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