SOURCE: Marriott


August 18, 2011 17:58 ET

The Sounds of the Shoals Are Floating Through the Marriott

Marriott Shoals Honored as One of the "100 Places to Hear Live Music in Alabama"

FLORENCE, AL--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - The Alabama Tourism Department has honored the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa as one of the "100 Places to Hear Live Music in Alabama" as part of this year's theme "The Year of Alabama Music." Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa will be featured as part of a comprehensive tourism campaign in 2011 and will be listed in the "100 Places to Hear Live Music is Alabama" brochure. Muscle Shoals is known for its rich musical heritage and local talent.

Marriott Shoals is careful to include the heritage and tradition of the music industry in detail throughout the hotel. Not only can live music be heard almost every night of the week, but the actual venue where the musicians play is called the "Swamper's Bar & Grill," a nod to the nickname for local Shoals musicians. Music memorabilia of all sorts lines the walls off and conjures images and memories of the past. Little Richard, Rolling Stones, Cher and many others recorded countless hits in The Shoals. FAME Recording Studio is only minutes from the hotel in Florence, Alabama, and is a popular attraction.

The Alabama Tourism Department has printed 100,000 brochures this year. The "100 Places to Hear Live Music in Alabama" brochures are available at eight welcome centers across Alabama or by calling 1-800-ALABAMA. The brochures are also available online and can be downloaded at This brochure is the third in a series of popular tourism information guides created by the Alabama Tourism Department. The first guide printed was the "100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama before You Die," which was followed by "100 Outdoor Adventures in Alabama." You can also join the Facebook page at

About the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa rises gracefully on the bluffs of the Tennessee River. Discerning guests enjoy the sophisticated ambiance, attentive Marriott service, and distinctive hospitality that make the Marriott Shoals a premier destination. Not only will you find versatile meeting space and even venues, but also incredible accommodations and cuisine, world-class golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and an elegantly designed European-style spa. For more information and reservations, please visit or call 256.246.3600. Also find us on Facebook at, and on Twitter at


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