46th Annual Festival poster & Gazebo performances

Here is the Festival poster Flyer wpic 2019 and the Gazebo performances Gazebo Schedule 3~8~2019 for the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer festival coming up in a few weeks. They are also in the Festival information page.


Hope everyone can stay well and come enjoy the festival this year.


New Meeting Location and Dates for Saturday Jams

Since the 1st Saturday of the month frequently conflicts with holidays or other Festivals, we have moved the SADA jams to the 2nd Saturday of the month, except for our May Festival and December Christmas Party.

Also, due to the construction in downtown Birmingham, which has the interstate totally shut down for at least 14 months, we have moved our Jam location on Saturdays to Lake Crest Presbyterian Church, which is off of I-459 exit 10 about 1/2 mile north  on Highway 150.  Jams begin at 11 am and end at 2, with a short meeting at noon and a pot luck after that.  All acoustic instruments are welcome.



2018 T-shirt orders

We are ordering T-shirts for the festival this year.  The picture on the shirts was drawn for us by Sally Jordan.

Due to the shirt being a picture, they are a little more expensive than 5 years ago, and will also take a little longer to produce, therefore the deadline for ordering is March 22nd, as the order must be placed by the 23rd in order to get them in time for the festival. The front of the shirt will have the lettering high on the shirt, and the back will have the picture with lettering. Also on my computer, the blue looks darker than the shirt that we will be getting, they are the same color as the shirts we got 5 years ago.

Order Form: 2018 T-shirtOrder

T-Shirts for the 2017 SADA festival at Tannehill State park

Dulcimer Shirt for 2017 SADA Festival (prices include tax)

Sweet Melodies & Accessories

(205) 515-5089


A printable version of this form is here: Dulcimer Shirt for 2017 SADA Festival

Shirts are only available by pre-order by April 15th, there will be no extra shirts at the festival this year.


Shirts are all 50/50 cotton blend


Short sleeve T’s in sizes S-XL are $15.00

Short Sleeve T’s in sizes 2X – 4X are $17.00


Long Sleeve T’s in sizes S-XL are $17.00

Long Sleeve T in size 2X or 3X is $19.00

T-shirts for the festival are only available via pre order by April 15th.

To order shirts, please contact Sweet Melodies prior to April 15th by e-mail or phone listed above  and provide the following:

Type of shirt: short or long sleeve

Size of shirt, your name, e-mail and cell phone number


Shirts must be picked up at the SADA festival at Tannehill State park between Thursday May  4th – Saturday May 6th.

November 2016 meeting

Due to a conflict at the church, the November meeting has been moved back to the first Saturday of the month, which will be on November 5th, 2016. We will meet at 11:00 am to jam, have the meeting at noon with pot luck afterward, then more jamming  (or working on tunes for upcoming programs).  Bethlehem Methodist Church at the corner of Allison Bonnet and Tin Mill Drive in Hueytown.