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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.
This free event is brought to you by the City of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. For additional information please contact the Orange Beach Parks & Recreation Department, or visit www.obparksandrec.com
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.