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The schedule below reflects the 2023 event. Sign up for our mailing list to get monthly updates on the cigar box guitar music scene in Huntsville, including updates on the 20th event coming in 2024! If you are looking to contact the Festival organizers, click here.


Kick-Off Concert, Friday, June 2, 2023 at Salty Nut Brewery

Triple Threat Blues featuring:

2022 Independent Blues Awards & 2023 UK Blues Awards Nominee Debbie Bond, Carroline Shines, daughter of Blues legend Johnny Shines and Huntsville's own Microwave Dave with "Radiator" Rick Asherson on keys and harmonica and Darrell Tibbs on drums. Click here for bios of these talented musicians.


In the backyard at Salty Nut Brewery. Bring a chair. Outside food is welcome. Beer, wine, water and soda available for purchase. Doors 6:30 pm. Music 7:00-9:00pm. $10 per person suggested donation. Proceeds benefit music in schools.

Overflow parking will be available in the city lot behind Butler Green at Campus 805 (2610 Clinton Ave. Huntsville AL 35805).

Free music all day on the lawn by the Lowe Mill A&E Water Tower. Free parking. Bring a chair or a blanket. Outside food and beverages welcome. Pets must remain on leash. 
Click here for a map of the event and parking.

11:30       Music & Magic with PBS Children's Entertainer Steve Trash

12:00       Kids Activity Area opens...Build 5 recycled instruments & perform on stage at 3:00

1:30         Soul, Gospel and a sprinkling of Country with The Breedloves

3:00         Junior Junk Jam and Giveaway of Junior Guitar

3:15         Backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia from Hymn for Her

4:30         Groove and Soul of New Orleans The Cigar Box Serenaders

5:30         Free West Coast Swing dance lesson from Rocket Westies. No experience required.

5:45         Rock, Roots and Blues with Meg Williams & Travis Bowlin

7:00         Giveaway of #1 the commemorative 19th Anniversary cigar box guitar 

7:00         Lukas Jam & The 106ers featuring the Studio Family 

19th Annual Music Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Lowe Mill A&E

Jazz Brunch, Sunday, June 4, 2023 at BeeZr

Enjoy a delicious brunch at BeeZr while The Cigar Box Serenaders perform jazz standards and originals from their new album and a few other surprises. Brunch is from 10am-3pm. Music is from 11am-1pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 938-200-1969 and say you want to make reservations for the Jazz Brunch.

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