Thursday, September 21st
The Cactus Blossoms have this to say of their haunted, heartbroken harmonies: "When my brother and I started making music as The Cactus Blossoms there wasn’t a big plan. We cut our teeth performing some well known and obscure country songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was fun." That fun has taken them to the national stage, including an appearance on the revival of Twin Peaks. As American Songwriter says, "It won't take more than one spin for these songs...with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain."
Tickets are $10. Doors at 7PM.
Friday, September 22nd
Called “one of the finest songwriters in the Americana universe” (Rolling Stone), Lilly Hiatt delivers sharply witty, brutally frank, and musically adventurous songs with her unique style of 90s alt-rock meets modern roots. Her new album, Trinity Lane, produced by Michael Trent of Shovels and Rope, will be released on New West Records late this summer.
Tickets are $10. Doors at 7 PM.
Sunday Oct 1
Pegi Young’s powerful new album, Raw, gets right to the point. Opening cut “Why” kicks off with Young’s impassioned alto, demanding, “Why’d you have to ruin my life? Why’d you have to be so mean?” Over the soulful Americana rock of her band the Survivors – led by legendary keyboardist/songwriter Spooner Oldham – Young taps into a surprisingly primal force. There’s a reason for that. Young wrote most of Raw in the wake of her 2014 separation and divorce from Neil Young, to whom she’d been married thirty-six years. Backed by an all star selection of Shoals musicians, her tour brings her to Florence for a cathartic Sunday evening show.
Tickets are $10. Doors at 7PM w/ show to immediately follow.
Wednesday October 11th
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires are one of the most thrilling bands out of Alabama right now. Loud and thundering forward with a wall of guitar and a locomotive rhythm section, Lee and the band are unafraid to stand on stage for what they believe, offering a glimpse into the real South. Come see a rock show.
Tickets are $5. Doors are 7PM.
Friday, November 17th
Penny and Sparrow return to 116 armed with their new album, "Wendigo"!
"There are things that we ought to be afraid of. Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares. For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street. For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak. And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you’re terrified of, you declaw it. You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you. Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn’t real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you.
Texas born duo Penny and Sparrow know these things, and in their 2017 release Wendigo they turn the lights off on purpose and hunt for what’s really there in the dark. With a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows, Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most ambitious album yet. Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty & Christmas Songs) Penny & Sparrow delve into numerous new and diverse sound landscapes throughout Wendigo, without sacrificing the sharp honesty that’s accompanied their career thus far."
General admission tickets are $20. Doors are at 7PM.
VIP tickets, which include access to the pre-show & private acoustic performance with Penny & Sparrow, access to the pre-show Q&A session, one photo opportunity, crowd free merch shopping, 15% off merch, and first entry to the venue, are $60.