5 free live music events happening Sept. 12-24 in Birmingham

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Anyone else really missing live music? We’re itching to see a show, and thankfully Birmingham’s music scene is picking up some steam. Check out these free events happening over the next two weeks to get your live music fix.

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Yoga, live music + more—updates from The Pizitz Food Hall

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The Pizitz Food Hall welcomed guests back into the dining hall in early June. Now they are bringing back some of their most popular events like Thursday Night Live and their free yoga classes. Keep reading for details on their updated safety protocols and more info on their upcoming events.

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AWS Fest! A Benefit Concert for Alabama Waldorf School

Announcing AWS Fest 2020! We are so excited to have this stellar line-up of talented local musicians support our school for the second annual AWS Fest Benefit Concert!

Featuring Taylor Hollingsworth & Ross Dawg, Sarah Lee Langford with the Fist City Country Boys, Zach Austin and The Lonesome, Sylvia Rose Novak, Feather Canyon (a reunion for this Birmingham favorite!), and Coffee Black from Muscle Shoals, AL.

This family- and kid-friendly event will include food trucks on site, and hula-hooping. Big thanks to our sponsors! El Barrio Restaurante, Yellowhammer Creative, Kauffman Sound, Villager Yoga, Chocolatá Artisanal Chocolates, and Avondale Brewing Company.

Full-day general admission is $15 minimum donation. Kids 14 years old and younger are free.

Thanks to Yellowhammer Creative for poster and t-shirt design!

All proceeds benefit Alabama Waldorf School.

Habitat for Humanity’s Grill to Build

Our 12th annual backyard BBQ competition and festival; fun for the entire family! There will be live music, face painting, kids workshop, and moon bounces. Teams compete for the best BBQ and bragging rights. Event attendees get all-you-can-eat samples of the best chicken, beef brisket, ribs, sauce, and pork butt in town!

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join us March 17th for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Ferus Artisan Ales. We will have festive giveaways and Ferus Eatery will have some awesome food specials. Live performance from Tuckahoe Travelers.

Tuckahoe Travelers:
Taking Influences from a variety of genres and the upbringings of a southern heritage, the Tuckahoe Travelers are a four-piece group originating from Gadsden, AL with a sound that has been described as a new take on the Southern Rock genre.

https://www.tuckahoetravelers.com/music

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9 places to hear live music in Birmingham every night of the week

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Would you ever think Redemptive Cycles is a place to catch a live show? Photo via Sofar Sounds Birmingham’s Facebook.

We love catching a concert at Iron City or the BJCC, and it’s pretty hard to beat the historic Alabama Theater. However, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music on a whim pop into one of these spots for local tunes and national acts around Birmingham. 

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Organist Christopher Houlihan returns to Samford Univ. on Oct 27

October 27: organist Christopher Houlihan in recital

First guest recital in Samford’s Reid Chapel since major additions to the pipe organ

Program features works by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Schumann and more

“They call organist Christopher Houlihan the ‘Fred Astaire of the pipe organ’ … He plays it with the technical prowess of a rock star.” – Arizona Daily Star

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2:30 pm “Organ phenom” (Cincinnati Enquirer) Christopher Houlihan returns to Birmingham to perform at Samford University on Reid Chapel’s 1962 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The concert is at Reid Chapel (800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL). Admission is free.
 
This concert marks Christopher Houlihan’s third performance at Samford University, with each previous program drawing acclaim from critics and audience alike. “If the chapel had rafters, they would have shaken. If any dust had settled in the pipes, it would have been cleared out. This rambling work requires vision to make it cohesive, and Houlihan had that in abundance,” raved AL.com. Since Houlihan’s last performance at Reid Chapel, new solo and percussion divisions were added to the organ by the Quimby Pipe Organ Co. This concert marks the first guest recital since these major additions were completed.
 
Houlihan’s organ recital includes favorites by Bach, Buxtehude, Schumann, Herbert Howells, as well as Louis Vierne’s Symphony No. 2. A renowned interpreter of Vierne’s organ music, Houlihan’s “Vierne 2012” tour attracted international attention and critical acclaim for his marathon performances of Vierne’s six organ symphonies in six major North American cities. The Los Angeles Times called his performance there “a major surprise of the summer, a true revelation.” Critics have applauded Christopher Houlihan for his “world class chops” and “marvelous ear”; The Los Angeles Times proclaimed him dazzling and seductive. Houlihan’s Disney Hall debut, performing with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, resulted in The LA Times raving, “Houlihan is the next big organ talent.” Recent concert highlights include debuts at the Kennedy Center and Kimmel Center, and concertos with the Columbus (GA) Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Boston. In 2017 Houlihan was appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, his alma mater. Complete bio, photos, videos and more are at ChristopherHoulihan.com

Sunday, October 27th at 2:30pm

Christopher Houlihan

Samford University, Reid Chapel
800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL
 
Admission is free

Program:

Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 149

Herbert Howells: “Master Tallis’s Testament”, from Six Pieces for organ

Robert Schumann: Four Sketches for pedal-piano, opus 58

J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Louis Vierne: Symphony no.2 in E minor, op.20

Southern Made Creatives

Get in THE MIX with Southern Made Creatives! A night of celebrating Southern Art, Hip Hop Culture, and local vendors!

Southern Made Creatives is an interactive art experience highlighting creatives and entrepreneurs from Birmingham and Atlanta! The Magic City’s thriving visual artists, creatives and small businesses will be showcasing their work, enjoy crafted signature cocktails while vibing out to southern hip hop classics and be sure to catch the live performances from up and coming local artists.

Hosted by B Lynn of 95.7 Jamz!

The Mix is a space for creatives to come together and share varying perspectives and to connect artists and entrepreurs of any facet. We are working to redefine the creative community in Birmingham by curating nontraditional art shows and industry networking mixers to inspire, connect, inform and equip millenials with the tools they need to build sustainable brands. We curate each of our events to be uniquely catered toward highlighting millenial creatives.

Party on the Porch

About Party on the Porch

Each Party on the Porch at our Homewood store focuses on giving back to our local community and raising environmental awareness for conservation, access, usage, and education. The event runs the first Friday of each month from April to October, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM except on our July Party on the Porch (July 12th) so everyone can enjoy July 4th.)

Party on the Porch brings together local musicians, breweries, food trucks, and artisans for a day of fun under the sun. This is a family-friendly event, with kids, dogs, corn hole, and loads of comradery. Attendance is free, but we ask that of-age attendees donate $10 for a refillable souvenir cup to enjoy great beer donated from a local brewery.

Net proceeds from your donations at our October event go to Homewood City Schools Foundation.

Who’s attending?

Our friends:
The North Face
Birmingham Mountain Radio
High Point Climbing
Birmingham Boulders

Music:
Tonal Vision ft. Jenni

Beer:
Trimtab

Food:
Eugene’s Hot Chicken
Edgewood Creamery

Vandoliers, Sylvia Rose Novak

Vandoliers – American Alternative Country from Dallas TX

An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers put a rough-edged spin on Texas music. It’s twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It’s Vandoliers.

Sylvia Rose Novak – Folk Rock / Americana from Birmingham AL

“A TINY WOMAN WITH A HUGE PRESENCE.”
Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Whether she’s fronting her band as her own bass player, producing her own albums, or improvising five-part fiddle arrangements, it’s hard to deny that Novak is not your average songwriter.

Highland Honky Tonk: A community music and dance night!

Please join us for an evening of live music and dance at the beautiful Clubhouse on Highland! We’re thrilled to have Dan Sartain‘s all-star country band and Henry Dunkle here to get us movin’ and groovin’ on the best dance floors in town!

Pay what you can to support these fine artists (suggested sliding scale donation of $10-20). All are welcomed to join us regardless of monetary contribution. Cash bar by donation.

Danielle Elizabeth and Ben Jammin’ Dill will also teach a FREE partner dancing lesson to get you moving with grace on the dance floor! We’ll go over the fundamentals of frame and connection, and teach ya some footwork basics like the two-step! No partner needed to join in.

So shine up those dance shoes folks, and get out and support some live, local music at this fun community event! And bring your mamas and your babies too cause you know they love to bust a move!

Clubhouse on Highland is a safe and affirming space where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual identities, and belief systems are welcomed.

The Bohannons, Soul Desert, Boss Rush

The Bohannons

Alternative Rock / Rock from Chattanooga TN

The Bohannons are one of Chattanooga’s finest exports, who make heavy rock ’n’ roll that’s equal parts Motörhead and Neil Young, with lead guitar chops that rival both.

Soul Desert

Psychedelic / Transcendental Rock & Roll from Birmingham AL

Boss Rush

Punk / Punk rock duo from Birmingham AL

We’re a husband and wife punk rock duo from Birmingham, AL. We write songs in our basement, mostly about how everything sucks and nothing matters. We are two 30 somethings complaining about how life isn’t what we thought it’d be, but you got to live it anyway, right?

Ultimate guide to Thursday night LIVE music series at The Pizitz all summer long

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Get dinner, drinks and live music all in one place all summer long with Thursday Night Live music series at The Pizitz. Here’s your ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz including the best eats + drinks!

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