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  1. 1. FRIDAY, JULY 22 SAX IN THE CITY 7:00P-11:00PM Florence Golf & Country Club, Florence Music by: The Midnighters Sponsored by: 1st Metro Bank HANDY NIGHT 9:00PM-1:30AM Sidepockets, Florence ( $5 cover)-GP38 SATURDAY, JULY 23 THE BIG FISH CATFISH TOURNAMENT 5:30AM Registration McFarland Harbor, Florence 6:00 AM Start 3:00 PM Weigh-in ( $500 1st Prize) Cost: $30 per boat (2 person per boat) info (256)766-5726 Sponsored by: Coalition of Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders* Hensley Properties * TKs Grill & Spirits * Mid South Home Health Services DADOORUNRUN (5K) & FUN RUN (1 MILE) & WALK (1 MILE) W.C. Handy Home & Museum, Florence 6:30AM-7:30AM: Registration/ www.active.com/event 8:00AM: 5K Run (Certified) AL01020JD 9:00AM: 1 Mile Run & Walk Cost: Run - $12, $15 after July 16 Walk & Run - $8, $10 after July 16 Family Rate: $10 per member (3 or more) Music by: Crossroads Blues Band Sponsored by: Abroms & Associates, P.C . *Tennessee River Athletic Club * A.G.Edwards * LaHacienda * Net Gain PC Services Inc. 2 st ANNUAL GARRETT/GHOLSTON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Fighting Joe Course/Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Muscle Shoals 6:30AM Registration 8:00AM Tee Off Cost: Registration: Call 256/383-3583 – Larry Softley Four man scramble/best ball $80 per person Sponsored by: Brothers of Kappa Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity HANDY LUNCH 11:00AM-2:00 PM Logan’s, Florence – HappyTymes MALL JAZZ 2:00PM: Southgate Mall, Muscle Shoals Music by: Music Camp All-Stars Sponsored by: Southgate Mall Merchants Association LEMONADE, LAWN CHAIRS, LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 5:00PM-8:30PM: Killen United Methodist Church Pavilion, Killen Music by: Shoals Community Concert Band *Freed-Hardeman University “Battery” * Dillon Hodges & A’ginst the Grain * SONGFEST: MUSIC BLAST 7:00PM: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Cost: $20 General Admission Advance/$25 day of show/$30 reserve Gates open at 5:00PM Music by: The Commodores Live! & Eddie Floyd Sponsored by: TimesDaily * Buffalo Rock/Pepsi * Big River Broadcasting *Jim Bishop Chevrolet * Budweiser HANDY’S NIGHT OF TALENT 7:30PM: Something Ele’Gant (4 16 North Court Street), Florence Music by: J. Teezie * 1st Baptist Mass Choir of Florence * *Nate Slaughter *Thaddeus Rowell * Steppin’ Stones * After Dark Band* Sponsored by: Something Ele’Gant Florals & Gifts* Shalom Hair Salon* Jamie Thompson HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-9:00PM Backyard Burger, Florence- James Ed Combo Backyard Burger, Muscle Shoals – Max Russell 9:00PM-1:30PM Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) – Tony Brooks ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  2. 2. SUNDAY, JULY 24 TRI- STATE CENTURY BICYCLE RIDE MCFARLAND PARK, FLORENCE 6:00-8:00AM Registration & information email- info@handy100.com Festival (256) 766-7642** Bike’s Plus (256) 760-9202 7:15AM: Mass start (Route: 100 mile ride with options for shorter ride) Aid stations closes at 3:00PM/ Route closes at 4:00PM Cost: $25 (Helmets required) Maps- www.Handy100.com Sponsored by: Ricatoni’s Italian Grill *Bikes Plus * Bank Independent * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Health & Fitness Unlimited * Logan’s Roadhouse* Spires & Associates * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * PRAISING GOD THROUGH SONG 10:00AM First Christian Church, Florence LUNCH BREAK 11:00AM-2:00PM O’Charley’s, Florence- Chuck Redd Combo 11:30AM-2:00PM Brinley Brothers – Gary Motley Combo ARTWORKS 2005: Hot Jazz & Cold Lemonade 2:00PM-4:00PM: Tennessee Valley Art Center, Tuscumbia Cost : $3.00 adults/ $2.00 children/Group rates available Featuring: Members Exhibit Music by: Christine Gentry & Her Nephews DEEP AND RICH 2:00PM First Presbyterian Church, Florence Music by: Walter Santos OPEN HOUSE 2:30PM-4:00PM Wellington Place of the Shoals, Muscle Shoals Music by: The Thompson Trio AFTERNOON BREAK 2:00PM-5:00PM Logan’s, Florence – Rick Bell Combo 4:00PM-7:00PM Ricatoni’s, Florence - Happytymes Band OPENING CEREMONIES 6:00PM-8:00PM: W.C. Handy Home & Museum, Florence Music by: Eric Kirkman * Macedonia Mass Choir * Daughters of Zion * Bob Head * Spiritual Harmoneers * Harvey Thompson, Jr. * Ella West & Friends * Dwayne Murphy * Renewed * Sponsored by: City of Florence * Listerhilll Credit Union* Comcast Cable DETERMINED: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF W.C. HANDY – A DRAMA WRITTEN BY DOLORES SWOOPES NASH Shoals Theatre, Florence 7:00PM Prelude – Deacons of Dixieland 8:00PM: Performance Cost: $7 advance/$8 at the door Sponsored by: City of Florence *Cypress Realty *JoAnn & David Thomas * B. Perry Enterprises-Brad Perry * Robert & Nancy Gonce *Ann’s Corner Specialty Shop * Rosie Cole * Greg Napps * Comcast Cable * Thompson & Sons * Colbert County Extension Service * Law Office of Robert Smith * Blacks in Government * Saint”s Funeral Home * HANDY NIGHTS 7:00PM-10:00PM: Logan’s, Florence – Mike Griffin 8:00PM-mn The Smokehouse, Florence – Michael Ledbetter Scores/ Webster, Sheffield- Rolllin in the Hay 9:00PM-1:30AM Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) – Wayne Mills Band 9:00PM- TK’s Mystic Harbor, Florence ( $10 cover) – Travis Wammack Bayou Blue, Florence – Zack Hacker MONDAY, JULY 25 BREAKFAST WITH THE BLUES 7:30AM-900PM Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Happytymes Jazz Band Sponsored by: Compass Bank * Shoals Chamber of Commerce* Café Le Crumbs* Paper & Chemical Supply * Grand Rental Station * HANDY LUNCH 11:00AM-2:00PM: Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence-Microwave Dave Smokehouse, Florence – Mann & Mefford Logan’s, Florence – Deacons of Dixieland BOOK IT WITH JAZZ 11:00AM-1:00PM: Helen Keller Public Library, Tuscumbia Cost: $5 (for lunch) Music by: Tom Wolfe and Friends Sponsored by: Romans Pianos * Sparks-Freeze Music *Tuscumbia ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  3. 3. Utilities *Colbert County Commission POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Showing: “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” CHECK OUT THE BLUES NOON-1:30PM: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence Music by: Chuck Redd and Friends Sponsored by: Friends of the Library JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON Noon-2:00PM A.W. Todd Centre, Russellville Music by: Eric Essix Duo Sponsored by: Russellville Hospital * Valley State Bank * Franklin County Chamber of Commerce * Clark Pulley * Russellville Financial * Dairy Queen * Community Spirit Bank * Alabama Central Credit Union * Southern Care Hospice * G & S Concessions & Catering NORTHWOOD ROCKS THE BLOCK North Wood United Methodist Church, Florence 4:00pm-7:00PM Swamp John’s eat in-take out $7.00 6:00pm-8:00PM Music by: The Thompson Trio AT SUNDOWN 5:00PM-6:00PM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Russell, Mitch, David & Tom Sponsored by: Florence Main Street • Mefford’s Jewelers* Merrill-Lynch * Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services * Billy Reid at Pickett Place*Home Lenders of the Shoals * Boll Weevil Soap Co. * The Morse Group * The Book Lion Shoppe * Integrity Therapy Group * MALL JAZZ 6:30PM: Regency Square Mall Music by: The Big Band Sponsored by: Regency Square Mall THE STREAM BAND 6:00pm-9:00pm Highland Baptist Church Parking Lot, Florence Music by: The Stream Band TAKE A BREAK 6:00pm First Baptist Church, Florence Music by: Christine Gentry & Her Nephews LISTENING ROOM 6:15PM-7:45PM Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Tim Goodwin and Friends Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank • Shoals Community Theatre • Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano SUNSET SERENADE 6:30PM-8:00PM: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio/Cypress Moon Studios at Riverfront Park – Alabama Avenue, Sheffield Music by: The Decoys Sponsored by: Carter Oil Company * Sheffield Utilities * Oral & Facial Surgery of the Shoals *City of Sheffield * Colbert County Commission * Sheffield Business and Professional Association * Town Plaza Café * Leigh, King & Associates * Sheffield Parks & Recreation Department JOYFUL SOUNDS 7:00PM: First United Methodist Church, Florence Music by: Handy Celebration Choirs AFTER SUNDOWN 7:00PM-9:00PM Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Replay Sponsored by : Pegasus Records TAKE A BREAK 7:00PM North Florence Pocket Park, Florence Music by: Mars Hill Jazz Band DETERMINED: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF W.C. HANDY – A DRAMA WRITTEN BY DOLORES SWOOPES NASH Shoals Theatre, Florence 7 :00PM Prelude – Deacons of Dixieland 8:00PM: Shoals Theatre, Florence Cost: $7 advance/$8 at the door Sponsored by: City of Florence * Cypress Realty *David & JoAnn Thomas B. Perry Enterprises-Brad Perry *Robert & Nancy Gonce *Thompson & Sons *Ann’s Corner Specialty Shop * Greg Napps *Comcast Cable * Rosie Cole *Law Office of Robert Smith * Blacks in Government * Saint’s Funeral Home * SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 8:00PM-10:00PM: Swampers - Shoals Marriott Hotel & Spa, Florence ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  4. 4. Music by: Songwriters in the Round - Walt Aldridge, Greg Barnhill, Donnie Lowery Sponsored by: *ASCAP * Big River Broadcasting * Muscle Shoals Music Association * FAME * * Muscle Shoals Records * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * International Paper * LISTENING ROOM 8:00PM--9:00PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Howard Lamb and Friends Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank *Shoals Community Theatre *Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano BLUES AT THE KEYNOTE ROOM 8:00PM Keynote Room, Florence Music by: Denise LaSalle & Bill Coday Cost: $25.00 Tickets available at Pegasus Records, The London Shop, Ace Variety. HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-9:00PM: Peking, Florence –Kent DuChaine Cold Water Books, Tuscumbia – Pine Hill Haints Red Lobster, Florence-Fritz Pizitz 7:00PM-11:00PM: Logan’s Roadhouse, Florence – Iguana Party Holiday Inn, Sheffield – Zack Hacker 8:00-11:00PM: Famous Dave’s, Florence – Eric Essix 8:00PM-Midnight Ricatoni’s Italian Grill , Florence – Karen Gruber Brinley Brothers, Florence –( Street Party w/ cover Charge)- 17th Floor Something Fishy, Muscle Shoals – Mike Griffin 8:00PM-12:30AM: Score’s/Webster, Sheffield – Rudy Mockabee & The Music Company 9PM-Midnight: Bayou Blue, Florence – Kenny & The C Notes LaFonda, Florence – Unique Groove 9:00PM – 1:00AM The Smokehouse, Florence – Southern Tranquility 9:00PM-1:30PM Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) - Crawlers TUESDAY, JULY 26 KIDZ JAMM 10:00AM: Tennessee Valley Art Center, Tuscumbia Music by: Shoals Area Piano Students with Bob Wray & James Counts Sponsored by: Friends of the Festival LUNCH BREAK 11:00AM-2:00PM: Sweet Basil Café, Florence (reservations required, call 764-5991-special menu) – Mickey Buckins Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence- Gary Lamb Duo Smokehouse, Florence- Kojaks GROOVY KIND OF LUNCH 11:15AM- 1:00 PM: Keynote Room, Florence Admission: Free Lunch Music by: Lenny LeBlanc & Band Sponsored by: Lenny LeBlanc * Chick- Fil- A @ Regency Square Mall* WQLT Big River Broadcasting * The Keynote Room * Florence Wal- Mart * POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Showing: “The St. Louis Blues “ HANDY LUNCH NOON-1:30PM Northwest Shoals Community College Hospitality Room, Muscle Shoals Campus Music by: Eric Essix Sponsored by: First Metro Bank * Buffalo Rock * Valley Credit Union * Tom Jones Insurance LITERALLY MUSIC NOON: Handy Home & Museum, Florence Featuring: Dihanne Westfield & Frank Travis Poetry Competition Winners Sponsored by: Gonce & Associates ABCs OF BLUES & JAZZ & BEYOND 1:30PM-2:30PM: Mt. Moriah Family Life Center, Florence Music by: Festival All-Stars Sponsored by: Cosmetic Dentistry of the Shoals *Friends of Education * Shoals Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority * JAZZ MELODIES 1:30PM-3:30PM Merrill-Gardens, Florence Featuring: Thompson Trio with Edsel Holden STORYTIME 2:00PM Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence Featuring: Ms.AL Sponsored by: Youth Service Department, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library MUSICAL SPELLING JAZZ BEE 2:30PM: Mt. Moriah Family Life Center, Florence Sponsored by: College Career Enterprises * M & G Classic Upholstery ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  5. 5. Dora’s Beauty Salon *Something Ele’Gant Florals & Gifts AFTERNOON BREAK 5:00PM-7:00pm Mapleton Cellars, Florence Music by: Thompson Trio AT SUNDOWN 5:00PM-6:00PM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Happytymes Jazz Band Sponsored by: Florence Main Street • Mefford’s Jewelers * Merrill- Lynch * Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services * Billy Reid at Pickett Place * Home Lenders of the Shoals * The Morse Group * Boll Weevil Soap Co. * The Book Lion Shoppe * Integrity Therapy Group * EVENING OF TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALS 6:00PM-7:00PM Magnolia Church of Christ, Florence Music by: The Magnolia Singers under the direction of Glenn Rikard LISTENING ROOM 6:15PM-7:45PM Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Mike Shepherd and Friends Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank * Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano * Shoals Community Theatre SUMMER IN SPRING PARK 6:30PM-9:00PM Spring Park, Tuscumbia Music by: The Decoys / Quad Cities Mass Choir / Expressions Sponsored by: City of Tuscumbia AFTER SUNDOWN 7:00PM-9:00PM Wilson Park, Florence Music By: Fritz Pizitz Sponsored by: Pegasus Records MUSIC AND FOOD FEST ON NORTH COURT MEDIAN 7:00PM-11:00PM: North Court Median, Florence Music by: The Midnighters Food by: Café Le Crumbs Sponsored by: Alabama Outdoors • Antiques on Court • Off-Campus Bookstore *Abramson Antiques *Terrinell Lyons, Attorney *Lynch & Lynch *Johnson, Stack & Johnson *Tim & Carol Stevenson *UNA National Alumni Association *Compass Bank *Little Frame Shop/Lori Davis Gallery *Lilly’s Sportswear *Café Le Crumbs* Wilson’s Fabrics MALL MUSIC: BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS 6:00PM-8:00PM Regency Square Mall, Florence Sponsored by: Just For Fun Recording Services SEVEN POINTS CONNECTION 6:00PM-8:00PM: Seven Points Pocket Park, Florence: Music by: Absylom Rising / Dillon Hodges Sponsored by: Thornton Chrysler Dodge of Florence * Florence Federal Credit Union * Northwood Pharmacy * Hometown Market * A Cut Above * Andy’s Full Service Salon * Bob’s Tire & Alignment * Bohannon Services * Double D’s Discount * Hodgepodge Antiques * Mike Franks Insurance * Security Lock & Key * Shoals Engineering * Tax Mart * The Carpet Store * The Salon * SunTrust Bank North Florence Branch * Williams Cleaners * Will & Dee’s Florist * McDonald’s * ST. JAMES PRESENTS GOSPEL AT HANDY 6:00PM-8:00PM: St. James MB Church, Florence Featuring: St. James Special Chorus & Guests THE HEART AND SOUL OF HANDY 4:00PM-7:00PM: Gaston Chapel PB Church, Sheffield Food By: Swamp John’s ($7 eat in/ take out) 7:00PM: Free Concert Directed by Eric Kirkman Sponsored by: Family Ford * Gaston Chapel * Thompson & Son Funeral Home JAZZ CONCERT 7:00PM Westminster Presbyterian Church, Florence Music by: Deacons of Dixieland EVENING AT THE ROXY 7:00pm Roxy Theatre, Russellville Cost: $5 (children under age 6 free) Music by: Microwave Dave & The Nukes / Kent DuChaine Sponsored by: Family Pharmacy/The Drug Shop* Citizen’s Bank * Wooten Chiropractic * Valley State Bank * Dr. Kevin Kelly * Bedford, Rogers, Bowling * Tennessee Valley Realty * Franklin County Times * Sinclair Lawrence Insurance * Citizen’s Investment & Insurance * Abstract & Appraisal * Russellville Electric Board * Pilgrim’s Place * Alfa Insurance – Joe Porter * Clark Pulley * Lanny Norris – State Farm * Russellville Gas Board* Troy & Brenda Oliver * Dr. & Mrs. L.V. Santos * Parker Architect * D & D Building Supply * William & Debbie Nale * Strickland & Barksdale CPA * Russellville Water Board * Tinker & Susie Malone * Sparks Saw Service * ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  6. 6. MALL JAZZ 7:00PM-8:00PM: Southgate Mall, Muscle Shoals Music by: The Little Big Band Sponsored by: Southgate Mall Merchant’s Association TAKE A BREAK 7:00PM-9:00PM Mobile Plaza, Florence Music by: James Ed Combo Sponsored by: Bill Cochran - Nationwide Insurance LISTENING ROOM 8:00PM-9:30PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Laszlo Gardony and Friends Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank • Shoals Community Theatre * Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 8:00PM:-10:00PM Swampers- Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence Featuring: Songwriters in the round- Marty Raybon, Randy McCormick, Mickey Buckins, Will Robinson Sponsored by: *ASCAP *Big River Broadcasting * FAME * Muscle Shoals Records * Muscle Shoals Music Association * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * International Paper HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-8:00PM: Lori Davis Gallery - John McAndrew 6:00PM-9:00PM: Red Lobster, Florence – Eric Essix O’Charley’s, Florence – Melissa Daniel Band 7:00PM-11:00PM: Logan's, Florence – Off the Chain 7:300PM-1030PM Elks Lodge, Florence – Kozmic Mama 8:00PM-11:00PM Famous Dave’s, Florence –Pine Hill Haints 8:00PM-Midnight: Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Topper Price Outback, Sheffield – Rollin’ in the Hay Something Fishy, Muscle Shoals- Monkee & the Spank Daddies Bayou Blue – The Decoys Brinley Brothers, Florence – Street Party –(Cover Charge) – Gulliver/ Fiddleworms 8:00PM-12:30PM Scores/Webster, Sheffield – Mike Griffin 9:00PM-mn LaFonda, Florence – Iguana Party Bayou Blue – The Decoys 9:00PM-1:30AM Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) - Amphetamine WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 READ ALL ABOUT W. C. HANDY 10:00AM: Russellville Public Library Sponsored by: Franklin County Arts Council *Book Lovers Club ART BREAK IN THE PARK 11:00AM-2:00PM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Fritz Pizitz * The Thompson Trio * Poza Dance Troupe* Blue Mother Tupelo * Sponsored by: Pounders & Associates * Myron F. Gardner-State Farm * Burt’s Carpet Cleaning Service * W. Curt Brown * Harvey & Sierria Thompson * Joseph & Frankie Hogan * Big River Broadcasting* George Storr LUNCH BREAK 11:00AM-2:00PM Sweet Basil, Florence (reservation required, call 764-5911 – special menu) – John McAndrew Ricatoni’s, Florence - Absylom Rising Scottie’s@ Cypress Lake, M.S. Karen Gruber Sponsored by: First Southern Bank 11:30AM-2:00PM Brinley Brothers, Florence – Dillon Hodges POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Showing: “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll” LUNCH IN THE PARK NOON-1:30PM Gattman Park Recreation Center, Muscle Shoals Music by: Deacons of Dixieland AT SUNDOWN 5:00PM-6:00PM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Pine Hill Haints Sponsored by: Florence Main Street • Mefford’s Jewelers • *Merrill-Lynch * Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services * Billy Reid at Pickett Place * Home Lenders of the Shoals * Boll Weevil Soap Company * Integrity Therapy Group * The Morse Group * The Book Lion Shoppe * ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  7. 7. JAZZ AND DINNER 5:00PM Grace Episcopal Church, Sheffield Music by: Gary Motley & Veronica Tate 6:00PM Dinner: $10.00 (Reservations 256/383-2014) 7:00PM Music by Tom Wolfe & Friends Sponsored by: Grace Episcopal Church DINNER ON THE GROUNDS 5:00PM-7:00PM: 1st United Methodist Church, Tuscumbia Music by: Deacons of Dixieland MALL MUSIC: BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS 6:00pm-8:00pm Regency Square Mall, Florence Sponsored by: Just For Fun Recording Services LISTENING ROOM 6:15PM-7:45PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Tim Goodwin Combo Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank *Shoals Community Theatre *Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano HANDY’S CHURCH: MUSIC IN THE BLACK CHURCH Greater St. Paul AME Church, Florence 6:30PM-7:30PM: Featuring: Quad-Cities Mass Choir & Minister Pricilla Thomas & Friends 8:00PM-9:00PM: Featuring: Quad-Cities Mass Choir & Minister Priscilla Thomas & Friends Transportation: Free Shuttle every 15 minutes from Florence Parking Deck to Church by NACOLG Dine in or carry out: Brown Bag Lunch: Fish, Chips, & Soda ($6.00) Sponsored by: Chad’s Pay-Less Pharmacy * Greater St. Paul H.O.P.E. AFTER SUNDOWN 8:00PM-9:30PM Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Iguana Party Sponsored by: Pegasus Records LISTENING ROOM 8:00PM-9:30PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Ken Watters Combo Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank * Shoals Community Theatre * Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 8:00PM:-10:00PM: Swampers, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence Featuring: Songwriters in the Round - Gary Nicholson, Donnie Fritts, Brad Crisler, Chris Thompkins Sponsored by *ASCAP *Big River Broadcasting* Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa* Muscle Shoals Records * International Paper * FAME * Muscle Shoals Music Association HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-9:00PM: Red Lobster, Florence – Microwave Dave 7:00PM-10:00PM: Holiday Inn, Sheffield – John McAndrew 7:00PM-11:00PM Logan’s, Florence – Eric Essix Cajun’s, Sheffield –Max Russell 8:00PM-11:00PM Rivertown, Florence – Dillon Hodges 8:00PM-Midnight Outback Steakhouse, Sheffield – Drivin’ and Cryin’ Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Robert Redd Combo 8:00PM-1:30AM Sidepockets, Florence ($10 cover) – Gary Nichols ( 8:00-10PM) Rollin in the Hay (10:30PM-1:30AM) 9:00PM- Bayou Blue – The Toy Shop 9:00PM-1:00AM: The Smokehouse, Florence – Absylom Rising Score’s/Webster, Sheffield – Midnighters 9:30PM-midnight LaFonda, Florence – Kent DuChaine THURSDAY, JULY 28 MASTER CLASS 10:30AM-NOON: Counts Brothers Music, Muscle Shoals Music by: Chuck Redd/ Robert Redd / Lloyd Wells / Neal Starkey HANDY’S ON THE PLAZA 11:00AM-1:00PM: Mobile Plaza, Florence Cost: $7.00 Music by: Emil Orth & the Beale Street Street Jazz Band * Sonny Harris and Friends Sponsored by: Downtown Florence Unlimited * Compass Bank *1st Baptist, Florence *1st Presbyterian, Florence *City of Florence Departments: Park & Recreation, Urban Forestry, Gas, Fire, Street, Electricity *Bob Whitten, Architect* Charlotte & Jerry Dean at Cypress Realty Group, Inc. * City of Florence Mayor and City Council* Joe Whitaker, New York Life* Billy Reid at Pickett Place * Potts & Young * Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services *Home Lenders of the Shoals * Integrity Therapy Group * The Morse Group* Shayne Albright Auctions * Audio Hearing Aids- Studio 124 * HANDY LUNCH 11:00AM-1:00PM: Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Pine Hill Haints ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  8. 8. 11:00AM-2:00PM Scottie’s@Cypress Lakes, Muscle Shoals- Karen Gruber Sponsored by: First Southern Bank SWINGING SENIORS 11:30am-1:30pm Florence Coliseum, Florence Music by: Happytymes Jazz Band Cost: Free event ( lunch by reservation $6 call 768-8056) Sponsored by: Florence & Shoals LifeWise POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Showing: “The St. Louis Blues “ SENIOR FUN NOON: Lincoln Street Senior Center, Florence Music by: John McAndrew Sponsored by: Florence Housing Authority STORYTIME 1:00PM-4:00PM: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Featuring: Alice Yeager Sponsored by: Youth Services Department, Florence Public Library : BLUES- N- BREAD PUDDING 3:00PM-4:00PM: Sheffield Public Library, Sheffield Music by: Gary Motley Combo Sponsored by: Sheffield Business and Professional Association * David Claunch/ Claunch Café * Friends of the Sheffield Library * Medical Center Pharmacy * AT SUNDOWN 5:00PM-6:00PM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by James Ed Combo Sponsored by: Mefford’s Jewelers • Florence Main Street • Merrill-Lynch * Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services * Billy Reid at Pickett Place * Home Lenders of the Shoals * Boll Weevil Soap Company* Integrity Therapy Group * The Book Lion Shoppe * The Morse Group * BEALE STREET BLUES 6:00PM-8:00PM: Lewis Field, Florence Music by: The Midnighters Sponsored by: TimesDaily * Pillar of Fire Productions AN EVENING OF CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL SPIRITUALS 6:00PM: Magnolia Church of Christ, 2560 Vulcan Drive, Florence Music by: Magnolia Singers, under the direction of Glenn Rikard PICNIC ON THE LAWN 6:00PM-9:00PM: Larimore Home, Mars Hill Bible School Campus, Florence Cost: $10 – Advance ticket is required, available at Festival Office Music by: Emil Orth & The Beale Street Corner Jazz Band Mars Hill Jazz Band Sponsored by: Associated Women’s Organization MALL MUSIC: BATTLE OF THE CHOIRS 6:00PM-8:00PM Regency Square Mall, Florence Sponsored by: Just For Fun Recording Services LISTENING ROOM 6:15PM-7:30PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Bill Goodwin Combo Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank • Shoals Community Theatre • Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano EVENING MUSIC ON THE PLAZA 7:00PM-9:00PM Mobile Plaza, Florence Music by: Eric Essix Sponsored by: Grogan Jewelers AFTER SUNDOWN 7:00PM-9:00PM Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Lynn Cardona Sponsored by: Pegasus Records ST. JAMES SINGS 7:00PM: St. James United Methodist Church, Florence Music by: St. James Special Gospel Chorus, Orr Sisters ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S PRESENTS 7:30PM-10:30PM St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Florence Music by: Kenny & The C Notes Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic LISTENING ROOM 7:45-9:15PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: John McAndrew Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank * Open MRI of Florence *Shoals Community Theatre EVENING AT THE RITZ 8:00PM: Ritz Theatre, Sheffield Cost: $15.00 Music by: Player’s Choice- Legends of Jazz with Gary Motley & Friends Sponsored by: Tarkett Alabama Inc. • International Paper ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  9. 9. SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 8:00PM:-10:00PM: Swampers, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence Music by: Songwriters in the Round – Russell Smith, Dave Gibson, Gary Nichols, Wes Loper Sponsored by: *ASCAP * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Muscle Shoals Records* Muscle Shoals Music Association * International Paper * FAME * Big River Broadcasting HANDY ON THE HILL 8:00 PM: West College Street, Florence Music by: Off the Chain Sponsored by: Suds-R-Us Laundromat * Nu Look Barbershop* Herman’s Cut & Style * Johnson’s Cleaners * Saint’s Funeral Home * John’s Package Store * Curtis Simpson, Attorney * First Impressions Beauty Salon * Bunyan’s Barbeque * Dollar General * Touch of Class Barber Shop * Unique Car Care * HANDY NIGHTS 6:00pm-9:00PM Red Lobster, Florence – Kojak O’Charley’s, Florence-Absylom Rising 6:00PM-10:00PM Frank’s Italian Restaurant, Muscle Shoals – Max Russell 7:00PM- Hogs & Heifers, Tuscumbia – Jeff Henson /Rodney Bryant Band 7:30PM-10:30PM Elk’s Lodge, Florence – Microwave Dave 7:00PM-11:00PM: Logan’s, Florence - Kozmic Mama 8:00PM-11:00PM: Famous Dave’s, Florence –Kent DuChaine Rivertown, Florence – Pine Hill Haints Pilot House, Tuscumbia – Thompson Trio 8:00PM-Midnight: Outback Steakhouse, Sheffield – Velcro Pygmies Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Fritz Pizitz Something Fishy, Muscle Shoals – The Decoys 9:00PM- Bayou Blue – Hans McMiinamin: Delta Blues 9:00PM- Midnight LaFonda, Florence-Replay 9:00PM-1:00AM The Smokehouse, Florence – Rollin in the Hay 9:00PM-1:30AM: Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) – Dog Soldier Score’s/Webster, Sheffield – Wayne Mills & The Kindred FRIDAY, JULY 29 HANDY’S ON THE PLAZA 11:00AM-1:00PM: Mobile Plaza, Florence Cost: $7.00 Music by: Emil Orth & the Beale Street Jazz Band * Gary Lamb Combo Sponsored by: Downtown Florence Unlimited * Compass Bank * Florence 1st Baptist Church* Florence 1st Presbyterian Church * City of Florence Departments : Parks & Recreation , Urban Forestry, Street, Gas, Electricity, Fire & Police* Bob Whitten Architect* Charlotte & Jerry Dean at Cypress Realty Group, Inc* City of Florence Mayor and City Council * Joe Whitaker, New York Life Marty Hinton State Farm Insurance & Financial Services * Billy Reid at Pickett Place * Home Lenders of the Shoals * Potts & Young * Integrity Therapy Group The Morse Group * Shayne Albright Auctions *Audioiology – Studio 124 * MT. MORIAH FISH FRY 11:00AM- 6:30PM Mt. Moriah Family Life Center, Florence Cost: $6.50 eat in/take out Sponsored by: Mt. Moriah PB Church, Florence POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame Showing: “The St. Louis Blues” RIVER ROLLERS NOON: TVA Environmental Research Center Auditorium, Muscle Shoals Music by: Deborah Nehemiah & Friends Sponsored by: The National Management Association, Muscle Shoals Chapter STORYTIM E 2:00PM: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence Featuring: Alice Yeager Sponsored by: Youth Services Department, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library LISTENING ROOM 5:15PM-6:15PM: Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Lloyd Wells Combo Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank • Shoals Community Theatre • Open MRI of Florence * Ryan Piano RIVERSIDE JAZZ 5:00PM-10:00PM: McFarland Park, Florence (Rain Location: Florence Coliseum) Music by: Richard Johnston* Navy Band Memphis * Howard Lamb And Friends * Dillon Hodges * Expressions * James Ed Combo * Off the Chain * Transportation: Free shuttle every 15 minutes from Florence Parking Deck to McFarland Park provided by NACOLG. Sponsored by: City of Florence ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  10. 10. PIANO FUN 6:00PM-8:00PM Roman’s Piano, Tuscumbia Music by: Laszlo Gardony WATERLOO JAZZ SOAREE 6:00PM-8:00PM: Edith Culver Memorial Museum, Waterloo Music by: Shoals Dixieland Band Sponsored by: Farmers & Merchants Bank of Waterloo • Lauderdale County Commission • Tim Ray Farms MALL MUSIC: REGENCY JUNIOR IDOL FINALS 6:00P-8:00PM: Regency Square Mall, Florence Sponsored by: Just For Fun Recording Services ROLLING ON THE TENNESSEE Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville 6:30PM Fashion Show 7:00PM: Jeff Whitlow 7:30PM: Dorothy Cole as “Tina Turner” Sponsored by: Joe Wheeler State Park • Florence-Lauderdale Tourism • Lauderdale County Commission SHOALS PRAISE AND WORSHIP CHOIR 7:00PM: Woodmont Baptist Church, Florence Music by: Shoals Praise and Worship Choir, Fred Hendon Director SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 8:00pm-10:00pm Swampers, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, Florence Music by: Songwriters in the Round – Monty Powell, Anna Wilson, Gordon Kennedy Jason Matthews Sponsored by: ASCAP * Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * Big River Broadcasting * Muscle Shoals Music Association * International Paper * FAME * Muscle Shoals Records * HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-10:00PM Frank’s Italian Restaurant, M.S. – Barry Billings 7:00PM-9:00PM Nolen Cole Gallery, Florence - Eric Essix Duo 7:00PM-11:00PM Holiday Inn, Sheffield – The Decoys 8:00PM-11:00PM: Pilot House, Tuscumbia-James Ed Combo 8:00PM-mn Brinley Brothers, Florence – Fritz Pizitz 9:00PM-Midnight: P.J.’s, Muscle Shoals – The Midnighters Logan’s Roadhouse, Florence – Kings of Outer Space R R icatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – Kent DuChaine Bayou Blue, Florence - Gary Nichols & Russell Smith 9:00PM-1:00AM: Hogs & Heifers, Tuscumbia –Bishop Black Band The Smokehouse, Florence – A,mphatomine Holiday Inn, Sheffield – The Decoys Louie Louie’s Martini & Cigar Bar, Sheffield – “Mile 8” TK’s Mystic Harbor, Florence – Travis Wammack ($10 cover charge) LaFonda, Florence – Microwave Dave 9:00PM-1:30PM: Score’s/Webster, Sheffield – Kozmic Mama Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) – Jimmy’s Nature SATURDAY, JULY 30 CAR & TRUCK SHOW Wilson Park, Florence 9:00AM-Noon Registration:Call Bobby Bates @ 383-9478 or Polly O’Connor @ 757-9992 or www.shoalscarandtruckclub.com 3:30PM 4:00PM Awards Presentation Cost: $20 each 40 classes Sponsored by: Shoals Car & Truck Club * Florence Trophy Co. * *Tri-Cities Transmission*Rooney’s Body Shop. *Nelda Stephenson Chevrolet- Cadillac *KrispyKreme * O’Reilly Auto Parts* Rhino Linings of the Shoals* Shoals Wheel & Tire* Professional Chiropractic Center* Flexco* Dan Wachtel Ford* Harold’s Muffler GETTIN' READY TO STRUT 9:30AM: Offices of Gonce, Young, Collum-Butler, Attorneys, Florence Music by: Dillon Hodges STAMP OUT THE BLUES 9:00AM: Florence Post Office, Seminary Street, Florence Music by: Navy Band Memphis STREET STRUT & PARADE 10:00AM: Wilson Park, Florence Music by: Emil Orth & The Beale Street Jazz Band & Unique Groove & Mars Hill Jazz Band Sponsored by: Nelda Stephenson Chevrolet, Cadillac MASTER CLASS – THE BLUES 11:00AM Nolen Cole Gallery, Florence Featuring: Richard Johnston MT. MORIAH FISH FRY 11:00AM-6:00PM: Mt. Moriah Family Life Center, Florence Cost: $6.50 eat in/take out Sponsored by: Mt. Moriah PB Church ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  11. 11. MIMOSAS AND MUSIC AT CAF É LE CRUMBS, FLORENCE 11:00AM-1:00PM Fiddleworms/Mitch, Russell, Tom, Rob, David, Kenny & the “C” Notes HANDY LUNCH 11:00AM-2:00PM: Ricatoni’s, Florence – Robert Redd Combo NOON-3:00PM Logan’s, Florence-Tom Wolfe and Friends POPCORN AND A MOVIE NOON: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia Showing: “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll “ END OF SUMMER READING PROGRAM CARNIVAL 2:00PM: Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence Cost: Summer Reading Program (free) guests ($.50 each ticket) Sponsored by: Youth Services Department, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library MUSIC IN THE AFTERNOON 2:00PM-4:00PM: Martin’s Family Clothing, Florence Music by: Microwave Dave and the Nukes MALL JAZZ 2:00PM Regency Square Mall, Florence Music by: Music Camp All-Stars LISTENING ROOM 2:00PM-3:30PM Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music by: Navy Band Memphis Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank * Open MRI of Florence* Shoals Community Theatre LISTENING ROOM 4:00PM-5:00PM Zodiac Theatre, Florence Music By: Neal Starkey and Friends Sponsored by: SunTrust Bank * Open MRI of Florence * Shoals Community Theatre YOUTH CONFERENCE & CONCERT 5:30PM Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Florence Featuring: Rap Groups, Kenn Orr, Dance Teams, Athletes , and more Sponsored by: FORCE Youth Ministry of New Birth Ministries * WFIX-91.3 * Lifeway Christian Store * Jamie Hood Jewelers * Webster Hotels & Suites * Shalom Hair Salon * Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits * Bobby Denton* Ray Miller Buick-Pontiac-GMC Inc. * TVA Federal Credit Union* E B Games* Listerhill Credit Union * Tom Heflin, Attorney* CocaCola FROLIC 6:30PM-7:30PM: Courtyard of Norton Auditorium, Florence Featuring: Shoals Concert Band Sponsored by: Gonce, Young, Collum-Butler Attorneys • Appraisal Services HEADLINER CONCERT 8:00PM: Norton Auditorium, Florence Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Featuring: Ellis Marsalis Sponsored by: Music Preservation Society, Inc. * University of North Alabama HANDY NIGHTS 6:00PM-8:00PM Nolen Cole Gallery, Florence- Pine Hill Haints 6:00PM-9:00PM Backyard Burger, Florence – Melissa Daniel Duo Backyard Burger, Muscle Shoals- James Ed Combo 6:00PM-10:00PM Frank’s Italian Restaurant, M.S. –Max Russell 9:00PM- Bayou Blue, Florence – Michael Ledbetter Band 9:00PM-Midnight: LaFonda, Florence- Off the Chain Nolen Cole Gallery, Florence - Kojaks 9:00PM-1:00AM The Smokehouse, Florence – Dog Soldier Louie Louie’s Martini & Cigar Bar, Sheffield – Wayne Mills Band Sidepockets, Florence ($5 cover) – Kozmic Mama Holiday Inn, Sheffield – Illusion Band & Show HANDY JAM 9:00PM-Until: Ricatoni’s Italian Grill, Florence – ALL-STAR REVUE SONGFEST: SWAMPERS IN THE ROUND 10:00PM- Until: Swampers, Florence – The Decoys Sponsored by: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa * ASCAP * Muscle Shoals Music Association * Big River Broadcasting * FAME * International Paper * Muscle Shoals Records SUNDAY, JULY 31 HANDY NIGHT ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  12. 12. 9PM- Bayou Blue, Florence – The Toy Shop Sidepockets, Florence ( $5 cover) – Kings of Outer Space In case of rain, alternate locations for outdoor events have been scheduled. Please check with the Festival Office between 10:00AM-6:00PM for specific information, (256)766-7642, website: http://www.wchandymusicfestival.org W.C. Handy Music Festival is an Alabama Top 20 Event, three-time Cultural Olympiad Regional Designee and Southeast Tourism Top 20 Event/July. Add: Appalachia/National Geographic Geotourism Featured Site Make plans now to attend the 2006 W.C. Handy Music Festival, July 23 - 29, 2006 GENERAL SPONSORS: Tennessee Valley Authority * International Paper * Centiva * Region’s Bank * Lauderdale County Commission * Colbert County Commission * Holt, Mussleman, Holt & Morgan* Bank Independent * Listerhill Credit Union *AmSouth Bank * Patterson, Prince & Associates * Gonce & Associates * Muscle Shoals Music Association * ASCAP City of Florence * Downtown Florence Unlimited * Printers and Stationers* University of North Alabama * TNT Fireworks * PBS * Sutherland Sight & Sound * Coca Cola * TimesDaily * WZZA *Tennessee Valley Art Association * Florence– Lauderdale Tourism Bureau * Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau * BellSouth* Alabama Land Services* Marigail Mathis * ARTifacts Gallery *A.G. Edwards * Anderson & Anderson * Dr. James O. Zickler * Gilchrist Construction Company * McCrory Buildiing * Regions Bank * SCA Tissue * Allegra Printing * Connolly Animal Clinic PC * Boyd Auto Sales, Mackey Boyd Owner * White Valley Bottling Company * Long Lewis Ford * RC&D Council * SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS : The 13th Annual W.C. Handy Festival Music Camp and All-Star performances have been made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts & Comcast Cable* Friends of the Festival Songfest 2005 * University of North Alabama Department of Music NURSING HOMES’ MINI- CONCERTS have been made possible by support from Comcast Cable * Nancy & Gary Hill * Gonce & Associates* Open MRI of Florence * ECM Hospital * Selwyn Jones * Shoals Pharmacy * Posters sponsored and printed by: Printers & Stationers Design winner: Stacie Cofield Web site design: David Messer * Jeff McCrary * Transportation by: Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Web site made possible by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel Sound provided by: Sutherland Sight & Sound Brochure printed by: Printers and Stationers * Joe Romans Special project support: Alabama State Council on the Arts * Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments * Shoals Chamber of Commerce * Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel Music Camp Directors: Terry Ownby & James Ed Champion Poetry Competition: Michelle Rupe Eubanks Staff Support – Tori Bailey* Sandra Ford * Sierria Thompson* Amy Lambright* Timmy Ray* Amber Beemon* Pat Howard* Andy Betterton* Ed Corrigan* Elijah Smith* Nancy Hill * Felice Green * Music Committee: David Hood, Russell Mefford, Tori Bailey, Carroll Quillen, Nancy Gonce, Selwyn Jones, Harvey Thompson, Bob Wray, Jeff McCrary,Timmy Ray, Mickey Buckins Songfest Committee: Rodney Hall, Suzanne Bolton, Larry Bowser Banners – Compass Bank * Allegra Printing HANDY WEEK EXTRAS Museums & Attractions Alabama Music Hall of Fame Highway 72 West – Tuscumbia Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 1-5PM Half price admission during Festival Week Belle Mont Mansion Cook Lane- Tuscumbia Open by Appointment- call 256/381-5052 Children’s Museum of the Shoals 2810 Darby Drive – Florence Tuesday- Saturday 10AM-5PM Edith Newman Culver Memorial Museum 501 Main Street - Waterloo Friday-Saturday 11AM-4PM Sunday 1-5PM For tours call 256/767-6081 or 256/766-5238 Frank Lloyd Wright-Rosenbaum House 601 Riverview Drive-Florence Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM Admission: $8 adults/Students & seniors ( 62+) & groups of 10 or more $5 For group reservations call 256/740-8899 wrightinalabama.com Haunted History of the Shoals Walking Tour Nightly Tours 7:00 & 7:30PM Monday-Saturday Meet at Ryan Piano Company, 207 E. Tennessee Street- Florence Reservations call: 256/764-1881 Indian Mound Museum 1028 South Court Street- Florence ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  13. 13. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4PM Admission: $2 adults/ $.50 students Ivy Green, Helen Keller Birthplace 300 North Commons- Tuscumbia Monday-Saturday 8:30AM-4:00PM Pettus Museum 3450 Highway 72- Killen Thursday-Friday 11AM-5PM Saturday 10AM-5PM Sunday 2-5PM By Appointment call 256/757-9229 Pope’s Tavern Museum 203 Hermitage Drive- Florence Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM Admission: $2 adults/ $.50 students W.C. Handy Home & Museum 620 West Mobile Street- Florence Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM Admission: $2 adults/ $.50 students EXHIBITS Kennedy- Douglass Center for the Arts 217 East Tuscaloosa Street- Florence Exhibit: Mostly Blues-Art With a Musical Flair Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM Saturday July 30 10AM-12:30PM Lori Davis Gallery 324 North Court Street – Florence Exhibit: Festival Poster Exhibit Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM Saturday Noon-4PM ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05
  14. 14. Nolen Cole Gallery: Art & Music 110 North Court Street – Florence Monday-Friday 10AM-10PM Tennessee Valley Art Center 511 Water Street- Tuscumbia Exhibit: Members Show Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Sunday 2-4PM Admission: $3.00 adults/ $2:00 Children/ Group rates available ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE SHOALS MARRIOTT SHOALS HOTEL & SPA, FLORENCE Reservations: (800) 593-6450 Fax: (256) 246-3690 Rates: $99 and up Website: www.shoalshotel.com WEBSTER HOTEL & SUITES, SHEFFIELD Reservations: (256) 383-4100 Fax: (256) 383-4999 Rates: $59.99 (King) $69.99 (Double ) Website: www.websterhotel.com JAMESON INN, FLORENCE Reservations: (256) 764-5326 Fax: (256) 764-4433 Rates: $69.00 (one person) / $79 ( 2 people) plus tax Website: Florence.al@jamesoninns.com HAMPTON INN, FLORENCE Reservations: (256) 764-8888 Fax: (256) 760-1930 Rates: Beginning at $79.00 Website: floal_hampton@hilton.com KEY WEST INN, TUSCUMBIA Reservations: (256) 383-0700 Fax: (256) 383-3191 Rates: $54.95 Website: www.keywestinn.net/tuscumbia KNIGHTS INN, FLORENCE Reservations: (256) 766-2620 Fax: (256) 246-2228 Rates: $60/65 HOLIDAY INN, SHEFFIELD Reservations: 1-800-465-4329 Fax: (256) 381-7313 Rates: Website: www.holidayinn.com/sheffieldal COMFORT INN, FLORENCE Reservations: (256) 740-0444 Fax: (256) 740-6956 Rates : $59.00 Website: ComfortFlorence@yahoo.com CITY LODGE, FLORENCE Reservations: (256) 760-8888 Fax: (256) 760-2080 Rates: $48 (single) $52 (double) ©Copyright 2005. Music Preservation Society, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Events subject to change without notice. Updated: 7/23/05

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