Sit back and listen to a sweet Southern sound where acoustic stringed instruments come together to make the genre of Bluegrass. If you’re a big fan of this American classic, you’re in luck because we’ve lined up five events where you can hear the best live Bluegrass music in Alabama.
1. Stapleton Bluegrass Festival
This outdoor celebration of bluegrass music has been a favorite of Stapleton citizens for almost two decades.
Here’s the lineup:
While you’re enjoying these wonderful Bluegrass artists, you’ll also be helping out the local community. This event provides necessary resources to improve the academic and overall educational experience for the students of Stapleton School.
Take the whole family to this festival—there will be a play area for kids, food and a lot of activities and exhibits to keep everyone entertained.
- Location: Stapleton Elementary, Harriot Avenue, Stapleton, AL
- Dates: Saturday, October 23 I 10:30AM-5:30PM
- Cost: Adults – $10 I Kids 5 to 12 – $5
2. Music and Storytelling Event
Look forward to an afternoon of Bluegrass music and storytelling in Spanish Fort. The popular Pensacola band, String Farm, will play a wide variety of music from Bluegrass Hits to Old Time Gospel.
Fairhope native songwriter Mike Turner will share stories and some original music from his Songs of the Gulf program. These songs feature educational lyrics about historical and cultural aspects of the Mobile Bay and Gulf Coast regions.
- Location: Blakeley State Park, 34745 State Hwy 225, Spanish Fort, United States
- Dates: Friday, September 24 I 6:30PM
- Cost: FREE
3. South Huntsville BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
There will be plenty of space at this outdoor event for social distancing, so you can safely listen to some tunes.
- Location: Southside Park, 16159 Chaney Thompson Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
- Dates: Saturday, October 9 I Noon-6PM
- Cost: FREE
4. Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Come out to the 2021 Fiddlers’ convention where up to $19,000 in prize money will be awarded to competing performers. There are 19 different categories of competition, including several fiddle and guitar categories.
Food vendors and 150 booths of old-fashioned arts and crafts will be at the event as well, making this a truly immersive weekend.
- Location: Athens State University, 300 N Beaty St, Athens, AL 35611
- Dates: Thursday, September 30-Saturday, October 2 I 5–11 PM
- Cost: Adult Day ticket-$15 I Adult Weekend Pass ticket $20
5. The Dead South-Served Cold Tour
The Dead South brings Bluegrass to Birmingham Monday, September 20. This folk-bluegrass group built their band on the combination of cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar to create their own unique sound.
Grab your tickets before they sell out.
Note: This show requires all fans to provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event or a vaccination card for entry.
- Location: Iron City, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
- Dates: Monday, September 20 I 7:30 PM
- Cost: $25-$30