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Inaugural Druid City Music Festival: Musical Talent Takes Over Downtown Tuscaloosa Musician Megan McMillan is one of the many local artists who'll be performing during the inaugural Druid City Music Festival, which kicks off on Friday, Aug. 23Druid City Music Festival The clock is ticking, counting down to a weekend packed with musical talent that will take over downtown Tuscaloosa. Forty different bands will perform across 20 downtown-venues Friday night, Aug. 23, with a main event in Government Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 24 for the first Druid City Music Festival. One wristband will get you access to all venues on both days where you will get to hear artists perform a variety of music in all types of locations. Whatever your music preference, whatever your venue preference, there will be something for everyone.  “This is a great chance for folks in Tuscaloosa to be exposed to several different genres of music with one ticket,” said Megan McMillan. “It’s got the potential to be a game changer for the music scene in town as long as the community supports it.”   McMillan, who will play Friday night at Black Warrior Brewery, is a co-founder of the Black Warrior Songwriter’s Festival that celebrated its second year this past June. She and co-founders Matt and Nikki Ray of EatMyBeats in Tuscaloosa recognized the need for a musical outlet in Tuscaloosa.  “I’ve performed in lots of songwriter events,” McMillan said, “and I’ve always been struck by the amount of talent for original music in this area, with very few outlets.”     ” - Brandie Bowden

Druid City Living’s “25 Bands and Musicians to Know in 2019”. Centreville songwriter conjures bittersweet twang, on the title track from her debut LP, "Things That Change." ” - Matt Wake

Americana singer/songwriter Megan McMillan releases her full length album, THINGS THAT CHANGE. You won’t find a harder working musician, that also happens be as talented as she is. The one two punch of songwriting capabilities, and the perfect delivery of those writings are a deadly combo. This album will surely knock you out! THINGS THAT CHANGE is McMillan’s first full-length album and is comprised of ten original songs. The project features the top-notch skill and creativity of producer Shawn Byrne of Great Hill studio in Nashville, TN. The album is a dynamic collection of songs which showcase McMillan’s honest, edgy lyrical sense, interesting melodies, and vibrant vocals. The pre-released single, “All Right”, offers a gritty, harmonica-driven story of redemption. The title track, “Things That Change”, is a personal look at the implications of a wandering soul. The whimsical track “The Other Side” is a display of McMillan’s affinity for poetry and offers a picture of longing for a lost love. Traditional country-driven “Dead”, “Wrinkle in Time”, “Keep the Change”, and “Beautiful Pain” feature clever lyrics and steel guitar, while “Fakin’ It” is a paradoxically fun, upbeat tale of faking happiness. “The Fight” is a playful jab at married life, and “Freedom” is a lyrical journey of a traveling spirit with home ties. McMillan and local singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Branton will be hosting a joint release party at Green Bar in Tuscaloosa, AL on November 30th. Show begins at 9pm and cover charge is $5 at the door. McMillan and Branton will be joined by an all-star band of regional musicians to perform their new releases.” - Shannon Ireland

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