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, TN – The first annual will take place on October 5th in the historic area of , Alabama. The inaugural one day event will feature performances by , , and on the main stage a second stage line-up to be announced soon.

Four-time Grammy Award-winner, and area native , developed his guitar playing and his deep reverence for history as a teenager working at the world-renowned FAME Studios and playing local musicians and members of the studio’s revered house band, The Swampers. Isbell teamed up his manager Traci Thomas and Outback Presents to bring this special event back to the place that has given him, and the world, so much.

“I’ve always wanted to bring a to the Shoals, and McFarland Park is the perfect place to enjoy world-class artists and the beauty of the Singing River,” Isbell says. “These acts are all personal of ours, and we’re proud to bring them to our hometown and show them a good time. I hope y’all are as excited as we are about 2019.”

, and the surrounding towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Florence (collectively referred to as “The Shoals”) had an immeasurable impact on popular music with what was dubbed the “ Sound”. Artists ranging from / pioneers The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge and to contemporary/folk/rock artists of the day as , , and descended upon the unlikely “Hit Recording Capital of the World” to record at FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where they made some of their most seminal recordings that changed the face of music.

ShoalsFest will take place in the cozy setting of McFarland Park, located just across the Tennessee River in Florence, AL. The will be an intimate affair with only 5,000 being sold. go on sale Monday, March 25th at 10 CST. For tickets and information go to

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