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October 17, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - This year’s festival features a legion of Grammy award winning hit songwriters, the legends of American music, and the up and coming stars of tomorrow. Visit the official website at www.fbisf.com for a list of artists, their bios and a complete schedule of performances. The 2016 festival is presented by Visit Pensacola, Hill Billy Bourbon, FooFoo Fest, and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. Mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy this unique Gulf Coast Tradition.
Nov. 2nd – Locals Kick Off Party: East @ The Sports Bar of Perdido Key 6p-9p
Nov. 2nd – Locals Kick Off Party: West @ The Hot Spot at The Wharf 6p-9p
Nov. 2nd – Locals Kick Off Party: East Meets West at Flora-Bama 9:30p
Nov. 5th – Promoting Your Music Career: Seminar 1 of 2 @ Phoenix 10 Condo 10a-11:30a
- This free interactive session hosted by Bruce Wawrzyniak, President of “Now Hear This” will cover building your brand, booking & more. This free session is for artists at all stages of their career – not just beginners.
October 12, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will begin the first phase of the SR 182 Median Improvements and Beautification project in Orange Beach from West Loop Road to the Cotton Bayou Beach Access on Monday, Oct. 17.
The project scope will include removing the center turn lane from the existing roadway and installing raised landscaped medians; implementing signalized median U-turns to reduce the number of intersection conflict points; creating designated pedestrian crosswalks at signalized intersections; and widening, restriping and resurfacing the one mile corridor. Landscaping of the medians will begin after the project is completed, which is scheduled for summer 2017, and will be performed by the City of Orange Beach.
October 10, 2016- Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures related to the Annual National Shrimp Festival.
Monday, October 10
Gulf Place closed to all vehicular traffic.
Tuesday, October 11
4:00 a.m. - Traffic is closed to public on Hwy 182 between W. 2nd Street & E. 1st Street; Traffic is closed to public on Hwy 59, south of 1st Avenue.
Thursday, October 13
4:00 a.m. - Traffic closure of Hwy 182 expands eastward to E. 2nd Street & westward to W. 3rd Street. Traffic flow east of Hwy 59 will convert to one-way-only routes.
Monday, October 17
7:00 a.m. - All normal traffic flow along Hwy 182 and Hwy 59 resumes.
Tuesday, October 18
7:00 a.m. - Gulf Place re-opens to the public.
All public beaches will remain open throughout the festival.
October 4, 2016 Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) - The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that construction has begun on the much needed improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59. These improvements include widening Clubhouse Drive to 3 lanes from West 1st Street to 200’ east of Highway 59, new sidewalks and minor drainage improvements.
Construction is expected to take 4-6 weeks and will require temporarily closing Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59 for brief periods of time. “Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated while we complete this project, stated Mark Acreman, City of Gulf Shores Public Works Director.”
October 4, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Ultimate Tailgate Charity Golf Tournament & Tailgate Party "Fore the Kids" returns next month on Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th at the Orange Beach Golf Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Orange Beach Sports Association, which is a “community driven” charity that aids local children in sports with the core belief that “Everyone Plays!” Thursday night kicks off with registration and a tailgate party for all (not just the golfers)! Food, beverages, games, silent auction and live music! Friday morning we have a shotgun start for the golf scramble with complimentary lunch & beverages followed by an awards party.
Since you were a part of our inaugural event last year, we wanted to extend a special invitation to you to sponsor or play for a discounted rate. Please sign up to sponsor or play by Friday, October 7th, to receive 10% off the options below. Price for one golfer to play is $75 and $250 for a four man team which includes the the party, food, beverages, green fees and cart. It is only $25 if interested in attending only the charity tailgate party.
September 30, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will feature over 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast from November 3-13th, 2016. The event is based at the sprawling Flora-Bama Lounge astride the Florida-Alabama line, but numerous venues will be used from quiet listening rooms to raucous honky-tonks. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. The festival is a perennial favorite for music lovers eager to hear songwriters not only perform but also discuss how and why they wrote some of the world’s greatest hits. The music covers the gamut, with hits written for everyone from George Jones to George Strait, Jimmy Buffett, Miranda Lambert, Whitney Houston, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean. During this exciting 11-day festival, performers will be hosted in over 25 venues from Downtown Pensacola, Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL. Most concerts are free to attend although a few venues may collect a cover charge.
Sept. 27, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - The City of Orange Beach invites you to a ‘Free Concert’ featuring the Baldwin Pops Concert Band. The event will be held Sunday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:00 pm on the lawn behind the Orange Beach Senior Center, located at 26251 Canal Road, less than ¼ mile east of Hwy. 161. This will be the “Pops” eigth year to hold a concert in Orange Beach. For this event both the Senior Center & Library will be open, making for easy access to those who may use wheelchairs or walkers. Plenty of restroom facilities are available. The Senior Center & Library are located directly on Wolf Bay and offer a commanding waterfront view with beautiful sunsets this time of year. Parking will be available at Waterfront Park for the ‘Pops’ Concert.