The Birmingham Museum of Art kicks off its 14th season of Art on the Rocks this summer. This year’s lineup features three distinctive Southern bands with three powerhouse female leads. Grab your tickets now for three nights of music, artist collaborations, interactive performances, food and cocktails.
Art on the Rocks dates and deets
Sponsored by Birmingham’s own Dale’s Seasoning, Art on the Rocks is scheduled for three Friday nights this summer at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
- June 8, 2018, 7–11 p.m. | musical guests: The Suffers
- July 27, 2018, 7–11 p.m. | musical guests: Seratones
- August 17, 2018, 7–11 p.m. | musical guests: Tank and the Bangas
Get ready to rock with 3 must-see bands
The Birmingham Museum of Art outdid itself with the musical lineup for this season of Art on the Rocks, the museum’s most popular summer series. You can check out the bands before you go. Bham Now has rounded up links for each of their previous live performances at NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
Spin Magazine described The Suffers, an eight-piece band from Houston, as “the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing.”
“We make music for all people. At this point, we’ve played all over the world and one thing is certain—if the music is good, the people will enjoy it”—Kam Franklin, lead vocalist, The Suffers
Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Seratones blends “Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity and general badassery.” When you hear the band, that description makes perfect sense.
Part hip-hop and part soul with a dose of jazz swing, Tank and the Bangas of New Orleans got their big break in 2017. This summer the band will tour Europe before bringing its gritty R&B groove to the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Art on the Rocks is more than an event, it’s a cultural happening with DJs indoors and out, dance performances, live painting exhibits and the summer’s hottest musical guests.
Catch these community partners June 8 at Art on the Rocks, and stay tuned for July and August bookings.
- Neon dance performances by Luminarts
- Live mural painting by artist John Lytle Wilson
- Live painting by artist William McLure in the sculpture garden
- DJ by The Audiovore on the indoor dance floor
- DJ by Gina T on the outdoor terrace
- Photo wall installation by Shoppe
- Photo wall installation by Zoe’s in Forest Park
With its soaring lobby, spacious art-filled halls and sculpture garden, the Birmingham Museum of Art is one of the coolest venues in town for sipping cocktails and mingling. You will definitely want pics. Tag @bhammuseum and #artontherocks on Instagram.
Become a Birmingham Museum of Art member, feel the love
Save up to $30 on Art on the Rocks tickets throughout the summer by becoming a member of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Individual annual memberships start at $50. With discounted tickets and year-round museum benefits, it practically pays for itself. Plus, your membership helps keep the museum open for free to the pubic.
If you’re interested in volunteering, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon at Art on the Rocks! And remember, get those tickets now while they last.