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The Moth Radio Hour LIVE in Huntsville

The Moth Radio Hour LIVE in Huntsville

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Thurber Arts Center, Randolph School

As part of our year-long 40th anniversary celebration, WLRH 89.3 FM/HD is proud to bring The Moth Mainstage to Huntsville! The Moth Mainstage is a curated event featuring simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs that develop and shape their stories with Moth directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

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Idina Menzel Live

Idina Menzel Live

Wed, August 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

BJCC Concert Hall

Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idina’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Friday, December 8th at 8:00 PM

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013.

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Events Around Alabama

Saturdays in June and July

Summer Saturdays at Canyon Mouth

Join Little River Canyon National Preserve Staff for the Summer Saturday Programs at Canyon Mouth at 10:30 AM CDT. These programs are free, however the three dollar fee per vehicle at the gate will still apply. This Saturday, June 10th, will be a Medicinal Plant Walk and iNaturalist Plant Identification. Come out to learn Water Safety on Saturday, June 17th. June 24th is a children’s program about the Green Pitcher and iNaturalist Insect Day. Fred the Fish children’s activity is on July 1st. A Native American Tools and weapons demonstration is on July 9th. These programs are part of the free programming offered by the park to teach skills and help visitors enjoy the park safely. For Childrens programs, parents must accompany the children. For more information, call Little River Canyon National Preserve (256)845-9605. Check out our webpage at .

Saturday, July 15, 10am - 4pm

Float Your Boat Summer Festival

The Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are pleased to announce that the eighth annual "Float Your Boat Festival" will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Road, Pinson, AL 35126. "Float Your Boat" offers a fun-filled day at the Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson's "Beat the Heat" ice cream give-away, food, swimming and a fun zone for kids. Last year more than 2,000 people attended the event, and this year promises to be even more successful and fun for the entire family. The festivities will kick off with the family fun zone opening at 10:00 am and boat races starting at noon. For more information call 205-305-4385.

Saturday, August 5 Starting at 1:00pm

3rd Annual Alabama Women in Jazz Festival

Enjoy a great line-up of professional women performers and some local women musicians at this year's festival, starting at 1:00pm at Insanity Entertainment Complex, 100 Skate Park Drive Madison, AL 35758. Headline performers include Detroit native Freda Payne celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald, sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton, and BJ (Bettye Jo Miller), who sings, writes music, arranges,plays keyboards and blows that trombone! Alabama Women in Jazz Festival is a program under Valley Arts and Entertainment, Inc., a charitable organization who supports youth in music and women in music for the specific purpose of Valley Arts Music Scholarship Program and the jazz program. Visit for tickets.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

6th Annual Jamey Johnson Homecoming Concert

Nikki Mitchell Foundation, a Nashville-based pancreatic cancer nonprofit, will host Jamey Johnson's 6th annual homecoming concert on October 1, 2017, at Cottonwood Golf Course in Montgomery, AL. As in previous years, concert attendees can expect powerful and passionate performances featuring Grammy-nominated country star Jamey Johnson, and friends. In recent years, Randy Travis, Randy Houser, Lee Ann Womack, Jerrod Niemann and more joined Jamey on stage. The concert starts at 5:00pm with doors opening at 4:00pm. Tickets to the concert are $20 per person and parking is $5 per car. For more information and to purchase tickets visit and join us on social media.

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