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 […]

Catch the Renowned 21st Annual Noble Street Festival

The Noble Street Festival is not only one of the premier events in Calhoun County. It ranks among the top yearly tourist attractions in the state of Alabama, with the Sunny King Criterium drawing competitors from across the globe to compete in a day-long series of cycling races.  This year, Anniston, Alabama is the second […]

Smallcakes Cupcakery Shakes Things Up

smallcakes

Ever go into one of your regular “spots”, a place you are familiar with, and notice something new on the menu? At least, it’s new to you because you didn’t spot it previously. This happened to me on my last visit to Smallcakes in Oxford, AL. Pretty much what we call a pleasant surprise. After […]

Musical Spotlight: The Storydwellers

Local Music

Since the Anniston band The Storydwellers hit the Calhoun and Etowah County music scenes in December of 2017, they’ve racked up an ever-growing list of fans and venues that continuously welcome them back with open arms. They’ve taken the stages of The Peerless Saloon, Coldwater Mountain Brewpub, Rack and Roll Billiards, Darkhorse Saloon, Nola on […]

Top 10 Things To Do in Calhoun County

Blackberry Hill Alpacas

Calhoun County has so much to offer in the way of places to go and things to do. Not only is there beautiful terrain for outdoor activities like golfing, biking, and hiking–there are also businesses that cater to keeping families entertained when boredom sets in. While we’re sure you may be aware of many of […]