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UNA's Norton AuditoriumFlorence, AL, United States

The Blind Boys of Alabama - W. C. Handy Festival Headliner Concert

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
UNA's Norton Auditorium, North Pine Street, Florence, AL 35630
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The Blind Boys of Alabama

For more than 70 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have shared their unique music with the world. The Blind Boys have sung for Presidents and royalty , at festivals and events nationally and internationally. Through their recordings, television and film appearances the Blind Boys have touched their audiences. The Blind Boys of Alabama have been recipients of 5 GRAMMY Awards, including the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and 4 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. In 2003, the group was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and in 2010 inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. In 2005 The Blind Boys of Alabama received the American Foundation for the Blind’s distinguished Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award which is presented to individuals and organizations that have improved the quality of life for people who are blind, visually
impaired or disabled.

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