200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Karl Galloway, Cultural Resource Specialist
Karl.galloway@archives.alabama.gov, 334-242-5864

Monday, November 4, 2019

Bobby Horton “Celebration of Alabama” Opens Bicentennial Weekend

Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama 200th Birthday Celebration weekend will open with a special benefit concert with renowned musician and music historian Bobby Horton on Friday, December 13th, at 7:30 PM at Montgomery’s historic Capri Theatre.                                                                      

Horton, widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period, will paint a musical portrait of life in Alabama from the earliest days of our statehood through the 1850s

“Music connects us through the centuries. It is how generations tell us who they were, how they lived, and what they believed in, especially in cultures and time periods when many didn’t read or write,” says Horton. “Any time you share stories and songs, you break bread with those who came before. Sharing our history in this way offers a unique connection.”

Tickets are $12 for general seating and $10 for Capri members. They can be purchased here beginning November 12th. The concert proceeds from this event will support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. For those interested in making further donations for the Bobby Horton benefit concert please go here.

The concert is just the start of the weekend-long finale of Alabama’s three-year bicentennial commemoration. Saturday events include a parade and festival of Alabama on the Capitol grounds. Visit alabama200.org for information about the finale celebration and the concert.