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.
Mudbugs Pub & Club
624 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-8081 | www.mudbugspub.com
Live music year round on Monday nights and some Saturday nights.
Muscle Shoals to Music Row Live
800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, AL 35630
256-246-3663 | www.ms2mr.com
Hit songwriters and artists from across America and local Muscle Shoals musicians perform live at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center once a month on a Thursday night.
Nat King Cole Home
1333 S. Hall St, Montgomery, AL
Nathaniel Adams Cole was born in Montgomery on March 17, 1919. Cole’s childhood home was moved from its original location and placed on the campus of Alabama State University. Under renovation, the home is available for curbside viewing only.
Networks at Best Western
3370 AL Highway 69, Guntersville, AL 35976
Live music in the lounge on weekends at the hotel where Ricky Nelson stayed before his fatal plane crash.
2514 10th Ave South, Birmingham, AL
205-252-3831 | www.thenickrocks.com
Music heard almost every night of the week including local, regional and national bands playing a variety of musical styles in this mainstay of Birmingham’s local music scene.
Nolan’s Restaurant & Lounge
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-2111 | www.nolansrestaurant.com
Overlooking the Bayou in the heart of Gulf Shores with live dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s by Midnight Confessions Band Monday through Saturday.
2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066
Live music Thursday through Saturday from Jimmy Buffett-style to blues. Located inside the Marriott Prattville at Capitol Hill.
2807 7th Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL
205-323-5538 | www.oasisbar.com
Live music with bands Thursday through Saturday nights is part of the draw of this establishment in the Lakeview District where American Idol winner Taylor Hicks performed early in his career.
Old Car Heaven
115 35th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
205-324-4545 | www.oldcarheaven.com
“Where old cars go to live forever” is the slogan at this establishment with live jazz Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and bands performing on the porch up to 5 days a week. Classic cars are throughout the building.
Ol’ Tymers BBQ & Blues
2207 Gault Avenue, North, Fort Payne, AL
Live blues during lunch Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and evenings Tuesday through Saturday with blues, country and rock.
Ona's Music Room at Pepper Place
2801 2nd Avenue South, Suite C, Birmingham, AL 35233
205-320-7006 | www.onasmusicroom.com
Owned and operated by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Ona Watson, and voted one of the Top 10 Jazzy Places in America by USA Today. Live music Wednesday through Saturday. Now located in Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham.
On the Rocks
110 North Court St, Florence, AL 35630
Sample local musical talent at this trendy and eclectic nightspot in the heart of downtown Florence. Live music Thursday through Saturday.
224 Country Club Park, Mountain Brook, AL
205-871-8435 | www.oteystavern.com
A neighborhood establishment for more than 20 years. Otey’s has a pub-like atmosphere and patio with live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and most Saturday nights.
Pale Eddie's Pour House
2308 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
205-297-0052 | paleeddiespourhouse.com/
Be sure to ask about the life, myth and legend of Pale Eddie when you go to the pub named for this adventuresome Alabamian. Located in the loft district of historic downtown Birmingham, Pale Eddie’s regularly hosts live music acts playing “unplugged” Friday and Saturday nights and a singer/songwriter performance every other Thursday.
101 West 6th Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
An oyster bar and pizzeria with live music nightly. Located one block from the beach.
4036 5th Ave South, Birmingham, AL
Located across from Avondale Park, this neighborhood bar in a historic building with 12-foot ceilings features live acoustic music most Thursday nights.
Pat’s Downtown Grill
271 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Located in downtown Mobile with live entertainment nightly.
Peerless Saloon and Grille, The
13 10th Street, Anniston, AL 36201
Dating back to 1899, the Peerless Saloon is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places and features live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Thursday is open jam session night. Local and regional bands play on Friday and Saturday nights.
241 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830
334-844-5140 | www.auhcc.com/dine/piccolo-en.html
Live jazz music Friday and Saturday nights except on home football game weekends. Located inside The Hotel at Auburn University.
Pink Pony Pub
137 East Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-6371 | www.pinkponeypub.net
After a day in the sun and sand, stick around for nightly live music during the summer season at this establishment on the beach.
Pirate’s Cove Marina & Restaurant
6600 Hwy 95, Elberta, AL 36530
251-987-1224 | www.piratescoveriffraff.com
Located near the end of County Road 95 in Josephine, on the north shore of Arnica Bay, Pirate’s Cove Marina & Restaurant is accessible by boat or car. Local and regional bands perform Saturday evenings.
701 Davidson Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Live dance music Friday and Saturday nights. All forms of music represented.
Plan B Sports Bar and Grill
3700 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303
Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
215 East Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35903
Blue-collar establishment with live classic rock bands the first Friday of the month.
Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
112 Second Avenue NE, Decatur, AL 35601
256-350-1745 | www.princesstheatre.org
For more than 25 years, the Princess Theatre has presented an array of outstanding music events, including such award-winning artists as Ray Charles, Cloris Leachman, Loretta Swit and Arlo Guthrie and concerts by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, jazz greats Dianne Reeves and Chris Botti, and bluegrass legends Del McCoury and J.D. Crowe. Located in downtown Decatur’s New Decatur/Albany Historic District, music events are held throughout the year. Beginning as a livery stable in 1887, it was transformed into a silent film and vaudeville playhouse in 1919. After a facelift in 1941, the Princess emerged with the art deco style that remains today.