Musical Spotlight: Blues Deluxe

Blues Deluxe

Anniston, Alabama has seen its share of seasoned local musicians take to its venues and stages to entertain Calhoun County residents and transplants alike. You’re probably familiar with some of these performers and have seen them form bands, duos, or trios, or entertain solo. What’s fun is when a group of seasoned pros come together […]

Musical Spotlight: Reese Burke Releases EP

Reese Burke

Calhoun County’s best-loved rising star, Reese Burke, has released a new 3-song EP titled Half-Wasted Summers. While her CD release party has already occurred–March 29 to be exact–we wanted to catch up with her since our last spotlight on this talented singer-songwriter to chat about her new release and where her music career is headed. […]

The 22nd Annual Sunny King Criterium: Holding Court as “King of All CRITS”

Sunny King

In its 22nd year, the Sunny King Criterium will electrify the streets of downtown Anniston, Alabama on Saturday, April 13 from 11 am till 7 pm. The SKC is a nationally ranked premier racing event featuring timed races for both professional cyclists and amateurs alike. With a reputation as being one of the best criterium […]

Dave Mason of Traffic Comes to OPAC – An Interview

Dave Mason

Dave Mason is not only one of the founding members of the heralded 60s psychedelic rock band Traffic (along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood), all of whom were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004. His illustrious music career has brought him into recording and performing […]

Music Spotlight: Birkenhëd

Birkenhëd

A new band in Calhoun County is staking its claim on the Anniston music scene with hopes to branch out to area cities and eventually the greater Southeast region. Birkenhëd is made up of six multi-talented musicians: Steven Henderson on lead vocals, Logan Magouirk on guitar/vocals, Caleb Burt on guitar/vocals, Matt Neighbors on bass/vocals, Eric […]

Anniston Bar Crawls Present Flannel Fest 2023

Flannelfest

  Don’t you just love a comfortable, cozy flannel shirt? You’ll have the perfect opportunity to sport your favorite flannel, courtesy of Anniston Bar Crawls, as they have a fun event planned for this Saturday, December 16–Flannel Fest 2023! From 8 pm until the clock strikes midnight, gear up to participate in a fun stroll […]

Kellypalooza 2023: The Best Annual Music Event of Calhoun County Rocks It Out

Kellypalooza

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to pull out your camping chairs, coolers, and sweaters, and attend outdoor live music events. There is a history of great outdoor music events and festivals across Alabama that have introduced folks to awesome local and touring bands who are experts in keeping crowds entertained. […]

Get Pedaling at the Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival 2023

Fat Tire Festival

The Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival, an annual event that first began in 2016, is set to draw cyclists from Alabama and the Southeast to Anniston, Alabama for three days of biking events, games, food, live music, and more. Hosted by the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA), the festival allows cyclists the opportunity to explore […]

The Nightlife of Calhoun County

Group of friends having fun and smiling at happy hour.

If you’re a resident of Calhoun County and looking for something fun to do on any given night of the week, then look no further than our guide to all the fun planned events going on nightly. Activities like bingo, trivia, karaoke, and darts are always big crowd-pleasers. But maybe you enjoy taking advantage of […]