Party For The Friths II
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Party For The Friths II

Well, we are throwing another party for the Frith family. In an effort to explain while sparing too many public details I will keep this as brief as possible. Some of you are already close to the Frith family and know plenty as to why this is taking place. For those that do not know the Friths they were touched by cancer a few years ago. They are a much loved family whose influence, love, and respect weaves through every aspect and social class of this area. Strong supporters of local music and far beyond. Cancer struck their dear daughter a few years ago and we threw the first party to help them. Grandma of the group was in a bad car accident and left in a wheel chair. And, just as it seemed the family might be cancer free mama bear was also diagnosed with cancer. Through all this and all these years this family has been strong, never asks for help or pity, always are kind and willing to help anyone else out of any jam. It’s been a 1,2,3 punch for this family in a pretty short amount of time. We who love them want to help. The Shoals Yacht Rock Collective has come together to work as the backing band for a unique set at 116 E. Mobile St. They will back a set of songs from Red Mouth, Russell Mefford, and Reid Ware. All musicians and artists are donating their time and 116 is waving their fees. A poster is coming soon from Heavy Color. ALL THE MONEY goes to the Frith family. 

There is not a one of us that has not been touched by the evil hand of cancer. We cannot help everyone. But, that is not to stop us from helping someone. This family deserves it. Whether you know the Friths or not you will be helping all cancer patients by helping anyone. This performance will be one of a kind. Fun will be had for everyone and your money will be used for the betterment of mankind and our continued struggle towards a more civilized and caring world. 

Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm. $15 at the door $10 in advance. If you wish to pay more that too will go to the Friths.

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Dead Fingers w/ Kyle Kimbrell
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Dead Fingers w/ Kyle Kimbrell

Dead Fingers are pillars of the Birmingham music scene. Excellent songwriters and performers with a hand in a range of other projects, Taylor Hollingsworth and Kate Taylor join forces to beautifully harmonize over washes of bluesy folk. More: "Since 2012's eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have taken stock of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone. Kate and Taylor being first time parents has added new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke beat folk/country/blues hybrid. 
They made their way through the ranks of indie-rock reality checks both with each other and on their own. From Taylor's earliest days as a lo-fi axe slinger shredding J. Mascis-by way of-Johnny Thunders riffage on You Know That Summer's Coming, to his time spent touring with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Kate's lifelong tutelage in one of the most gifted musical families in the Magic City, there's little that has missed these two. They fostered their songwriting skills through years of hard won apprenticeships and also toured extensively throughout the US and in Europe sharing the stage with Jason Isbell, Maria Taylor, and Leon Redbone."

Kyle Kimbrell Music keeps the Birmingham songwriter lineage going with his own blues inflected tunes!

Doors at 7PM. $7 pre, $10 doors. 

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Donnie Fritts "June" Album Release Show
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Donnie Fritts "June" Album Release Show

Come celebrate the release of Donnie’s new album “June (A Tribute to Arthur Alexander)” during Handy Fest on July 27 at 116 E. Mobile! Donnie will perform songs from the record and some old favorites… and maybe with a few special guests! Single Lock will have copies of the CD for sale at the show.  

Doors at 7PM. Tickets are $10.

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Kings And Queens: A Majestic Medley Of Burlesque And Drag
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Kings And Queens: A Majestic Medley Of Burlesque And Drag

BASEMENT BURLESQUE PRESENTS: 

Kings And Queens: A Majestic Medley Of Burlesque And Drag

Welcome all you fabulous ladies and gents to our next spectacular event! Join us July 14th for Kings and Queens at 116 East Mobile in Downtown Florence! Doors open at 7p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
In honor of Pride Month and our local LGBTQ+ community we will be donating half of our proceeds to Shoals Diversity.
So get ready for a whimsical variety of burlesque and drag performances and don't forget to bring extra cash to tip our lovely queens!
Feel free to dress up and be a part of the experience!

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Briston Maroney / Vanosdale / Gold Wave
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Briston Maroney / Vanosdale / Gold Wave

Briston Maroney headlines a great 3 band bill on Friday, July 13th! Also on the bill is Knoxville band Vanosdale and local artist Gold Wave! 

Tickets $5 - available online now! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM

Briston Maroney Music | Americana Rock | Knoxville, TN
Briston just released his first single, "Freakin' Out On The Interstate" - listen here: https://spoti.fi/2MIxYXx

Vanosdale | Post Pop-Punk | Knoxville, TN
Listen here: https://spoti.fi/2I8dUtZ 

Gold Wave | Lo-fi Rock | Florence, AL
Gold Wave, founded by Miller Pelton, just released his first single and music video for "Wrong Crowd" - watch here: https://bit.ly/2I8hiF3

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A Little (Midsummer) Variety Show
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

A Little (Midsummer) 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:
Shane Justice
Improv comedy from:
Sustainable Differences
Special Musical guest:
Strange Waves
For the 1st time in the Shoals!
Master Hypnotist:
Yorbe
Doors 7:30. Show at 8pm
$8 door. $5 advance. $5 students (door only with ID)

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EveSkywalker Pop-Up Fashion Show
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

EveSkywalker Pop-Up Fashion Show

You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of sustainable eco-friendly fashion with Eve Styles at her EveSkywalker Pop-Up Fashion Show! Each garment will be adorned by beautiful locals and handmade and hand printed with beautiful foraged plants & flowers using a technique called botanical mono-printing. Hope to see you there.

"The ancient Mayans believed that the 'Skywalker' is one who opens the portal from Heaven to Earth."

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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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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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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

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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."

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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)

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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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