Music Events & Festivals September
Two things Alabama has always excelled at? Playing music and throwing parties. So naturally we host several of the nation’s hottest music festivals. Rock out on the beach or bask in the blues – whatever your favorite, we’ve got your festival.
Athens Cruise In
March 05, 2011 to October 01, 2011
From March to October, downtown Athens is full of antique vehicles on the first Saturday nights. Some businesses will stay open late and three restaurants will be open for delicious food. A DJ will play 50s and 60s tunes.
Singing on the Square
March 18, 2011 to September 16, 2011
256-232-5411 | tourathens.com/events-attractions
A free concert is held every third Friday night from March to September on the east side of the Limestone County courthouse. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the live entertainment.
Pepper Place Saturday Market
April 16, 2011 to December 17, 2011
205-802-2100, ext. 230 | pepperplacemarket.com
Visit our region’s farming families at the Pepper Place Saturday Market. They grow vegetables and flowers, bake breads and cookies, cakes and pies, tend the bees, and drive into the Lakeview District of Birmingham to sell the fruits of their labors. In addition to farmers, bakers and beekeepers you can enjoy local musicians on two stages while sipping a fresh cup of coffee or enjoying a light breakfast.
Concerts by the River
May 02, 2011 to September 05, 2011
256-341-4818 | decaturparks.com
Concerts by the River is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, the concert series begins the first Monday in May with concerts being held each Monday until Labor Day. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.
Jazz in the Park Birmingham
July 03, 2011 to September 04, 2011
205-616-1735 | magiccitysmoothjazz.com
Jazz in the Park Birmingham is a mission driven event that provides access to the arts for everyone. Free and open to the public, Jazz in the Park Birmingham will feature performances by local jazz enthusiasts.
Labor Day Weekend Concert
September 04, 2011
256-212-1479 | lmat.org
Presented by Russell Lands On Lake Martin. The Amp (the Lake Martin Amphitheater) is the perfect place to enjoy entertainment and gaze over the deep blue waters of Lake Martin. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets!
Scottsboro Three Arts Club Art in the Park
September 04, 2011
King Caldwell Park, Scottsboro, AL
256-599-4717 | www.threeartsclub.org
Spend a relaxing afternoon viewing the works of artists, craftsmen and artisans. There will be activities for children, food and musical entertainment, including local artists and the symphony. Admission is $2 per person ($1 for students), and all proceeds benefit community projects and educational endeavors within Scottsboro City Schools.
ABALABIP! Concert Tuscaloosa
September 10, 2011
Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, AL
Experience ABALABIP!, a series of Oxford American concerts spotlighting Alabama music.
Pap Baxter Heritage Gospel Singing School and Singing
September 12, 2011 to September 17, 2011
Fort Payne, AL
The Pap Baxter Heritage Gospel Singing School will convene at the Ft. Payne Opera House to honor the contributions of J.R. “Pap” Baxter, a DeKalb County native, to gospel music.
Blount County Fair
September 13, 2011 to September 17, 2011
205-274-8839 | bcoabc.com
Visit various exhibits featuring prized fruits and vegetables, crafts, artwork and baked goodies. See displays from area businesses and civic groups along with youth exhibits. Entertainment and special events will be held nightly.
7th Annual L.A. Songwriter's Festival
September 15, 2011 to September 17, 2011
251-604-6753 | www.americanlegion199.com/custom.html
After 5 years of festivals we have achieved 40 of the best songwriters from all over the southeast to entertain you for a 3 night special event hosted by American Legion post 199 and Charles Davis of The Leavin’ Brothers.
The L.A. Songwriters Festival was born 6 years ago from a love of music by The Leavin’ Brothers and other mucisians from our area with a desire to spread their love of songwritting.
Ol' Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival
September 16, 2011 to September 18, 2011
256-776-9411 | prvlodge.com
Get ready for a good time! Several well-known artists will perform on three stages and Southern comfort food and fixins will be on the menu. Step back in time with demonstrations of quilting, tatting, beekeeping, blacksmithing, a Civil War demonstration and lots of jamming and buck dancing.
September 16, 2011
The Sucarnochee Revue is a nationally syndicated radio program taped before live audiences in Livingston, Alabama and Meridian, Mississippi. The Revue showcases all genres of music and the recording artists and performers from the Black Belt region of Alabama and Mississippi.
Hank Williams 88th Birthday Celebration & Collectors Fair
September 17, 2011
334-262-3600 | TheHankWilliamsMuseum.com
The Hank Williams Museum will celebrate the 88th birthday of Hank Williams with live music and a collectors fair.
Eva Frontier Days
September 17, 2011 to September 25, 2011
256-350-2028 | decaturcvb.org
This weeklong event will feature a bluegrass festival, hay ride, community singing, a barbecue cookoff, quilting contest, a greased pig chase and much more.
Melodies and Musings - Our Appalachian Legacy
September 22, 2011 to September 24, 2011
256-571-7734 | melodies-and-musings.com
This regional workshop will bring four national instructors to celebrate and preserve Appalachian music. Students will receive 15 hours of dulcimer instruction, four additional hours of Appalachian music heritage classes of their choice, evening activities, contra dancing, fa-so-la singing, music vendors and jamming. A Saturday night concert will feature national professionals and will be open to the public.
September 23, 2011 to October 03, 2011
Anniston , AL
256-820-2278 | castalabama.com
CAST (Community Actors’ Studio Theatre) is revving up to bring its audience an 11th season of popular entertainment, including a hit musical.
Courtland Airshow and Music Festival
September 23, 2011 to September 25, 2011
256-637-0901 | tvacenter.com
Get ready for a thrilling air show. The precision close formation of the Red Thunder Air Show Team, Chris Murphy Air and many more promise to be highlights. Also, there will be lots of great music and good food.
Foggy Hollow Bluegrass Gatherin'
September 23, 2011 to September 24, 2011
Webster's Chapel, AL
256-492-3700 | foggyhollow.com
Join us for bluegrass music peformed by national and local groups. Children’s stage area and activities will be available for kids, and barbecue, sausage dogs and other foods will be on the menu. RV hookups and campsites will be available. Bring lawn chairs and rain gear, as the show will go on – rain or shine.
Titus Bluegrass Festival
September 24, 2011
334-567-9059 | titusbluegrassfestival.com
The 11th Annual Titus Bluegrass Festival is a delightful family event with great bluegrass, delicious food, arts and crafts vendors and a shady grove that is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed day. Proceeds benefit the Titus Community Center. No alcohol or dogs allowed.
Fiddlin' on the Square and BBQ Cook Off
September 24, 2011
256-278-6436 | spiritofathens.com
Bring your banjo, fiddle, or any other musical instrument and join in the fun. Within walking distance from Athens State University, Downtown Athens is the perfect place to find a spot on the courthouse lawn or sidewalk to jam with local musicians.
North Alabama Scottish Festival & Highland Games
September 30, 2011 to October 02, 2011
800-259-5508 | tennesseevalleyscottishsociety.org
Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Highlands at the Scottish Festival in Scottsboro at the Amphitheater area with bagpipes and drums, highland and Irish dancers, Scottish storytelling, plenty of beautiful highland music and demonstrations of sheep herding and Scottish cows.
Hank Williams 89th Birthday Celebration and 9th annual Collectors
September 15, 2012
Hank Williams Museum, Montgomery, AL
334-262-3600 | www.TheHankWilliamsMuseum.com
Celebrate the 89th birthday of the greatest songwriter in the history of music, Hank Williams. Collectors please call for booth space.