Friday, May 09, 2008

Taylor Themed Weekend

Today is The Day! Birmingham Alabama is having lots and lots of The Soul Patrol in the area this weekend. Several events involving or inspired by Taylor Hicks are taking place. Harmony for the Soul is hosting the first National Soul Patrol Convention today which starts at 12:00pm The SP Convention is at the Double Tree Hotel South Side they will be doing such activities as Taylor Trivia, Taylor Holdem,
Taylorokkee (In the Style of don't forget the lyrics) and much more. This all goes on until 5 PM. From 6:30pm - 7:30pm is the SP Dinner at the Open Door Café. 8:00 pm until 11:00pm is "A Night of Soul" Silent Auction at the Open Door Café. Then tomorrow the music begins.

May 10th at 9:00 AM is the start of a great day when the SP will meet for Breakfast at the Pancake House.
12:00 - 7:30 pm "A Soul Affair" @ SLOSS Furnaces

Artists include
Ricky Carden 12:00-12:20 Performance, Andrew Tyler 12:40-1:00 Performance, Adam Guthrie 1:20-1:50 Performance, Clay Connor and the Criminals, 2:10-2:40 Performance, Frankie Velvet and the Mighty Veltons, 3:00-4:00 Performance, Erin Mitchell (Acoustic) 4:15 - 4:30 Performance, Spoonful James Spoonful 4:45 - 5:45 Performance, LiMBO6:00 - 7:30 Performance and For Soul Patrol Package holders
11:30- 2am WWTG (Where Would Taylor GO!!!) "Crawling for Soul" Pub Crawl at Metro Bistro, Oasis, Marty's Bar, ONA's Music Room, 2am Until Marty's Bar/event after party!

Also going on this weekend is an appearance by The Soul Man Taylor Hicks himself.

Boots, Blues, & BBQ Saturday, May 10th

Governor and Mrs.
Bob Riley Present a Benefit for Hannah Home Shelby
Saturday, May 10th 7:00 p.m.

At a private horse farm in the Hwy 119/280 area
Taylor Hicks will be in concert

BBQ Buffet by award-winning Chef Clayton Sherrod,
Delicious Dessert Bar by Jefferson State
Culinary and Hospitality Institute,
Live Auction of diamond earrings, rounds of golf, beach trip, dinner with Governor and Mrs. Riley at the mansion, and more....
Dancing and Entertainment By Chris Porter & The Back Row Baptists.

Tickets are $100 per person-A limited number of tickets are available.

Tickets are available by calling 205-975-ARTS (205-975-2787)

Taylor will be going on around 8:30 and will do a "soulful acoustic set". They will make "will call" arrangements to pick up tickets if you're traveling from far away. The exact location of event is private, and will be on the tickets. The will call window will be open for later arrivals. Sloss is about 45 minutes away from the location.

Another event going this weekend is Harmonica Jam session

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is holding a harmonica jam session for kids. Come in on Saturday and you can hang with Bluzkat.. There is also going to be a Taylor Hicks American Idol unveiling going on and you can see Taylor’s famous purple jacket. This all happens Saturday.

As you can see Birmingham Alabama is going to be host to a Taylorized weekend.

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