Alabama Symphony Orchestra 3621 Sixth Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama ASO Box Office (205) 251-7727 The Music of Michael Jackson Brent Havens, Conductor Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. www.alabamasymphony.org
White’s Mountain Bluegrass Festival Springville • June 11-12, 2010 June 11-12 & October 15-16, Springville White’s Mountain Bluegrass Festival (205) 467-6927. www.whitesmtnbluegrass.com. Admission charged. White’s Mountain Park, St. Clair Springs--Fun for the whole family. Featuring live bands performing on stage, in addition to a full weekend of jammin’ throughout the park. Camping, RV and tent sites available. Delicious home cooked food. 8 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.
Music at McClellan Formerly Fort McClellan www.musicatmccclellan.org Friday, June 18 6 p.m. - Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos 8 p.m. - Abbey Road LIVE! - Full band complete with strings and horns specializing in performing the music of the Beatles which was never performed live. This covers all of the material from Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (White Album), Hey Jude, Yellow Submarine, Let it Be, and Abbey Road. They headline Beatles Festivals all over the world, including the world’s two largest festivals in Louisville, KY and Washington, D.C. Saturday, June 19 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Tony Yardley, Tad of Jazz, Kelli Johnson, Caribbean Chrome & the Steel Drum Ensemble, and the Sterling Silver Band. 6 p.m. - Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos 8 p.m. - John Sebastian (founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful) Park opens at 1 p.m. All sorts of fun family activities. Live animal shows, regional art exhibits & vendors. Music provided all day by a variety of regional talents.
Festivals First Fridays Historic Downtown Gadsden First Friday of each month. Free. Stores stay open late into the evening and downtown rocks with live entertainment, special events, sales, food, and artists from all over. (256) 547 8696, www.downtowngadsden.com
Super Saturdays Historic Downtown Anniston Third Saturday of each month. Free. Stores stay open late into the evening and downtown rocks with live entertainment, special events, sales, food, and artists from all over. (256) 237-5250, www.downtownanniston.com
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Slocomb Tomato Festival
Slocomb June 19, Downtown Slocomb (334) 886-2334. Free. Come and enjoy this family-friendly festival, featuring entertainment, parade, music, gospel singing, receipe contest, a Ms. Tomato Pageant, and more.
6th Annual Gulf Coast Hot-Air Balloon Festival Foley June 18-20 Forty-five hot-air balloons are the stars of this festival. See the colorful balloons fly in competitions in the early mornings and glow in the evenings. During the day, enjoy more than 50 arts and crafts vendors, toe-tapping music, a children’s village, entertaining shows and festival food with a Southern, coastal flair. New for 2010, 60-ft. kite show.
Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton June 19-26 Free admission. Various locations—Pageants and tournaments throughout the week, along with arts, peach run, cook-off, fishing tournament, crafts, music, parade, auction, barbecue and other food. (205) 755-2400. Call for schedule of activities. www.chiltoncountychamber.com.
Rumble on Noble Historic Downtown Anniston Saturday, August 28 Music Festival 2 p.m. - midnight www.rumbleonnoble.com
Gadsden’s RiverFest Albert Rains Blvd. Friday, June 11, 4 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 12, 1 p.m. until. (256) 543-3472, www.gadsdenriverfest.com A family friendly atmosphere with great musical entertainment, fireworks, arts, crafts, food, kids play area and more.
Alex City Jazz Fest & Historic Marker Dedication
Alexander City, June 11-12 Come and help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 11 and the dedication of an historic marker to commemorate 2010: The Year of Small Towns and Downtowns. Local dignitaries will speak and refreshments will be served (hours TBA). Then on Friday and Saturday evening, join in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Alex City Jazz Fest hosted by Russell Lands. First held to thank the customers of Frohsin’s Department Store and the citizens of Alexander City, this free annual milestone event will feature a music headliner and special activities on Friday in Strand Park downtown. On Saturday night, activities take place on the shores of Lake Martin at the Amphitheater.
Wedowee 3rd Annual Art on the Median Downtown Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (334) 863-6612. Free. Enjoy this art show with display by local and regional artist. Sponsored by the East Alabama Art Society.
Wedowee Arts Festival Downtown Sunday, June 6 - Sunday, June 13 (256) 357-4488. Arts, crafts, entertainment celebrating the small-town heritage of Wedowee.
The Summer 2010 issue of Longleaf