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.
Shucker’s Oyster Bar at the Wharf
4673 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-224-1007 | www.shuckersatthewharf.com
Live local bands Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons during summer season.
Sidelines Sports Deli
301 Ford Rd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Live music, featuring the Decoys on Wednesday, members of the famous Swampers (also known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), and a changing schedule of live bands on Saturday.
Singing on the Square at Limestone County Courthouse
Corner of Marion and Market Street, Athens, AL
Every third Friday (April through September), live concerts are held downtown on the Athens Square. Two local groups perform, offering a variety of music including bluegrass, gospel, contemporary Christian, country and big band. Local downtown restaurants stay open late to accommodate those attending the free concerts.
1926 12th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL
Touted as an old-school dive bar and music hall located in Birmingham’s 5 Points district in an historic 1906 building with exposed brick walls. Live music most Friday and Saturday nights, other nights on occasion.
136 W. Magnolia Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
Large bar with live music most evenings.
Twenty 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222
This National Historic Landmark with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks is a unique location for many music festivals and concerts.
118 E Tennessee St, Florence, AL 35630
Historic Florence eatery and pool room where bands play live music each weekend from a balcony overlooking the restaurant and lounge.
Smoking Moose Saloon
1214 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201
This Noble Street establishment in downtown Anniston offers live music Friday and Saturday nights.
Soul Kitchen Music Hall
455 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL
251-433-5958 | www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Live music most Friday and Saturday nights, and other nights as schedule permits at this Dauphin Street establishment.
Sous La Terre
82 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Montgomery jazz and blues keyboard musician Henry Pugh has been playing for the late-night crowd since 1978 in this underground jazz club in Montgomery at the corner of Commerce and Bibb streets. Club opens Friday and Saturday around midnight and closes at sunrise.
1920 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Located on a quiet area of 3rd Avenue North in a building that was a bank in the 1920s with brick walls and dark wood. Live music can range from 80s to punk.
Sports Page Lounge & Deli
9009 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35803
256-880-9471 | www.sportspage.com
Cozy lounge and deli with dart boards in the back and a variety of bands playing mainly rock and southern rock.
Spring Park Market
South Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Live music Thursday afternoons from June through August at the farmer’s market located at Tuscumbia’s Spring Park.
Stem & Stein
10871 County Line Road, Madison, AL
Neighborhood wine cellar and bar with acoustic guitar performances every Saturday.
2109 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Live music every night at this establishment located about 7 blocks from Northside, Southside, and Lakeview entertainment areas of Birmingham.
Strutting Duck Ale House
124 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, AL
334-821-7277 | www.struttingduck.com
Local and touring bands perform most nights. Tuesday is open mic. The Strutting Duck Ale House is located behind College Street tucked in behind Auburn’s main downtown street. Establishment also serves lunch and dinner 11 am-9 pm.
4113 Sportsplex, Muscle Shoals, AL
American Western-style saloon, with musical lineup Wednesday through Saturday evenings, featuring country, classic and Southern rock; dance floor, mechanical bull rides.
800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, AL 35630
Unwind as musicians pay tribute to the Shoals music heritage inside the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. Live music nightly, cozy fireplace and Muscle Shoals music memorabilia.
27206 Safe Harbor Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
This grill and tavern on the bay features live music Thursday through Saturday.
Tallassee Mt. Vernon Theatre
321 Barnett Blvd, Tallassee, AL 36078
334-283-5151 | www.tallasseechamber.com
Hank Williams was just one of the famous performers to play at this historic theater built in 1935. Closed in 1968, the theater is open while undergoing renovation.
Tammy Wynette Display at Red Bay Museum
110 4th Ave. SE, Red Bay, AL
256-356-8758 | www.redbaymuseum.org
A large portion of the top floor of the Red Bay Museum is dedicated to country music star Tammy Wynette. Born across the state line in Mississippi, Red Bay, Alabama was the closest town to where she lived. The wedding dress she wore when she married George Jones is on display along with several of the gowns that she wore onstage and a pair of red boots she wore onstage as a child. Open Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-4 pm and by appointment.
The Filling Station
411 23rd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Laid-back, fun atmosphere in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa’s entertainment district. Free entry Monday through Thursday nights.
The Station Pub & Grill
8694 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL
Bands representing a mixture of music perform Wednesday through Saturday nights.
340 Bridge Street Town Centre, Huntsville, AL 35806
This bowling alley bar at the Bridge Street Town Centre features a range of live music from blues and acoustical musicians to bands playing live music on weekends.
Tipseas Steam Shack
23479 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-8477 | www.tipseas.com
Located in an adorable blue shack across from the Gulf of Mexico with live music year round Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.