Birmingham local, Duquette Johnston, to open at Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 23. Find out who else is performing and how to buy your tickets.

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Can’t you just picture yourself chilling on a blanket, looking over downtown Birmingham and listening to some tunes? Sounds pretty fantastic to me. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

What if I told you that you could head over to Vulcan Park and Museum this fall and see six amazing bands play? Oh, and that you’ll be relaxing on a blanket in the crisp fall air overlooking the city of Birmingham with a local craft beer and Eugene’s Hot Chicken in hand? Or perhaps a taco from Cantina on Wheels?  Read on, my friend, for how to grab your ticket. 

What Is Vulcan AfterTunes?

A band from the 2017 AfterTunes series rocks out in front of a view of the Birmingham skyline. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan AfterTunes is a fall concert series that happens at Vulcan Park and Museum. This year is the 14th anniversary of the series, and will feature three installments.  The dates are all on Sundays opening at 1:00pm;

The series, presented by Vulcan Painters Inc., will be held on the overlook at Vulcan Park and Museum. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the show. Although outside food and alcohol is forbidden, the staff at Vulcan has you taken care of with food trucks, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Save this photo for a quick look at the Vulcan AfterTunes dates and bands featured! Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Featured food trucks include Cantina On Wheels and Eugene’s Hot Chicken, while local and regional beer will be provided by AlaBev and wine selections will be provided by Piggly Wiggly Birmingham.

This is a family-friendly event with a kids zone provided by Babypalooza Magazine.

What Bands Will Be Playing?

Indie band Los Colognes will be performing on Sunday, September 23 with an opener from Duquette Johnston. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

September 23

For the September 23 date, expect some fun indie tunes from Los Colognes with an opening set from local favorite Duquette Johnston. Los Colognes is a buzzy band from Nashville that is known for its jam-oriented, insightful songs. Opening is Duquette Johnston, a Birmingham local who co-owns the popular Woodlawn store, Club Duquette, with his wife. He is a singer-songwriter whose music has garnered national attention.

Bluegrass band Iron Horse will perform on October 7 with an opener from Birmingham’s own Will Stewart. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

October 7

The October 7 show will provide tunes from Iron Horse, a bluegrass band from Killen, Alabama.  Iron Horse produces original music as well as bluegrass covers of popular songs like “Enter Sandman” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Will Stewart of Birmingham will open with his blend of country-indie-rock music. You may have heard his popular song “Sipsey” on Birmingham Mountain Radio.

Americana-style band Great Peacock will close out Vulcan AfterTunes on October 21 following an opening from Nashville great Maddie Medley. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

October 21

On October 21, Americana band Great Peacock  will close the concert series. They are making a name for themselves in the industry by being known for their great songwriting and incredible live performances. Opening for Great Peacock is indie singer-songwriter Maddie Medley. Maddie is a Nashville-based artist whose confident live performances are drawing attention from around the country.

Food, drinks, tunes and relaxation. Sign us up. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum


    • General admission $12 in advance; $15 at the gate
    • Limited VIP Tickets $25 (includes front row viewing, use of stadium chair and two drink tickets)
    • Members $10 in advance; $12 at the gate
    • Children $5; Ages 4 and under are free
    • Gates open at 1:00 p.m.; Opening acts begin at 3:00 p.m.; Headline acts begin at 4:00 p.m.
    • Ticket price includes admission to the concert, the Vulcan Center Museum, and Vulcan’s observation tower
    • Seating is first-come, first served and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets
    • Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase and onsite food truck vendors will be accessible
    • No pets or outside alcohol allowed
    • Onsite parking is limited; shuttles will be available to overflow parking lot

Good News For Those With Sensory Needs:

The KultureCity sensory bag includes: noise-cancelling headphones, lanyard cards, and fidget toys. If you need a weighted vest, just ask a Vulcan team member. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

In case you missed it, Vulcan Park and Museum is certified sensory-inclusive! This means that if you or someone you know needs sensory assistance, the staff at Vulcan is able to assist you. The team has worked with KultureCity to assemble sensory backpacks that include noise-cancelling headphones as well as fidget tools and more. Vulcan AfterTunes can now be enjoyed by all!

See you at vulcan aftertunes!

We’ll see you this fall for cool tunes, craft brews, and sweet views! Get your tickets here. Who are you most excited to see perform on “Birmingham’s Front Porch?”

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