Tuscaloosa’s rich culture of art and music is well-represented through the Druid City Arts Festival. The annual spring event has become so popular, organizers opted to expand it to two days, for an even greater cultural experience.
Saturday, March 30 promises to be a banner day for Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Bash is a free event at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater that features an impressive lineup of all-star Alabama musicians.
Things to Do: UA’s Sonic Frontiers Presents Strike and Alloy Orchestra: Silent Film, Live Musical Score19 Oct 2018
The University of Alabama’s Sonic Frontiers concert series will present its first concert of the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre. Alloy Orchestra will perform an original score to Sergei Eisenstein’s first full-length feature film, “Strike” (1925). The public is invited to attend this free event.
While Memphis may be the home of the blues, Tuscaloosa will share that designation during Alabama Blues Week, July 9-15.
The week of blues concerts, informational sessions, and master classes for select students is a collaboration between the Alabama Blues Project, The University of Alabama School of Music, College of Continuing Studies, and the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission.
It’s part concert, part storytelling, and for Tuscaloosa, it’s an event that is the first of its kind.
The inaugural Druid City Songwriters Festival will be held June 21-24 in downtown Tuscaloosa and will feature more than 40 songwriters.
“It’s a new type of event that we are bringing to the area,” said Megan McMillan, a local songwriter who is organizing the festival.
The 2017 season for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater gets underway early next month, and this year’s lineup is as impressive as ever, according to city officials. Headliners include the likes of John Legend, Dave Matthews and Soundgarden.
Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Orchestral Splendor”: Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Doubt”: Sept. 19-24, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Allen Bales Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. Follow Sister Aloysius and her doubts about the morality and faith of a new young priest in this award winning drama. Admission: $10. For more information, call (205) 348-3400 or visit ua.tix.com.
Bama Art House Films Presents “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years”: Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.
The Tuscaloosa Symphony’s 2016-2017 season will get underway on Monday, Sept. 19, with the concert “Orchestral Splendor” at 7 p.m. in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall on the University of Alabama campus. This marks the TSO’s 28th season, and it’s going to be the best yet, according to Executive Director Jenny Mann.
Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!
UA Wellness Week: Sept. 12-16. University of Alabama campus. This week, hosted by the University of Alabama Student Health Center, features a variety of events, all involving health and wellness. For more information, visit shc.ua.edu.
Rough & Tumble at Cypress Inn: Sept. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Cypress Inn Sandbar. Enjoy live music on Tuesday night. Also: Cypress’ tent delivery is in full swing for all Bama games. Make your Thanksgiving lunch reservations now, as well. Call 205-345-6963.
Widespread Panic with Umphrey’s McGee: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket Prices: $51, $41. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
7th Annual Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Catholic Social Services of West Alabama’s major fundraiser features silent auctions on a variety of different items, along with food, live music, and more. Tickets: $15 per person. For more information, including tickets, visit csstuscaloosa.org.