Wiregrass Festival of Murals Events

A week-long celebration of the arts kicks off Tuesday in Dothan with the Wiregrass Festival of Murals.

On Tuesday, more than 500 local students who are learning music through the encore program will present a concert at the Civic Center. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Also on Tuesday night, SEACT will present the theatrical production "Run For Your Wife" at the cultural arts center. The performance starts at 7:30 and tickets are available at the Cultural Arts Center box office.

On Wednesday, a free youth block party featuring local praise bands will get underway at six o'clock in at Poplar Head Park.

There's also a gospel and blues concert featuring Wally G. Waters at the Dothan opera house. It begins at seven o'clock and tickets are available at the civic center box office.

Thursday, you'll want to come out for the "Wiregrass Symphony of Murals" concert at the Dothan Opera House. Tickets are ten dollars for adults and eight dollars for students. The concert starts at 7:30.

On Friday, the jazz festival will be filling the Dothan Civic center with the sounds of New Orleans. The competition starts at 3 p.m. and the performance are at seven. Tickets are available at the civic center box office.

Also on Friday, there's a community-wide gospel sing at the Dothan Opera House. Local groups take the stage starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Opera House box office.

The biggest day of the festival is this Saturday. The free festival takes place in historic downtown Dothan from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be three stages set up to provide musical entertainment throughout the day. Foster Street between Main Street and Troy will be filled with work from local artists.

There will be flatbed mural tours, many activities for children and food vendors, including the Peanut Festival's corn dog man.

Saturday night, the Bluegrass Opry begins at six o'clock. Five bands will perform that evening. There will also be jam sessions going on at the Opera House. If you bring an instrument and join in, admission is free.

Also on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, there will be a tribute to Elvis and the Honky Tonk Angels. Tickets for that event are available at the Civic Center box office.