Events

Jul 21
Heritage Forums
Landmark Park
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Jul 21
Heritage Forums

Landmark Park

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

On Sundays in July, beginning July 14, guest speakers will present programs on state and local history. These presentations take place at 3 p.m. in, Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Refreshments served after each presentation. Heritage Forums are official AL200 Bicentennial events.

Registration is required, visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
July 14: Haunted Wiregrass History
Join Dale Cox of Two Egg TV and learn about our haunted heritage. Explore allegedly haunted sites around the Wiregrass and hear the ghost stories that accompany them.

July 21: Peanut Farming in Pike County
Presented by Kari Barley, Curator of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, this session will explore the history of peanut farming in Kari’s hometown of Troy. Kari will share memories of her family who have been peanut farmers for generations.

July 28: 1918 Flu Epidemic
Join James L. Baggett, with the Birmingham Public Library Department of Archives and Manuscripts, and learn about the flu epidemic that devastated Alabama in 1819.

Jul 22
Summer Session Series B2
AR Workshop Dothan
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Jul 22
Summer Session Series B2

AR Workshop Dothan

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

2958 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL 36301

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $180 per registrant, and runs from Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-1:00 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.
Series B Summer ARt Camp Projects will include:
Project 1: Youth Canvas Apron
Project 2: Boho Textile Wall Hanging
Project 3: Accessory Board OR Wood Game Board
Project 4: Canvas Wall Hanging OR Canvas Banner

Jul 24
Wacky Wednesdays
Landmark Park
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Jul 24
Wacky Wednesdays

Landmark Park

10:00 am to 11:00 am

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

On Wednesdays during June and July at 10 a.m., anything goes! Wacky Wednesdays are programs on a variety of topics suitable for families with kids. These activities are free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).

SEATING IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If the 10 a.m. program fills, a second session may be offered for some programs. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
June 5: Homing Pigeons
Join John Ross Helms for a fascinating look at homing pigeons. These amazing birds are able to find their way home from great distances. Helms will discuss these birds, their historic uses, and then will release some of his own homing pigeons so they can fly home. No second session will be available.

June 12: Backyard Bandits
Master Naturalist Jessica Gautney will offer a look at the insect that bite, sting and stink. But even these backyard bandits play an important part in our environment. Meet some of the insects common to this area and learn all about their lives.

June 19: Life of a Honeybee
Wiregrass Beekeeper Rosalyn Horton will teach us all about the life of a honeybee. Learn the “waggle dance,” taste a honey stick and hear why these animals are so important to us.

June 26: Beginning Yoga
Our friends from the Nature Gallery Yoga Studio will lead park visitors in a beginner yoga class. No second session will be available.

July 3: Fairy Houses
Indulge in a morning of imagination as we create fairy houses!

July 10: Meteorology
Meteorologists from WTVY will visit Landmark Park to teach us about weather patterns and storm tracking.

July 17: Storytelling and Nature Journaling
Soda Jerk Celeste Conner will share humorous stories from her own personal experiences. Then, let your imagination be your guide as you venture outside and come up with a story all your own.

July 24: Poetry with Sid
Retired Landmark Park Farm Manager Sid Brannon will recite some of his favorite poems from James Whitcomb Riley, depicting life in the country.

July 31: Guided Nature Hike
Master Naturalist Lisa Lopez will lead a guided tour of the boardwalk and points out the flora and fauna found at Landmark Park. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The boardwalk is handicapped accessible.

Jul 24
Keyforge Learn to Play & Meet Up
FANATIX
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Jul 24
Keyforge Learn to Play & Meet Up

FANATIX

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

2970 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2 Dothan, AL 36301

Learn How to Play Keyforge on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Dothan Fanatix!

This day will also serve as a casual meet up for players as well.

KeyForge is a unique deck card game created by Richard Garfield and published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2018. In it, players take on the role of Archons in the world of the Crucible. Each Archon races to be the first to collect “Æmber” and forge three keys.

Jul 25
Music By Moonlight
Landmark Park
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Jul 25
Music By Moonlight

Landmark Park

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. Sponsored by WOOF Radio. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks.

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Schedule:
June 13: Pontiac Stove Company
Bluegrass and Americana by local musicians

June 27: Tri State Community Orchestra
Playing patriotic and pop tunes

July 11: Troy Dothan Community Band
Performing traditional favorites

July 25: The Byrd Family
Bluegrass and gospel

Jul 25
Bowling & Backpacks
Dothan Lanes
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Jul 25
Bowling & Backpacks

Dothan Lanes

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

5727 Montgomery Hwy Dothan, AL 36303

🎳 MARK YOU CALENDARS 📆

Dothan Rotary Outlaw Club will have the inaugural BOWLING AND BACKPACKS event on July 25th at Dothan Lanes from 5:30 to 7:30!

Each participant is to bring a backpack. The backpacks collected will be given to children in need in our community. RSVP by selecting “Going” on this Facebook event or contacted Josh Chapman at 334-655-7707 or jschapman21@gmail.com

Jul 25
Throw Back Thursdays
Landmark Park
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Jul 25
Throw Back Thursdays

Landmark Park

10:00 am to 11:00 am

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

History will be on our minds on Thursdays during June and July at 10 a.m. Throw Back Thursdays will offer programs on our history, suitable for families with kids. These activities are free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).

SEATING IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If the 10 a.m. program fills, a second session may be offered for some programs. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
June 6: Old Fashioned Fun
Play tug o’war, potato sack races, ring toss and more. (SESSION 1 IS FULL; SECOND SESSION BOOKING NOW FOR 11:30 A.M.)

June 13: Dairy Day
Learn about the dairy products we eat every day, including milk, butter and ice cream. Try your had at churning butter on a variety of churns.

June 20: Traditional Music
Try out playing a penny whistle or dulcimer and learn about how our ancestors made music!

June 27: Fiber Fest
Explore a variety of fiber based crafts, including knitting, crocheting, bobbin lace and more, and try weaving on a cardboard loom.

July 4: July 4th Celebration
Members of the DAR will read the Declaration of Independence and have historic costumes on display. No second session will be offered.

July 11: Indian Artifact Day
Check out Landmark Park’s collection of arrowheads and pottery and learn from an archeologist about their history.

July 18: A Day on Town Square
Step back in time and spend a day at the town square. Learn about circuit riding preachers, have a lesson in the one room school house, visit the Shelley General Store and end at the Martin Drugstore for a treat from the fountain.

July 25: Wiregrass Farmstead Tour
Visit the heritage breeds of animals and check out the crops and buildings on the 1890s farm.

Jul 26
Animal Adventures
Landmark Park
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Jul 26
Animal Adventures

Landmark Park

10:00 am to 11:00 am

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

Every Friday in June and July, Landmark Park will present Animal Adventures, a special one-hour educational program which provides a unique opportunity to learn about our natural world. Families and kids are invited to see first-hand the wonder of native and exotic animals. Programs begin at 10 a.m. in the Park’s Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Visit landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
JUNE 7: Tortoises
Big Bend Wildlife Refuge will teach us all about the wonderful world of tortoises. Feeding and nesting habits will be discussed, as well as what you should do if you find an orphaned or injured wildlife.

June 14: Snakes and Reptiles
Come learn from Page Whatley about these cold-blooded animals and why some of them are endangered. Visitors will have the opportunity to different reptiles up-close, all representing the species native to the Wiregrass region.

JuNE 21: Alligators
Tim Ward, with the Alabama Department of Conservation, will present a program on one of South Alabama’s most misunderstood creatures, the American Alligator. A combination of slides, skins, and skulls–as well as a live alligator–will be used to illustrate and teach participants about the lifestyle and habitats of this unique animal.

JUNE 28: Chickens
What came first, the chicken or the egg? While we may not crack that riddle, you will have a chance to learn all about chickens and see some of these beautiful animals up close. (FIRST SESSION IS FULL. SECOND SESSION AT 11:30 A.M. IS AVAILABLE)

July 5: Dog Training Basics
Our four legged furry friends will be the star of this program as local canine specialist Renee Jones-Lewis, along with her canine teaching assistant, show visitors the correct way to interact with dogs. Park visitors will learn training tips they can easily use with their own family pets.

July 12: Fantastic Fish
Ken Weathers, of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Department will present a program about common fish. Not only will you get to see the fish that are naturally found in our local lakes and rivers, you will also be able to brush up on your fishing and casting techniques.

JULY 19: Birds of Prey
Join Jatin Patel and meet his birds of prey. Learn what these beautiful birds eat and what role they play in our environment. (FIRST SESSION FULL! SECOND SESSION AVAILABLE AT 11:30 AM)

June 22: Amphibians
Amphibians can be slimy and lay eggs, but they also have a lot of other interesting characteristics. Join Jimmy Stiles as he talks about various amphibians including frogs, salamanders, and one big amphiuma. Stiles has been involved in herpetology for over 25 years and is currently working on his PhD in Wildlife Sciences through Auburn University.

Jul 27
Make & Take Saturday At Folklore
Folklore Brewing & Meadery
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Jul 27
Make & Take Saturday At Folklore

Folklore Brewing & Meadery

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

153 Mary Lou Ln Dothan, AL 36301

DO YOU LIKE TO CREATE THINGS? DO YOU LIKE CRAFT BEER? DO YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS? THEN YOU HAVE HIT THE TRIFECTA! JOIN US AT FOLKORE BREWERY & MEADERY FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON AT A KS HANDMADE WORKSHOP!

Join us for a Custom Sign & Home Decor DIY workshop! We will guide you through the process of making your own customized item for your home or office. No experience necessary.

At a KS Handmade workshop you are not limited to what you can create! Choose from any of our products or shoot us a picture if you have a design in mind. You will have a awesome time and leave with a custom piece that you can be proud of.

We have provided some of our most popular Sign Choices for you to select from in the drop down list during registration. Each Sign Choice will display a corresponding image so you can see what you’re choosing to build at the workshop. You will select your design and add any customization’s (if the design calls for it). You will also select your stain color, chalk paint color and painting/distressing techniques.

All square or rectangle signs will include a frame. All round signs or boxes will include a set of handles. Signs are 14″ x 26″(rectangle), 16″ x 16″(square), 17″(round).

WHATS INCLUDED:
-Your project choice(all projects are completed with 3/4-1/2 Birch Plywood.
-All supplies to create your custom piece. Any accessories as well if the design calls for it(ribbon, handles, flowers, etc.)
-Hardware for hanging
-Special take a way gift
-Customer loyalty card (to earn a free workshop)

*BYOB- Feel free to bring your adult beverages.

**DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 26TH, 2018. THIS ALLOWS TIME TO HAVE YOUR DESIGN READY**

*Please check for inaccuracies in customization. and cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the workshop.

You will select your design and add any customization’s (if the design calls for it). You will also select your stain color, chalk paint color and painting/distressing techniques.

We have provided some of our most popular Sign Choices for you to select from in the drop down list during registration. Each Sign Choice will display a corresponding image so you can see what you’re choosing to build at the workshop.

All square or rectangle signs will include a frame. All round signs or boxes will include a set of handles. Signs are 14″ x 26″(rectangle), 16″ x 16″(square), 17″(round).

**DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 24th, 2019. THIS ALLOWS TIME TO HAVE YOUR DESIGN READY**

*Please check for inaccuracies in customization. and cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the workshop.

Jul 28
Heritage Forums
Landmark Park
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Jul 28
Heritage Forums

Landmark Park

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

On Sundays in July, beginning July 14, guest speakers will present programs on state and local history. These presentations take place at 3 p.m. in, Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Refreshments served after each presentation. Heritage Forums are official AL200 Bicentennial events.

Registration is required, visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
July 14: Haunted Wiregrass History
Join Dale Cox of Two Egg TV and learn about our haunted heritage. Explore allegedly haunted sites around the Wiregrass and hear the ghost stories that accompany them.

July 21: Peanut Farming in Pike County
Presented by Kari Barley, Curator of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, this session will explore the history of peanut farming in Kari’s hometown of Troy. Kari will share memories of her family who have been peanut farmers for generations.

July 28: 1918 Flu Epidemic
Join James L. Baggett, with the Birmingham Public Library Department of Archives and Manuscripts, and learn about the flu epidemic that devastated Alabama in 1819.

Jul 29
Summer Session Series C2
AR Workshop Dothan
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Jul 29
Summer Session Series C2

AR Workshop Dothan

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

2958 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL 36301

Join us at AR Workshop for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! This morning session camp is $180 per registrant, and runs from Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-1:00 pm each day. Our camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 7-14. Kids will create 4 DIY youth projects and a DIY camp t-shirt over the course of the camp! Participants will be able to customize and choose their project paint colors from our decor line of paints! Kids are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to enjoy during breaks.
Series C Summer ARt Camp Projects will include:
Project 1: Canvas Wall Hanging OR Canvas Banner
Project 2: Canvas Pillow
Project 3: Wood Photo Frame
Project 4: Youth Plank Sign or Wood Game Board

Jul 31
Wacky Wednesdays
Landmark Park
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Jul 31
Wacky Wednesdays

Landmark Park

10:00 am to 11:00 am

430 Landmark Dr Dothan, AL 36303

On Wednesdays during June and July at 10 a.m., anything goes! Wacky Wednesdays are programs on a variety of topics suitable for families with kids. These activities are free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).

SEATING IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If the 10 a.m. program fills, a second session may be offered for some programs. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register.

Schedule:
June 5: Homing Pigeons
Join John Ross Helms for a fascinating look at homing pigeons. These amazing birds are able to find their way home from great distances. Helms will discuss these birds, their historic uses, and then will release some of his own homing pigeons so they can fly home. No second session will be available.

June 12: Backyard Bandits
Master Naturalist Jessica Gautney will offer a look at the insect that bite, sting and stink. But even these backyard bandits play an important part in our environment. Meet some of the insects common to this area and learn all about their lives.

June 19: Life of a Honeybee
Wiregrass Beekeeper Rosalyn Horton will teach us all about the life of a honeybee. Learn the “waggle dance,” taste a honey stick and hear why these animals are so important to us.

June 26: Beginning Yoga
Our friends from the Nature Gallery Yoga Studio will lead park visitors in a beginner yoga class. No second session will be available.

July 3: Fairy Houses
Indulge in a morning of imagination as we create fairy houses!

July 10: Meteorology
Meteorologists from WTVY will visit Landmark Park to teach us about weather patterns and storm tracking.

July 17: Storytelling and Nature Journaling
Soda Jerk Celeste Conner will share humorous stories from her own personal experiences. Then, let your imagination be your guide as you venture outside and come up with a story all your own.

July 24: Poetry with Sid
Retired Landmark Park Farm Manager Sid Brannon will recite some of his favorite poems from James Whitcomb Riley, depicting life in the country.

July 31: Guided Nature Hike
Master Naturalist Lisa Lopez will lead a guided tour of the boardwalk and points out the flora and fauna found at Landmark Park. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The boardwalk is handicapped accessible.

Jul 31
Keyforge Learn to Play & Meet Up
FANATIX
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Jul 31
Keyforge Learn to Play & Meet Up

FANATIX

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

2970 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2 Dothan, AL 36301

Learn How to Play Keyforge on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Dothan Fanatix!

This day will also serve as a casual meet up for players as well.

KeyForge is a unique deck card game created by Richard Garfield and published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2018. In it, players take on the role of Archons in the world of the Crucible. Each Archon races to be the first to collect “Æmber” and forge three keys.

Aug 01
Whiskey Myers at The Plant – 8/1 w/The Steel Woods
The Plant
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Aug 01
Whiskey Myers at The Plant – 8/1 w/The Steel Woods

The Plant

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

308 North St Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36301

Steve Hall Productions Presents Whiskey Myers w/special guests The Steel Woods & Them Dirty Roses at The Plant in Dothan, AL on August 1st. Doors 6:00p | Show 7:30p | Ages 16+ w/valid U.S. military or state-issued picture ID. Tix on sale at 10am this Friday (Apr 19th).

***Every ticket for this show includes a physical CD of Whiskey Myers’ forthcoming album. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately 7 days after your ticket purchase.

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WHISKEY MYERS
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album ‘Early Morning Shakes,’ earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You’d be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, ‘Mud.’ But as it turns out, success doesn’t change a Southern gentleman, and they don’t come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers.

Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, ‘Mud’ finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks. While their approach to the music and humble, hard-working attitudes may not have altered, there have been developments in the Whiskey Myers world, most notably with the arrival of new faces. For the recording sessions, the band’s five founding members—Cody Cannon on lead vocals and guitar, Cody Tate and John Jeffers on guitars, Gary Brown on bass, and Jeff Hogg on drums—fleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members.

“They bring a great energy, and I think it’s really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile,” explains Cannon. “There’s less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows.”

A glance through Whiskey Myers’ lyrics will show you that Cannon is a man who chooses his words carefully, so it’s little surprise that he describes the band as a family. The tight-knit group’s roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where Cannon, Jeffers, and Tate first began playing together before rounding out their initial lineup with the addition Hogg and Brown (who is Cannon’s actual cousin). They built up a rabid local following on the strength of their 2008 debut album, ‘Road Of Life,’ and then notched their first #1 on the Texas Music Charts with their 2011 follow-up ‘Firewater.’ It was ‘Early Morning Shakes,’ though, that introduced the rest of the world to what Texas already knew. The album cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart, a remarkable feat for a fiercely independent band and a testament to their rigorous DIY work ethic and endless supply of passion and drive. Esquire called them “the real damn deal,” while Country Weekly said they combine “greasy Southern rock riffs with countrified songwriting and Texas grit for something wholly unique,” and Playboy dubbed them “the new bad boys of country music.”

Even in the face of their rapidly-growing profile and expanding lineup, the band found they were able to pick up exactly where they left off when they returned to the studio for ‘Mud.’

“We don’t want a high stress situation, and we don’t want to feel uncomfortable while we’re recording, because we want to make sure everybody can get into their creative mode,” explains Brown. “Dave has a laid back attitude as far as making music and that fits right in with the way we work. His ear is similar to ours and he has the same kind of vision for what the music should sound like.”

What the music sounds like is raw, visceral emotion: pride, faith, desire, defiance. The songs on ‘Mud’ are stories of ordinary men and women standing up for their families and honoring their roots. Home is sacred ground for Whiskey Myers, not just a plot of land, but rather the cornerstone of an identity worth dying for. Fiddle-led album opener “On The River” steps back to frontier times when the struggle for survival was a daily one, while the epic title track promises a home-foreclosing banker “Ain’t no man gonna take it away / Because it’s deep down in my blood / So step across the ol’ property line / And you’ll die right here in the mud.” “Frogman,” written with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, follows a Southern man halfway around the world, as he risks his life to defend freedom and fight terror in the Middle East as a Navy Seal, and the Darrell Scott co-write “Trailer We Call Home” finds the beauty in simple things, concluding, “Times get tough but love is strong / Here in this trailer that we call home.”

“Where you come from and where you grew up influences your music a lot,” says Cannon. “As a band, we don’t go into the studio with any preconceived theme. You just sit down and you write and the songs come out naturally.”

As a result, Whiskey Myers’ music fits neatly into no genre. Sure, it’s heavily influenced by country music (“My first record was ‘The Pressure Is On’ / Ain’t it funny how your life can change with a song” Cannon sings on “Hank”), but the band credits everything from Alan Jackson and Waylon Jennings to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana as inspiration. “Some Of Your Love” channels old-school soul, while the bright, punchy horns of “Lightning Bugs And Rain” flirts with Rolling Stones swagger, and “Good Ole’ Days” captures a stripped-down, folky vibe, as the whole band sat in a circle singing together live. It all adds up to what Cannon perhaps describes best as “no frills, no bullshit rock and roll.”

“The equipment we used on the recording process for this one was really important to the sound, too” he adds. “Dave has these amazing old amps and we recorded everything to tape for the first time. The piano was from, like, 1904 or something, and I don’t think it’s been tuned since. Little things like that make a big difference. It sounds authentic when you actually use the real, old gear.”

In the end, there may be no better word for Whiskey Myers than authentic. This music is in their blood, and it flows as naturally from them as a spring feeding a mountain creek. While a record this good is sure to send their (lone)star rising higher than ever before, you can rest assured that success still won’t be changing this band any time soon. They make music they’re proud of that celebrates where they come from and makes people feel good. As far as they’re concerned, that’s all the success anyone could ever ask for.

Aug 01
Pints & Paints : Wild Ride to the Brewery
Folklore Brewing & Meadery
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Aug 01
Pints & Paints : Wild Ride to the Brewery

Folklore Brewing & Meadery

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

153 Mary Lou Ln Dothan, AL 36301

Join us painting this super fun summer scene!
All supplies included and no experience necessary.
Be sure to get your tickets.

Aug 02
Magic Summer Nights
The Carver Museum
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Aug 02
Magic Summer Nights

The Carver Museum

6:00 pm to 6:00 pm

305 N Foster St Dothan, AL 36303

Join us for a free block party for all ages outside of The Carver Museum during Foster Fest! Magic 93.1 will provide the tunes, just bring your moves!

Aug 08
Tim Hawkins LIVE in Dothan, Al
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
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Aug 08
Tim Hawkins LIVE in Dothan, Al

Ridgecrest Baptist Church

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

1231 Fortner St Dothan, AL 36301

With Comedian Bob Smiley!

Aug 10
Yard Party for Art 2019
Wiregrass Museum of Art
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Aug 10
Yard Party for Art 2019

Wiregrass Museum of Art

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

126 Museum Ave Dothan, AL 36303

The HOTTEST party of the year is back!

The Wiregrass Museum of Art’s annual Yard Party for Art, a one-night music and art festival, will be held on the lawn of the museum on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Yard Party for Art celebrates WMA’s mission to inspire lifelong learning through visual art in the Wiregrass region, and creates a platform for artists and musicians.

2019’s EXCITING LINEUP INCLUDES:
Fulton Lee (Nashville, Tenn) – fultonlee.com
Love Moor (Birmingham, Ala)
Carver (Nashville, Tenn) – instagram.com/carvertheband
Suaze (Birmingham, Ala) – suaze.bandcamp.com/music

GATES at 6 p.m. – MUSIC STARTS at 6:30.
General Admission – $15 (pre-sale) / $20 at the gate

Visit YARDPARTYFORART.COM for tickets and additional information, including the Oasis Tent (YPA’s VIP experience) and special ticket packages!

STAY TUNED for more information about YPA 2019’s unique, interactive ART installations and this year’s food and drink vendors!

Must be 18+ to attend Yard Party for Art. In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, purchased tickets are considered a donation to support the mission of the Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Aug 15
HIPPY Summer Group Meetings
Wiregrass Museum of Art
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Aug 15
HIPPY Summer Group Meetings

Wiregrass Museum of Art

9:30 am to 11:00 am

126 Museum Ave Dothan, AL 36303

Keep the free preschool fun going throughout the summer by joining us at our summer group meetings!

HIPPY partners with the Wiregrass Museum of Art for fun, educational art projects that little ones can enjoy.

Children must be supervised by an adult. All activities are FREE.

**Please RSVP by Facebook event so we can accurately count how many children to plan for. Late arrivals may not be able to participate due if the room is full or supplies have run out so please arrive early!

All ages are welcome and you do not need to be enrolled to enjoy!

Aug 17
Summer Supper & KJAMS
The Plant
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Aug 17
Summer Supper & KJAMS

The Plant

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

308 North Saint Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36303

Join us August 17th for supper and a concert!

Top Chef Winner Kelsey Barnard Clark will prepare a family-style meal, followed by Dothan’s very own KJAMS on the stage.

Dinner: 5pm-7pm, concert to follow

KJAMS concert: 7pm-10pm

Aug 21
Mike Hawley Memorial Golf Tournament
RTJ at Highland Oaks
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Aug 21
Mike Hawley Memorial Golf Tournament

RTJ at Highland Oaks

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

904 Royal Pkwy Dothan, AL 36305

Tarping Systems, Inc. is proud to announce the first annual Mike Hawley Memorial Golf Tournament. We will be hosting the tournament August 21, 2019 at the Highlands Oaks Golf Course in Dothan, AL. You have a chance to win up to $80k in prizes. So please join us for this momentous occasion. For more details please call Judy Donato at 888-838-3229.

Aug 24
Art and Sound Downtown festival
Cultural Arts Center
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Aug 24
Art and Sound Downtown festival

Cultural Arts Center

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

909 S Saint Andrews St Dothan, AL 36301

For the whole family. Come enjoy art vendors, food trucks, make your own art pieces, kids games, music and more! Mark your calendars as we celebrate all the art and sound the wiregrass has to offer!

Aug 31
Wiregrass Heritage Festival
National Peanut Festival Fairground Dothan Alabama
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Aug 31
Wiregrass Heritage Festival

National Peanut Festival Fairground Dothan Alabama

1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Newton, AL

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Aug 31
Wiregrass Heritage Festival
National Peanut Festival
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Aug 31
Wiregrass Heritage Festival

National Peanut Festival

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

5622 S U S 231 Dothan, AL 36301

FOR TICKETS AND INFO VISIT AEG.TICKETLEAP.COM NO FEES. NO SERVICE CHARGES. IT’S’ THE WIREGRASS HERITAGE FESTIVAL STARRING DRU HILL, SISQO, CHRISETTE MICHELE, SIR CHARLES JONES, URBAN MYSTIC, 69 BOYZ, Stacii Adams, Host/Comedian J.J. Jeremiah Williamson Jr AND MORE. LABOR DAY WEEKEND SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2019 AT THE NATIONAL PEANUT FESTIVAL FAIRGROUNDS. GATES OPEN 1PM. SHOWTIME 4PM. BYOB, POP UP TENTS, CHAIRS, COOLERS, UMBRELLAS WELCOME. NO GLASS OR GRILLS.
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Sep 06
Magic Summer Nights
The Carver Museum
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Sep 06
Magic Summer Nights

The Carver Museum

6:00 pm to 6:00 pm

305 N Foster St Dothan, AL 36303

Join us for a free block party for all ages outside of The Carver Museum during Foster Fest! Magic 93.1 will provide the tunes, just bring your moves!

Sep 10
In This Moment at The Plant – 9/10
The Plant
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Sep 10
In This Moment at The Plant – 9/10

The Plant

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

308 North St Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36301

Mother’s House of Horror Traveling All Hallows Eve Masquerade

Steve Hall Productions Presents In This Moment w/special guests New Years Day, HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW, & Ded at The Plant in Dothan, AL on September 10th, 2019. Doors 5:30p | Show 6:30p | Ages 16+.

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Throughout history, art rejoices and revels in the wisdom of women.

Within a deck of tarot cards, the High Priestess serves as the guardian of the unconscious. In Greek mythology, the old oracles celebrate the Mother Goddess. William Shakespeare posited portentous prescience in the form of MacBeth’s “Three Witches.” On their sixth full-­length album Ritual, In This Moment—Maria Brink [vocals, piano], Chris Howorth [lead guitar], Travis Johnson [bass], Randy Weitzel [rhythm guitar], and Kent Diimel [drums]—unearth a furious and focused feminine fire from a cauldron of jagged heavy metal, hypnotic alternative, and smoky voodoo blues.

It’s an evolution. It’s a statement. It’s In This Moment 2017…

“It’s like we’re going into the next realm,” asserts Maria. “I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself. I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength. I’ve never been afraid to hold back. Sometimes, I can be very suggestive. However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it’s without overt sexuality. It’s that deeper serious fire inside of my heart.”

“What Maria is saying comes from deep inside,” Chris affirms. “This time, we had a bunch of ideas started before we hit the studio. There was a really clear direction. It’s different.”

The group spent two years supporting their biggest album yet 2014’s Black Widow. Upon release, it seized their highest position to date on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #8. Simultaneously, it clinched #3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and spawned a series of hits such as “Sick Like Me,” “Big Bad Wolf,” and “Sex Metal Barbie”—all cracking 15 million Spotify streams each and topping Rock Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s signature smash “Whore” crossed the 50-­million mark.

Furthermore, the title track off In This Moment’s 2012 album, Blood, has been certified gold by the RIAA. A remarkable accomplishment, the companion music video for “Blood” has been viewed over 27 million times.

Between headline tours, they incinerated stages everywhere from Rock On The Range to Download Festival. In March 2016, Maria and Chris commenced writing for what would become the new record with longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award-­nominated producer Kevin Churko [Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne] at his Las Vegas compound.

Following a high-­profile summer 2016 tour with Korn and Rob Zombie, the duo began writing. Then, Maria visited Salem, MA for the very first time with all of the women in her family quite appropriately during Halloween.

“We were really tapping the energy there,” she says. “We were honoring each other. I was seeking inspiration and experience to inspire me in this album. I was trying to find a lot of truth in myself. I loved Salem. I was blown away by how visually beautiful it is. The history of the witch burnings is fascinating. It was a special ceremonial journey.”

Galvanized and inspired, Maria and Chris returned to Kevin’s stronghold to complete recording. In an atmosphere of candles, crystals, incense, and a cackling fireplace, they expanded their aural palette once again, welcoming a doom blues bombast into the sonic fold.

“We love Black Widow, but it was very electronic,” Chris explains. “This is a little more organic, emphasizing guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. We slowed down the groove a little bit. I got to play some slide guitar, and I’ve never done that. There’s a bluesy side, which we’ve also never had.”

“We always want to grow and evolve,” Maria adds. “It was a chance to get a little more serious.”

That progression shines through the first single “Oh Lord.” A minimal drum and handclap echoes as Maria’s wild incantation takes hold. Guitars shiver and shake as the frontwoman delivers an undeniable refrain.

“The meaning of ‘Oh Lord’ is central to the album,” she reveals. “I should be able to have a relationship with what I perceive God to be. For me, it’s this strength and light. When I was younger, I felt guilty for thinking of these things. I’m not supposed to touch an oracle card, a tarot card, or these beautiful things, because they’re ‘bad.’ I had these fears in me for a long time like, ‘Is this wrong?’ I realized I don’t have to be afraid anymore. There’s a lot of learning and an awakening in that one.”

Inverting everyone’s favorite Billy Idol nuptial anthem, “Black Wedding” sees Maria walk down the aisle of musical madness with none other than Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford. Co-­written with Stevens, it’s an explosive and enchanting duet.

“I can’t believe that happened,” beams Chris. “Maria hit up Rob and asked if he was interested. He jumped right on it. I can’t believe we got him.”

“Who doesn’t love ‘White Wedding?’,” laughs Maria. “We wanted to do a spin-­off that’s creative. It’s a question-­and-­answer between me and another voice. The chorus essentially says this isn’t going to be the opposite of a happy ending! You’re becoming empowered by heartbreak.”

Chris breaks out the slide on the raging “River of Fire,” while “Witching Hour” dances around the flames to a new wave-­inspired groove and midnight lore as Maria recants, “This idea of me being burned as a witch in a past life for teaching people to be free.” Elsewhere, “Roots” practically opens up the earth with its sheer seismic force.

“Sometimes, I have to go through pain in order to forgive and let go,” she adds. “I love to thank the hate in people. It’s that sort of energy. I’ll be okay, hold my head strong, push forward, do what I’ve got to do, and prevail.”

Simultaneously, In This Moment breathe a dark new life into the Phil Collins’ classic “In The Air Tonight.”

“We can’t reproduce what he did in a million years,” she says. “It’s one of the best songs ever. We did our own interpretation and made it a little more sinister like our ritual.”

The ritual has begun, and In This Moment ignite a brighter fire than ever before here.

“When fans hear this, I want them to feel the music, whether they take away sadness, anger, or happiness,” concludes Chris. “As a kid, I remember listening to records and putting them on repeat over and over again. I’d love for the world to listen and absorb this as a piece of work.”

Maria leaves off, “I want everybody to be unafraid of who they are and not worry about what the rest of society says. Be strong. Be loud. We love our fans deeply. I hope everybody feels that love and powerful in who they are.”

Sep 19
25th Annual Tee Off For Kids Golf Tournament
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Highland Oaks
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Sep 19
25th Annual Tee Off For Kids Golf Tournament

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Highland Oaks

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

904 Royal Pkwy Dothan, AL 36305

Want to be a Champion for Children? The Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 25th Annual Tee Off for Kids Golf Tournament sponsored by Herndon Shell Food Marts and Checker’s Thursday, September 19th at Highland Oaks.

The CAC Golf Tournament offers players great prizes as well as the opportunity to support child victims of abuse in the Wiregrass Area.

Participate in the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop and you could win up to $10,000!

Contact the Meagan Dorsey at 671-1779 for more information on additional sponsorship levels available.

Sep 20
Special Event: Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience
Center Stage Alabama
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Sep 20
Special Event: Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience

Center Stage Alabama

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

11295 S US Highway 231 Dothan, AL 36320

Bang Productions presents The Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience produced by John Edmonds Kozma featuring Comedians Red Squirrel and Gary Cargal. A night you will not forget with Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch Darren Knight and Parody Icon Cledus T Judd.

Darren Knight, aka Southern Momma from Munford, Alabama, is the fastest rising comedian in American history. In just a few short months, he has cultivated a massive online presence, accumulating over a half a billion views across multiple social media platforms. Darren takes his persona to the stage, selling out theatres and casinos nationwide. He’s been compared to Jeff Foxworthy, as the next star of redneck comedy.

Cledus T Judd is an American country music artist known for his daring parodies of today’s top country music hits. His bold lyrics and hysterical videos to match have named him the “Weird Al” Yankovic of country music. Judd has an impressive history, having toured with acts such as Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, and Montgomery Gentry. Having released eleven studio albums and two EPs has led several of their singles to enter the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. After hanging up his overalls for 3 years , he is “strate outta retarment” and funnier than ever with “My Weight’s Goin’ Up Down,” a parody of Morgan Wallen’s #1 Country single “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line. The video premiered on CMT Music and CMT.com in late July and immediately became one of their top trending clips, hitting the CMT 12 Pack Countdown chart.

Dee Jay Slim McGraw bred on music that’s slow roasted and deep fried like his Southern roots! Slim McGraw has opened for Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Dylan Scott, and shared the stage with The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Nelly, Flo Rida among others. When in Nashville you can find him on Broadway playing at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge and Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House. Back home in Charlotte, the non-stop DJ is a resident at Whisky River owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He recently was honored to perform at Dale Jr’s retirement party with Kid Rock, Cole Swindell & Billy Currington.

Show starts at 8:00 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Sep 20
2019 Scarecrows in the Gardens Entry Deadline
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Sep 20
2019 Scarecrows in the Gardens Entry Deadline

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

Entry deadline for this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden is September 20! Set up dates are Sept. 16-27.

Sep 29
Heroes Weekend
CornDodgers Farm
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Sep 29
Heroes Weekend

CornDodgers Farm

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

1555 Knowles Rd Headland, AL 36345

In appreciation of their service and sacrifice, all active and retired military members along with immediate family (spouses and children) will be admitted at half price all weekend long! Valid ID required. General admission includes all attractions except corn cannon, gem mine, and food. Pony ride included for children 12 and under. Thank you for all you do!

Oct 01
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 01
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 02
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 02
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 03
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 03
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 04
FallOut 2019
Fun Zone Skate Center
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Oct 04
FallOut 2019

Fun Zone Skate Center

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

465 Westgate Parkway Dothan, AL 36303

Okay guys it’s that time of year again FallOut 2019!!!!

$45 weekend pass all events | $15 per event | 5$ for Spectators

FallOut is sponsored by RG Sonic, Anabolix skate company, VNLA, and Fun Zone Skate Center

Judges- TBA*

*FRIDAY*
Starting at 4pm-8:30pm we will have a open skating session. This is for all skaters to get a feel for the floor and meet and greet with all the other skaters.

Hot Floor- start time is 8:45 hot floor means your hands can not touch the ground at all! You can do splits but once again hands can not touch ground. Basically this is a footwork battle so let’s get creative and think outta the box for this one guys!
*This event is sponsored by Fun Zone Skate Center*
*PRIZES*
1st $250
2nd $100

Make sure if you are doing the 90 second performances you have your music ready Friday night. You will be able to give it to the DJ or Josh Tucker. Please have your start and stop times ready for your music, so we can have it ready to go!

*SATURDAY*

1v1s- start time is 2pm, also this 1v1 will be a little different. Each skater will have 30s second each round, and there will be 2 rounds each battle. Now here comes the fun part! Before your round begins you must spin the FallOut twist board, on this board there will be 4 different moves you must add in your set that round. (Pictured will be posted of board soon with the moves on it.)
*This event is sponsored by Anabolix Skate Company*

*PRIZE*
1st $500
2nd $200

Obstacle Course- start time is 5pm, the obstacle course will be timed and judged by how fast you are, tricks, and your control. There will be a sonic tray you carry throughout the course. There will be nothing on the tray at all, but you can get bonus points for doing tricks with the tray. Each trick is worth one point.
*This event is sponsored by RG Sonic & VNLA
*PRIZE*
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd $50 & VNLA SKATES

90 seconds- start time is 7:30, MUST HAVE CLEAN MUSIC OR YOUR MUSIC WILL BE CUT AND SO WILL YOU! On Friday night you should have already turned in your music, but if you forgot then on Saturday you need to be at Fun Zone at 1pm with your music ready. We will draw for order on the 90s.

After everybody has performed the judges will select the top 5 highest scores. The bottom 3 will have a 3-way battle called “Own the circle for 5”. So whoever owns the circle for 5 minutes will be your 3rd place winner.

The top 2 scores will battle head to head for 1st & 2nd place right after the 3-way battle.
*This event is sponsored by RG Sonic, Fun Zone, Anabolix, & VNLA
*PRIZES*
1st $500
2nd $250
3rd $100 & VNLA SKATES

Shuffle till you drop- start time is 9:30, all skaters will be on the floor at the same time. Music will play none stop for about 10 minutes on that time frame judges will pick skaters off the floor until there is three skaters left, and then one more song will play for them to showcase they have what it takes to be the shuffle till you drop champ!
*This event is sponsored by Anabolix & Sonic*
*PRIZE*
$100 & Anabolix skate prize pack

Oct 04
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 04
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 05
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 05
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 06
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 06
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 07
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 07
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 08
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 08
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 09
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 09
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 10
Theory of a Deadman at The Plant – 10/10
The Plant
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Oct 10
Theory of a Deadman at The Plant – 10/10

The Plant

6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

308 North St Andrews Street Dothan, AL 36301

Theory of a Deadman rocks The Plant on October 10th!

Rock 100.5 & Steve Hall Productions Present Theory of a Deadman w/TBA at The Plant on Thursday, October 10th | Doors 6:30p | Show 8:00p | Ages 16+

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itunes.apple.com/us/artist/theory-of-a-deadman/id16169450THEORYWAKE UP CALL“

“Complacency is such a disease when you’re in a band,” says Tyler Connolly, singer and guitarist for Theory. “People are so afraid to progress, but you have to change—you can’t just write the same song over and over. So when I saw where this record was going, I said to the other guys, ‘We’re in a car and it’s going off a cliff. Do you want to jump out or ride it to the bottom?’ “

With their sixth studio album, Wake Up Call, Theory hit the reset button, diving into a new sound, a new approach, even a new location. The more melodic, intimate style that defines the project is a bold move for one of the leading rock bands in the world. Since forming in British Columbia in 2001, Theory of a Deadman—Connolly, guitarist Dave Brenner, bassist Dean Back, and drummer Joey Dandeneau—have placed nine songs in the Top 10 on the rock charts, including the Number One hits “Bad Girlfriend,” “Lowlife,” “So Happy,” and “Angel.”

Following the success of 2014’s Savages album (which reached the Top Ten on the Hot 100 albums chart, and topped both the Alternative and Hard Rock charts), Connolly began writing again, but he was frustrated by what he was hearing. “The songs all felt like they were in the same place as the last record,” he says, “and I wasn’t happy, I just didn’t like what we were doing.”

He bought a piano for himself, an instrument he had never played, and he soon discovered that it was unlocking something new. “I started writing songs that felt musically different,” he says. “It opened my mind to different ideas, and I think that was the catapult for where this album went.”

But maybe this story starts much further back. Connolly’s father was a piano player, and he grew up surrounded by the sound of the keyboard. “As soon as I started noodling, thirty years of hearing my dad play opened up this whole thing that didn’t exist before,” he says. “There were sounds I heard my whole life but ignored, ingrained inside me.

“It was crazy how fast stuff came out of me,” he continues. “Every time I sat down at the piano, I would write a song. And I don’t think I’ve ever felt such freedom—I could write anything, I felt no fear about upsetting people or pressure to write any specific kind of song.”

Connolly noticed a shift not only in the melodies he was coming up with, but in the words as well. “When I finished the lyrics to ‘RX’ [the first single from Wake Up Call], I felt like I had something to say. I really wanted to write great lyrics, not just throw stuff on there or give the fans something to crank up in the car.”

The songs also tapped into a new sense of maturity, even contentment. “On our fourth record [2011’s The Truth Is…], I had just gone through a divorce and I was so angry, stuff came out that was really hateful,” he says. “This time, there’s much less aggro stuff—nothing comes from a place of spite or anger.”

Connolly and drummer Dandeneau worked up demos for the new songs via email, initially trying to make them “as naked as possible.” Only when they went into the studio did they think more consciously about how to present the new material; as Connolly says “to put the clothes on—like, ‘Does this one need jeans or a suit?’ “

The band’s next decisive move was to commit to a new producer for Wake Up Call. In fact, though, Martin Terefe—who has worked with a wide range of artists including Jason Mraz, Mary J. Blige, and Train—expressed interest in collaborating with them first. “Our label sent Martin some of the songs blind,” explains Connolly, “and he heard them and said, ‘Is this a pop artist?’ They told him no, it was the opposite, it was a rock band, and he said he wanted to do it.”

Theory headed to Terefe’s Kensaltown Studios in London for a grand experiment. “It was like a first date,” says Connolly. “He was on ground he was not comfortable with, and everything seemed so scary to us—everything he suggested was the opposite of what we wanted. We definitely had some sleepless nights, but we just had to jump in the water and go for it.”

Songs went into directions that surprised the band members. Dandeneau was especially taken with the sparse demo of a song called “Time Machine,” but in the studio it assumed a more breezy and rhythmic feel.

Listening back to the album on the final night before they headed home, the band got to the track “Loner” and suddenly felt dissatisfied. “It was just terrible!,” says Connolly. “We were all like, ‘What happened?’ So it’s the last night, we’re eating dinner, and we said, ‘Let’s just bang it out.’ We deleted it and started over, slowed it down and changed the key, and we finished that night. It was such a pat on the back to the band that after seven weeks, we knew we could track a whole song in a few hours.”

Connolly points to the song “Echoes” as a breakthrough for both his writing and his vocal performance. “It’s a very U2-ish song,” he says, “kind of that one-take, ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ feel, and I’ve never really done that before. ‘Echoes’ really hits home with me—as you get older, you have more past and less future, more memories. It’s so hard to let go of all those past things, the things that I think about when I’m going to sleep.

“Martin made me sing in this big room with everyone else watching,” he continues. “It was so emotional, you can hear my voice cracking—I’d never had that hard a time getting through a song. But I felt such attachment to these songs, you can really hear it in my voice.”

In the year leading up to Wake Up Call, Theory released a series of unlikely covers—“Hallelujah” (which came out the week of Leonard Cohen’s death last November, though it had been recorded months earlier), Sting’s “Shape of My Heart,” “Cold Water” by Major Lazer. “Those were just me sitting at home bored, trying to get outside the box,” says Connolly. “They’re all so out of my element and so difficult to sing.”

One of these covers, Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” makes for an unexpected closing track on the album. “We had a bunch of great songs and didn’t need to throw in a cover,” says the singer, “but we thought this one could turn into something great.”

Now comes the challenge of integrating this new material alongside the band’s beloved catalogue on stage. “There’s a real dichotomy of Theory now, two very different sides,” says Connolly. “Not that we want to get away from our old songs, but the new songs are so diverse, such a juxtaposition. We’ve been playing ‘RX’ and it’s super-different, and we’ll add another couple in the fall tour. We’re really working on building a big show, and trying to make it all more visual, as well.”

Tyler Connolly knows that the ambitions of Wake Up Call—from its more atmospheric songs to its most propulsive and beat-driven—may meet with some resistance from Theory’s fan base. “It might be a little awkward, but we were always a songs band, not a sound band—we’re not AC/DC,” he says. “We’ve also been seeing that rock music was becoming smaller, more of an invite-only clique, and we really wanted to make something big and very progressive for us. And hopefully, the rest of the bands will cheer us on, and maybe be a little less afraid to try something different.”

Oct 10
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 10
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 11
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 11
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 12
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 12
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 13
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 13
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 14
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 14
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 15
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 15
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 16
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 16
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 17
8th Annual Ralph Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
Highland Oaks Golf Course
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Oct 17
8th Annual Ralph Smith Memorial Golf Tournament

Highland Oaks Golf Course

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

904 Royal Parkway Dothan, AL 36305

Four Man Scramble benefitting DABG. Contact Angelia Turner, Event Coordinator, at 334-596-2352 for sponsorship or team information.

Oct 17
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 17
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 18
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 18
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 19
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 19
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 20
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 20
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 21
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 21
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 22
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 22
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 23
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 23
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 24
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 24
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 25
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 25
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 26
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 26
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 27
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 27
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 28
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 28
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 29
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 29
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 30
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 30
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Oct 31
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden
Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
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Oct 31
15th Annual Scarecrows in the Garden

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

5130 Headland Ave Dothan, AL 36303

We invite you to submit a scarecrow fitting this year’s theme, which is “Classic Movies & TV!”. Scarecrows will be on display during the month of October.

Jan 01
Toadlick Music Festival 2020
Dothan, Alabama
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Jan 01
Toadlick Music Festival 2020

Dothan, Alabama

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dothan, AL 36301-36305

More Information Coming Soon!!!
Date and Location Coming Soon!!!!

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