Find art and music for the entire family this summer
Story By Lindsay Dyess
June is about all things Rock and Roll at the Shelby County Arts Council. This month rocks with a great lineup of musical guests and gallery openings. Beat those summer blues, and join us for some entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
Kicking off Rock and Roll month will be a very special performance by local band Noyoko. The Alabama based Beatlemaniacs will take the stage to perform all of your favorite Fab Four hits. This Beatles tribute band is full of seasoned musicians and led by producer and front man Tony Wachter and guitarist Doug Lee.
This performance is perfect for the biggest Beatles fanatic or for introducing these Rock and Roll legends to a new generation. Join us in the Black Box Theater on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and tickets are $20.
On June 24, join us for the much-anticipated B-Side Art Show gallery opening. This show is the brainchild of Tuscaloosa-based visual artist Tony Brock. B-Side originally debuted in Tuscaloosa in 2013.
“The B-Side show has two main characteristics: First, it can best be described as the flip-side to more mainstream art. The B-Side of any music record sometimes contained a hidden gem,” Brock explains. “The second characteristic of B-Side is the requirement that participating artists execute work that is somehow related to music. It doesn’t matter if it’s a portrait of a musician, album cover recreation or song interpretation. It just needs to be music-related.”
Brock’s interest in pop-culture-themed images with a retro feel had a great influence on the concept of this show. Although the artists featured in the show have changed during the years, there is no doubt that this will be one incredible exhibit.
The Shelby County debut of B-Side will feature the work of Brock, Nashville native Jeff Bertrand, painter Bruce Andrews and sculptor Nelson Grice. The B-Side Art Show will open at the Shelby County Arts Council on June 24 at 6 p.m.
This free event will feature live music by The Goods and complimentary refreshments. Be sure to stick around after the gallery opening for Columbiana’s free event Music on Main Street. This will be a night that is perfect for the whole family.
Also, mark your calendars for the annual Shelby County Shindig on July 16 from 1-7 p.m. Your $10 ticket includes a BBQ tasting, live blues music and one good time!
There is always something happening at the Shelby County Arts Council. Check us out for some quality summertime entertainment. For information on these events or to check out our event and class schedule, be sure to visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com.