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Haunted History Presentation at Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center October 1

September 23, 2016

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism  presents  Debra Glass…Haunted History Presentation on October 1 at 1 PM at the Visitors Center. Debra Glass returns to reveal the historical secrets of her hometown, Florence, AL, and the Shoals area at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center. She will present stories behind the hauntings at several historic homes and buildings in downtown Florence. […]


Velcro Pygmies Plan Memorial Concert September 24

September 14, 2016

FLORENCE-The popular indie rock band Velcros Pygmies has planned a memorial concert for Jeremiah and Jacob Sanders on Saturday, September 24 at McFarland Park in Florence. The show, which is free and open to the public (all ages), will start at sundown with the park open at 7 p.m. for a meet and greet. Jacob […]


“Alabama Bus Boys” Reunion At AMHOF Features Narmore, Mann, Nutt & Werner September 23

September 13, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-A reunion of the “Alabama Bus Boys” — Mark Narmore, Mitch Mann, Jimmy Nutt and Andreas Werner — is planned at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.  The “Alabama Bus Boys” group was formed for a promotional event for the State of Alabama’s music and tourism in July. The group of singer/songwriters […]


New “Perks In The Park” Program Planned In Conjunction With September Trolley Tours

September 8, 2016

FLORENCE– Florence/Lauderdale Tourism is planning a new program called “Perks in the Park” for visitors and residents this fall. The September “Perks” programs will be held in conjunction with the popular trolley tours of historic downtown Florence offered by the Tennessee Valley Historical Society. After each trolley tour, a local historian will speak about the […]


Travel back in time… On the Trail of the Blue and the Gray

September 3, 2016

Explore historical downtown Florence on a relaxing trolley tour FLORENCE-This one hour trolley tour visits several historical sites associated with the Civil War in downtown Florence. Along the way, you’ll hear interesting stories about Florence during the war including the account of the gunboat battle at the Florence Wharf in 1862, and the story of […]


Saturday, September 3 next Swampette tour with music by Montgomery and Bender

August 28, 2016

THE SHOALS-The Swampette tour of area music venues will be Saturday, September 3, and is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. It will showcase the musical stylings of Justus Montgomery & TJ Bender, from 12 pm to 1 pm. This popular tour offers stops at FAME Studios, 3614 Jackson Highway and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. […]


Next Swampette Tours Set For September 3 And December 3

August 11, 2016

THE SHOALS-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism has announced future dates for its popular Swampette Tours of music heritage venues in the Shoals area. Dates are September 3 and December 3. Tours are led by “Swampette” Judy Hood, the wife of bass player David Hood, one of the famous Swampers — a group of session musicians who crafted the […]


Dulcimers Return To Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center August 12

August 6, 2016

FLORENCE-The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play dulcimer music in the Gallery on Friday, August 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. The dulcimer, which means “sweet sound,” is a four-stringed instrument developed in the 1700s in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The featured players use a tablature […]


‘Preserving The Past For The Future: Tales Of The Old Railroad Bridge’ At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism August 6

July 26, 2016

THE SHOALS-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism is pleased to bring The Old Railroad Bridge Company president Dave Reasons and Board Secretary James Bedsole for a presentation called “Preserving the Past for the Future: Tales of the Old Railroad Bridge.” The program will be held in the Gallery at the Visitor Center in McFarland Park in Florence on Saturday, […]


Swamp Fest Songwriters Series Returns To Visitor Center During 2016 WC Handy Music Festival

July 15, 2016

FLORENCE-Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and Crazy Chester Records will once again present the Swamp Fest Songwriters Series during this year’s W.C. Handy Music Festival. Several famous Shoals songwriters and entertainers from the past and present will perform in the Gallery of the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office & Visitor Center, located in McFarland Park in Florence, on four dates […]


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