Spring is in full swing in Tuscaloosa. This weekend (and through Tuesday) has some incredible local and national musical acts rocking the town. This includes a visit from one of Rolling Stone’s greatest guitarists of all time. Literally. Ranked. Also, now is the perfect time to experience this type of weekend because it won’t be absolutely blazing hot like Alabama will become in the near future. Without further ado, we present Tuscaloosa’s upcoming events! To prepare your heart and mind for all of the incredible upcoming musical performances this spring and summer just listen to our weekly curated Spotify playlist here.
Alabama Roots Fest
Alabama Roots Fest is back for a second round and bigger than ever. This year the Fest is taking over all of Government Plaza and will have three bands for your listening pleasure. Think of this as the beloved Live in the Plaza series on steroids. Headlining the night is Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Randolph has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, so you won’t want to miss his fiery brand of pedal steel guitar work. Also on deck are Adam Hood and Will Hoge. This event is free to attend, so you have literally no reason not to head to Government Plaza from 4-10 this Saturday, and enjoy a beautiful spring evening of music and fun in Tuscaloosa. You can purchase wristbands that get you free food from Local Roots and Frutta bowls at the event and a no-cover entry into the post-event party at Rounders. Grab your wristband at Local Roots or Frutta Bowls before the event and take your experience to the next level.
Doobie Wilson Album Release Party at Band of Brothers
Join us Saturday, April 28th at Band of Brothers Brewing Co. as Doobie ‘Doghouse’ Wilson and some of his closest musician friends celebrate Doobie’s latest album release. This is guaranteed to be one of the most fun musical extravaganzas you have ever experienced, and you have the added benefit of Band of Brothers’ tasty libations and inviting atmosphere. Also performing is UA’s newest, hippest band The Cats of Kentuck. We will see you there from 7-10. Come ready to get down!
Jack Johnson at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Jack Johnson with his ever chill brand of acoustic tunes is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this Tuesday evening. Tuscaloosa will be swaying to classics like “Banana Pancakes,” “Do You Remember,” and “Upside Down.” Tickets are still available, and the get-in price is on $32, so grab these tickets before they sell out!
Duck Derby Day by the Children’s Hands-On Museum
The ducks are coming! Tuscaloosa’s Children’s Hands-On Museum is hosting its 11th Annual Duck Derby this Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1-3 pm at Annette Shelby Park. This is an annual fundraiser for CHOM and will be a quacking good time for kids of all ages. Head to chomonline.org for information on tickets!