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Dennis Sherer

Development Council presents checks to local festivals

September 1, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-On Friday, August 30 The Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council presented checks totaling $15,000 to three Tuscumbia events to help them boost the economy of The Shoals. “These festivals bring tourists into our area and help boost the local economy,” said Lauranne James, executive director of the development council. She credited Shoals legislators […]


We Rocked the World Trolley Tours continue in September

August 27, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau’s series of “We Rocked the World” trolley tours, continue Saturday, Sept. 28. The tour, led by music historian George Lair, will showcase Sheffield’s music attractions, including the original location of Muscle Shoals Sound at 3614 Jackson Highway, Cypress Moon Studios (the second location of Muscle Shoals Sound), and the […]


Labor Day celebrations help kick off September in Shoals

August 19, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Two of the oldest Labor Day celebrations in the nation will help usher in September in the Shoals. The 100th annual Shoals Labor Day Celebration at Spring Park in Tuscumbia, begins at begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 with a parade along Main Street. Political speeches and other activities will follow in Spring […]


“Willful Shadows”…The Story Of Sonny James And The Southern Gentlemen Book Signing AMHOF July 27

July 22, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will be hosting a book signing featuring “Willful Shadows” about Sonny James on July 27th at 2 p.m.   “Willful Shadows,” tells the story of Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen, written by one of The Southern Gentlemen himself, Gary Robble. During their time with Sonny James they were […]


We Rocked the World Trolley Tours continue Saturday, Aug. 17…Tour will showcase Sheffield music attractions that rocked the world

July 20, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau’s series of “We Rocked the World” trolley tours, continue Saturday, Aug. 17. The tour, led by music historian George Lair, will showcase Sheffield’s music attractions, including the original location of Muscle Shoals Sound at 3614 Jackson Highway, Cypress Moon Studios (the second location of Muscle Shoals Sound), and the […]


Restless Heart to headline at 23rd NUAL Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride July 19-20

July 6, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Riders from several states are getting ready to load up their horses and head to Gardiner Farm in Tuscumbia to help fight childhood cancer. The 23rd annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival is Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at Gardiner Farm, 85 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia. The festival includes trail […]


Fireworks will light the sky and music will fill to air to celebrate Independence Day

June 28, 2019

THE SHOALS-Freedom will ring throughout northwest Alabama in celebration of Independence Day. The largest Independence Day festival in the Shoals, the Spirit of Freedom Celebration at McFarland Park in Florence, is Thursday, July 4. Music will begin at 4 p.m., with headliner Déjà vu taking the stage at 6:45 p.m. The fireworks show will begin […]


Lifelong fan of Helen Keller honored to be festival grand marshal

June 27, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-To say Dr. Kenji Hamada is thrilled to be grand marshal of this year’s Helen Keller Festival, would be an understatement. “I was overwhelmed when they asked me to be grand marshal,” said Hamada, an entrepreneur and retired optometrist from Oregon. “It’s quite an honor to be grand marshal of a festival with such an […]


“We Rocked the World” music tours continue Saturday, July 6

June 21, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Tickets are available for the next “We Rocked the World” tour of local music attractions on Saturday, July 6. Music historian George Lair will lead the tour for the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. The journey through Muscle Shoals Music history, aboard the Tuscumbia trolley, includes tours of the Alabama Music Hall of […]


Helen Keller Festival Starts June 27….Schedule Of Events And More…

June 13, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Helen Keller Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 27 with a parade down Main Street in Tuscumbia that begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Kenji Hamada of Oregon is this year’s grand marshal.  A concert by The Velcro Pygmies will follow the parade at 7 p.m. in Spring Park. “The Miracle Worker” play will be […]


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