tanya Hill, Associate Broker, Cafe Realty LLC

Handy Nights at Swampers

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

Saturday, August 17

2nd Annual After Handy Block Party!

Starts: 6:00 PM
Location: Ryan’s Barbershop, 201 South Atlanta Avenue, Sheffield, AL
Free for performances, food available for purchase Rain or Shine!
Featuring: The Midnighters
Sponsored By: Sheffield City Councilwoman Casheta Rutland, District Four * City of Sheffield * Sheffield Utilities