Seven Points Art Crawl IV

The Seven Points Arts Community welcomes you to the 4th anual Art Crawl Thursday, October 12th, from 5-9. The Art Crawl is a self guided tour of art exhibits, open studios, installations, food stands, and music, all in 7 Points! Other shops in the area will be staying open late as well!

Artists include:
Cullen Stewart
Nadine Marisse
Olivia Sherif
Andrew Sutherland
Abraham Rowe
Katie Barrier

Food and Music:
TBA

The Tennessee Valley Strummers

The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play dulcimer music in the Gallery.

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 system of playing, based on fret numbers, which enables them to play with others – even if they have never met before.

Visitors are encouraged to come out and listen to the music and tour the Center.

Trail of Tears

Every third weekend in September, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the United States gather in the Shoals to honor the legacy of Native Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes to live on reservations. The ride, which starts in Bridgeport and ends in Waterloo, is the same route Native Americans were forced to take during the Trail of Tears.

Sweet Home FloAla

Hey there!

My name is Emily Strickland, and I’m a guest blogger and communications intern for Florence Main Street. I am entering my Junior year at the University of Alabama pursuing a degree in Journalism with a double minor in Economics and General Business.

In my time at UA, I’ve completely fallen in love with Tuscaloosa and all it has to offer. However, I’ve also learned that nothing can make one appreciate her hometown more than spending some time away.

That’s why I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with Main Street promoting the city I love. I’ve lived in the Shoals area my whole life and jump at any chance I get to sing its praises. Throughout my internship, I’ll be keeping up a series called “Sweet Home FloAla,” highlighting all of the parts of Florence and the Shoals that I love the most.

My hope is that readers would fall in love with this area just as much as I have. Thanks for reading!

Emily

Shoals Dragon Boat Festival

Paddles up, Shoals! The Dragons are returning to the Tennessee River on Saturday, September 30, for the 5th annual Shoals Dragon Boat Festival. This fun, family-friendly event, sponsored by Kilby Laboratory School, is the only event of its kind in the Shoals. The 2017 race promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This is an exciting, team-building event. Co-workers, church groups,

school clubs, Greek organizations, athletic teams, friends, family,

and neighbors all make great dragon boat race teams.

Don’t miss the boat!

(Free admission for spectators)

Visit shoalsdragonboatfestival.com to

find out more information and sign up to race

or email Shoalsdragonboatfestival@yahoo.com.

The Tennessee Valley Strummers

The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center in McFarland Park to play dulcimer music in the Gallery.

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 system of playing, based on fret numbers, which enables them to play with others – even if they have never met before.

Visitors are encouraged to come out and listen to the music and tour the Center.

Billy Reid Shindig

This summer, Billy Reid is curating an unparalleled
weekend of music, food, beverage, education,
and fashion.

For more detailed information visit the link below!
https://www.billyreid.com/shindig-no9

W.C. Handy Music Festival

A week long tribute to the “Father of the Blues”, W.C. Handy. Great Jazz and Blues music can be heard throughout the Shoals at restaurants, theatres, malls, parks and other locations. The week will include over 100 events perfect for the jazz and blues enthusiast as well as great family entertainment.

W.C. Handy Music Festival

A week long tribute to the “Father of the Blues”, W.C. Handy. Great Jazz and Blues music can be heard throughout the Shoals at restaurants, theatres, malls, parks and other locations. The week will include over 100 events perfect for the jazz and blues enthusiast as well as great family entertainment.

W.C. Handy Music Festival

A week long tribute to the “Father of the Blues”, W.C. Handy. Great Jazz and Blues music can be heard throughout the Shoals at restaurants, theatres, malls, parks and other locations. The week will include over 100 events perfect for the jazz and blues enthusiast as well as great family entertainment.