Built in 1931, the Avondale Amphitheatre has been an integral part of the historical Avondale neighborhood. Concerts, pageants and plays have been held there throughout the years.
In the 1970’s, the Amphitheatre experienced a large decline. In 2011, extensive renovations brought the Amphitheatre back to life.
Even though a lot of work and time have been put into the venue, it is still looked over in terms of being a major entertainment venue.
This is where the Birmingham Folk Festival comes in. The festival aims to bring attention to the venue once again. This year, the Birmingham Folk Festival will be on August 27th. This is a FREE event.
The following acts will be playing at the Birmingham Folk Festival:
- Clarence “Bluesman” Davis and Jock Webb
- The Mountain Grass Unit
- Sarah Lee Langford
- Ruth Black and The Harmonettes
- Jose’ Carr’s Jazz Jam Session
- Sahi On Ko Djony
- Crestwood Community Band
- The Whistlebees
This event will run from 11:00AM-7:00PM on August 27th at Avondale Park. This is a FREE event.
Be sure to check out the Birmingham Folk Fest Facebook page for times and additional information.