The Best Live Music in Birmingham, Alabama

Photo of Shyla Watson
2 December 2016

With Nashville, nicknamed Music City, sitting right above Alabama, it should come as no surprise when some of those great tunes spread down to Birmingham. Read our list to discover the best places in Birmingham to find amazing live music of all genres.

The Nick Rocks | ©bhamsandwich/Flickr

The Nick Rocks

Locally known as Birmingham’s ‘Dirty Little Secret,’ The Nick Rocks always has a full calendar. They have live music seven days a week into the wee hours of the morning. No matter your preference, you can find any kind of music here, like blues, rap, country, rock, and more. This place is strictly about the music, but they do offer up ice cold drinks to sip on while you’re rocking out.

Opening Hours: 2:00pm-4:00am Monday–Thursday, Weekends 24hrs – Friday 2:00pm-Monday 4:00am, Live Music Starts at 10:00 pm unless specially noted

Address and Phone: 2514 10th Avenue South Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 252 3831

Acoustic Christmas Performance at Iron City | ©ShanMcG213/Flickr

Tin Roof

You never know whom you’re going to see at the Roof. Anyone and everyone shows up at this live music locale, from famous performers like Vanilla Ice, Kellie Pickler, and Charlie XCX to homegrown artists to beginners finding their voice. Grab some grub, enjoy a drink, and even participate at their weekly bingo and karaoke nights.

Opening Hours: 11:00am Sunday-Saturday

Address and Phone: 2709 7th Avenue S. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 323 4356

Voodoo | ©Spyros Papaspyropoulos/Flickr


Voodoo is a full-service restaurant and bar, with some of the best bites in town – but what makes this place even more special is the live music each night. Listen to rock, acoustic, blues, and piano, and find the right sound for your mood. It’s the perfect place to spend a night out and get dinner and a show.

Opening Hours: 3:00pm-2:00am Monday-Friday, Noon-2:00am Saturday & Sunday

Address and Phone: 1694 Montgomery Hwy #184, Hoover, AL, USA+1 205 978 5599

Charli XCX | ©Man Alive!/Flickr (The Tin Roof)

Rogue Tavern

This Birmingham venue is so versatile, you’ll be sure to find everything you’re looking for and more. Rogue is a cozy restaurant bar & grille that frequently has live music performances by local up and coming artists. It’s also a venue that does private events, like parties and weddings. Kick back in their indoor slash outdoor patio and enjoy the free music.

Opening Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm Monday-Thursday, 11:00am-1:00am Friday & Saturday

Address and Phone: 2312 2nd Ave. N. Birmingham, AL, USA,, +1 205 202 4151

Live Performance | ©square(tea)/Flickr

Iron City

Iron City, a renovated 1929 facility, is dynamic. The space holds three stages, two bars, and a full service restaurant. They offer multiple shows throughout the weeks and months, and occasionally screen films or big sports events. Check out some of their specialty nights, including Latin Dance Night. Sometimes the music’s just too good to stay still.

Opening Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm Mondays, 11:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am-10:00pm Friday, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Address and Phone: 513 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 202 5483

By: Shyla Watson