The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will reveal its latest display dedicated to Alabama’s hip hop Achievers on August 28th. As part of the event, a number of North Alabama hip hop artists, including Codie G and GMANE, will participate in a Q & A hosted by Fletch of local radio station KIX96. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m.
The display’s intended purpose is to make visitors aware of hip hop’s place in Alabama, and highlight different Achievers from around the state, and includes pioneers, artists, producers, entrepreneurs, and ambassadors of the genre.
“This showcase is a good introduction to people about Alabama’s hip hop talent. The genre has been around for decades now, and there’s a lot more here than people realize,” said Dixie Griffin, director.
In addition to biographical information about the state’s achievers, there’s also an assortment of items that show off some of the work and collaborations done by Alabama artists.
“The Huntsville and Florence Hip Hop scene has been extremely proactive with this project. I think all the credit is due to them, specifically Codie G and GMane. We’ve tried to fit as much as we can into this space,” said John Moseley, curator.
This will be a permanent display, and will be viewable with normal admission to the museum.
For more information, contact the Alabama Music Hall of Fame at (256) 381-4417.
The Combo Kinds is a multi genre veteran band of 5 years originating in South Carolina. Its members come from musical backgrounds, with decades of experience between them, and pedigrees that include The Swinging Medallions, a 60s band with some chart-topping hits, and New York City’s Broadway scene.
The group will be entertaining the crowd in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in addition to presenting director Dixie Griffin with a large donation. The first 25 attendees will receive a free Combo Kings T-Shirt when they arrive.
“These guys came to the area last year to perform in the W. C. Handy Festival, and tour the area, guided by friend of the Hall of Fame, Johnny Belew. After their visit to the Hall of Fame, they were so impressed by the state’s music lineage, that they decided to include the Alabama Music Hall of Fame as one of their venues for this year’s Handy Festival schedule. It’s wonderful, and greatly appreciated, when people from all over support us in our mission,” said Dixie.
The concert will be completely free, and will begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 25th. The donation will be presented at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
For more information, contact the Alabama Music Hall of Fame at (256) 381-4417.
St. Louis Blues, the movie starring 1985 AMHOF Inductee, Nat "King" Cole as 1987 AMHOF W.C. Handy will be playing the the lobby 7/24-7/27 at 10:00 AM. This will be a free event and is open to the public.
Come join the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in honoring area rock pioneers The Five Jets with a bronze star unveiling that opens to the public at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th.
The bronze star ceremony will include a reception followed by comments from members of the band, and Dixie Griffin, and then the unveiling of the bronze star, followed by a meet and greet.
The Five Jets are one of the original Shoals area rock bands, getting their start back in 1955 and playing together until 1971, and then rejoining in 2006. Consisting of friends and family, with some personnel changes over the years, the band’s career has spanned decades and includes chance encounters with rock and roll legends, an early national TV appearance, a recording of the next big dance track, and other tales that helped define early Shoals area rock and roll history.
Members of The Five Jets include Ken Lovelace, Jimmy Lovelace, Raymond Lovelace, Bob Cox, and Don Moore, with members Ed Goodwin, and Marty Morrison rotating into the group later on.
“Come by, meet The Five Jets, and hear some great stories about what the Shoals was like when rock and roll began to take over,” says Dixie Griffin, director.
The event is free and open to the public starting at 4:45 p.m., Saturday, July 14th.
Andy's Wrecker Service is promoting the slow down and move over law by participating in the Spirit Ride! This is to raise awareness of the importance of first responder lives; and to support this very important law that we must all follow.
We will be hosting a ceremony in Tuscumbia Al. at the Music Hall of Fame on May 18th beginning at 11:00 a.m. All police officers, firefighters, EMT, and wrecker operators who are available from their duties; please come and be recognized with some free food, a little music, and listen to a few special guest speakers on the importance of all of this. We hope to see you there and thank you for your services!
Join us at 3 pm on May 17th for a free concert from Kate Campbell!
The Shoals Storytelling Festival, previously known as the Front Porch Storytelling Festival, is proud to celebrate eight years of bringing top storytelling to the Shoals. Nothing brings us together like the power of a good story. Story is everywhere. In our music, in our culture, in our relationships. Not only do we have the BEST storytellers in the region, we have some of the BEST story listeners. Join us for three days of story, culture, and connection.
The Shoals Storytelling Festival not only provides two days of quality entertainment to the Shoals Theater; it also brings storytelling into our schools and local civic groups. The Thursday before the festival, our storytellers visit with local students, organizations, and clubs to share the art of story. Introducing young children and new listeners to story is a passion for the festival. We are always looking for new ways to preserve this historic oral tradition.
For more info on Shoals Storytelling Fest click here.
Survivor Dinner will take place beginning at 4:30 pm-6:00pm. Dinner will take place on the grounds of the Hall of Fame under the big tent. Survivors can RSVP to email@example.com. Survivors will receive t-shirt at dinner. This dinner is made possible by our community partners Alliance and North West Alabama Cancer Center. We thank you for your support.
We will have a soft welcome at 10 am when we open the Music Festival. The official opening ceremony will be at 6:00 pm. At that time we will recognize our Event organizers, our sponsors, singing of the National Anthem and prayer.
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. Survivor/Caregiver walk will take place after the introduction of the Relics who will provide music for the laps. This will place directly after opening ceremony welcome at 6:00 p.m.
During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. This ceremony will begin at 8:10. Brian McIntyre will preside over the ceremony. After reading of ceremony a special rendition of Amazing Grace will be played.
Closing remarks will be made after our Headliners perform.
Please come join us for a full day of fun and entertainment and support your local animal shelter. On April 7th, Country Music Star Andy Griggs and America’s Got Talent Star Marty Brown will be at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Gates open at 9 am with music beginning at 10 am several local bands will be performing all day long with lots of food and vendors.
For more info call 256-381-4073.
Jerry's Motor Sales is setting up shop for the weekend at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Travel season is just around the corner! Come see some of the best deals on campers and RVs in the area.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will be hosting American Idol's first round tryouts on September 7th. For more information, visit and find out more details on how to register, and answers to frequently asked questions.