THE PROGRAM

The Shoals Storytelling Festival, previously known as the Front Porch Storytelling Festival, is proud to celebrate eight years of bringing top storytelling to the Shoals. Nothing brings us together like the power of a good story. Story is everywhere, in our music, in our culture, in our relationships. Not only do we have the BEST storytellers in the region, we have some of the BEST story listeners. Join us for three days of story, culture, and connection.

The Shoals Storytelling Festival not only provides two days of quality entertainment to the Shoals Theatre; it also brings storytelling into our schools and local civic groups. The Thursday before the festival, our storytellers visit with local students, organizations, and clubs to share the art of story. Introducing young children and new listeners to story is a passion for the festival.  We are always looking for new ways to preserve this historic oral tradition.

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Here’s a look at our program so far. We will have a more detailed program with performance descriptions later. Take a look at our line up and get your tickets!

THURSDAY, MAY 16

1PM at the Shoals Theatre Storytime with Gee’s Bend Quilters, Mary Ann Pettway and China Pettway at the Shoals Theatre

Immediately after, meet the quilters at the Gee’s Bend Quilt Exhibition at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

4PM – Performance by Josh Goforth at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

7PM – Performance by storyteller, Sean of the South, (Sean Dietrich)

Day Passes are $30 for all Thursday events!  

A three-day pass for $70 includes Thursday events as well.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

8:45AM – 5PM (with lunch break) The Shoals Storytelling Festival featuring: Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, and Josh Goforth

7PM – Storyteller Showcase with Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, and Josh Goforth

Day Passes are $30 for all Friday performances! 

A two-day pass for Friday and Saturday is $50!

SATURDAY, MAY 18

8:45AM – 5PM (with lunch break) The Shoals Storytelling Festival featuring: Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Bil Lepp, and Josh Goforth

7PM – Performance with Firekid, Dillon Hodges and Heidi Feek

Day Passes are $30 for all Saturday performances! 

A two-day pass for Friday and Saturday is $50!

A three-day pass for $70 includes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday events.

Sorry, events are not sold separately. 

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