Alabama Music Venues

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Alabama's Manifold Music Venues

Humming with tunes such as Mustang Sally, When a Man Loves a Woman, and Brown Sugar, Alabama's music venues draw on an auditory heritage that counts Aretha Franklin and Lynyrd Skynrd among its stars. Muscle Shoals' prestigious recording studio attracts visitors from around the globe, and Alabama's old-school juke joints and underground jazz clubs are sure to transport you. Whether you have an ear for gospel, bluegrass, country, or Sacred Harp, there's an Alabama listening room to fit your fancy.

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The Best Outdoor Music Venues in Alabama

The scale of Alabama's music venues corresponds with its inhabitants' demand for music. Vast though they may be, Alabama's outdoor auditoriums evoke that feeling of togetherness that makes live listening so profound.

  • 1. Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

    Situated in Pelham, just a few miles south of Birmingham, Oak Mountain is the state's largest outdoor music venue. Three tiers of seating make this 10,000-person space feel strangely intimate. The venue has hosted some of the biggest names in music, from Dave Matthews to John Mayer. Oak Mountain is best visited alongside the Jazz Hall of Fame in Birmingham, which celebrates local artists from Taylor Hicks to Ruben Studdard.

  • 2. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

    Minutes from the University of Alabama campus, this venue's acts have included Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker. The venue, nestled next to the Black Warrior River, picnic areas, and pavilions, is connected with the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk.

  • 3. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    Every May, this state park is transformed into the venue for the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival. Drawing crowds from across the state and beyond, the outdoor event blends the dulcet sounds of the historic string instrument with the heritage of the park, with memorable results.

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The Best Music Venues in Alabama for Rock Music

Alabama caters to all kinds of rock 'n' roll fans. Sonic temples dedicated to sponsoring up-and-coming bands brush up against amphitheaters that play host to rock royalty.

  • 1. Bottletree

    Birmingham's premier music venue combines vegetarian cuisine with rock music. Bottletree's success can be traced to its support of local and touring bands, along with one of the best sound systems in the state. Indie rock has found a home in this comfortable, Southern Gothic-style venue.

  • 2. Wharf Amphitheater

    Orange Beach stretches for some 32 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Plenty of impressive headliners wash up here at a variety of beachside bars and venues. Among them, the Wharf Amphitheater is especially noted for its rock acts, hosting performers from around the world nearly every night.

  • 3. Legacy Arena

    This vast complex in Birmingham has an arena with a capacity of 19,000, hosting sports along with American Idol and regular rock concerts. A smaller concert hall and theater are the scene of dramatic and operatic performances, should you wish for a musical mash-up.

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The Best Music Venues in Alabama for New Music

If you're on the hunt for new music, you've come to the right state. Countless world-class performers started here, and many of the first venues that hosted them are still going strong. Here's where to go to be in the know.

  • 1. The Listening Room

    Mobile's intimate venue is a hub for singer-songwriters in the region, featuring musical artists from a variety of genres, including classical. What's more, Mobile is the hometown of Jimmy Buffett, so fans can dream of the legend's early days while sampling the Listening Room's broad beer collection. While away hours discovering edgy new acts.

  • 2. Burritt on the Mountain

    A Sacred Harp singing festival takes place annually at Burritt on the Mountain Mansion and Historical Park. This spectacular setting is in tune with this profoundly American musical tradition. Independent of any religious affiliation, the genre was born out of colonial singing schools and continues to find contemporary relevance in this special location each year.

  • 3. The Alabama Theatre

    With a history that stretches back to the Roaring 20s, the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham is one of the top new music venues in the state. Recently restored to its full aureate glory, organ chambers and all, the theater hosts over 300 events a year. The venue is a state landmark, hosting the Mickey Mouse Club and Miss Alabama pageants in the course of its illustrious half-century history. It's impossible not to be transported by the historic setting and pin-drop acoustics.

  • 4. Athens University

    The zeal of the younger generation for the traditional music of the state is palpable at the yearly Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention hosted here. The festival draws crowds of thousands with its talented throng of traditional musicians playing an eclectic panoply of instruments. Hear the bluegrass banjo jamming with the mandolin and harmonica, and take part in some buck dancing while you're at it.

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