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Joe Bonamassa Concert

Joe Bonamassa Concert

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8PM

Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Montgomery, AL

As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures.

Events Around Alabama

January - December 2014

State Parks Events

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Alabama State Park system, and Alabama's twenty-two state parks are celebrating by hosting a variety of hikes, nature walks, camping specials and other special events. Click the link or visit for a listing of activities happening near you.

Sept. 20-27, 2014

Eva Frontier Days

Eva, Alabama's 25th Annual Frontier Days celebration kicks off Saturday, September 20th at 6 p.m. at Eva School with a bluegrass festival featuring Fireball Mail from Nashville, Tenn. and Arab’s Freshwater Creek. Admission is $6 per person. On Tuesday, September 23th at the Eva Saddle Club Arena, the world’s largest hayride will hit the streets at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per person and includes a free hotdog and coke. Eva Methodist Church will host a Community Hymn Book Singing on Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. and the public is also invited to Music on the Square featuring Dixie Flavor on September 26th beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Eva. The fun continues on Saturday, September 27th beginning at 9 a.m. with a variety of games and activities including the Antique Tractor and Car Show and an arts and crafts show. At 10:30 a.m., the baking contest gets underway where a cash prize is up for grabs, followed by a parade at 11 a.m. and the pig calling contest at 1:30 p.m. The day wraps up at the ball fields with a frog jumping contest at 4 p.m. followed by the greased pig chase at 5 p.m. Proceeds from Eva Frontier Days benefit the Eva Art Guild. For more information, call 256.796.7023 or 256.318.6735.

Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 12:00 Noon

Tuskegee Center Program

The Tuskegee History Center (104 S. Elm Street, downtown Tuskegee)presents "Man Behind the Hospital Name - John Andrew Hospital." Personal physician to Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, John Andrew Kenney is the subject of "Our Common History" public program series. Award-winning author of "Beacon on the Hill", Linda Kenney Miller, recounts social, medical and family history of her grandfather's groundbreaking work in Negro history and medicine, including his forced departure from Alabama by the Ku Klux Klan.

September 27, 2014

Walk for Mental Health

To kick off National Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) invites you to a 1.5 mile walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave. South in Birmingham. Registration for this special fundraiser is $20. NAMI Birmingham is an affiliate of the nation’s leading advocacy organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with mental illness through education, advocacy, research and support. For more information on the walk or NAMI, call Joy Doering at 205-821-4567 or visit

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