The Best Birmingham Concert Venue Guide

Birmingham has so many great places to satisfy music lovers that we thought you could use a guide!  This concert venue guide covers everything from small listening rooms to huge arenas and everything in between.  Enjoy!

Birmingham Concert Venue Guide
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Alabama Theatre
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Via Alabama Theatre’s Facebook

Constructed in 1927 by Paramount studios, the Alabama theatre is one of Birmingham’s most iconic music venues.  For that reason, they have hosted some of the biggest names in music, like BB King, Merle Haggard, Temptations, Norah Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Ray LaMontagne, and even Jessie McCartney.  One of my favorite events at this theatre is their Christmas movie showings during the holidays.  Tickets go fast so check out their upcoming events!

Avondale Brewing
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Are you a fan of outdoor concerts?  Then Avondale Brewing’s concerts are for you!  A great venue to try this summer, grab a drink at one of Birmingham’s best breweries and listen to an amazing band at the same time! Check out their next shows here.


Zydeco
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Via Zydeco’s website

Zydeco is Birmingham’s second oldest bar and concert venue in Birmingham.  In the midst of historic Five Points South district, Zydeco is known to draw a younger crowd with its fun atmosphere, large patio, and lively country and rap artists.  They’ve hosted big names like Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, 30 Seconds to Mars, and GriZ.  Check out their upcoming concerts!

Moonlight on the Mountain
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Via Moonlight on the Mountain’s Facebook

This venue in Bluff Park is starting to make some noise.  They call themselves a listening room, which means they like to attract a respectful audience to honor their artists.  Bring your own cooler of refreshments and listen to amazing singer-songwriters from our city and beyond!  Check out our latest post on this venue.

Workplay
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Via Workplay’s website

This venue describes themselves as an innovative entertainment complex.  They have hosted bands like Judah & the Lion, Vannessa Carlton, Elephant Revival, and Blind Pirate.  Check out their upcoming events!


Iron City
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Originally built in 1929, Iron City is one of Birmingham’s most popular event and concert venues.  Mayday Parade, The Head and the Heart, and Fitz and the Tantrums have played here recently, just to name a few.  Grab dinner or a drink at the Grill at Iron City before your show.  To see their upcoming shows click here.  Upgraded premium seating available for purchase!

Saturn
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Via Saturn’s Facebook

In the heart of Avondale, Saturn’s cool rocket decor and great atmosphere make this venue hard to beat.  This fun venue is also home to Satellite, a coffee and cocktail bar.  I saw X Ambassadors here and loved it!  Check out their upcoming shows and try this one out!

Lyric Theatre
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Via Lyric Theatre’s website

Built in 1914 for vaudeville shows, the Lyric theatre was recently restored to its former glory. Their next show is the Alabama Symphony orchestra presenting Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos, May 25th @ 7:30.  To learn more about their upcoming shows, click here.


BJCC
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To see some of the biggest names in music, check out the BJCC.  The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is the largest venue in Birmingham and seats about 3,000.  I saw Mumford and Sons here last year and it was incredible.  Check out their upcoming events!

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