If you are looking for fresh, local produce, or maybe even artisan crafts and jewelry, Birmingham has the best of the best. Over the past few years, farmers markets have been popping up all over our city and there are a lot more in our area than you may know of. So, whether you are on a local produce kick or you just want to support our local artists, follow our guide to Birmingham’s Farmers Markets.
At the beginning of every school year, Samford University opens with a concert featuring big names in music and local vendors to showcase themselves. They call it, “Your School Your City”.
It has been quite a journey for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Football team. It’s been two years since the program was shut down and nearly one year since it was reinstated because of the public outcry from the UAB and Birmingham community.
— UAB Athletics (@UAB_Athletics) August 29, 2016
This Friday, the Birmingham Barons are hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to begin closing out this dynamic baseball schedule.
Haven’t been to a Barons game this summer? Do you live under a rock?
None the less, you do not want to miss Friday’s game as it will feature hits by Johnny Cash synced to the exciting firework show!
— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 28, 2016
For TICKET info, click here
We are 1 day away from the premiere of Sidewalk Film Festival 2016!
— IN Birmingham (@inbirmingham) August 24, 2016
Check out InBirmingham’s list of must-see films for this year; click here…
If you haven’t already seen, or rather, heard the buzz, Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM!) has gotten a MAJOR website upgrade and redesign that just launched today.
Platypi, a Birmingham-based digital marketing company, designed the website. Emily Nicholson, Platypi Art Director, described the makeover as “retro and modern to reflect the personality of BMR”.
There is just something about a fresh website that makes live-streaming a radio station that much more satisfying. Happy listening, and congrats to the BMR and Platypi crews!
Check it out for yourself at bhammountainradio.com.
Friday night, opening night, to feature A Valley of Violence, a western starring Ethan Hawke. Check out this list of Top 10 Films to watch at this weekend’s festival. More here – AL News Center. Get full schedule here.
This Saturday, August 27th, Chilton County will host its 20th annual En Fuego concert. This is said to be the largest Christian concert series in Alabama.
Birmingham Fashion Week will feature multiple fashion shows from Aug. 25th-Aug. 27th, highlighting both seasoned and rising designers. Headlining designers include Bride by Design star and Birmingham native Heidi Elnora, Abbey Glass, and Rails.
Shows will be at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Schedule and ticket information can be found here.
Fellows from this year’s Southern Exposure Film Fellowship will screen their films on September 8th. Filmmakers from all over the nation came to Birmingham to participate in the 6-week program. They got the opportunity to learn about and shed light on some of Alabama’s environmental issues.
“To make a film from start to finish in six weeks is no easy feat, and that compressed timeframe is very unusual in documentary filmmaking,” said Michele Forman, Program Director for the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship. “The fellows must research their subjects and film everything they come across–all of the interviews, events, getting shots at a variety of locations–and edit it all together to make a compelling and clear story.”
Hip-Hop artist Mac Miller will perform at Iron City on October 18th. The show will come a month from the release of his latest album, “The Divine Feminine”, set to drop September 16th. The album will feature singles “Dang!” feat. Anderson .Paak, and “We” feat. CeeLo Green.
Doors for the show open at 7pm.
Get ticket information here.
BET Fan Front made a stop in the magic city over the weekend at Work Play. Those who attended the day party enjoyed musical performances and sneak peaks at the network’s latest content.
It looks like Birmingham residents had fun. Check out some of their posts below.
The UAB Marching Band has a lot on its plate for the coming months.
They are preforming a variety of shows around Birmingham this fall that will showcase pieces involving a “Hollywood” theme. As practices gear into full swing with 9-12 hour preparations a day, this Magic City marching band has its work cut out for them.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Birmingham residents will march from the A.G. Gaston Motel to Kelly Ingram Park on Sunday, August 28th at 6:00pm. The march hopes to garner support for legislation that would create a Civil Rights National Park in the city known most for its crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.
There will also be a performance by soul artist, Ledisi, at Kelly Ingram Park.
Learn more and register for the event here.