A new entertainment space called Massie’s on 2nd is coming to 2nd Avenue North, right next to Rogue Tavern

Another place to hear live music in Birmingham is always a win. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Rogue Tavern owner Travis McGriff hopes to open his 6,000 square-foot entertainment venue in October. Live music? Weddings? Parties? In Birmingham? We’re in. Bring it, Massie’s on 2nd!

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Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences

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Malls are offering shoppers entertainment experiences to get them engaged in their retail spaces.

As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”

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

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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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Birmingham Chef of local Slice Pizza shares his experience on Food Network

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Guys Grocery Games, will feature Bham’s Terrill Brazelton. Via-. Food Network.

Terrill Brazelton, executive chef of Birmingham’s Slice Pizza and Brewhouse, has joined a very select club that few chefs are members of. Brazelton joins other chefs who have competed on the Food Network TV show “Guy’s Grocery Games.” The show may be familiar to Food Network fans, or fans of the celebrity chef, the one with the spiked hair, Guy Feiri.

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TopGolf Update – The Ever Anticipated Development Takes Major Steps…

To fill in those of you unfamiliar with the future project…

Top Golf, a facility which is known for melding together an age old sport with the ever evolving world that is technology, has recently been knocking on the doors of the revitalizing Magic City to be its first ever urban location.

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Beach Boys Fans Rejoice! Brian Wilson is Coming to Birmingham

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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.

Avondale Featured on BuzzFeed as Most Hipster Neighborhood in Alabama

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BuzzFeed recently posted an article detailing the “most hipster neighborhood” in each state, and Birmingham represented!

To be fair, Where Is Williamsburg? Should be credited to locating our Avondale. Where Is Williamsburg? is an app for “trendy folk” to use when traveling so they can find like-minded people and communities – even in states they wouldn’t normally think like-minded people would inhabit.

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Lady and the Trump The Musical – A Birmingham Production

Coming to a theater near you… (more specifically, the Comedy Club Stardome in Hoover), in what’s best described as “this political season’s comedy blockbuster”, Lady and the Drumpf The Musical is slated to make jabs at politics on all levels, ranging from local to the ultimate future POTUS – and we can’t wait.

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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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Alys Stephens Center Celebrating 20 Years with a FREE ‘Bandaloop’ Concert on Sept. 23rd

Compliments of the Alys Stephens Center
Compliments of the Alys Stephens Center

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will offer 29 performances this year, marking its 20th season.  The Center aims to attract people of all ages and income levels.  The Center is getting some upgrades with digital marques and new carpet among other things.

“We have a commitment to you to bring you things you haven’t seen before and to introduce new audiences to it,” says Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the Center. “We are committed to having multiple price points where nobody is turned away based on the cost of the event.”

More here.