New music festival, Euphonious, coming to Birmingham June 18-20

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Moon Taxi performing at Iron City in 2015. Moon Taxi will be returning to Birmingham to play at the inaugural Euphonious concert this year. Photo via Moon Taxi on Facebook

For Birminghamians who miss the likes of City Stages and Sloss Fest, hope is on the way. From June 18th to the 20th, big-name acts like Moon Taxi and Drew + Ellie Holcomb will take to the stage at Euphonious, a brand-new music festival hosted at the Birmingham Zoo. Here’s what we know so far.

Birmingham’s Newest Music Festival

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Did you get to attend Sloss Fest? Photo via Sloss Music and Arts Festival

When is the last time you went to a concert of any kind in the Birmingham area? For me, it’s been ages. So when I saw that there was a brand-new concert series planned for Birmingham this year, my eyes immediately lit up.

Turns out, Birmingham native and CEO of Project Voice Bradley Metrock has big plans for his new concert series, Euphonious. Much like the late City Stages and Sloss Fest music festivals, Metrock aims to build Euphonious into a major regional tradition. But for now, he’s starting out (relatively) small.

I say relatively small, because the event is still very impressive with some big-name acts to boot. Euphonious 2021 will kick off Father’s Day Weekend, June 18th through the 20th, and feature nationally renowned artists as well as more local ones.

A portion of proceeds of the concert series will go to support United Ability, as well as 100% of revenues from the special Euphonious afterparty. Since their founding in 1948, United Ability has continued to provide a variety services to children and adults living with various diseases in Alabama.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

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The Birmingham Zoo’s Henley Park Event Lawn will play host to the first-ever Euphonious concert series, Photo via Euphonious

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room—COVID-19 precautions. One of the reasons Euphonious chose the Birmingham Zoo’s Henley Park Event Lawn is its spaciousness. During the concert, the lawn will be divided up into nearly 300 socially-distant squares—each ten feet by ten feet and capped at eight people. At $500 a square, you and seven of your closest friends can enjoy the concerts while staying socially distant from other concert-goers!

Check Out the Lineup

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Not gonna lie, this is a pretty good lineup. Photo via Euphonious

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Drumroll, please. Let’s check out the impressive lineup for the inaugural Euphonious concert series!

Currently, Euphonious is selling both squares AND individual tickets through Eventzilla, which you can visit here. So grab your lawn chairs, blankets and your best friends and make plans to attend Euphonious 2021 at the Birmingham Zoo!

Planning to attend the inaugural Euphonious concert series? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know!


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