Vote to advance Alabama Theatre and Saturn in Garden & Gun Favorite Southern Venues Bracket

Birmingham, Alabama Theatre
The gorgeous, irreplaceable interior of Birmingham’s very own Alabama Theatre. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Landmarks

Calling all music lovers.  Two legendary Birmingham music venues —Alabama Theatre and Saturn need our help.

In lieu of an 2022 NCAA Tournament Bracket, Garden & Gun  released their 11th Annual  Favorite Southern Music Venues Bracket, in partnership with Dos Primos Tequila.  And, of course, our two venues made the round of 32.

If you are tired seeing your college basketball bracket destroyed all weekend (who picked St. Peter’s Peacocks?), you can personally help out the Alabama Theatre and Saturn advance to Garden & Gun’s Sweet 16 by voting (multiple times please!) and encouraging folks to support our hometown music venues.

The First Round deadline to cast your vote is Sunday evening March 20th at 10:59pm. Vote — HERE.

Early Returns

Saturn
Saturn on 41st Street in the new Avondale Entertainment District. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Wondering how the vote is going? Here are the early returns as of 8:00am. Sunday morning.

  • Alabama Theatre – 54%
  • George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, Ark.  – 46%
  • Saturn – 39%
  • Continental Club, Austin, Texas – 60%

As you can tell, Saturn needs to mount a comeback, while the Alabama Theatre lead is too close for comfort.

A Quick Reminder Why We Love These Venues

Saturn
Saturn/Satellite Bar and Cafe in Avondale Entertainment District. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

As Bham Now readers, you know we are proud of both venues. Just to give you a little “nudge” below are a couple of recent stories about the two places.

5 ways the Alabama Theatre is better than ever

The Real AL Music Hall of Fame at Saturn has 3 new members + you may know them

Help them ADVANCE today.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

Articles: 2012