Things slowed a bit over the holidays, but 2018’s Birmingham concert calendar will open with a bang on January 11 when St. Paul & the Broken Bones headline a sold out Concert for Children’s at Iron City. The weekend will remain packed with performances across the Magic City.
The Magic City must sleep over the holidays, right? Nope. In fact, there may be more excuses to get away from your family this week than ever before. There’s tons to love about Alabama-made music this week; you’ll have several opportunities to support great original local music. And they’ll have a particularly hard time shutting the lights off at The Nick over the long holiday weekend.
Big week of music in the Magic City, with two sold out Iron City shows: Kane Brown is presented by 102.5 The Bull on Sunday evening and Chevelle with 10 Years and AEges is Monday evening, but you’re going to need to look to a secondary market if you want to get in to either of them.
There are certainly two nights this week that trying to get anyone to show up is difficult, so we have a bit of a limited schedule. But Friday night has plenty on the menu to fill you up after the family has parted ways for the holiday.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it means homecoming. It’s homecoming for several of Birmingham’s own bands, and it’s homecoming for many that grew up in Birmingham and moved away. The former group will have opportunities to perform special shows at home and the latter will be looking for things to do on Wednesday night before stuffing themselves with turkey.
Both will be covered.
It’s also an incredible week for fans of singer-songwriters and Americana. It will be impossible for those fans to see it all on Saturday. Choose carefully.
The next week in the Magic City is a lot of fun. There’s much to do that doesn’t happen very often; celebrations of local venues and artists that make Birmingham special. And most of these events are staggered so with the help of an Uber, you’ll have a jam-packed weekend. Better still? Many of the best shows to catch over the next week are free.
There’s much music to see in Birmingham this week, and much of it homegrown. As of now, there isn’t a sellout listed among these selections, so find the one that speaks to you and support your local venues, clubs and theaters.