Local Music Venues 8

Booming Music Scenes

Live music spots bring out the character of a city. Regardless of the size of the venue, you never know what you are going to find, or where you are going to find it. Music venues are an essential part of the music industry and are a significant part of many communities.

Birmingham’s music scene seems to be coming around. Music venues are opening all over the city, and there is no shortage of exceptional talent in the music community to keep them jamming out. The city is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and promising cities for both traveling artists as well as homegrown talent.

Birmingham has accommodated musical geniuses including Tina Turner, Prince, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and countless others. Classic bands like Heart, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers, Journey, ZZ Top and Foreigner have already made their way to the “Magic City.” The remarkable growth of exceptional shows that have come to Birmingham is phenomenal. In fact, Birmingham’s concert calendar is jam packed with unmissable shows. Artists such as Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Matchbox Twenty, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Foo Fighters and a great deal more are already scheduled to play.

That is just a taste of what’s in store for the Birmingham area. So, venture out, visit some of Birmingham’s music hot spots, unwind with some live tunes and support your local artists.


200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

There is no lack of diversity when it comes to the live music that you will find at Saturn. Great local and national live music including genres such as alternative, rock, jazz, country and everything in between. Regardless of your taste, you are guaranteed to find a show. Saturn boasts a fun atmosphere, great tunes and an awesome game night—they have almost every board game ever created and vintage video games. Also enjoy a drink at Satellite, the coffee and cocktail bar that is located inside.

Iron City Bar and Grill

513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233

Including three concert stages, two bars, a restaurant and a mind-blowing sound system, Iron City is one of Birmingham’s larger music venues. The 1,300 standing capacity main event venue has hosted many well-known bands, comedians and other acts. A fantastic mezzanine with tremendous views is available for those who prefer to sit and take in the magic. With so many great events coming up it’s hard to name just a few, so a visit to their website is a must.

The Tin Roof

2709 Seventh Ave. S., 
Birmingham, AL 35233

For a pleasing selection of beer, music, games and a diverse, very enticing menu that is out of this world good, the Tin Roof is the spot. Their assortment of entertainment is sure to please everyone. They are all about giving all musicians a place to play. From big name bands to local artists, you are going to get it all at the Tin Roof. Every weekend live music is happening on the patio while DJ Roc is mixing it up inside. Stop by on Tuesday for an open jam session with the house band. Every day is a good time at the Tin Roof.

Oak Mountain 

1000 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124

With a seating capacity of 10,500, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre is Alabama’s largest outdoor music venue. Some of the biggest artists in the world have performed here. There are many upcoming concerts scheduled including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty and plenty more. Come out and experience live music and other fantastic performances that Oak Mountain has scheduled for your enjoyment.