Most newcomers know a few musicians to come out of Birmingham. That's because our city has had so much recent success on American Idol-Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice, and Taylor Hicks all got their start here. Birmingham has a wonderful pool of local artists who write and perform their own original music. Of course if you want to have a little fun with an 80s or 90s cover band we have that too. So discover something new and go have some fun!


Most locals consult one of our local cultural newspapers for what's going on in the music scene each week. Either the Birmingham Weekly or the Black and White. These are the most up to date listings and also offer articles on local musicians. Most of the time only the artist's name is listed so if you want to know what they sound like you can usually find them on MySpace.


Alabama Theatre  251-0418
B&A Warehouse  326-4220
Back Nine Clubhouse & Grille  981-4588
The Barking Kudu  328-1748
Billy's   879-2238
Blue Monkey   933-9222
Bottletree  533-6288
Cafe Firenze  980-1315
Cajun Steamer  985-7785
Cave 9  821-2576
Chez Lulu  870-7011
Courtyard Oyster Bar 980-9891
Costa's BBQ (Trussville)  655-0020
Crestwood Tavern  510-0053
Danielgeorge  871-3266
Dave's Pub  933-4030
Five Points Grill  933-6363
Gable Square Saloon  251-0960
Gabriel's  985-0983
Garage Cafe   322-3220
Gilley's Sports Cafe  967-1536
The Grape (Summit)  970-7777
High Note Lounge   251-7625
Hoover Library Theatre  444-7888
Hotel Birmingham   252-1311
Icon  251-2021
Innisfree  252-4252
Iron Horse Cafe   978-5599
Ivory's Lounge (The Wynfrey)  987-1600
The J. Clyde  939-1312
Java & Jams  321-5282
La Spada Bistro  444-8799
Locos Deli & Pub  943-0080
Martini's Lounge  823-7300
Marty's   939-0045
McCormick & Schmick's  871-5171
Metro Bistro  323-7995
Millie's & Billy's Square One  939-4109
Nana Funks  250-8003
The Nick   252-3831
Oak Hill Bar & Grill  870-8277
Oasis   323-5538
Ona's Music Room  322-4662
Open Door Cafe  879-6659
Otey's   871-8435
Pub 261  444-0261
Rare Martini  323-0008
Redline Bar & Grill  823-1488
Rojo  328-4733
Rucker Place  558-2485
Salsarita's  870-9373
Satterfield's  969-9690
Speakeasy  251-1506
Steel Urban Lounge  324-0666
Superior Grill  991-5112
Upside Down Plaza  930-0333
Village Tavern  970-1640
Workplay  380-4082
The Yellow Rose  838-5666
Zydeco   933-1032