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Music Events & Festivals April

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.

  • University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts Upcoming Concerts

    February 26, 2011 to May 31, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    251-442-2215 | umobile.edu

    Concerts include: University of Mobile Honor Band concert, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. Free admission. The concert is the final event of a three-day Honor Band camp featuring outstanding high school students from private schools and academies throughout the South who are nominated by their high school band directors.

    A University of Mobile Symphony Orchestra and A Cappella Choir, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 2 South Claiborne St., Mobile, Ala. 36602. Free admission. Students in the university’s Symphony Orchestra are joined by guest musicians from the Mobile Symphony to perform sacred music in this annual concert, which also features the outstanding student voices of the university’s A Cappella Choir.

    University of Mobile Piano Ensemble, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Moorer Auditorium, Martin Hall. Free admission. The UMobile Piano Ensemble concert features Center for Performing Arts faculty and students performing on multiple pianos, in addition to individual performances in a variety of musical styles.

    “Saviour,” a modern oratorio presented by the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin St., Mobile, Ala., 36608. Free admission. Saviour is a 60-minute musical composition for voices and orchestra and tells the sacred story of God’s passion for His people.

    Center for Performing Arts Spring Finale, May 1 at 6 p.m., First Baptist North Mobile, 1251 Industrial Pkwy., Saraland, Ala. 36571. Free admission. The CPA Finale is the final concert featuring all ensembles in the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts. A variety of musical styles will be presented in a worship event. Donations are requested during the concert to support ministries locally and internationally.

  • Athens Cruise In

    March 05, 2011 to October 01, 2011
    Athens, AL
    256-603-1227

    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
    Athens, AL
    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.

  • UAB's Alys Stephens Center Presents The Pointer Sisters

    April 01, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-975-8858 | AlysStephens.org

    Get ready to jump, dance and sing along to uplifting, energetic chart-topping hits, including favorites “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Neutron Dance” and more.

  • 3rd Annual CultureFest

    April 02, 2011
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    205-348-6930

    CultureFest is a community focused event sponsored by the University of Alabama. It seeks to encourage the exploration of different cultures and traditions by providing an event where people can fellowship while enjoying diverse music, dance, art, food, and group activities.

  • UAB's Alys Stephens Center Viva Health Starlight Gala

    April 02, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-975-8858 | AlysStephens.org

    The Viva Health Starlight Gala is Birmingham’s premier black tie event. The evening benefits the programs and education initiatives of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Celebrating diversity and all genres of the performing arts, past performers have included Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall, Itzhak Perlman, Queen Latifah, Mandy Patinkin, Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson, Bobby McFerrin and Frederica Von Stade. This year the ASC will add another superstar to the list.

  • A Chinese Musical Experience in Birmingham

    April 03, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-251-1228 | virginiasamfordtheatre.org

    The Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation presents the internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the ancient Chinese pipa (lute) and guzheng (zither), Liu Fang, for a performance on Sunday, April 3, 2-4 p.m. She has premiered new works with master Canadian composers and collaborated with traditional master musicians in India, Japan, Syria, and Vietnam. This will be her first performance in the southeastern U.S.

  • Tosca

    April 03, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    251-432-6772 | mobileopera.org

    Tosca stands as one of the monumental works of operatic literature. Puccini’s masterful score carries us from the depths of human depravity to the soaring heights of hope and back to the cold realities of revenge and death.

  • ASC Kids’ Club Presents Spoken Word with Yogi EC (The Eternal Communicator)

    April 03, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-975-8858 | AlysStephens.org

    Yogi EC is known throughout Birmingham as a gifted singer and spoken-word artist. In this unique performance, she will combine her fluency in American Sign Language and her other talents for a rare children’s performance.

  • Troy Arts Council Presents Amadeus Piano Trio

    April 04, 2011
    Troy, AL
    334-670-3593 | troyartscouncil.com

    One of the world’s top piano trios makes their Troy debut.

  • University of Mobile Piano Ensemble

    April 04, 2011 to April 05, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    251-442-2215 | umobile.edu

    The UMobile Piano Ensemble concert features Center for Performing Arts faculty and students performing simultaneously on multiple pianos, in addition to individual performances in a variety of musical styles.

  • "Come Home, It's Suppertime" Folk Life Play

    April 05, 2011 to April 16, 2011
    Brundidge, AL
    334-670-6302 | piddle.org

    “Come Home It’s Suppertime” is an original folk life play based on real life stories from the Great Depression era. The two-act play is performed by a cast of 50 local residents and includes pre-show traditional music and a country supper served family style.

  • Homespun Country Hoedown

    April 07, 2011
    Kiwanis Building, Andalusia, AL
    334-222-6891

    Dress in your best country duds and join in a great day of gospel singing, dancing, fun contests, arts and crafts, door prizes and much more. Free, adults only. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Mahler's Ninth

    April 08, 2011 to April 09, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-251-7727 | alabamasymphony.org/mninth.htm

    Mahler’s epic Ninth Symphony was his last completed work, an intensely personal creation that serves as both the ultimate farewell and a final homecoming. It is a work that inspires musicians and conductors to performances of extraordinary intensity and focus.

  • A Chorus Line

    April 08, 2011 to April 10, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    205-458-8400 | newspaceentertainment.com/birmingham/a-chorus-line-birmingham/?u

    The 2010-2011 Broadway In Birmingham season sees the revival of a Broadway classic. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A Chorus Line returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best.

  • Faunsdale Crawfish Festival

    April 08, 2011 to April 09, 2011
    Intersection of U.S. 80 and AL 25, Faunsdale, AL
    334-628-3240; 334-289-0966

    The 20th annual Faunsdale Crawfish Festival features live music, a crawfish-eating contest, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and real Cajun cooking. There are limited sites available for motorhomes and campers. Admission charged. 10 a.m.-midnight.

  • BBQ Bash

    April 08, 2011
    Dothan, AL
    334-699-1475 | tristatebbq.com

    The BBQ Bash is a yard party featuring classic rock from the area’s favorite oldies band, the BopCats. The event allows you to have a cold beverage with friends, ride the ferris wheel, dance, or just chill out with friends. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderful smells from the barbecue pits.

  • 5th Annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival

    April 09, 2011
    Ozark, AL
    334-774-2618 | www.ozarkalabama.us

    Bring a lawn chair and spend the day enjoying music and crawdads on the square in downtown Ozark. This free festival also features children’s activities, food and arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday Jam Sessions

    April 09, 2011 to April 23, 2011
    Montgomery, AL
    888-240-1850 | oldalabamatown.com

    Pick and grin at Old Alabama Town’s Saturday Jam Sessions, held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the historic Rose House, circa 1840s. Musicians, bring your acoustic instruments and join the fun.

  • Yatta Abba Day

    April 09, 2011
    Abbeville, AL
    334-432-3600 | cityofabbeville.org

    This free event features Abbeville-area artists, garden enthusiasts, music, antique cars, and food vendors at the court square in Abbeville from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. From 4-6 p.m., local actors will perform a reenactment of the famous dead in the Old Abbeville Cemetery. There will be a street dance from 6-9 p.m. All local restaurants will be open for business.

  • Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

    April 09, 2011 to April 10, 2011
    Moulton, AL
    205-905-0700 | AlabamaChickenandEggFestival.com

    A two-day family festival where everything revolves around cool live Americana and Blues music, chickens, and eggs. The festivities include egg roulette, a chicken-wing eating contest, a hard-boiled egg eating contest, egg toss, and egg drop. The Down on the Farm area will entertain and educate patrons with the Bluegrass string band stage, moonshine still, blacksmith, and many gentlemen farmer displays and demonstrations.

  • Baldwin Pops Band Concert

    April 10, 2011
    Daphne Bayfront Park, Daphne, AL
    251-987-5757 | baldwinpopsband.com

    Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor band concert from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • An Evening with the Secret Sisters

    April 14, 2011
    Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia, AL
    800-239-2643; 256-381-4417 | www.alamhof.org

    The Secret Sisters will host a fundraising event in support of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The benefit includes a performance, Q&A, tour of the museum and refreshments. Limited tickets are available for $30. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

  • Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    April 15, 2011 to April 16, 2011
    Gardendale, AL
    205-608-1800 | magnoliafestival.org

    The 10th annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival will be the total family experience. Friday night starts off the event with a large carnival, food, and live entertainment. Saturday is a full day with a carnival, live entertainment, more than 150 arts and crafts and business vendors, pooch parade, antique car show-100 cars, free children’s art classes, and the best food around.

  • Sugarland concert

    April 15, 2011
    Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, AL
    205-248-5280 | tuscaloosaamphitheater.com

    The country duo Sugarland will make their debut appearance in Tuscaloosa at the new Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Admission charged.