Alabama Blueberry Festival

Brewton - Original arts and crafts, antique car show, motorcycle show & ride, live entertainment, children's activities, blueberries, blueberry bushes, cookbooks, and food available throughout the day. (251) 867-3224 Historic Downtown Brewton

Website: http://www.brewtonchamber.com/

June 10-11 2011

Alex City Jazz Fest

Alexander City, Alabama

Mixing your Alabama tourism adventure with some great jazz has to be some of the most exciting things that you will experience. You can attend the FREE tow-day event in Alexander City at Strand Park in Downtown Alexander City on Friday and at the Lake Martin Amphitheater on Saturday. Some of the best entertainers in jazz anywhere are always showing up for this outstanding event. There are normally more than 10,000 people that come to hear great jazz and see the entertainers that are there to put on a top notch show. They perform on a stage erected downtown in Strand Park on Friday night and then at the Amphitheater on Saturday. Join in with those that are clapping and stomping their feet to the music. There are tables that you can reserve but be aware that they usually are reserved 4 weeks in advance of the event so you will want to get yours reserved before that time. Decorate your table just before the music starts. There is a competition for the best decorated in accord to the theme of jazz!

The celebration got its start as a birthday celebration for a local department store and has grown into a citywide event. The idea was that of Ralph Frohsin to celebrate his stores 100th birthday. He decided it was what he wanted when he visited The Blue Note in New York while there on a buying trip. So if you are in the area or planning to go to the area in the early summer, check with the chamber of commerce to find out what the dates for the celebration are and attend.

Strand Park, Alexander City (Friday night) and Lake Martin Amphitheater (Saturday night). Hours: 6:30 PM – 11 PM Friday night and 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM on Saturday night.

Admission: FREE

For more info call 256-234-3461 or visit: http://www.alexcityjazzfest.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/alexcityjazzfest

Black Arts Festival

A two days event consisting of black celebrities, music, art from an African-American perspective. WEUP Radio - 2609 Jordan Lane June 23 & 24 more info: 837-9387

June 2-4 2100

BamaJam Music and Arts Festival

Held in sweet home Enterprise, Alabama, the BamaJam Music and Arts Festival has been showcasing some of the best in country and rock since the first event in 2008. Best of all, a portion of proceeds benefits the people of Coffee County. You can do a good deed and enjoy live music at the same time!

The Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival is located on the corner of Hwy 167 and County Road 156 on 600 acres of land just North of Enterprise, AL.

For more info call: 877-422-6252

Delmore Days Music Festival

June 25, 2011 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Gates open at 9:00 AM)

Gate Admission Adults $7 - Kids $3 5 and under free

Athens, Alabama – The Delmore Days Music Festival held annually at Athens State University was recently selected by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) as one of the Top 20 Events for June 2011. Jeanette Dunnavant, Tourism Director said, “2011 has been designated by the Alabama Tourism Department as The Year of Alabama Music. It is an honor to have one of our music festivals recognized by STS as an event to attend. We appreciate Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourists Association for submitting the nomination.”

The event honors the Delmore Brothers, Alton and Rabon, who were Limestone County, Alabama natives and became two of the biggest stars in country music in the 1930s. They received Nashville's highest honor on October 4, 2001 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1971, they were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 1989 into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and are also recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. This event provides entertainment honoring the type music made famous by the Delmore Brothers, has arts and crafts vendors, and is fun and exciting for the entire family.

The Top 20 Events list began in 1985 as a way to promote the best events in the Southeast. Founded in 1983, STS is dedicated to the promotion and development of tourism to its 12 member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information about the Delmore Days Music Festival or other events and attractions in Athens-Limestone County visit the Athens Visitors Center located at 100 Beaty Street North or call 256-232-5411 or go to http://www.delmoredays.com/

Events and attractions information is also listed on www.tourathens.com and www.visitathensal.com websites.

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