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Can’t Miss Alabama: Jasper’s Foothills Festival lights up the stage with electrifying performances

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Take a look at some of the best weekend entertainment around the state.


Foothills Festival

The Foothills Festival will be Sept. 9-10 at the Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper. The two-day event will be filled with music, food and vendors. The hours are Friday 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. To learn more about performances, follow this link. Alcohol, coolers, bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) and musical instruments are prohibited.

The music lineup includes:


  • 5 p.m.: Charlie Argo.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Adam Hood.
  • 8 p.m.: Marc Broussard.
  • 9:30 p.m.: Anderson East.


  • 3 p.m.: Supper Club.
  • 3:45 p.m.: The Wildflowers.
  • 5 p.m.: Ian Moore.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Paul Thorn.
  • 8 p.m.: Samantha Fish.
  • 9:30 p.m.: Drive-By Truckers.

The event is rain or shine. Admission is free. For more information, email

Jasper’s Foothills Festival will feature great entertainment and a variety of food and vendors. (contributed)

‘Alabama Radio Moments’

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) presents “Alabama Radio Moments” at the Museum of Alabama Saturday, Sept. 10. The exhibit will explore ways radio influenced the lives of Alabamians in the 20th century, how they learned about current events, enjoyed sports and music, and connected with the world beyond their local community. Featuring items from the launch of Alabama’s first public radio station through the beginning of the age of television and into the 1970s, the exhibit will also highlight Alabamians’ contributions to radio technology and programming and the importance of radio to the social and political climate of the era. Alabama Power was a pioneer in the history of radio in the state.

ADAH will kick off the opening on Saturday with radio topics, family activities and demonstrations:

12:30 p.m. – How Radio Works

1:30 p.m. – Early Alabama Radio Stations

2:30 p.m. – Theater of the Mind

3:30 p.m. – A Radio Show Demonstration

Admission to the events and to the Museum of Alabama are free. “Alabama Radio Moments” will be on display through May 2023 Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stay updated on upcoming events throughout the run of the exhibit at For more information, email For detailed information, call 334-242-4364 or 334-353-4689.

Monte Sano Art Festival in Huntsville

Arts Huntsville will host the Monte Sano Art Festival Sept. 10-11. The event has been an exciting tradition for the north Alabama community for more than two decades. Featuring the best local and regional artists representing an array of disciplines and techniques, the Monte Sano Art Festival is a treasure chest. The hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will help preserve and support beautiful Monte Sano State Park. For more about the Monte Sano Art Festival, visit the Arts Huntsville website. For the latest updates, check out Arts Huntsville on Facebook.

‘Thornton Dial: I, Too, Am Alabama’ exhibit

UAB Arts Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) will host the “Thornton Dial: I, Too, Am Alabama” exhibition Sept. 9-Dec 10. The exhibit is the first formal, large-scale solo presentation of Thornton Dial Sr.’s work in his home state of Alabama. The exhibition, curated by Paul Barrett, features works spanning Dial’s entire career, including sculpture, works on paper and assemblages, with many works that have never been previously exhibited or published. The exhibition features significant loans from the Dial family, Alabama institutions and private collections across the country. It includes the first interactive, 360-degree, virtual-reality walkthrough of Dial’s studio, largely as it was at the time of the artist’s death. The exhibition is in partnership with Samford University and the Wiregrass Museum of Art. Purchase tickets here. Visit the website for upcoming events.

Birmingham Artwalk

People of all ages will enjoy the Birmingham Artwalk Sept. 9-10. Watch Birmingham’s downtown transform into an arts district featuring the work of more than 50 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors and children’s activities. Art lovers will see original work ranging from the affordable to the extravagant. The hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participating artists are predominantly from Birmingham and surrounding communities, showcasing the wealth of regional talent. Friday night has been compared to a huge gallery opening with a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters more to the family crowd with children’s activities and the Artwalk KidZone from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday only), where you can create your own “make and take” arts and crafts. Click here for the list of artists. Performers to be announced.

Red Mountain Entertainment

 Upcoming shows include:

  • Sept. 8 ­– Thomas Rhett with Parker McCollum & Conner Smith, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
  • Sept. 9 – Pop Evil, Mars Music Hall in Huntsville.
  • Sept. 9 – Gary Clark Jr., Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.
  • Sept. 13 – Styx and REO Speedwagon with Loverboy, The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville.

For more shows, visit redmountainentertainment.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Day of Remembrance 

Events for the annual Day of Remembrance commemorating the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church will kick off Thursday, Sept 15, at 10 a.m. with a memorial service and inspirational message by Tony Evans, a pastor, speaker, author and widely syndicated radio and television broadcaster. Evans is the senior pastor to more than 9,500 members at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. At 11 a.m., there will be a ribbon-cutting at the 16th Street parsonage honoring the completion of the restoration and repurposing of the 1914 structure. The parsonage will display an exhibit that tells the stories of three men who helped build Birmingham’s Black community in the late 1800s and early 1900s: Wallace A. Rayfield, the second formally educated practicing African American architect in the United States and the designer of the church building and parsonage; William Pettiford, founder of the Alabama Penny Savings Bank and former pastor of the church; and T.C. Windham, the contractor for the building project and chairman of the church trustee board. The day will conclude with a noon community luncheon in the parking lot of the church at Sixth Avenue North. For more information, call 205-251-9402. Events are free and open to the public.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church will commemorate its 1963 bombing with a Day of Remembrance on Sept. 15. (contributed)

Birmingham Legion FC

Birmingham Legion FC will square off against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Protective Stadium. Purchase tickets online. Call 205-791-7145, download the Legion FC app or follow @bhmlegion on social media for more information.

Trussville City Fest

Festivalgoers will enjoy family-friendly entertainment Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in historic downtown Trussville. There will be food, music, booth vendors, kids’ activities, a car show and an art walk. “Electric Avenue – The ’80s MTV Experience” will headline the event at the Trussville Entertainment District at 8 p.m. Activities will be spread throughout the city. The festivities will start near the new entertainment district (101 Beech St.) and end at Veterans Park (90 Parkway Drive). Admission to the festival is free. There will be a minimal charge for kids’ activities, pup strut and items purchased from vendors. For more information, email or visit the website.

Helen Keller Art Show

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is underway through Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur. The exhibit is a traveling juried art show that displays work created by students throughout Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness and/or deaf-blindness. Children who participate in the show use various media to create their works. The arts are included in the students’ academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills using visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading and leisure-time activities. This year’s exhibit will feature 46 pieces of art that can be purchased for a donation starting at $100. For more information, visit the website.