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49th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts

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The 49th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts will be hosted October 10th & 11th at Kentuck Park in Northport, Alabama. Every year, over 10,000 travel from across the United States to be immersed in a unique Southern experience. At the festival you will see over 270+ artists, live music, spoken word, activities for children, folk and contemporary art demonstrations, as well as food trucks, and local craft brews. The cost is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under get in free. For more information, call 205-758-1257 or email kentuck@kentuck.org.

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Maren Morris

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Maren Morris is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on October 1st for her RSVP Tour! Special guests include James Arthur and Caitlyn Smith. For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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Tim McGraw Here on Earth Tour with Midland and Ingrid Andress

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Tim McGraw’s summer is heating up with the announcement of his new Here On Earth Tour. Midland and Ingrid Andress will serve as support. “Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to be outside in the summertime playing music,” says Tim. “Everyone is there, sharing the moment, having fun and letting loose. To be here on earth in this moment, together, sharing our love for music and getting through all that life is throwing us—that’s what it’s all about.” His tour is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on September 17, 2020. For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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Chris Young’s Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020

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Chris Young is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on his Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour. Joining Young on his 2020 tour will be Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith. The singer will also hand-select other rising artists as opening acts as part of a program dubbed Next From Nashville. For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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Bama Bug Fest

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Bama Bug Fest celebrates the diversity and benefits of arthropods, a group of animals that includes insects (ants, butterflies and beetles), arachnids (spiders and scorpions), myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) and crustaceans (crabs, shrimps and crayfish), as well as true bugs (like cicadas and plant-hoppers). This free event has something for everyone.

-Enjoy entertaining displays, exhibits and activities about arthropod (a.k.a. “bug”) diversity — both inside and outside the museum

-Learn some cool fact about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth

-Insect photo booth

-Hissing cockroach tractor-pull races

-Cricket spitting competition with prizes

-The chance to sample some insect treats, and learn just how nutritious insects are

-Bring an unusual bug or photos of bugs to the Stump the Experts table and get an identification

-Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks at our event

For more information, call 205-248-4931 or email warnertransportationmuseum@ua.edu.

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Mamma Mia!

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In this unforgettable show that inspired a movie and a sequel, the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. When a young woman wants to invite the father she’s never known to her wedding, she hatches a plan to uncover the mystery of her origins. Together, a mother, a daughter, and three possible dads, find themselves taking a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Mamma Mia is coming to the Theatre Tuscaloosa! For more information, call 205-391-2277 or email amiller@sheltonstate.edu.

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ZZ Top Tour

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Legendary blues trio ZZ Top formed in 1969 under the direction of guitarist Billy Gibbons, and more than four decades later, this group continues to be a major player on today’s rock scene. Combining classic elements of blues with hard rock, ZZ Top has landed mainstream success while also catering to diehard fans of more traditional blues music. In concert, fans go wild when ZZ Top plays iconic tracks like “Tush,” “La Grange,” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” In 2019, ZZ Top announced their 50th Anniversary tour in celebration of their debut studio album, ZZ Top’s First Album. Take advantage of the chance to hear Gibbons’ guitar work in person this fall when the ZZ Top 2020 tour comes through North America. For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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5th Annual Dirt, Sweat, & Gears Trail Duathlon

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The DCH Health System knows the importance of sports in the life of a child. That’s why we’re pleased to sponsor the DCH Encore Dirt, Sweat, & Gears Trail Duathlon on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Lake Lurleen State Park. The event will feature a 10-mile trail bike ride followed by a 5K run on the trails at Lake Lurleen State Park. For more information, call 205-339-1558.

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Old Dominion

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Old Dominion is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater! Special guests include Dustin Lynch and Carly Pearce! For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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Father of the Bride

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Mr. Banks runs a tight household until his daughter Kay surprises everyone with the announcement that she is engaged. The couple doesn’t want a “big” wedding—just a simple affair with a few friends. Before long, though, Mr. Banks’ life becomes a sprawling circus of caterers, florists, and furniture movers, in this comedy that inspired both the 1950 Spencer Tracy movie and the 1991 Steve Martin reboot. Father of the Bride is coming to the Theatre Tuscaloosa! For more information, call 205-391-2277 or email amiller@sheltonstate.edu.

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The Lumineers III: The World Tour

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Denver, Colorado’s The Lumineers released their eponymous debut album through Nashville’s Dualtone in 2012. The triple-platinum album garnered two GRAMMY nominations and spawned the chart-topping platinum singles, “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love”. The band also served as Saturday Night Live’s musical guest on January 19, 2013. After years of touring the world in support of their debut album, the band released the follow-up, Cleopatra, on Dualtone, in 2016. The platinum album debuted #1 on both Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and the UK Albums Chart and featured the gold title track as well as the platinum single, “Ophelia”. The tour in support of Cleopatra included two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden and one at the Hollywood Bowl. The band has also supported two of their musical heroes, including opening up for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on his last tour as well as U2 on their “Joshua Tree Tour” in 2017. The band was also invited as guests to visit the Obama White House twice in 2016. The Lumineers are coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on May 13, 2020. For more information, call 205-248-5280.

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14th Annual Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup 5K for Pre-K

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Whether you run, walk, or ride in a stroller, we all win the Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup! Now in its 14th year, the 5K has raised more than $295,000 for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative! The Mayor’s Cup is a simple, fun way for the entire community to get together and get involved in supporting education. For more information, call 205-348-5311 or email mayorscup@tuscaloosa.com.

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