Less than a year later, the Drive-By Truckers returned to Decatur, AL Friday evening at the historic Princess Theatre for one of two shows with an epic performance. The tour is primarily focused on stops across the South, but also includes a few stops in the North in early December to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington. Ticket information for Saturday's show and other shows can be found on Princess Theatre website. More details on the fall tour can be found on the official Drive-By Truckers Site as well as information on their latest releases.
WFMC Jams was on location with coverage and interviews for the Mempho Music Festival this weekend. Memphofest is a two-day festival held in Shelby Farms Park, one of the largest urban parks in America featuring multiple stages of live music and a variety of food and concessions. This year's headliners featured Beck on Saturday night and Post Malone on Sunday. Other major acts included Phoenix, Janelle Monáe, NAS, Mac DeMarco on the First Tennessee stage and Hard Rock stage as well as sets in the evenings at the Orion Dome from DJ Logic and Rob Garza and a Silent Disco area. Before the weekend was over, festival organizers announced that plans for the 2019 year were already underway to include many enhancements to the experience.
Pilgrimage is a multi-genre music festival featuring some of today's hottest local and national touring artists, many performing acoustically, in the rustic setting of Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN. The region’s best food and drink will be on display as well as numerous local artists and artisans creating an all-encompassing festival experience.
2019 Marks the 85th Annual North AL State Fair
The first North Alabama State Fair was held in 1935. The total attendance was 2,059. From this small beginning the Fair has grown to be one of the largest annual events in North Alabama.
The North Alabama State Fair is a nonprofit, self-supporting organization. The North Alabama State Fair receives no subsidy from the city, county, state, or federal governments.
The North Alabama State Fair is best described as a family-oriented community event. Agricultural, industrial, cultural, and commercial exhibits are on display. The North Alabama State Fair is operated for the benefit of the community.
A major portion of the money spent at the North Alabama State Fair remains in the community. Profits above operation expenses and capital expenditures are donated to charitable organizations. Board members receive no compensation.
The 2019 Fair will be the 85th annual event with a goal of 2,500 exhibits, an attendance goal of 36,000, and cash awards offered in excess of $45,000.