The weekend is upon us again and like every weekend in Tuscaloosa, there are a variety of things to do. Start the weekend off with Live At The Plaza at Government Plaza downtown, and the Black Warriors Songwriters Festival at venues all around the city. On Saturday head to T-Town Harley Davidson and enjoy live music and free food or bring your kids to CHOM for a day full of gross crafts and activities. Then on Sunday go to Super Skate and support the Druid City Dames for an action-packed roller derby match!
Live At The Plaza 🎤🌳
The very popular fifth annual Live At The Plaza FREE summer concert series is back to rock you in 2019. This Friday Black Warrior Songwriters (6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.) and Adam Hood (7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) will be featured in the family-friendly atmosphere of the Government Plaza, adjacent to the downtown Intermodal Facility parking deck behind City Hall. Enjoy great music every Friday night in June and July from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Bring your quilts, lawn chairs, kids, and dogs. To see the entire line-up for the rest of June and July go to https://www.tuscaloosa.com/latp.
Black Warriors Songwriters Festival 🎵✏️
Eatmybeats, in partnership with local songwriters, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, and Hotel Indigo, is proud to announce plans for the Black Warrior Songwriters Festival. This unique event will bring 40 local and regional songwriters to venues in downtown Tuscaloosa for intimate “in-the-round” style performances. During the “in-the-round” performances, three to four songwriters take the stage together and each takes turns performing an original song. After all, have performed, the “round” will start over with the first artist performing again, until each artist has performed around 4 to 5 songs each. This format allows for a rare look into the stories behind the songs in an intimate setting. Venues include Green Bar, The Lookout at Hotel Indigo, Black Warrior Brewing Co., 301 Bistro, Bar, and Beer Garden, Billy’s Sports Grill, and Tavern 1831. Admission is free! To learn more about the artists performing visit https://www.blackwarriorsongwriters.com/#home-section.
Jammin’ In June 🏍🍧
Jammin’ In June Bike Night at T-Town Harley-Davidson Saturday is June 22, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. There will be live music by The Doc Johnson Band, free food & beverages, door prizes, vendors, SnoVille Shave Ice, bounce house for the kids, and more! This is a free Event. All vehicles welcome!
Grossology at CHOM 🤢
Come get gross at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa this weekend! On Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. bring your kiddos for fun activities that are guaranteed to get gross. Identify animal poop, make your own boogers and bubbles! All activities included with admission! To get to know more about CHOM visit http://www.chomonline.org/.
Druid City Dames vs. Southern Harm Derby Dames 🌙
Come out and support Tuscaloosa’s very own roller derby team! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at Super Skate with the starting whistle at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $13 at the door, but $10 online Kids 12 and under free! To learn more visit http://www.druidcitydames.com/.
Later this Summer
The Mercedes-Benz Druid City Music Festival 🎶
You have likely seen by now the incredible lineup of Big Boi, Blackberry Smoke, Turkuaz, Break Science and others for the Druid City Music Festival, but did you know that you can purchase tickets NOW? To read more about this exciting event and buy tickets, please visit the website here.
There have been some incredible weekends in Tuscaloosa recently and this one is no different! Kick your weekend off at Green Bar this Thursday as they play host to “The Hollows”! When the first notes reach your ears, whether from a sweet and breezy mandolin, a whiskey-tuned banjo, or an unrepentant guitar, it will seem to you that the sound of The Hollows is uniquely New York: a contradictory, harmonic melting pot that takes all of its roots, twists them around, and produces something else, something new. This scruffy ensemble of multi-instrumentalists might just as soon swap glockenspiels, trumpets, and harmonicas as plug in a squawking electric guitar or an airy, spacey synthesizer. The result is a veritable junkyard of instruments and musical personalities, a carnival on wheels, a one-man band in six bodies that owns the stage with all the mobile, rhythmic ease of a seasoned railroad gang!
Keep the music going this Friday at the Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa for “Live at the Plaza” featuring Tarred & Feathered! A perfect event for families and friends alike, it will be complete with great music, delicious food, and tasty drinks! Tarred & Feathered is a cover band made up of old buddies who love playing live music together and have unique ways of covering the old & new favorites with a raw but full sound. With three-part harmony, they ensure their covers never fall flat!
Get ready to rumble on Saturday as the Druid City Dames host their first ever home bout in Tuscaloosa! Roller Derby is surely a sight to see and if you’re unfamiliar with it, here is a brief description: Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Gameplay consists of a series of short matchups (jams) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Head out to the Super Skate on McFarland Blvd and watch the ladies of Druid City Dames as they look to take down the Southern Harm Derby Dames!
If roller derby isn’t quite your cup of tea, you can catch Tyrese as he performs at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater! In 1998, his self-titled album went platinum with the singles Nobody Else, Lately, and Sweet Lady, earning him his first Grammy nomination for the Best R&B Male Vocal Performance! He became busy with TV and film roles before releasing other popular albums in between 2002 and the present. He is also an accomplished author, and will be releasing his third book soon! This soul filled Amphitheater is the place to be this Saturday so don’t miss out!
Finally, wrap up your weekend with Band of Brothers Brewing Co. as they host “Trucks by the Tracks”! All of the local food truck favorites like Local Roots, Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ, SouthFresh Mobile Catfish Kitchen, Pastor’s Kitchen, Get Mix’d and more! great beer, live music, and good company – who could ask for more?
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!