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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

    801 Franklin Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
    256-519-8019 | www.801franklin.net

    Restaurant with soft live music Fridays and Saturdays.

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    Above

    2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham, AL
    205-324-2101

    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.

  • Alabama Adventure

    4599 Alabama Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35022
    205-481-4750

    During the summer, concerts are held in the amphitheatre, free with admission.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
    251-441-8934

    Live music most Friday and Saturday nights, and other nights as schedule permits.

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    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.

  • Alabama Opry

    24861 Airport Road, Athens, AL 35614
    256-206-0211

    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.

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    ALABAMA Statues

    Gault Avenue and 5th Street North, Fort Payne, AL
    256-845-3957

    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.

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    Alabama Theatre

    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.

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    Alley Bar

    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.

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    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
    256-741-9300

    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
    256-232-3525

    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
    256-233-1262

    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
    205-981-4588

    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
    205-695-7029

    As many as 25 local artists perform every Saturday night in historic theatre building.

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    Bama Theatre

    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
    256-489-3232

    A neighborhood Mexican restaurant offering live music daily.

  • Barking Kudu

    2929 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL
    205-328-1748

    Plenty of room in this restaurant compliments of their large patio. Live music Thursday through Saturday nights.

  • Baumhower’s Restaurant

    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.