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I’m a concert junkie and always up for a last minute show, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, we’ve done the work for you! Here’s your guide to music in the Magic City for March 1-31. Time to get off that winter sofa and have some fun.
Some mainstream artists are visiting Birmingham this month, and two of them will be playing at The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex! Located downtown with their own Uptown Entertainment District next door, there’s really no shortage for things to do before or after a show at the BJCC. Eat at Cantina Laredo or grab a coffee (or cocktail) from Octane Coffee + Bar.
Personally, Iron City is one of my favorite venues. It’s big enough so there’s plenty of places to get a good view, but small enough so the shows always feel intimate. I’ve seen multiple artists here, and I’ve always enjoyed it. Right around the corner is the Iron City Grill, so you can make dinner plans before the show! Their March lineup is pretty good—get tickets while you still can. Pro tip: keep an eye on our Instagram for future Iron City giveaways!
- Walker Hayes | Friday, March 8, 8 PM | Tickets
- Big Head Todd & the Monsters | Sunday, March 10, 8 PM | Tickets
- Switchfoot | Thursday, March 21, 8 PM | Tickets
- Buckethead | Tuesday, March 26, 8 PM | Tickets
- Patty Griffin | Wednesday, March 27, 8 PM | Tickets
The Alabama Theatre is one of Birmingham’s most iconic venues. Even if you haven’t seen a show here, you’ve definitely seen their historic Alabama sign out front! Located in the heart of downtown, the theatre hosts everything from live music to classic movies and even ballets. Seeing a show here is almost like a right of passage for Birminghamians. Mark your calendars because some really great acts will be stopping through in March.
- Dan + Shay | Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM | Tickets
- Amos Lee | Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM | Tickets
- Kacey Musgraves | Thursday, March 21, 8 PM | Tickets
- Jackson Browne | Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 PM | Tickets
You can expect to see some super fun acts this month at Saturn, one of Birmingham’s coolest venues. There are two parts to the venue: Saturn, where they host live music, and Satellite, their coffee and cocktail bar. It’s located in Avondale, and you can grab dinner right across the street at Saw’s Soul Kitchen or Post Office Pies before a show.
- STRFKR | Sunday, March 10, 8 PM | Tickets
- Kurt Vile | Friday, March 15, 9 PM | Tickets
- Sales | Sunday, March 31, 8 PM | Tickets
Other Venues and Shows
To understand what this Birmingham bar/venue is like, you really only need to know the name. Mom’s Basement is one of Birmingham’s newest additions to the bar/live music scene, and it’s exactly what you would imagine. There’s wood paneling, pool tables, floral sofas and a wall totally covered in old pictures of people’s moms! They are also located in Avondale and host live music events regularly. Check out their upcoming shows on their website.
WorkPlay has been a Birmingham live music staple for more than a decade. They have shows almost every week in March so check out their calendar to find out what bands and artists are playing there this month!
If you’re looking for more of a dive bar atmosphere, The Nick is your place. They have live music almost every night of the week. Check their schedule to see what live shows they are having in March.
The Spring Street Firehouse
This DIY live music venue is a cool find in Bham. It’s tucked away on the bottom floor of a two-story building in Avondale, and full of character. Expect a lot of rock ’n’ roll and a crowded room at the Firehouse. Check out DIY Birmingham for upcoming shows.
Not only does Seasick Records in Crestwood sell records, but they also host some live music! On March 7, they are having a free show starting at 7 PM. For more details on what to expect check out their site.
Girls Rock Fest
If you want to support a good cause and hear some good music, don’t miss the Girls Rock Fest at Cahaba Brewing March 10, starting at 12 PM. All proceeds benefit Girls Rock Bham, a nonprofit program that helps young girls grow musically and individually. There will be a special beer brewed by the ladies at Cahaba Brewing and a portion of the sales will go to Girls Rock! There will be food trucks, records from Seasick and vintage clothes from Trxi Vintage! Check out the event page for details and tickets!
The Loft Show
Every month something really special happens in Birmingham: The Bham Loft Show. The goal? For each show to be unique and provide a space for all artforms to interact. There will be live music, art, drinks and more. The show is March 29, 7 PM at Make BHM, and tickets are $7 at the door. For more info check out their site!
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