ShoalsFest returns to Florence this October. We’ve got the deets + how to get tickets

Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell performing at Sloss Fest 2018. Photo via Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

ShoalsFest is back this year! Returning to Florence’s McFarland Park, ShoalsFest will hit the Alabama music scene this summer with a star-studded line-up. Get ready because tickets go on sale this Friday, June 11.


Crowd Facing Lighted Stage
Get ready for a fun-filled festival this October. Photo via Unsplash

Located in the heart of Alabama’s music history, ShoalsFest showcases Alabama’s strong musical talent. The festival celebrates the excellent musical legacy of the area. Even though some artists aren’t Alabama natives, they all have ties to the state.

The festival was founded by Alabama artist Jason Isbell in 2019 and included artists like Sheryl Crow and Mavis Staples.

ShoalsFest is hosted in McFarland Park in Florence. Gates open each day at 1PM.

The line-up

Band Performing On Stage In Front Of People
ShoalsFest will be a weekend to remember. Photo via Unsplash

McFarland Park will be packed to the brim with stars, many of whom owe part of their musical success to recording studios in Muscle Shoals. From Jason Isbell to Pine Hill Haints, it’s going to be a weekend of incredible, memorable music.

Both days of the music festival will feature Alabama native Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit as the headliners.

October 2, 2021

October 3, 2021

Get ready to get tickets

Shoalsfest Music Festival
Tickets are on sale soon! Graphic via ShoalsFest

Just announced, ShoalsFest tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 11. Only two-day tickets are available, so you’re guaranteed to have a good weekend (and you don’t have to chose between the daily performances).

Presales begin at select locations throughout the state on Thursday, June 10. Catch presales at these local record stores:

  • Seasick Records in Birmingham
  • Counts Brothers Music in Muscle Shoals

Learn more about ShoalsFest at their website, and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Claire Hancock
Claire Hancock
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