Road Trip: W C Handy Festival

W. C. Handy Festival The Must-do Event of the Summer

In 1982, the The Music Preservation Society of Muscle Shoals started a small community festival to help preserve the musical heritage of the Northwest Alabama region known as “The Shoals” (consisting of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Florence). The festival was named after Florence native William Christopher “W.C.” Handy, who is known throughout the world […]

Grupo Fantasma

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Ready to shake it this Friday? Grammy award-winning Latin group Grupo Fantasma will be performing at Lowe Mill Friday, August 30th. This 9 piece band will sure to have you dancing to the beat of their signature sound, described as “latin cumbia funk” on their Facebook event page. Time to Dance The last time I had witnessed […]

Marvelous Night for a Moondance

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“Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance With the stars up above in your eyes A fantabulous night to make romance ‘Neath the cover of October skies” Van Morrison, Moondance Well here in Huntsville you will have to settle for a Moon Dance under September Skies. September 21st to be exact. Haven’t ever attended […]

WC Handy Music Festival

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What happens when you cram 300 musical events into 10 days? You get the WC Handy Music Festival. Because that many events is more than a little overwhelming to navigate, I’ve done some of the legwork for you and created a handy guide to the festival events. I’ve gone through all 300 events and picked […]

Folk Mission Giveaway

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Enter to win tickets to see Will Kimbrough play at the Folk Mission on July 13, 2013. Event Information: Will Kimbrough at The Folk Mission Date: Saturday July 13, 2013 Time: Beer and BBQ Truck at 6:00 • Concert at 7:30 Location: Straight to Ale Cost: $10 Tickets: purchase tickets in advance on the Folk Mission […]

Live Music is Better- 5ive O’Clock Charlie and Gus Hergert

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Do you remember the first concert you ever went to?  Mine was Rush 2112.  I went with my step brother and some of his friends (who are now pilots, engineers and bio-wizards; I was watching Big Bang Theory last night, and it sort of reminded me of that time in my life). …Anyway, back to […]

Not Your Mama's Symphony

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Mash-up: something created by combining elements from two or more sources You may be wondering why I’m starting today’s post with a definition. Because although I’m sure those of you who watch Glee are extremely familiar with the concept of mash-ups, I just wanted to give everyone else a quick refresher before I talk about the Huntsville […]

5 Worth the Drive

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Road trip!  Got a weekend free from rooting on your favorite team?  Here are our 5 Worth the Drive for a weekend getaway in the next month! Decatur Jaycee’s Riverfest OK, depending on where home is, Decatur might not be much of a drive, but the 18th Annual Decatur Jaycee’s Riverfest is still tops on […]

Dancing Under the Moon

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One of my favorite September events is the Land Trusts’ Annual Moon Over Three Caves Dance! I love the atmosphere and scenery and the food and the music and silent auction!!! My sweet husband loves that he gets to go to a fundraiser outside with gorgeous caves and he can wear shorts! Setting the Scene […]

Looking for Live Music?

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Don’t you love live music? Something about being right there where you can see the musicians face to face adds another layer of enjoyment to the experience. Well it just so happens that this weekend there will be so much live music in one place that you may not even believe it. But it’s true. […]