Joyfunk and Jetés in Tuscaloosa this Weekend

Here we go again with another incredible weekend in the One and Only Tuscaloosa! Start your weekend off early this Thursday at Rhodes Stadium for a softball doubleheader! Team USA will be taking on the state of Alabama colligate all-stars at 6 and 8 PM! Team USA, featuring local softball standout Haylie McCleney, University of Alabama graduate and softball Alum, will compete against our own elite collegiate athletes from across our great state, the Alabama All-Stars! Additional events include a Softball Players Camp, an Invitational Tournament, and Team USA and Alabama All-Stars practice.

Get your Joyfunk on with a Tuscaloosa, AL band whose stock is rising fast! CBDB is back in town and looking to bring down the house as they take the stage at Druid City Music Hall this Friday. Fresh off the release of their third album, entitled “The FAME EP”, they are seeing a pattern of snowballing momentum with large, energetic crowds hungry for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed Joyfunk. CBDB blends soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation with smart, tasteful songwriting resulting in a sound that can be enjoyed by the casual listener and audiophile alike!

The Green Scene Summer Movie Series continues this Friday featuring Moana! This free community event provides an opportunity to educate citizens on the importance of keeping the community clean and litter free and encourages environmental stewardship while enjoying a popular children’s movie on a big screen! Guests will receive a free bag of popcorn and refreshments provided by Coca-Cola Tuscaloosa. This event is geared toward families with children not in school during the summer as it begins at 1 PM.

Friday is packed with events as Moundville is hosting a Knap-In! the Knap-in, an overnight event, is a great event for anyone interested in Native Americans, ancient technologies or outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. Held at Moundville Archaeological Park, 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa, stone toolmakers, artists and ancient technology experts from around the country hammer out stone points, carve intricate pieces, throw spears and shoot bows. Kids can get their faces painted, grind corn or play Native American games!

Wrap up your weekend with the American Ballet Theatre! The renowned American Ballet Theatre chose The University of Alabama for their Summer Intensive and will be hosting a showcase in the Moody Music Building this Saturday! American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience a student can have during the summer. Under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Artistic Director of Summer Intensives Kate Lydon, the program offers top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. This is sure to be a performance worth seeing!

We have tons more going on so check out our great upcoming events, and follow us on our social media pages (@visittuscaloosa) for more announcements and events. Tell your friends and we can’t wait to see you around the One and Only Tuscaloosa!