Sunday, June 1, 2014


The newly renovated (historic) Sweetwater Depot is proud to present the “First Friday After Party Concert” on June 6 at 8pm. Bring your friends to a fantastic new venue and enjoy music by Nashville’s, Chris Turner Band! Admission to the concert is $5 at the door, a full service bar and pizza furnished by downtown Florence’s own Pie Factory will be available. Sweetwater Depot is located at 502 S. Royal Avenue in Florence, for information call 256-757-5525. There’s plenty of free parking.
South Carolina native, Chris Turner had music in his heart and purchased his first guitar in Okinawa, Japan while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Taking lessons from a fellow Marine, Chris passed the time honing his skills, knowing that music would be his life’s calling, and hoping that all roads would lead to Nashville. Fast forward to 2014 – with two albums to his credit (“American Fighter,” and “What I’m Talkin’ Bout”), touring the country, living in Nashville with his family, Chris was a Star Idol Winner and acknowledged in the Paramount Songwriter Contest. Chris Turner is a rising star on the Southern Country music Scene!
About Historic Sweetwater Depot: The first train station in Florence was built at the foot of Court Street near the Tennessee River. However, after a fire in 1906 completely destroyed this depot, the Southern Railroad built a combination freight and passenger station in East Florence. This added the second passenger and freight depot to the area and established Sweetwater as the rail center in the city. It has been said that every East Florence industry was served by the depot and that it was one of East Florence’s busiest places. Hopefully, as a beautifully restored and modernized facility, the Historic Sweetwater Depot will once again be at the center of activities in the Shoals.

A Chris Turner video for your enjoyment,....

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