Office of University Communications & Marketing

UNA, Alumni Relations to Host Handy Festival Event

Jul. 1, 2019



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 

 

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama and the Office of Alumni Relations invite the community to enjoy an evening of music during the annual W.C. Handy Festival. The free event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., will take place in the North Court Street Median and feature the Kirkman Combo. 

“The UNA and Alumni Relations event has become a campus favorite,” said Justin “Bishop” Alexander, the Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. “And it’s also become an event that’s a favorite among those in the community. It’s an opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy some great music, the outdoors, and the W.C. Handy Festival.” 

The Kirkman Combo is fronted by Dr. Eric Kirkman, a UNA alumnus who is the director of Kilby Laboratory School. In addition to live music, the event will feature food vendors and has been named an In Harmony with Nature Litter-Free Event. 

This is a rain-or-shine event. Those who attend are invited to bring their chairs and enjoy an evening outdoors. The north end of Court Street will close after noon on July 23. 


About The University of North Alabama 

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professionals. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks