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Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381



Entertainment Announced for Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center

Decatur, Ala. (February 26, 2024) – Located in the heart of Bankhead National Forest, the Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center is undergoing a rebirth and has reopened as an entertainment venue with an exciting lineup of concerts and a murder mystery dinner planned for the first part of 2024.

Restoration of the amphitheater and buildings on the Looney’s site including the concession area, ticket center and the former Sister Sara’s Restaurant is currently underway. These structures had been left vacant for over 20 years until the Winston County Arts Council purchased the complex in October, 2022, with the idea of promoting tourism and the arts throughout Winston County.

The indoor theater, the Dual Destiny Theater, will host a bluegrass concert the first Saturday of each month in 2024. Each concert features three bands. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Concessions are available and admission is $5 per person. For more information, call (205) 269-0073.

A 1950’s Themed Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, hosted by the Southern Ghost Girls, is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 6-9 p.m. in the former restaurant building. Get tickets online at

Additional concerts lined up in the Dual Destiny Indoor Theater:

Tremayne concert: Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m., $15 at the door
Tequila Falls concert: Friday, April 26, 6 p.m., $15 at the door
Cooter Brown concert: Friday, May 10, 6 p.m., $15 at the door

Looney’s is located at 22400 Hwy 278 in Double Springs, Alabama with beautiful views of Bankhead National Forest. For information on upcoming events, look for Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center on Facebook or call (205) 489-6569.


About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the $4.3 billion North Alabama travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, golf courses, restaurants, accommodations and vendors. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381, by visiting and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.