7 Alabama Artists You Must See When They Come to Town

We all know that Alabama is no stranger to talented musicians. Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Jason Isbell, and Jimmy Buffett – to name a few. Whenever they come back home, it’s always a fun celebration. Well, we have some Alabamians coming into town, and we want to celebrate!

This list of Alabama musicians and bands are varying in degrees of popularity, but one thing remains the same – all of these shows will be worthwhile and there is definitely at least one that you will enjoy.

Consider this to be your ultimate guide to Alabama musicians and their upcoming local concerts. Read on to see who is coming to town, when, where, and how much tickets will run you. Shows are listed chronologically, of course!

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ADAM HOOD

Adam Hood has an impressive track record as an award-winning songwriter and musician who has toured with some of country music’s top talent, such as Miranda Lambert and Leon Russell. Just a short drive northwest to Jasper and you will be able to catch him and an array of talented local bands on stage for FREE! Totally worth it.

When: Friday, September 9th @ 7:30PM

Where: Foothills Festival – Downtown Jasper, AL

How much: FREE!

Festival info here.


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FUTURE ELEVATORS

Reigning from Birmingham, Future Elevators is just a straight up cool band. Coming off of recent gigs at Saturn and Secret Stages, these guys will be sure to keep the groove live and well in Bham. Their dreamy sound is so addictive that I couldn’t help but listen to their whole library in one sitting. Fun fact: their new, self-titled album was also recorded in Birmingham.

When: Saturday, September 10th – time TBA

Where: CycleFest @ Trim Tab Brewing Company

How much: $5 in advance / $10 at gate

More info here.


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THE BURNING PEPPERMINTS

Self-described as “psychedelic garage punk rock” with “West Coast surf” tones, these Bham guys rock hard and do. not. hold. back. You can expect nothing less than an intense and engaging live performance from The Burning Peppermints. They recently packed out the Shed Stage at Sloss Fest (as you can see in the photo above), so these fellas are already getting tons of support from locals and beyond.

When: Friday, September 16th @ 9PM

Where: The Syndicate Lounge

How much: $10 / ages 18+

Ticket info here.


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DYLAN LEBLANC

Another artist fresh off of a show at Sloss Fest, Dylan LeBlanc is from Muscle Shoals, AL. Often called “the new Neil Young”, his sound is part surprising, part haunting, and wholly amazing. This show will be a relaxing and intimate set you won’t want to miss. Bonus ‘Bama: his record label, Single Lock, is based in Florence, AL!

When: Sunday, September 25th @ 4PM (event is from 1-5PM)

Where: Vulcan AfterTunes @ Vulcan Park & Museum

How much: $15 adults / $8 members

Event info here.


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ANDERSON EAST

Athens, AL native Anderson East has a soulful and mesmerizing blast-from-the-past sound that is so fresh, yet nostalgic, that you won’t believe it until you see it. Watching him perform is truly something you must experience. With the perfect balance of sweet and gritty sound, you can’t help but groove (so be ready to dance!). He will be opening for Chris Stapleton, and this duo will surely put on a show to keep you in your feelings all night long.

When: Thursday, October 13th @ 8PM

Where: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

How much: SOLD OUT

See his other tour dates and learn more about Anderson East here.


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MOON TAXI

Y’all. You gotta ride the Moon Taxi. I can guarantee an energetic night complete with a light show, intense guitar solos, insane covers and a talk box. Trust me when I say a Moon Taxi show is one of the most fun shows you will ever experience. This band was actually created in Nashville, but two members started making music together while attending Vestavia Hills High School.

When: Friday, November 25th @ 8PM

Where: Alabama Theatre

How much: $25-35 (fair warning, this show is likely to sell out!)

More info here.


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ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES

Is there really anything that I need to say about this insanely talented group? Probably not, but I will anyway. This is a concert you will not want to miss! Whether you’ve been lucky enough to see them before or if this will be your first time, I can guarantee that St. Paul and the Broken Bones will not disappoint. Don’t forget your dancing shoes – you’ll need them. They also recently recorded their music video for “All I Ever Wonder” in downtown Ensley. Birmingham is very proud of these hometown guys!

When: December 28th & 29th @ 8PM

Where: Alabama Theatre

How much: $25-35 (I would be VERY surprised if both shows don’t sell out or come close to it!)

Ticket info here.


What shows will you be at? Let us know in the comments!

 

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