Leeds Arts Council- in cooperation with Leeds Community Chorus- is proud to present: Community Chorus Spring Concert

 The performance will be on May 15th at 3 pm at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds.  All tickets are $10.  For questions or reservations please email leedsartscouncilal@gmail.com

Merle Dollar gives us a little preview of the Rick Carter Show coming up this weekend.


of Telluride & Rollin’ in the Hay

Rick will be doing a full solo show, featuring some of his original songs, as well as requests from the audience.

Rick will also be telling tales about his amazing lifelong career in music, as well as signing copies of his new book,

Fables & Stories, 
Tales of an Alabama Troubadour

Question:  What does Southern Rock and Bluegrass have in common?

Answer:  Rick Carter!    
After releasing the first, Self-titled, album in 1980 and  their single “Birmingham Tonight”Telluride  was named one of the

top 3 bands in the nation by Miller Brewing Company which earned them a 2 year corporate sponsorship.  That in turn

led to a recording contract with RCA Records and catapulted Telluride onto the Top 100 Billboard Singles chart with their

songs “Let me in Tonight” and “Breaking Away”.  (If you still have your Telluride albums, bring ’em and I bet he’ll sign them!).

After 27 years on the road, Telluride stopped touring.  Rick then co-founded Rollin’ In the Hay, a forerunner to the

“New Grass” revolution in America.  Their music was described as high-octane groove grass with a touch of down home, foot

stompin’ southern rock, or more simply, Renegade Bluegrass!  They toured the country, drawing enormous crowds.  Fans

were known as “Hayheads”.  So now you know his connection between rock & Bluegrass!

Rick has been honored by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame as “Music Achiever” three times…for his individual

accomplishments, and for his role in both Telluride and Rollin’ in The Hay.

(Bring your Rollin’ In The Hay albums, too!  Time for a personal autograph

Date: Saturday April 23rd,
Time: 7pm
Cost:  $21

Rose Colored Glasses: A Tribute To The Town N’ Country Jamboree!
March 26th, 7pm // $15

The Town N’ Country Jamboree Show ran in Leeds Alabama for 13 years in the former movie theater. It was hosted by The Brasher Brothers family and showcased musical acts both locally and regionally. This show pays tribute to the family, friends and supporters of vintage country music! We can’t wait to entertain you

Click here for Tickets


FREE! Sunday March 6 // 1:30-3:30

Janice McDonald Cook is a lifelong artist who devoted 33 years to teaching in public school as she raised her family of four with her husband, Jim. As a small child, she was encouraged by her parents, especially her mother, to follow her path of creativity! Her mom was an artist herself who sparked that desire to be an art educator in both Janice and her twin sister. A native of South Alabama and a graduate of Troy University, she did master’s work at Samford and SCAD. She is a member of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Leeds Arts Council and Cahawba Art Guild. Past member of the Birmingham Art Association. She has received several awards from juried shows in the past from the Southern Roots Exhibit, the Carrollton Art Council (GA) , the Birmingham Arts Association. Janice was honored as the Secondary Art Educator of the year 2000. In her retirement, she is active with teaching Art to Special Needs Adults and the Elderly at various programs and, of course, making her own art as a small way to thank our Lord for His constant blessings and to encourage a greater appreciation of the importance of the Arts in our schools and daily lives.

Leeds Arts Council Receives $10k Grant | Leeds Arts Council is excited to announce that they are in receipt of a $10k grant. Alabama State Representative Dickie Drake presented Leeds Arts Council with a check for $10,000 Monday evening through the Jefferson County Community Service Fund. These funds will be used for much-needed roof repair. Those present for this presentation were Board Members and friends: L-R: Brandi McClaran, Ricky Christian, Steve Karr, Dell Smith, Rep. Dickie Drake, Sandra Bailey, Mandi Rae, Christa Soileau, Doris Jarvis, Patricia Noell, Linda Miller (Chamber Board), John Gregory. This is not the first time that Drake has helped Leeds Arts Council in their time of need. Drake also presented a $10k check to them in 2019 through this community service fund so the arts council could purchase a new HVAC system to replace their worn-out system. Leeds Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the visual and performing arts in the local and surrounding communities. Organized in 1985 as part of the Jefferson County Community Schools and then, became a separate entity in 1993 gaining its 501(c)3 status. Leeds Arts Council presents live plays, live music and concerts, acting classes, arts and theatre summer camps and so much more all throughout each year. Leeds Arts Council is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094. For more information, please visit their website at www.leedsartscouncil.org and their Facebook page.Photo courtesy of @donabonnett #LeedsArtsCouncil#donation#CityOfLeedsAL#leedshappenings#everyoneleeds#theatre#art#LeedsTheatreAndArtsCenter#historicleeds#leedsalabama#buildingcommunity Dickie Drake

The Martini Shakers will be playing this Saturday at

The Leeds Arts Center in downtown Leeds. January 22, 7:00/9:00pm

Plus, the 22nd is Jory Lee’s Birthday, so it is going to be a blast!!!

tickets are $15.00, and you can go online and reserve your spot at the ticket link

You can go online and reserve your spot by clicking below

or just come on and pay at the door. Either way is fine, as long as you come!!!
The address is 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds, Al 35094

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Together, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy learn to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Come reacquaint yourself with these enduring characters created by Louisa May Alcott over 140 years ago. Shows are December 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. No show on Friday, December 10 because of Leeds city Christmas parade