On April 27th, Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant, a well known restaurant and live music burnt to the ground after 61 years of operation. Located just off of I-24 in Monteagle, TN, Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant was not only a tourist attraction for many who traveled to Tennessee, but a place many residents frequented including our own local musicians. On Saturday, the community and musicians came together for a rally and prayer gathering to support the employees, family, and friends in this difficult time. A second Rally and Cruise In gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th. Full details and updates are posted on Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant Facebook Page.
The Poke Salat Festival 5k is back! The run will begin and end at Arab First Baptist Church on May 15th at 7:30 AM.
You must registered on Active 5k Link below by May 1st to receive your T-Shirt. Register today!
Please arrive before 7 to complete necessary paperwork.
|Long time Alabama favorite country music artist, Johnny Collier, and his band, the Misbehaviators, will be headlining the 2021 Poke Salat Festival in Downtown Arab, Alabama on Saturday, May 15th, 2021. The Concert will be held on the main stage and will begin at 6:00 pm. This show is family-friendly, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and admission is free.
Johnny earned his first major music award on January 27th, this year with his song, “Never Really Famous” in the Country Music category for a Hollywood Music in Media Award.
“I’ve met some pretty fantastic folks in Arab,” says Johnny Collier “and I’m so proud to be entertaining at this years’
Poke Salat Festival. I can’t wait to see everyone again. I always plan a little extra time to hang around the merchandise table after the show so we can talk to the folks who come out to see us. I invite everyone to stop by.”
You can check out more about Johnny and his band at www.JohnnyCollier.com or right here on Facebook,
There will be space to dance and to set up your chairs and enjoy the free concert. Bring your family, invite your friends! In addition to downtown diners there will be food trucks available.
Like to sing? Have a dance group? Play the guitar? There will be open mic and street corner performance areas available where you can perform.
Charlie Allen and Johnny Garcia took the stage Saturday in Manchester, TN at Praters BBQ performing a variety of original music and favorite tunes to local patrons. Charlie Allen debuted his most recent single "Whiskey God & Jones" during the evening.
Charlie Allen is a world renowned songwriter in the music industry and has written for many artists. He has released many songs and albums of his own including "If Jesus Came this Year?", "Dying to Be Seen", "No Welcome Home", "Grandpa's Recipe" and many more.
Johnny Garcia, a Texas native, moved to the Nashville area in 1991 and has been performing, producing, and songwriting. Johnny is also known for playing guitar for Trisha Yearwood as well as being her music director.
Praters BBQ is well known for its ribs as well as its ribeye steaks, specialty sandwiches, burgers, catfish and hand-battered fried chicken and hosts live music most weekends at its Manchester location. Visit their Facebook page and website for information on upcoming events.
This year the Third Annual May Day Music Festival helps a Music Brother in need! Kerry Gilbert a well known singer/songwriter has been battling cancer for some time now. He has strength of a thousand guitarist and is now going to battle again. We are here to help raise money for Mr. Gilbert and help take the stress of bills off him while he battles!
Giveaways will be held in between artists. $5 cover at the door to enjoy the music. 21 and over only inside. Vendors well be setup both inside and outside.
More information to come so keep watching! PLAY IT LOUD for Kerry Gilbert!
Special Thanks to:
|Buffalo Rock||Bama Jams Lounge||Glendas Rockin it Promotions|
|Alabama Jams||WFMC Jams||Colbert County Reporter|
|Big River Broadcasting||Alabama Music Hall Of Fame|