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Magic City Music Events

sloss music festival

Recently, I was discussing music concerts with my co-worker when he enlightened me with information about several musical events that take place in our lovely city.  I know that Birmingham is blessed with a number of musically inclined people and the city possesses a number of wonderful music venues and a growing number of musical bands.  It should come as no surprise that Birmingham also hosts a number of music events, also.

Perhaps one of the most popular festivals is the Sloss Music and Arts Festival that is held during the summer, annually, in Birmingham.  This festival is a two-day event that encompasses a variety of musical acts, arts and crafts displays, and a plethora of food and drinks.  There are usually about 40 bands that entertain crowds of patrons during this event.  This event provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate the variety and uniqueness of multiple bands and sounds all within close proximity.

Secret Stages is another musical event that takes place in the Birmingham summertime.  It is, also, a two-day event that includes the tunes of approximately 60 bands within a few blocks of one another.  Unlike the Sloss Music and Arts Festival which hosts well-known musicians, Secret Stages hosts bands that are new and up-and-coming performers.  This event provides a wonderful opportunity for entertainment in the center of Birmingham and gives new musicians a chance to perform their talents.

Another festival that sounds fun during the summer, is the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival.  This festive three-day event in early July can be found in Moseley Park.  People of all ages are welcome to enjoy the sweet sounds of Jazz and Soul music as they eat, dance, and play in the outdoor park surroundings.  A number of popular musicians entertain the crowds during this lively event.  On the list of

expected musicians for the Summer of 2017 are popular bands such as; St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Soul II Soul, and Retrospective for Love.  This event is sure to please a lively crowd.

There are many, many more events in Birmingham that include fantastic music, arts, foods, and festivities.  You can find a wide range of events from which to choose, practically in any season of the year.  Birmingham is a melting pot of diverse talent, which provides exciting opportunities for the music enthusiast.