TUSCALOOSA WILL CELEBRATE ITS BICENTENNIAL WITH SEVERAL EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuscaloosa Bicentennial

Tuscaloosa is celebrating its 200th birthday with several upcoming events.

The party kicks off with a bicentennial musical extravaganza on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus. The concert is called “Tusca200sa Sings: 200 Voices” and will feature some of west Alabama’s most talented singers. A new Tuscaloosa-themed song will be performed by Kirsten Hicks.

On Friday, a bicentennial sculpture and time capsule will be unveiled at Manderson Landing Park at the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. The event will start 10 a.m.

Also Friday, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held outside the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse starting at 5:15 p.m. Following the Christmas tree lighting, the annual West Alabama Christmas Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Tuscaloosa.

For more information about the events, visit tuscaloosa200.com.

Those who can’t make it out to see the parade in person can watch live on WVUA 23.

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