Saturday >> June 21
5pm – 10pm
Free Community Event
Local vendors, local tunes, local art, and local brews.
Enjoy the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by celebrating Birmingham at LOCAL, a free community event put on by the Alys Stephens Center’s Junior Board. Browse tents and enjoy produce from local farmers markets including Pepper Place Market and West Homewood Farmers Market. Enjoy music from the finalists of ASC Commissions Birmingham. Each finalist will perform their own song written about Birmingham. Shop local vendors (list below), grab a bite to eat from local food trucks - Neals On Wheels and Saws Street Kitchen, drink a beer from Cahaba Brewery or enjoy the cash bars!
LOCAL VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. Be sure to check with us Saturday at the VIP entrance to see if more tickets become available.
VIP tickets include a fresh summer fare from The Fish Market and beverages from local Birmingham vendors
Through sponsorships LOCAL will raise funds to help support ArtPlay, the ASC’s education and outreach initiative. ArtPlay reaches over 12,000 individuals in our community each year through its art programs and education that is either low cost or free.
Listen to the 12 ASC Commissions Birmingham Finalists:
For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.
They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!
Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.