W. C. Handy Music Festival

Discussion in 'Alabama' started by Vicolette, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    Florence plays host on July 20 through July 29 for the annual 10-day W. C. Handy Music Festival to honor blues musician, W. C. Handy known as the "Father of the Blues." The lineup is still being put together but from past rosters, this event is a winner. Blues and jazz musicians gather from all over and meet up in the Shoals to put on one heck of a show.
     
  2. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    His home in Florence is also open to tours...and there are a whole bunch of places in and around there in northwest Alabama connected to music. Many of the great soul of the 1960s and 1970s recorded in studios in Muscle Shoals, and they're open for tours today. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is up there too. It almost closed due to budget cuts, but it is back and ready for you to visit.
     
  3. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    Thanks for the info about the tours and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Looks like there will definitely be plenty of things to do for folks visiting and taking in the festival.
     

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