Reed Turchi / Pond Diver
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Reed Turchi / Pond Diver

Reed Turchi

"What began as an obsession with Mississippi Hill Country blues has become a burgeoning blues orchestra at the vanguard of a new American roots music. Raised in the Swannanoa valley of Western North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, label head, band leader and solo artist. He's also a master of guitar driven blues that shapeshift seamlessly between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, massive sound of his Nashville based Kudzu Orkestra. His latest albums Tallahatchie, and Live At Soulshine evince his ability to play elemental blues solo, and to lead entire improvisational orchestras on the very same theme. 

He's been lauded by Greg Vandy of KEXP as 'a familiar reality in this time of cultural and political uncertainty' and praised by American Standard Time as 'The sound of a new American music.' Reed has been featured in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Oxford American, and Fretboard Journal."

Pond Diver are a new band from Florence! We're excited for their 116 debut, as they kick the evening off!

Doors at 7PM. Tickets are $5. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

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Big Ol' Gay Dance Bash
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Big Ol' Gay Dance Bash

Equality Shoals invites you to Big Ol' Gay Dance Bash, our quarterly dance extravaganza. In support of Renaissance City Pride and featuring DJ Nick Ware spinning the greatest sounds of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry and more, this special event benefits the Equality Shoals Foundation and Shoals Diversity Center. Tickets are $10 at the door. 18 to dance, 21+ to drink.

RSVP HERE

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Believe it or Yacht: An Evening of Yacht Rock
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Believe it or Yacht: An Evening of Yacht Rock

Welcome to the voyage of a lifetime. Prepare to set sail on the high seas of smooth. We present you “Believe it or Yacht: An Evening of Yacht Rock.”

A telegraph from the captain: Ahoy! My seafaring band and I would like to cordially invite you aboard our vessel while we take harbor in 116 Mobile. This will be a live performance tribute to the incredibly smooth tunes of Hall & Oats, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Toto and so many more... a moonlight cruise like no other. Our rum-running barkeep will even be serving up a special menu of your favorite Tiki cocktails. As if it didn’t need to get any smoother, our first mate will set you adrift with the true sailor’s delight: the sweetest sax solos this side of the Bermuda Triangle. I can hear them blowing in the breeze now...

We encourage that all hands on deck dress in their starboard best. So get your mustache, leisure suit, Hawaiian shirt, captain’s hat, smoking jacket, or turtleneck ready to drop anchor and gaze into the velvety sunset that is “Believe it or Yacht.”

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A Little (Birthday) Variety Show
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

A Little (Birthday) Variety Show

A new variety show from Sustainable Differences blending comedy, music, and other performance pieces to bring you a fast paced evening of entertainment.
This month we celebrate our third birthday. Come celebrate. There might even be cake!
This month:
Stand up comedy from:
Patrick Cunningham
Improv comedy from:
Sustainable Differences
Special Musical guest:
Str3ss
For the 1st time in the Shoals!
Drag Queen:
Madge Eagerton

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Erin Rae "Putting on Airs" Release Show
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Erin Rae "Putting on Airs" Release Show

Come out on Saturday, June 9th to celebrate the release of Erin Rae's new album "Putting on Airs" with the Single Lock Records family! Erin will perform, with special guests TBA. Tickets on sale now!

Doors 7PM / Show 8PM
Tickets $10 - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

"Erin Rae, whose genre-fusing mix of traditional folk and indie-rock has landed her collaborations with artists like Margo Price and Andrew Combs-not to mention critical acclaim from some of the world's top music media, including Rolling Stone, NPR, and the BBC-is finally stepping out into the spotlight with her new album Putting On Airs. The album is out June 8, 2018 on Single Lock Records."

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Emmalee Martinez EP Release Show
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Emmalee Martinez EP Release Show

Come help celebrate the release of singer/songwriter Emmalee Martinez's new EP, "Take Me As I Am", on June 8th! Wilder Adkins opens the show!

Doors 7PM/Show 8PM
Tickets: $7 regular GA / $12 GA ticket + EP bundle / $5 student (door only)

"Emmalee Martinez’s EP "Take Me As I Am" is a collection of songs that portray a different emotion in each track. "Take Me As I Am" is exactly what it states; an album that Emmalee wrote about accepting her feelings, in hopes that others would also do the same. She writes to reach people who feel the same way as she does in these different songs."

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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FIRST Friday w/ Vincent Neil Emerson and Mark Allan Falk
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

FIRST Friday w/ Vincent Neil Emerson and Mark Allan Falk

Come enjoy First Friday at 116! FREE ENTRY!

Vincent Neil Emerson is a songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. Of him, the Dallas Observer said: "Emerson mixes jumping juke-joint numbers with noir sounds and a sincere folk sensibility to make an album that will have anyone listening hit the 'repeat' button, well, repeatedly."

Mark Allan Falk comes to Florence via Vancouver, BC. Crafting songs beyond his years, his solo output is a spectacular synthesis of time spent digging in record crates around the world and turning knobs in Shoals studios.

FREE. Doors at 7PM. RSVP HERE. 

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Della Ray / The Prescriptions
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Della Ray / The Prescriptions

Della Ray is a Florence based band led by principal songwriter Adam Morrow (guitarist with John Paul White). The group works through worlds of fuzzy indie rock, Kinksian folk, and dream pop, all with feet firmly planted in their home corner of north Alabama. After releasing their debut EP, Blue World, in November of 2017, the band has been holed up at Portside Sound for much of early 2018, at work on their first record.

https://dellaray.bandcamp.com/

The Prescriptions are a Nashville band of Alabama members, making their third trip to 116. Equally unafraid of overdriven guitars and attention to songcraft, the band tightly moves through the excellent pop senses of lead singer Hays Ragsdale's music to create an enveloping show. Great, guitar driven tunes.

https://theprescriptions.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 7PM. $5 cover. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Sustainable Differences May Variety Show
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sustainable Differences May Variety Show

A new variety show from Sustainable Differences blending comedy, music, and other performance pieces to bring you a fast paced evening of entertainment.
This month:
Stand up comedy from:
Brett Leslie
Brandon Staggs
Improv comedy from:
Sustainable Differences
Special Musical guest:
Prey The Mantis
Plus surprise guests

Doors 7:30. Show at 8pm
$8 door. $5 advance. $5 students (door only with ID)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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An Evening With Lera Lynn
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With Lera Lynn

After spending part of 2017 on the road with our own John Paul White, we're thrilled to welcome Lera Lynn for her Shoals' debut!

Singer-songwriter. Co-producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on Resistor, an album that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire.

Following the 2014 release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, The Avenues, Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and, months later, wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining fall tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective’s second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show’s soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective’s teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn’s “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For” (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music.

Tickets are $10. Doors are at 7PM.

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Cosa Nostra EP Release Show w/ Oribi
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cosa Nostra EP Release Show w/ Oribi

Come join us at 116 E Mobile to celebrate as Cosa Nostra is releasing their debut EP, Astral Dreams, on Friday, April 20th! Local crowd-favorites Oribi will open the show!

Doors at 8PM/Show at 9PM.
Tickets $7 Regular/$5 Student.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


ABOUT Cosa Nostra:
https://www.facebook.com/cosaxnostraxmusic/
ABOUT Oribi:
https://www.facebook.com/Oribitheband/

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Jack Rudy and Cathead Distillery Cocktail Workshop
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jack Rudy and Cathead Distillery Cocktail Workshop

As part of our 2018 The Gathering weekend, join us for a Cocktail Workshop hosted by Brooks Reitz of Jack Rudy Cocktail Company and Cathead Distillery at 116 E Mobile in downtown Florence. At this hands-on workshop, guests will learn how to expertly craft their own vodka cocktails and punches, while sipping fresh libations and enjoying small bites and snacks prepared by The Factory Cafe’s chef Ray.

Friday, April 13th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm

116 E. Mobile
116 E. Mobile Street
Florence, AL 35630

$80 includes materials, instruction, drinks, and small bites and snacks.

For more information, contact: events@alabamachanin.com, or call: 256-701-8667 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm CST.

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Stephen Day w/ Sawyer & Hayden Scott
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Day w/ Sawyer & Hayden Scott

Stephen Day is back in Florence on Friday, April 6th! The gals of Sawyer will open the show. Head downtown to enjoy First Friday and then join us at 116 for a great night of music! UPDATE: Hayden Scott Music will be our special guest! He will open the show with an acoustic set. 

Tickets $7 / $5 student
Doors 7PM/ Show 8PM

Wanna hear the artists? Check them out on Spotify!
Stephen: http://spoti.fi/2p6ZR0W
Sawyer: http://spoti.fi/2ImloLm
Hayden Scott: https://spoti.fi/2G8nvVw

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Carver Commodore w/ Pace House
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Carver Commodore w/ Pace House

Phi Mu Alpha Presents Carver Commodore and Pace House at 116 E. Mobile for FREE!!!

Carver Commodore is proud to be back at 116 for their first hometown show of 2018! They will be premiering some new songs and doing their best to make you love Rock & Roll again. 

Pace House (Gadsden, AL Alternative Rock) will be joining them for a night of loud stuff that you don't wanna miss. 

And hey this is a FREE SHOW so take advantage of it!! Bring some friends and come hang out! Doors at 7, Show at 8.

FREE ADMISSION! Click here to RSVP and get all the details.

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Sabra & the Get Rights w/ Cotton Clifton
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Sabra & the Get Rights w/ Cotton Clifton

Sabra & The Get Rights first time playing in Alabama, and first time at 116 E Mobile. Come and hear some fine country and honky tonk music from these Lafayette Louisiana cats! Cotton Clifton and The Pickers will be opening!

WED APR 4
7 PM doors
8 PM downbeat

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


ABOUT Sabra & The Get Rights
https://sabraandthegetrights.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sabraandthegetrights/

Sabra and the Get Rights is a band reminiscent of the days when Hank Williams’ injected some blues into his country soul, harkening back to the 1950s when honky tonk bands made sure the dance floor was full and pumping. If you are aware that the great and late Ray Price invented the shuffle beat, then you will love Sabra and the Get Rights. If your tapping toes inevitably lead you to kick up your heels on the dance floor if the right band is on the stage, then you will love Sabra and the Get Rights. If you enjoy the music of Dwight Yoakam, Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies, Loretta Lynn, The Mavericks, Dolly Parton, George Jones and Wanda Jackson, then you will love Sabra and the Get Rights.


ABOUT Cotton Clifton:
https://www.facebook.com/cottonclifton/

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Seasick Steve Swings Down South
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Seasick Steve Swings Down South

"Seasick Steve Swings Down South" - and he's making a stop at 116 E Mobile on Sunday, March 25th! Grab your tickets now for this great Sunday show.

 

Doors 7PM / Show 8PM

Tickets $15 (CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS)

 

Seasick Steve’s journey has been an extraordinary one since he burst into the public consciousness with his amazingly raw, powerful emotional performances on TV. It is those astonishing and engaging live performances that have turned Steve and drummer Dan Magnusson into such a powerful force both Iive and on record around the world. The release of his last album in 2016 culminated in a performance at the iconic SSE Arena, Wembley, London and the album became Steve’s fifth consecutive Top 10 Album in the UK.

As he says, Steve is having the time of his life selling out venues and headlining festivals as he goes all over the world, and it’s the energy of putting new songs on record and the electricity of playing live to huge crowds that continue to drive him. The craziest, rockingest and wildest show you’ll see all summer.

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The Pollies / The Underhill Family Orchestra
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Pollies / The Underhill Family Orchestra

The Pollies & The Underhill Family Orchestra Live in Florence!

The Pollies:

“IN AN IDEAL WORLD, DISCOVERING A BAND LIKE THE POLLIES WOULDN’T BE THAT BIG OF A DEAL, BUT THEN AGAIN, IN AN IDEAL WORLD, EVERY BAND WOULD BE ABLE TO SEAMLESSLY BLEND AND ARRANGE THE ROOT ELEMENTS OF ROCK AND ROLL WHILE FORGING INTO NEW TERRITORY TO CREATE SONGS THAT SOUND SO NATURAL AND EFFORTLESS THAT YOU DON’T NOTICE THE INTRINSIC COMPLEXITY AND MASSIVE UNDERTAKING THAT EACH TRACK REPRESENTS.” - LAST.FM

"The alt-country band transcends the genre here, focusing on meandering-yet-careful lead vocals, soaring bgvs, twinkly lead guitar, and a reverb-laden sense of nostalgia. The arrangement is carefully layered and mixed to perfection–it feels effortless, even though there’s quite a bit going on."- Independent Clauses

www.thepollies.net

The Underhill Family Orchestra:

The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the songs they create, they invoke a "sense of riot" with their arm-swingin, foot-stomping, Appalachia-inspired sound that makes effort to "infuse sheer pop catchiness into the rootsier, grittier elements" made up of sultry and soulful 4-part vocal arrangements and a unique take on the southern sound for which Alabama is known. They have recently been in the studio after their October signing to Skate Mountain Records, and will be hitting the road this spring to promote their debut major record release set to drop in early 2018. 

www.weareunderhill.com

Click here to grab your tickets. 

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