We’ve got big plans this weekend here in Tuscaloosa! With our city’s winning basketball streak being over for this year, we have to look forward to something new and exciting to keep our spirits up! There’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend, so stay tuned to hear all about this weekend’s events!

 

Laine Hardy at Druid City

We cannot explain how thankful we are that concerts are back in town! You and your friends can head to Druid City Music Hall this Friday, April 9th, to watch Laine Hardy put on an energizing show. You can buy your tickets online at Druid City’s website for the 9 pm show. Masks are still required when entering the venue and must be worn when drinks are not in hand! Remember to be responsible and have a great time!

 

Bird Fest at Moundville

Spring is in the air and so are Alabama’s beautiful native bird species! Nestled along the banks of the Black Warrior River, UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park (MAP) hosts its annual Birdfest Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2021. Birdfest guests can take a bird walk with local experts, including Dwight Lammon (Tuscaloosa, AL). Information on wildlife conservation, bird watching checklists, birdhouse plans and much more will be available and free of charge to everyone. To register for your attendance click here

 

Over the Edge

Ready for a thrill-seeking experience? The only urban rappelling experience is here in Tuscaloosa this Friday, April 10th! Over The Edge is a benefit event for the great work of Youth For Christ. All participants will rappel 140 feet from the top of The Tower in downtown Tuscaloosa. Bring a go-getter attitude and leave all your fears at home! For more information visit Over the Edge’s website

 

Tuscaloosa Story Walk

This Sunday, April 11th at 11 a.m., PARA, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library present the grand opening of the Tuscaloosa StoryWalk®! Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning on the Riverwalk while strolling down the trail and reading a fun story! StoryWalk® is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book will be displayed along the RiverWalk trail. As you stroll down the trail, you are directed to the next page in the story. A StoryWalk® engages young readers and is a great way to practice Active Reading skills!

It’s another beautiful weekend here in the One and Only city of Tuscaloosa! The cold weather seems to be slowly disappearing which means good times and good attitudes are on the horizon! This week is full of live performances, sporting events, and maybe even a spooky appearance. We have tons going on to make sure you have a scary good time this weekend!

 

Druid City Music Hall

Country music artist, Kameron Marlowe, is taking the Druid City stage this Thursday, March 4th. With a concert last week and another one Thursday night, we sure are not hurting for our music fix here in this city! The show will start at 8 pm and tickets can be purchased online at Druid City Music Hall’s website or by clicking here. Druid City Music Hall’s new renovations accommodate all social distancing measures to ensure the comfort of all its guests. Make sure to bring your mask!

 

UA Women’s Athletics

Still not tired of Alabama basketball? Catch the Women’s Basketball team challenge Missouri this Thursday, March 4th, at the Coleman Coliseum. Want to watch the game in-person to see the tide roll and grab a Coke? Tickets will be available in the lobby an hour and a half before the start of the 5 pm game. For those who can’t attend or are taking health precautions, you can tune into the Crimson Tide’s C Spire channel on their website for live stats.

 

The University of Alabama’s elite gymnastics team takes on Florida at 7:30 pm this Friday, March 5th, at the Coleman Coliseum. In awe of these gymnasts’ crazy abilities? Watching the meet at Coleman Coliseum seems like the perfect way to spend your Friday evening! Ticket sales will begin an hour and a half before the start of the meet and will be located inside the main lobby of Coleman Coliseum. Roll Tide!

 

Ghost Hunt

With Tuscaloosa serving as a hot spot for historical activity over the centuries, it’s no wonder that the hot spot has boiled over to include ghosts! A ghost hunt will be conducted this Saturday, March 6th at the historic Browns Corner- now Half Shell Oyster House. The hunt will be conducted by tv personalities, The Southern Ghost Girls Tours. For the ghost hunt, you will get to use real paranormal investigative equipment as you see on all your favorite paranormal shows. Look for the truth as to what haunts this building as you actively participate in the investigation. Apparitions, footprints, handprints, disembodied voices, poltergeist activity, and more have been observed throughout the last 120 years that the building has stood in its location. For more information on how to RSVP, click here.

 

Farmers Market

Warmer weather has sparked the fresh fruits and veggies buyer in all of us! As always, the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market is running this Saturday from 7 am to 12 pm. Come and visit your favorite local vendors and find yourself some new treats to take home! Curbside services are still functioning for those who want to utilize them. Bring a big bag (or two), your mask, and have a great Sunday morning!

Wondering what’s happening down here this weekend in the City of Champions? Don’t worry, we got you covered! With all of the snow and ice behind us – hopefully – we are eager to get out of the house and shake the dust off! Let’s take a closer look at what’s hip-happening in Ttown this weekend!

 

Live Music

Ah yes, this city sure does love its music! With live music happening most Thursdays at the Lookout Rooftop Bar, you simply can’t go wrong! Grab some buddies or your furry friend and head to the Lookout for a night filled with funky jams and fun drinks. Live music is performed every Thursday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Want to see the lineup? Click here to check it out! Remember, the Lookout Rooftop is smoke-free and pet friendly, and practicing all social distancing protocols to offer you a fun night out!

 

Druid City Music Hall is newly renovated and welcoming artists back onto its stage! Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is coming to town this Friday, Feb. 26th. Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. Sounds like something you would enjoy? You can visit Druid City Music Hall’s website to purchase tickets! And as always, remember your mask ladies and gents.

 

For the Children

Another week, another family fun event at the Children’s Hands-On Museum! Come help The Lorax, Cat in the Hat, and Hortoncelebrate (early) Dr. Seuss’s 117th birthday! A photo booth, crafts, and games will all be included in admission. This is a safe, socially distant celebration so bring your snazziest mask and a great attitude!

 

TTown History

As we all can agree, our city is full of rich, engaging history. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is proudly hosting “Stitching Together Tuscaloosa’s History” for the dates of February 16 – March 27. This University of Alabama student-curated exhibition was created as a celebration of Tuscaloosa’s ever-changing and diversifying communities. This exhibition takes a new look at the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Quilt through the lens of Black History and the rich stories spun by African American quilters. This free admission event is a perfect way to educate yourself and others about our community while also observing the amazing craftsmanship of the Bicentennial Quilt!

Events In Tuscaloosa This Weekend

We are on the verge of another fun-filled weekend in Tuscaloosa. Theatre Tuscaloosa is kicking off their production of “Cabaret” on Thursday, and it’s sure to be a gas. The Alabama Men’s Basketball Team hosts Arkansas on Saturday in what will be the final weekend home game of the season. Band of Brothers Brewing Co. will be rockin’ all day Saturday for their Winter Music Festival and Gramatik will start off next week with a bang.

 

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s “Cabaret”

Opening weekend is upon us! Take a trip back in time to the 1920’s with Theatre Tuscaloosa’s performance, Cabaret! You have multiple chances this weekend to experience this unique performance. Showings will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm in the Bean Brown Theatre. You can purchase tickets at the box office before the show, or call to purchase them over the phone.

 

Alabama v. Arkansas Basketball Game

The Arkansas Razorbacks are coming to Title Town on Saturday to take on the Crimson Tide in a conference showdown. Alabama is looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Auburn and boost their seeding in the conference and NCAA tournaments, and this squad has been good on the bounce-back all season. The action begins at 5 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum, and this SEC matchup is one that you don’t want to miss. Visit www.rolltide.com to purchase tickets before they sell out.

 

Band of Brothers Brewing Co. Winter Music Festival

The 1st Annual Band of Brothers Brewing Co. Winter Music Festival is an event that you don’t want to miss. Saturday is going to be a day full of food and fun for everyone. The 4G band will kick off the music at 2 pm and AFROUnicorn, Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, Tarred & Feathered Band, Debbie Bond and B2B Band will keep it rockin’ all day long. There will also be several food trucks on site such as Local Roots, Be Gone and Lolly’s Sugar Shack.

 

Gramatik at Druid City Music Hall

Gramatik is an electronic artist, musician, and producer from Portorož, Slovenia and he is making a stop in Tuscaloosa on Monday night. His styles and influences are mostly a blend of dubstep, electro, trip hop, hip hop, and glitch. The music begins at 8:30 pm at Druid City Music Hall. Go to www.druidcitymusichall.com to purchase tickets to this must-see concert.

 

There are plenty of exciting events going on all over the city this weekend, so check out our events page at visittuscaloosa.xyz/events for a fun list of things to do.

The Crimson Tide is on the road this weekend as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, however, big things are happening here in Tuscaloosa! Band of Horses headlines a captivating weekend in the Druid City as well as other fun activities such as the Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market and Family Fun Day at Children’s Hands-On Museum.

Weekend activities begin on Friday night with the band Soul Mechanic at Green Bar. This can’t miss act is known for their harmonies, melodies and intricate funk-inspired rhythms. Of course, Green Bar not only brings in talented bands but also has a great atmosphere and drink menu, a perfect place to ease into the weekend following a long work-week. Doors open at 8:00 pm and music starts around 10:30 pm.

Events on Saturday get started with Homegrown Alabama’s Farmer’s Market! Over 30 local farmers and artisan vendors bring home grown and local products, such as ripe red tomatoes and famous Chilton County peaches. Musicians sit propped up against the door, playing guitars as you walk in, and freshly brewed iced tea is for sale to help battle the heat. Additionally, local food trucks, bakers, artists, and craftsmen gather here to sell their gourmet grub, fresh-baked yeast rolls, homemade jams and jellies and hand-carved cutting boards. The River Market opens at 7 am and the event lasts until noon!

Tuscaloosa has a variety of fun activities for children to participate in as well! The Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM), located on University Boulevard, is hosting a Fall Family Fun Day! Children can participate in leaf rubbings, painting watercolor leaves, and even make their own s’mores snack! Family Fun Day begins at 10 am and runs until 4 pm.

Grammy-nominated group, Band of Horses, will conclude a fantastic weekend as we begin to gear up for fall. Tuscaloosa is the third stop on the fall tour for these indie rock darlings who released their latest album, “When Are You OK,” in the summer of 2016. This can’t miss show is happening at Druid City Music Hall, an intimate spot boasting acts such as Kenny Chesney, The Avett Brothers, Maroon 5, and local artists CBDB over its years as a music venue. Doors will open at 6:30 with music starting at 8:00, tickets are currently available online and can also be bought at the door prior to the show.

We have a ton going on throughout the fall months and are excited about the upcoming holiday season. Give us a follow on our social media pages (@visittuscaloosa) for more announcements and future events. Tell your friends and we can’t wait to see you around the One and Only Tuscaloosa!

 

Written by: Will Wyatt

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!

It seems like every weekend is packed with events in the One and Only Tuscaloosa and this one will be no different! Start your weekend this Thursday at the Druid City Music Hall as they play host to Dwight Yoakam! Dwight is an American singer-songwriter and actor, most famous for his pioneering country music. Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than twenty-one albums and compilations, charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. He has recorded five Billboard #1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple platinum This Time! This show is one you won’t want to miss!

The following day doesn’t feature a legend but a rising star. Michael Warren will be playing Friday evening at the weekly Live at the Plaza Summer Series! Michael Warren hooked his fans early and continues to make them proud to support him as he climbs the ladder to stardom. Originally from Hoover, AL, Michael wasted no time working towards his musical dream. In 2005, he was honored with an invitation to perform in a nationally televised UNCF fundraising concert. In 2006, he went overseas to Germany on a USO tour to play for our front line troops on leave from Iraq! He also won the 2007 BAMA Award for best singer/songwriter and has just released his second full-length CD entitled “Race to Beat the Sun”. With this level of trajectory, you should head to Michael’s free show this weekend before he starts making you pay!

Also on Friday is the Green Scene Summer Movie Series featuring WALL-E! 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. Also, note that this weekend WALL-E will be there live and in the metal!

All weekend long you can catch “Ragtime” at the Bean-Brown Theatre! A brief description of the play is as follows: The hope and promise of the American dream are coursing through the veins of turn-of-the-century New York City in this 1998 Tony Award-winning musical. The inspiring stories of an upper-class wide who unexpectedly becomes a single mother, a determined Jewish immigrant, and his daughter, and a daring, young Harlem musician are masterfully woven together as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over! Weekend showtimes can be found on Theatre Tuscaloosa’s website.

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!

 

This weekend is packed with fun events in the One and Only Tuscaloosa! This Friday is filled with music! you can catch Corey Smith putting on a show at the Druid City Music Hall! The tour, Smith says, is an extension of who he is — raw and honest to the core. The show starts at 8:30 with doors opening an hour earlier for his Great Wide Underground Tour!

Also on Friday, Sonic Frontiers presents electronic music pioneer Tim Perkis as part of their 6th season of programming with a curatorial focus on “California Experiments”. Over in downtown, you can catch The Bama Theatre Acoustic Night that will feature guitarist/composer Hiroya Tsukamoto!

On Saturday, kick off the Chinese New Year at the Children’s Hands-On Museum! Children are able to make their own dragon, find their zodiac animal, make a mask, and even write their name in Chinese! After you bring in the new year with the kids, head over to Black Warrior Brewing Co. for their second annual Chili Cook-off!

As if the weekend couldn’t get any better, Sunday you can catch Alabama and Auburn’s Women’s Basketball Teams face off in the Iron Bowl as the Tide takes on the Tigers in Coleman Coliseum! All military service men and women will receive free admission with military ID and the first 300 fans get a free t-shirt!

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!