Birmingham’s food scene is not the only one bursting with creativity, the music scene is growing with the addition of The Bham Loft Show! It is a monthly show featuring musicians, artists, writers, centered around creativity. Created for the community, by the community, you will want not want to miss the next show.
History Of The Show
The Bham Loft Show (also known as “The Loft Show”) was founded in March 2017 by Birmingham locals, Josh Cox and Cat Hyman. For the first year of the show, it was held in a loft in the Phoenix building downtown. The original goal of the show was to showcase comedians in Birmingham. The hope was to share and open up an intimate, welcoming, safe place for people to work on and practice their jokes. However, Josh and Cat quickly realized that they knew zero comedians but knew several artists, musicians, and shop owners. The show took on a life of it’s own after that, evolving into a monthly show not limited to comedians but open to any and all forms of creativity.
In regards to what they hope to accomplish with each show, Josh and Cat said,
“Our immediate goal is still the same as when we began brainstorming for the show. We want our shows to be a safe, welcoming, supportive place for people to display their art no matter the medium. We want to build creative communities that support each other. Just in the year plus that we’ve been doing shows, we’ve seen multiple new shows pop up, which we wholeheartedly support. The more shows the better. There is a ton of talent in Birmingham that just needs a space to host them.”
The show’s in one week! It’ll be a big one year celebration for us. Come out to @woodlawncyclecafe for some great art and music. The show is sponsored by @trimtabbrewing, and remember this isn’t our space so you can’t bring your own alcohol inside. Woodlawn will be selling their coffee and alcohol also. This poster was designed by Jenny Skarda. See y’all at the show!
Future Of The Bham Loft Show
Where will the Bham Loft Show be in a few years? It won’t be just simply the “Bham Loft Show” but will be “The Loft Show” taking place in multiple cities across the nation! In regards to the long-term goal(s) of the show, Josh and Cat said,
“We want to spread this infrastructure to cities that are lacking it and have a need for it, which we’re finding is a lot of places. The overall goal is to give more platforms to more people to do what makes them happy. It’s as simple as that.”
Josh and Cat are already tackling that goal with their recent announcement that the show is expanding to Louisville, Kentucky to showcase the talent of Louisville. The first show in Louisville will be on June 22nd.