2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, July 1, 2016 (Ticket Holder Event)
SOA Black and White Theme party (black and white attire) 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This is a ticket only sponsor fundraising event featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres by Curry’s catering service, a DJ’, dancing and a cash bar. Ticket packages are available at

Saturday, July 2, 2016 (Free Events)
SOA Voice Talent Competition begins at 5 p.m.
Rodeo Gypsy performs at 7:30 p.m.
Craig Wayne Boyd Concert (Winner of Season 7 of NBC’s singing competition The Voice) begins at 8:30 p.m.
Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden Area on site in designated area. VIP Tickets and seating available.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 (Free Events)
“Celebrate America” at Southside Baptist Church in Decatur at 10:30 a.m.
$5 Lunch Boxes for a Picnic on the Grounds at SOA Field at 1:00 p.m.
Family and Group Games (TC Almon and SOA Field) at 2:00 p.m.
Nashville gospel-country artist Rena White on the SOA Stage at 5:00 p.m.
“Celebrate America” Patriotic Program on the SOA Stage at 7:00 p.m.
This program is performed by The Southside Baptist Church and Choir with special guest, Wes Hampton of the Gaither Vocal Band.
Youth Concert at 9:00 p.m.

Monday, July 4, 2016
Pepsi Children’s Parade and activities at 10:00 a.m.
Family and Group Games at 1:00 p.m.
Altar Ego, a 1980′s Tribute rock band on the SOA Stage at 5:00 p.m.
Ahead of The Wake rock band on the SOA Stage at 6:00 p.m.
Muscle Shoals country-rock band McTazz on the SOA Stage at 7:00 p.m.
Veterans Honor Walk and Awards Ceremony 8:00 p.m.
Fireworks accompanied by local volunteer orchestra begin at 9:45 p.m.
CMT star Kassie Miller concert following fireworks

Complementary Parking in Point Mallard Park (Aquatic Center and Jubilee Field).
No coolers, no pets on the field, no alcohol and no fireworks.

The Spirit of America is a FREE EVENT
(July 1st is reserved for ticket holders and sponsors only).

Our 50th Anniversary has been named a TOP 10 Event for the State of Alabama.
For details on Tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit