BAAMfest! 2011

BAAMfest 2011BIRMINGHAM, AL – The 2nd annual Birmingham Arts and Music Festival (BAAMfest!) is set for August 12-14 spanning 21 venues throughout the City of Birmingham.

BAAMfest! features more than 200 performances of music spanning all genres, comedy, arts and dance across 21 venues throughout the City of Birmingham.  This year’s venues are:  Alys Stephens Center, Barking Kudu, Birmingham Museum of Art, B.O.S.S. Ultra Lounge, Bottletree, Metro Bar, Pale Eddie’s Pour House, Parkside, Bottletree, Rojo, Rogue Tavern, Speakeasy, Steel, Stillwater, The Nick, Wine Loft, WorkPlay and Zydeco.

“We invite the community to celebrate in finding the Magic of the Magic City by experiencing the talent and artistry of our musicians, while patronizing our local businesses,” Sharrif Simmons, co-founder of BAAMfest! said.  “We hope that attendees will find their next favorite performer right here in their own backyard.”

New for 2011, BAAMfest! has created an opportunity for the community to experience the City in a different way with Experience Venues, arts and cultural institutions that will host a variety of programming, including family-friendly events and artist workshops.  The Experience Venues are: ArtPlay, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Center and Vulcan Park.

A weekend pass allows attendees admittance into each of our Music Venues, as well as admittance into each of our Experience Venue’s BAAMfest! programming. Weekend passes are $40 and can be purchased in advance.  Day passes are $18 and can be bought at each venue during the festival.  Attendees can also purchase a BAAM+ pass, which includes all the benefits of a weekend pass, as well as admittance into two VIP parties during the festival, and a commemorative poster and t-shirt.

For additional information about BAAMfest!, the schedule of performers, or to buy tickets, please visit www.baamfest.com.


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