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Magic City Nutcracker

Lyric Fine Arts Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL

The Magic City Nutcracker (MCN) is returning to the stage December 2-4, 2022 at the Lyric Theatre. The performance features 150 dancers from 48 dance studios across the state. The cast is comprised of dancers as young as five, college students, and professionals from the entire Birmingham metro area, Gadsden, Anniston and beyond, making the MCN the only true community Nutcracker in central Alabama. Tickets on sale now: tinyurl.com/MCN2022-Tickets 2022 Performance Dates Friday, Dec. 2 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 2 p.m. — Children’s Matinee 7 p.m. — Gala Performance 9:00 p.m. — Patron Party & Reception Sunday, Dec.Continue Reading ...

$25

ASC Presents Voctave

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

A cappella sensation Voctave has had over 150 million social media views of their videos, and their latest album, The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition, reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Their previous album, The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at number 3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings. The groupContinue Reading ...

$20 – $40

ASC Presents Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Punch Brothers have built their sound on a platform of virtuosic instrumentalism and dazzling arrangements. Formed in the late 2000s after the dissolution of mandolinist Chris Thile’s former band, Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers’ amalgam of bluegrass energy, classical complexity, and jazzy improvisation was immediately apparent. Over the last four decades, Béla Fleck has gone boldly where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammy Awards in nine different fields, Béla returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years, My Bluegrass Heart.  My Bluegrass Heart is a homecoming in sound and features Béla Fleck has taken banjo playingContinue Reading ...

$55 – $75

ASC Presents An Evening with Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

The duo of jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch and jazz vocalist Esperanza Spalding are celebrating the release of their album “Alive at the Village Vanguard” recorded at the legendary club for a packed and rapturous audience.  15-time Grammy winner Hersch, called by The New Yorker “a living legend” – and multiple Grammy Award winner Spalding, whom NPR cites as “the 21st Century’s first jazz genius” – present an evening of songs from the Great American Songbook, music from Brazil and jazz compositions including several penned by Hersch.  Spalding is revealed as a worthy heir of the leading ladies of jazz vocals, andContinue Reading ...

$35 – $55

ASC Presents Tommy Emmanuel

UAB's Alys Stephens Center 1200 10th Ave South, Birmingham, AL

“Songs are our teachers. They show us the depth of the human race and its unrelenting desire to create.” — Tommy Emmanuel Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay downContinue Reading ...

$49

ASC Presents Will Downing’s Sophisticated Soul Explosion

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Will Downing With a career that spans over 35 years and 25 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. Known as ‘The Prince of Sophisticated Soul,’ his repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics like “I Go Crazy”, “Wishing On A Star” and “I Try”, with original hits “A Million Ways”, “Sorry I” and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This”. His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the hearts of women worldwide and carved a unique niche in the music marketplace. With fresh melodies andContinue Reading ...

$39 – $59

ASC Presents Ranky Tanky feat. Lisa Fischer

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Ranky Tanky has achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, “Good Time.” The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.      In Ranky Tanky’s hands, this style of music has been described as “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) while being coveredContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Ranky Tanky feat. Lisa Fischer

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Ranky Tanky has achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, “Good Time.” The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.      In Ranky Tanky’s hands, this style of music has been described as “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) while being coveredContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Meshell Ndegeocello

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Meshell Ndegeocello’s music twists and turns through so many genres – R&B, pop, jazz, hip-hop – that it’s hard to put a finger on just where she wants to take you. Ndegeocello has defied labels throughout her 20+ year career as one of the brightest and most innovative artists. A ten-time Grammy nominee, Ndegeocello is respected in the industry as a virtuoso on the electric bass guitar and as a composer and producer. Her songs have a rubbery flow rooted in ‘70s funky soul and ‘90s hip-hop culture.  Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escapes. “Ventriloquism”, theContinue Reading ...

$39

ASC Presents Smokey Robinson

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, andContinue Reading ...

$125 – $175

ASC Presents Sheila E.

Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages.   Born into a musical family,Continue Reading ...

$45 – $65


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