CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

Joe Wheeler State Park’s End of Summer Celebration Set for August 21 

Decatur, Ala. – As summer winds down across North Alabama, families in search of a quick getaway will want to check out the celebration to be held on the banks of Wheeler Lake. Set for Saturday, August 21, 2021, Rockin’ the River is a celebration of live music, children’s activities, a car show, food and other family-friendly fun at one of north Alabama’s premier state parks, Joe Wheeler State Park.

Now in its sixth year, Rockin’ the River gets underway with the General Joe’s Car Show in the marina parking lot beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per car and awards to be presented include mayor’s choice, oldest vehicle and most unique vehicle. Live music featuring Back Porch Revival will fill the air as the crowd mingles with car owners. The car show wraps up at noon. 

A kid’s fun area will be available from noon until 4 p.m. Children will be entertained with a variety of inflatables, face painting (from 2 to 4 p.m.) and educational programs.

More live music follows on the patio from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. The lineup includes McTazz Band, Back Porch Revival and Dixie Mafia. Along with some of the area’s best musicians, there will be concessions offering hamburgers and hot dogs and a cash bar. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Admission is free.

A 2,550-acre resort located on the shores of Wheeler Lake, Joe Wheeler State Park features a stunning waterfront lodge with restaurant and convention facilities, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, full-service marina with docking slips, modern and primitive camping, lakeside cottages, and cozy cabins. In addition to easy access to the Tennessee River, the resort offers hiking and mountain biking trails with some of the best scenery that north Alabama has to offer. Joe Wheeler State Park is located at 4403 McLean Drive in Rogersville, Ala. For more information, call 256.247.5461.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the 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, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  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 from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at