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Bands coming this fall to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater


Saturday, Aug. 20 – Jill Scott with special guests Common & Georgia Me

Jill Scott is a model, spoken word poet, actress and R&B songstress from Philadelphia. Her album “WOMAN” was released July 24 of last year, and the artist is currently touring this summer. Scott has received three Grammy awards, including one for her most recent studio album.

Common is a hip hop recording artist, actor, producer and poet from Chicago. He has received numerous awards, including three Grammys, an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his song “Glory” from the 2014 film “Selma,” in which he also starred as an actor.

Georgia Me is a spoken word poet who has earned a Tony, Emmy, Peabody, BAFFTA and KUUMBA award for her work. She has performed at over 200 colleges,
 universities and schools, and venues including Radio City Music Hall, the Kodak Theatre and the Apollo.

Friday, Aug. 26 – Ben Rector with special guest Colony House

Ben Rector is a singer-songwriter eight years removed from his days at the University of Arkansas. His most well-known song is the 2010 hit “Break Even.” Rector is 
currently touring for his newest album, “Brand New.” This album is a mix of string arrangements, percussion and piano, returning him to his roots as a young musician. As stated on Rector’s website, “It’s pop music with a purpose.”

Saturday, Aug. 27 – 
The Australian Pink Floyd Show

The Australian Pink Floyd Show is first and foremost a tribute band to Pink Floyd. Taking on Pink Floyd’s identity, TAPFS has aimed at 
recreating the right sound, feel and experience of a Pink Floyd show. The Australian Pink Floyd Show has sold over four million tickets in concerts in a span of 35 countries, and has even performed privately for members from Pink Floyd themselves. The band is comprised of eleven musicians, including guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums, keyboard and saxophone. They have performed at many venues, including several European rock festivals and venues all across the United States. TAPFS continues to grow its fan base within the Pink Floyd community and with 
newcomers to the genre.

Thursday, Sept. 15 – 
Widespread Panic with special guests Umphreys McGee

Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. They take after bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, playing music that is inspired by Southern rock, blues, funk and hard rock. Widespread Panic has been active since the 1980s and continues to grow its reputation as a live band. They currently hold the record for 
number of sold-out performances at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado with 50, and Phillips Arena in Atlanta with 20.

Umphreys McGee is a jam band founded in South Bend, Indiana. Umphreys McGee has released eight studio albums and performs at more than 100 concerts annually. What once started as a cover band has become a band with its own cult 
following and its own string of 
original songs.

Thursday, Sept. 22 – 
NEEDTOBREATHE with Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan & Welshly Arms

NEEDTOBREATHE is an American Christian rock band from South Carolina. Rooted in the South, one of the members, Bear Rinehart, is even named after Paul “Bear” Bryant. Bear and his brother, Bo, were raised in South Carolina and first began performing at coffee houses around their school, Furman University. From there, the band continued to grow, and ultimately began to record and release independent albums before being signed by a record label in 2005. Since then, the band has released six studio albums, its most recent being “Hard Love” in July of this year. “Hard Love” debuted at Number One on the Top Album Sales chart and Number Two on the Billboard 200.

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