3 reasons to check out Vulcan AfterTunes–including our giveaway to Sept. 29th show!

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Bailey Ingle performing at Vulcan AfterTunes. Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

This year, Vulcan Park is celebrating 15 years of the Vulcan AfterTunes Fall Concert Series. These are the top 3 reasons that Birminghamians should come check it out!

First… highlights from the first concert of this year’s Vulcan AfterTunes

Logan Ledger at Vulcan Aftertunes
Logan Ledger at Vulcan AfterTunes 2019. Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

I got to enjoy my first Vulcan AfterTunes this Sunday. At 2PM, a student band from Mason Music named The Mountain Grass Unit kicked off the event with covers of The Beatles, Green Day, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Afterwards, Hoover native Bailey Ingle took to the stage.

Logan Ledger and his band on the stage! Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Finally, Nashville-based artist Logan Ledger rounded out the show. Logan has a voice somewhere between Hank Williams and Willie Nelson. In addition to his own music, Logan performed classic country hits like Heartaches By The Number and I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You).

In addition to the music, there were two food trucks where you could grab a bite to eat. Did you know the Cheezin’ food truck has a sandwich named The Vulcan Melt? I enjoyed a hot chicken taco from the Hyderabad Dum Zone food truck. It was spicier than I anticipated, but luckily Vulcan Park offers local beers for Vulcan AfterTunes, and I could soothe my throat with Spring Street Saison from Avondale Brewing.

Here are the top three reasons you want to check out the next two concerts at Vulcan AfterTunes!

1) Enjoy some of Birmingham’s best food and drinks

A spicy chicken taco from Hyderabad Dum Zone
Indian Hot Chicken Taco from Hyderabad Dum Zone at Vulcan AfterTunes. Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow.

No Birmingham event is complete without food! Luckily, there are a ton of delicious food trucks at AfterTunes.

Did you know Vulcan Park recently started offering beer and wine after 5PM on the weekend? Normally, Vulcan Park serves Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, and Miller Lite. However, for Vulcan AfterTunes, they are offering cold beverages from Avondale, Good People, and Cahaba Brewing.

2) Take in the view at Vulcan Park

The view from Vulcan Park
Vulcan has one of the best views of the city. Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

As any Birminghamian knows, Vulcan Park offers one of the best views of the city. Since the stage is right in front of the overlook, you won’t know whether to look at the band or the view!

3) And of course… the music at Vulcan AfterTunes

Mason Music

The Mountain Grass Unit from Mason Music on stage! Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Make sure to get to Vulcan AfterTunes when the gates open. A new segment called Vulcan Unplugged starts at 2PM – featuring local, unsigned musicians and bands sponsored by Mason Music. Mason Music teaches music lessons to students of all ages in Birmingham–and you could win a month of lessons at their raffle table at AfterTunes! On the 29th, the Mason Music band Juco will open the show!

Taylor Hunnicutt

Taylor Hunnicutt on stage at Sloss Fest. Photo via Facebook.

Birmingham’s own Taylor Hunnicutt will kick off the September 29th show at 3PM. Taylor’s music crosses genre lines by blending Blues, Soul, Country, and Americana. Additionally, Taylor previously played at the 2018 Sloss Music and Arts Festival.

Griffin House

Griffin House, who will be performing at Vulcan AfterTunes on September 29th.
Photo via Griffin House’s website.

Griffin house will be headlining the September 29th show at 4pm. In high school, Griffin House bought his first guitar for $100 and turned down a golf scholarship to pursue music. Since then, he has been wowing crowds all around the world. Griffin House has toured with the likes of John Mellencamp, The Cranberries, Josh Ritter, and many more.

Eric Essix

Eric Essix, jazz guitarist, in Birmingham
Eric Essix walking through downtown Birmingham. Photo via his website.

Birmingham-based contemporary jazz guitarist Eric Essix kicks off the October 6th show at 3PM. Eric Essix has been recording since 1988, and just released his 25th studio album, More.

Christone “Kingfish” Igram

Poster for Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, who will be performing at Vulcan AfterTunes on October 6th.
Photo via Kingfish’s website

October 6th’s featured artist is rising blues prodigy Christone Ingram, more famously known as Kingfish. Kingfish grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi – just 10 miles away from the crossroads where blues legend Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil. Although he is only 20 years old, Kingfish has been lauded as the “future of the blues” by Rolling Stone and “the next explosion of the blues” by blues legend Buddy Guy.

How to get tickets for Vulcan AfterTunes?

Students from Mason Music at Vulcan AfterTunes
You don’t want to miss the next two installments of Vulcan AfterTunes. Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

You can purchase tickets online or at the gates.

  • VIP tickets: $30, include a reserved parking space, front row seating with a chair, and two drink tickets
  • General Admission: $12 advance, $15 at the gate
  • Vulcan Park and Museum Members: $10
  • Children (ages 5-12): $5 (ages 4 and under are free)

Additionally, @BhamNow will be giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to the September 29th show, so keep an eye on our Instagram!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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