Travis Wammack and Band will be at Wayne’s Catfish Haven, U.S. 43 in Russellville, 5:30-7:30 tonight and Tuesday at Wayne’s Catfish Haven 2, 10251 U.S. 72, Elgin. Wammack and the band also performs at 6 p.m. Saturday for Spruce Pine Days in Spruce Pine.
Maxwell Russell is the host for the Songwriters Showcase 6-10 tonight at Frank’s Italian Restaurant, 500 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield. Featured songwriters are Lori Lovelace and Gary Gance. Russell’s trio performs acoustic blues on the patio at Frank’s 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
Three Wheel Drive, featuring Jim Seales, Donny Carpenter and Mitch Curtis, entertains 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at FloBama, Music Hall and Restaurant, 311 N. Court Street, Florence.
Karen Gruber, accompanied by Joseph Stallworth, will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Sweet Magnolia Cafe, 1154 N. Wood Ave., Florence.
Providing the entertainment at Rattlesnake Saloon, 1292 Mountain Mills Road, Tuscumbia, will be Brand X Band on Friday and Rick Mitchell on Saturday. Both sets are 6:30-10 p.m.; no cover charge.
The Kerry Gilbert Band performs 8-11 p.m. Friday at Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, 120 W. Second St., Muscle Shoals.
Taylor Hooch is the guest musician beginning at 9 p.m. Friday at DP’s Classic Grille, 410 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield.
The weekend musical lineup at Side-pocket Lounge, 1816 Darby Drive, Florence, includes Calvin Williams, Joel Burks and the RMFT Band on Friday and Saturday nights.
Performers at Sandbar at the Shoals, 4840 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, include Down the Phoenix on Friday night and LYNAM on Saturday night.
Matt Roy is the featured musician Saturday at Parker’s Place, St. Joseph, Tenn.
Grand Ole Opry Impersonation Show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the civic center in St. Joseph, Tenn. Tickets: $8; children 12 and younger, free.
The University of North Alabama Department of Music and Theater presents its annual Fall Choral Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, Darby Avenue, Sheffield. Admission is free. The concert will feature performances by the three student choruses at UNA. The 86-voice collegiate singers, 27-voice chamber choir and 13-voice vocal jazz ensemble are directed by Ian Loeppky and accompanied by Karen Cantrell. A reception will follow in Parish Hall. Details: Carole Maynard, 256-765-5122 or una.edu/music-theatre.
“A Brush with the Bridge” Art Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Old Railroad Bridge, Sheffield. Artists are invited to set up their canvases on the historic bridge and paint the view of the Tennessee River. Registration, including a $20 fee, is required to participate. Proceeds will benefit the landmark site. The public is invited to observe at no charge. The Old Railroad Bridge is accessible from Ashe Boulevard in Sheffield. For details, call Dave Reasons at 256-415-7721 or email email@example.com. Old Railroad Bridge Co. is the sponsor.
The First Family Fun Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Killen Park, Killen. Sponsored by the William Porter Foundation for Children in Need, the festival features music, a magician, children’s games and rides, vendor booths, food, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s annual Christmas toy store. Illusionist/magician Matt Davis performs at 11:30 a.m. The musical lineup includes: Scott Boyer, 10 a.m.; The Mothership Connection, 11 a.m.; Mama T and Ko’Kola, noon; Ledbetter, 1 p.m.; and Maxwell Russell, 2 p.m.
Jack-O-Lantern Farm on Garage Road on the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation in Muscle Shoals will host an arts and crafts show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Food demonstrations will be given by 360 Grille and City Hardware, both in Florence. Tasia Malakasis will sign copies of her cookbook, “Tasia’s Table: Cooking with the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre.”
Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s third annual Fall Festival is 2-5 p.m. Sunday in McFarland Park, Florence. The event features a pet fashion show, clowns, face-painting, children’s activities, arts and crafts, music, food and a scarecrow making contest. To register for the pet fashion show, visit the Pet Depot in Florence. Details: 256-760-6389.
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