Alabama Ballet, ASO + more host first Birmingham Arts Drive-In July 30-31

Get ready for a night of performances with some of Birmingham’s most beloved performing arts organizations. Photo via ASO on Facebook

On July 30 and July 31, multiple Birmingham performing arts organizations are joining forces to bring a night of inspiring sights and sounds to the Magic City with the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In. If you’ve missed the performing arts as much as we have, keep reading to find out how you can see the show—plus, more ways to support the arts in Birmingham today.

Enjoy an Evening of The Arts in Birmingham 🎼

The first Birmingham Arts Drive-In is happening July 30 & 31 and you don’t want to miss it! Photo via the Birmingham Arts Drive-In Facebook Event Page

The Alabama Ballet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Alys Stephens Center, Red Mountain Theatre and Opera Birmingham are all teaming up to host the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In next weekend, July 30 and July 31.

The show will take place in the parking lot of 16th Street and University Boulevard on UAB’s campus, where attendees will park and enjoy the show from the safety of their own vehicles.

Although the event is free, spots are limited and must be reserved in advance by claiming a ticket. Unfortunately, it has already sold out BUT there are still ways you can see the show and support the arts in Birmingham.

Alternative Ways to Watch 👀

See the show on the big screen at Avondale Brewing on July 30. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Already have your tickets? Make sure to arrive between 7-7:45PM. After that window, the remaining spaces will be released to a waiting list, first-come-first-served. The performance will begin at 8:30PM and no vehicles will be admitted after 8:15PM, so don’t be late! The show ends at 9:45PM, and you can get all the details on their site or Facebook Event Page.

Additionally, Avondale Brewing will be hosting a viewing party on July 30. Check their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram to get event updates.

Keep Supporting The Arts in Birmingham 🎭

We sure do miss nights at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center hearing sounds from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Photo via ASO

If you’re not able to see the show this time around, there are still so many ways to support performing arts organizations in Birmingham, including:

Want to discover more local nonprofits supporting arts + culture in Birmingham? Check out our recent guide, or browse our nonprofit database to find more amazing organizations who need your support.

If you’re planning to attend the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In, make sure to snap a picture and share it with us on social @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

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