A few years ago two exceptional musicians had a eureka moment. After traveling around the world, performing with elite symphonies, and singing in sold-out opera houses, they wanted to share extraordinary music with their hometown.
They made a pact to return to Alabama every summer for a music festival and bring ten of their best musician friends to play. It was on their hearts that everyone be able to attend the festival, even if they could not afford a ticket. To keep concerts free they turned to their hometown neighbors who pledged to help. True to the spirit of southern hospitality, the community came together to house and feed the visiting musicians.They pitched in a little money, too.
In honor of their generosity, the festival is named after the neighborhood where the music first began to grow: Twickenham.