3 drive-in concerts + where to catch a drive-in movie in Birmingham

Photo via Grand River Drive-In’s Facebook. This location is currently under construction.

Who knew that it would take a global pandemic in order for drive-in entertainment to have the comeback it deserves? Now that we’re finding safe ways to have a little fun beyond our four walls, local companies are getting creative. Check out these 3 upcoming drive-in concerts in Birmingham as well as where you can catch a drive-in movie.

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Punk Paradise Show

Hosted by Sidekicks Sneaker Shop and Good Taste Media:

Sidekicks Sneaker Shop /// 7p.m. /// FREE

A celebration of independent music across genre and creed.

Featuring performances by:

Fear Bleach Family- The independent rap group from Montgomery.
https://m.soundcloud.com/fear-bleach

Alex Wilkerson- An indie rock artist with surf tendencies based in Birmingham.

Short Shorts- A groovy indie funk band from the South.

The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Dave Stone

January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 pm 11:00 pm

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Dave Stone as the next performer in its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”. The show will start at 9pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $10 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.

Indian Cultural Society Concert

The BMA and the ICS present a special concert featuring the Divine Trio.

The Birmingham Museum of Art and the Indian Cultural Society present a special concert featuring the Divine Trio comprised of three world-renowned Indian musicians:

Vidushi Mita Nag
Janab Hassan Haider
Pandit Subhen Chatterjee

Art On The Rocks // Tank and the Bangas

Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning.

Art On The Rocks brings three Friday nights of entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.

Tickets: Member $15 / Non-Member $25

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Schedule:

This or That?
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Galleries

You are the art critic for this gallery game. We’ve selected a pair of works in each of our galleries, and we want to know which is your favorite. Grab some stars at the Bromberg’s Lounge and head for the galleries to place them by your preferences.


Good Vibes Installation by Club Duquette
7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Bromberg’s Lounge

Known for their curated selection of quality goods, Club Duquette has created a space where you can snap a pic or just hang around and soak in some good vibes.


DJ Love Deluxe
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Cafe

DJ Love Deluxe incites impromptu dance parties with ease and she’ll be keeping the party going indoors all night long.


DJ New Era
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

DJ New Era will warm up the crowd before Tank and the Bangas hits the stage, spinning beats under the stars.


Art Slam Underground
8:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Cafe

This ultimate live art experience features a good-spirited art battle, this performance highlights the talents of local artists.

Artist Demonstration feat. Morgan Buko
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Sculpture Garden

Watch the process of this talented local artist unfold as she creates a painting over the course of the evening.


Performance feat. Arova Contemporary Ballet
8:00 PM Bromberg’s Lounge
9:00 PM Upper Plaza

Take in a performance by Birmingham’s leading Contemporary Ballet Company, AROVA. AROVA aims to make a home for artists who desire to create a resounding expression of dance in Alabama.


Tank and the Bangas
9:30 PM
Upper Plaza

Tank and the Bangas propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing. Come see them light up the stage.

3 Birmingham-based companies bought by national businesses including Red Mountain Entertainment

Sam Hunt Concert
Photo Courtesy of UAB

Significant business deals have been made in Birmingham this week with three Birmingham-based companies being bought out by well-known national entities. Who’s been bought by whom?

Red Mountain Entertainment was bought by Live Nation Entertainment, Zeekee Interactive by Bell Media and Teklinks by C-Spire.

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A guide to Christmas concerts bringing fa-la-la-la fun to Birmingham

Birmingham
Photo via theodysseyonline.com.

What better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than with some Christmas music? During the month of December, Birmingham is hosting many seasonal music concerts that will provide you with some fa-la-la-la fun! Check out our guide to some of these fabulous events. Continue reading “A guide to Christmas concerts bringing fa-la-la-la fun to Birmingham”

Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit

From last year’s AirWave festival, via blackwarriorriver.org

The AirWave Festival is back! The festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, to benefit local riverkeeper organizations Black Warrior , Coosa, and Cahaba Riverkeeper is hosted again this year by Good People Brewing Company. Continue reading “Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit”

Beach Boys Fans Rejoice! Brian Wilson is Coming to Birmingham

brian wilson pet sounds concert
Brian Wilson, the lead singer of The Beach Boys, is currently on tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds” – one of the most magical albums ever (okay, that’s totally my opinion, but it really is a masterpiece).

Wilson will be making a 2017 tour stop at the BJCC Concert Hall along with his band to perform “Pet Sounds” in its entirety. Fans will also hear some of their favorite Beach Boys tunes and solo material of Wilson’s.

I will refrain from making any Beach Boys puns… LOL just kidding – wouldn’t it be nice to see you there! God only knows that you’ll have FUN FUN FUN.

Check out the legend playing live on May 9th! Tickets go on sale October 21st at 10AM. More info here.

7 Alabama Artists You Must See When They Come to Town

We all know that Alabama is no stranger to talented musicians. Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Jason Isbell, and Jimmy Buffett – to name a few. Whenever they come back home, it’s always a fun celebration. Well, we have some Alabamians coming into town, and we want to celebrate!

This list of Alabama musicians and bands are varying in degrees of popularity, but one thing remains the same – all of these shows will be worthwhile and there is definitely at least one that you will enjoy.

Consider this to be your ultimate guide to Alabama musicians and their upcoming local concerts. Read on to see who is coming to town, when, where, and how much tickets will run you. Shows are listed chronologically, of course!

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