Hear Music in 100 Places
From cavernous concert halls to jam-packed juke joints, Alabama’s music venues are world-class and world-renowned. On any given night, you’re bound to find a musical experience that will get your blood pumping and your feet tapping.
1048 Jazz and Blues
1104 East Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36116
334-834-1048 | www.1048jazzandblues.com
Located in the heart of the Cloverdale neighborhood, 1048 offers live music every night of the week with Jazz on Sunday. The club’s name comes from its former location, 1048 East Fairview. When the establishment moved three doors east, the name remained even though the exact location changed.
801 Franklin Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
256-519-8019 | www.801franklin.net
Restaurant with soft live music Fridays and Saturdays.
2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham’s only rooftop bar, Above, is located in the former penthouse of the Redmont Hotel in the city’s downtown. Live music various nights of the week during warm months.
4599 Alabama Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35022
During the summer, concerts are held in the amphitheatre, free with admission.
Alabama Blues Project
712 25th Avenue, Northport, AL
205-752-6263 | www.alabamablues.org
The Alabama Blues Project is dedicated to telling the story of the state’s rich blues tradition. Located directly across from a former train station where traveling blues artists would hop on and off the train when performing in Tuscaloosa, the museum contains colorful posters, murals, art and memorabilia. Open by appointment.
ALABAMA Fan Club and Museum
101 Glenn Boulevard Southwest, Fort Payne, AL
256-845-1646 | www.thealabamaband.com
The music group has their official fan club headquarters and museum located in their hometown of Fort Payne. Open year round W–Sat. 9–5; Sun. 1–5.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
1631 4th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL
205-254-2731 | www.jazzhall.com
This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of the likes of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins, and the music that made them famous. Within this fine musical collection, visitors travel from the beginnings of boogie woogie with Clarence “Pinetop” Smith to the jazz space journeys of Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Space Arkestra. Open Tu-Sat. 10-5. Call for guided tours.
Alabama Music Box
455 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602
Live music most Friday and Saturday nights, and other nights as schedule permits.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
617 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL
256-381-4417 | www.alamhof.org
The Elvis contract between Sam Philips and RCA, the tour bus of the country group ALABAMA, costumes, clothing, gold records, a recording booth, and jukebox with No. 1 hits from the Shoals area are a few of the items on display at the Music Hall of Fame. Country singer and cowboy movie star Happy Hal Burns’ car, decked out in longhorns, pistols, buckles and saddles, is also on display. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.
24861 Airport Road, Athens, AL 35614
A variety of music shows and local talent from March-November, such as Tribute to the Grand Ole Opry, Salute to Hee Haw, Keeping Country Alive and Classic Rock and Roll. First Saturdays feature local talent.
Gault Avenue and 5th Street North, Fort Payne, AL
Bronze statues of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon are displayed at the Fort Payne City Park. Daylight hours only. Gault Avenue and 5th Street North.
1817 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
205-252-2262 | www.alabamatheatre.com
Beautifully restored 1927 movie palace where each year 300 events are held, many featuring live music.
166 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-387-3333 | www.alleybarmontgomery.com
Located in Montgomery’s Alley Entertainment District, this bar offers live music most Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center
1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294
205-975-2787 | www.alysstephens.uab.edu
One of the Southeast’s premier performing arts centers, presenting the worlds’s best artists in music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and family entertainment.
Ardmore Annex Building Main Street
Main Street, Ardmore, AL
For more than 20 years, pickers have joined together every Thursday at 5:30pm in Ardmore for a night of pickin’ and grinnin’. Musicians from all around the area meet in Ardmore for a night of fun, live music and great dancing at the Annex Building located behind Peoples State Bank of Commerce on Main Street. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
Athens Bible School
507 S. Hoffman St,, Athens, AL
Every Thursday evening., the Barbershop Harmony Society Chapter Chorus, Southern Splendor, rehearses. The public is welcome to come and enjoy the music.
Athens Recreation Center
270 Hwy 31 North, Athens, AL
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday night the Athens Dulcimers perform. You can enjoy the music and also learn to play the dulcimer.
Back Nine Clubhouse & Grille
611 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 105, Birmingham, AL
Live music Friday and Saturday during the fall and Wednesday through Saturday the rest of the year at this establishment with an actual ice-top bar.
Back Street Opry
125 1st Avenue Northwest, Vernon, AL 35592
As many as 25 local artists perform every Saturday night in historic theatre building.
600 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205 758-5195 | www.tuscarts.org
Originally constructed in 1937 through FDR’s New Deal as a Public Works Administration project. Renovated to a per- forming center in 1976, the facility holds concerts and events of all types including touring and local music acts.
Bandito Southside Burrito Company
11220-P1 Memorial Parkway S, Huntsville, AL 35803
A neighborhood Mexican restaurant offering live music daily.
2929 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL
Plenty of room in this restaurant compliments of their large patio. Live music Thursday through Saturday nights.
6880 Hwy 90, Suite 14, Daphne, AL
251-625-4695 | www.Baumhowers.com
Live music Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Berkeley Bob's Coffee House
304 1st Avenue SE, Cullman, AL 35055
256-775-2944 | www.berkeleybob.com
A 1960s-style California Coffee House that celebrates nature, coffee, music, poetry and storytelling most Saturday nights, open mike 1st and 3rd Monday night of each month.
Big Daddy’s Grill
16542 Ferry Road, Fairhope, AL
251-990-8555 | www.bigdaddysgrill.net
Located on the Fish River with live music Saturday and Sunday afternoons.