Houston County Farm Center, Dothan
The 4th annual Oktoberfest and barbecue competition, PorktoberQue, will again be held the last weekend of September at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan. The event features BBQ teams competing for $7700.00 in prize money under KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioning and also promotes a German-style Oktoberfest. There are two stages featuring both polka music and contemporary music, an indoor biergarten, a "man cave" with TV’s for watching your favorite football games, a cornhole tournament, free bounce houses for the kids to play on, shopping with vendors and many food-related activities. For more information please visit our website www.PorktoberQue.com or call (334) 699-1475.
Dallas Holm Concert
July 11th. at 6:00 P. M.
Mt. Enon Baptist Church 3167 Iris Rd. Dothan, Al,
Free concert featuring Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Dallas Holm
Richard Medley 334-648-2738 or 334-677-5340
Andalusia July Jamz
Date(s): 7/2/2015, 7/9/2015, 7/16/2015, 7/23/2015, 7/30/2015
Thursday nights starting July 9th
on the lawn at Springdale
Summer Concert Series Coming to Andalusia!
Part of our mission at the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce is to initiate programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents of Andalusia and Covington County. July is a great time of year to enjoy a more relaxed schedule and spend quality time outdoors. This year, the Chamber has partnered with the City of Andalusia to put together a free, family-friendly summer concert series on the lawn at Springdale on Thursday nights starting July 9th.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live music performed by talented musicians, all with local ties. There will be fun for all ages as we will have Hawaiian shave ice provided by Kona Ice, a foam play area, a photo booth, fireworks, and of course great music.
Our local musicians like Scott Rogers from PowerSouth, Tripp Bass from the Bass Agency, and Evan Brooks, Bob Brooks’ son are all excited to take stage and have a good time with their friends and neighbors. Up and coming talent like Kat Dean and Jamal Curry will also be a part of the show as opening acts for our “headliners”.
You can check out the Chamber’s social media pages for updates on the event or feel free to call the office if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone at July Jamz!
Check out the Line-Up:
With Scott Brown, Phillip McClung, Zane Johnson and Ed Brown
10-6 Upstairs Acoustic Trio (Brantley)
Jason Fox, Ben Fox, and Paul Williamson
Opening for 10-6 will be Kat Dean
The Caroll Williams Band (Andalusia)
with Greg Windham and Tripp Bass
Opening for The Caroll Williams Band will be Jamal Curry
The Doctors and The Lawyers (Tuscaloosa)
with Chris Wilhelm, Evan Brooks, Jordan Kumler, Taylor Atkinson, and Hayes Turner
Opening for The Doctors and The Lawyers will be Jeff Sellers
4th Easy on 30A Benefit Concert
July 3rd, 2015 from 5:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WaterColor's Marina Park, just off scenic highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, May 20, 2015– The 4th Annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place July 3rd, 2015 from 5:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. at WaterColor's Marina Park, just off scenic highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Performers will include Forrest Williams Band, The Rips and Geoff McBride. Fabulous raffle and silent auction items donated by local businesses will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Lighthouse Family Retreat, and the Muscogee Nation of Florida.
Admission is one can of non-perishable food to be dropped off at the donation box set up at the event entrance. This will be an outdoor event, so plan ahead to bring a blanket or chairs for seating. Coolers and picnics are welcomed. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Donations will be gladly accepted at the event and in advance to benefit all of the charities. Easy on 30A invites everyone to attend, enjoy the music and support these local charities.
“We are beyond thrilled to be hosting our 4th Annual Easy On 30A Benefit Concert in WaterColor. What started out as a small event for friends and family has turned into an amazing community affair with over 1000 attendees and thousands of dollars raised for our charities. We are not at all surprised that 30A has once again rallied together to support their very own, and we are humbled and grateful to all of you making this happen again this year with us.” - Beth and Randy Carroll
Easy on 30A was founded four years ago by locals Beth & Randy Carroll, with an idea of bringing musicians together to highlight the great talent along 30A and to bring community awareness to charities in the area. This is the fourth year that the Easy On 30A Benefit Concerts have supported Alaqua Animal Refuge. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill shelter, located in Northwest FL, that actively rescues, rehabilitates and adopts a wide variety of animals in need and to-date has adopted out over 11,000 animals since 2007.
Easy On 30A is presented by the WaterColor Homeowners Association, who graciously allows the use of Marina Park in WaterColor to bring this FREE concert to WaterColor owners, area residents and visitors to the 30A community. Easy On 30A works together with the WaterColor Community and WaterColor Resort to bring this fun charity event to fruition during one of the busiest weeks of the summer.
April 6 – Steep Canyon Rangers & Della Mae
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
April 6 – Steep Canyon Rangers & Della Mae, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $50, $35, $25 or $15. Drawn together by their love of acoustic music, the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers adapt traditional bluegrass music that fits in today’s music. They have been featured on “Austin City Limits,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Today.” Della Mae is an all-female bluegrass group that has become a sensation in the music world for combining vocal, instrumental and songwriting talent.
March 26 – Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey starring Jasmine Guy & The Avery Sharpe Trio,
, Richard G. Fallon Theatre:
March 26 – Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey starring Jasmine Guy & The Avery Sharpe Trio, 8 p.m., Richard G. Fallon Theatre: $50 or $15. Raisin’ Crane is in celebration and honor of the 1920’s Harlem Renaissance that featured Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and others as the voice of a new generation of African-Americans. These voices and thoughts come together on stage with award winning actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio.
March 19 (***Rescheduled from Jan. 29, 2014***) – Itzhak Perlman
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
March 19 (***Rescheduled from Jan. 29, 2014***) – Itzhak Perlman, violinist, with Rohan De Silva, pianist, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $95, $85 or $70. The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman is beloved for his charm, humanity and talent. He elevated to international fame with an appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” He has won four Emmy Awards, 15 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honoree, Medal of Liberty, National Medal of Arts and numerous honorary degrees.
March 16 – Miloš Karadaglić
The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum
March 16 – Miloš Karadaglić, 7:30 p.m., The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum: $35. Karadaglic began playing the guitar at 8 years old and has grown into one of today’s most gifted classical guitar players. Whether it’s a non-traditional venue or large concert hall performance, Karadaglic’s passion for the guitar makes every performance an intimate experience.
March 2 – Danú,
Opperman Music Hall
March 2 – Danú, 7:30 p.m., Opperman Music Hall: $45 or $15. Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Recognized worldwide for its standing room only appearances, it has performed around the globe and recorded nine critically acclaimed albums. The ensemble of eight features group members on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals. It has won numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine.
Feb. 28 – Joshua Bell, with the University Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director and Conductor Alexander Jiménez,
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 28 – Joshua Bell, with the University Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director and Conductor Alexander Jiménez, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $85, $70, $55 or $15. Bell’s stage presence and beautiful tone on the violin have brought him universal acclaim. A recipient of an Avery Fisher Prize and the New York Recording Academy Honors, Bell was the first person appointed as music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra. Under Bell’s leadership, the orchestra’s first CD debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.
Feb. 15, 16 – Nellie McKay
The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum
Feb. 15, 16 – Nellie McKay, Feb. 15, 2 p.m., Pebble Hill Plantation: $100; Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum: $35. McKay, a musical mixture of cabaret and pop, has a melodious charm with socially conscious lyrics. Her music has been featured on hit TV shows like “Weeds,”“Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,”“Privileged,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “Mad Men.” McKay, a woman of many talents, is also an actor, writer and Broadway star with a Theatre World Award for her performance as Polly in “The Threepenny Opera.”