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Fall Concerts, Plays, and Performances in Huntsville and North Alabama

Fall Concerts, Plays, and Performances in Huntsville and North Alabama

Fall is a splendid time to enjoy a play, catch a concert, or watch a special show with your family! Below you’ll find our list of family-friendly performances taking place this year. Many will look different (virtual, outdoor w/ masks and socially distanced) but that can’t stop us from having fun!

To get the full 411 about all that is happening in and around the Tennessee Valley this fall including information on Fall Break Camps, Pumpkin Patches, Trick/Trunk or Treating options, Halloween Parties, and more why not mosey on over to the full 2021 Fall Activity Guide. Then be sure to share the scoop with your friends so you’ll see familiar faces when you are out and about this fall season.

September Concerts & Performances


Fall Concerts On the Dock

 

lowe mill concerts in the car
Photo via Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

When: Fridays through October 15, 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Lowe Mill (map)
Cost: FREE, $5 suggested parking donation
More Info: Website | Facebook | RCM Parent Pro-Tips

After a year and a half without music we are so excited to bring back Concerts on the Dock! This year marks our 13th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year Lowe Mill will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. The mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else in town and provide those acts with a gracious built in audience hungry for the next big thing. Bring friends, picnics, and pets on a leash to Huntsville’s most accessible concert series under the water tower. Please carpool!

 

17th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Date/Time: September 10 at 6:00 PM | September 11 from 11AM-7PM
Cost: FREE to attend, parking is $5
Location: Lowe Mill A&E (map)
More Info: Website | Facebook

Did you know that Huntsville is proud to continue its reign as the home of the world’s longest-running Cigar Box Guitar Festival? This free event features music and children’s activities outdoors at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment with proceeds benefitting the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Arts Huntsville’s North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative. Magician and cigar box guitar musician, Steve Trash, will perform his music and magic as well as talk about easy ways everyone can be kinder to our environment. Families can pick up a $5 grab-and-go activity kit to build four recycled instruments during the Festival or at home. Stations will be available outdoors to build these instruments throughout the early afternoon. Kids will also be invited on stage with Steve Trash for a Kids Junk Jam mid-afternoon.

 

Let There Be Music in Madison

photo of the back patio at Old Black Bear in Madison AL

Date/Time: September 9, 16, 23, 30 at 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE to attend, donations accepted
Location: Old Black Bear (map)
More Info: Website

The Madison Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the return of the Madison Concert Series. This year is going to be bigger and better than years past! The City of Madison is working to complete Home Place Park that will be the new venue for future music events. MAC has partnered with Madison Visionary Partners to raise money not only for the park itself but future Arts programming in the park.

 

City Lights & Stars Concert Series: Huntsville’s In the Mood

Burritt on the Mountain City Lights and Stars
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Date/Time: September 10th at 7:00 PM
Where: Burritt on the Mountain (map)
Cost: $10-25
More InfoGet Tickets | Facebook

Huntsville’s In the Mood is the area’s hottest jazz and swing orchestra. From Glenn Miller to Count Basie to Frank Sinatra, with core music is authentic popular big band swing and ballroom dance. The ultimate variety band, they play a wide range of genres to accommodate any event, from swing & jazz to pop, oldies rock, Motown & funk. Food trucks will be onsite with food for purchase.

Music On the Mountain Day at Burritt


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Date/Time: September 11, 10AM-4PM
Cost: Regular Burritt admission rates or FREE to Burritt members
Location: Burritt On the Mountain (map)
More Info: Website | Facebook

Enjoy some old time favorites as you wander through Burritt’s Historic Park and listen to several groups of musicians share their love of making music the old-fashioned way. Admission includes a trip to The Burritt Mansion and/or hiking the trails. Visit for an hour or two or bring a picnic lunch and spend the day on the mountain.

 

Park & Bass IX Glow Flow

When: September 11 | 2-10 PM
Where: Big Spring Park (map)
Cost: Free
More Info: Details

Underground Dance Culture & Mix Masters Prädəjē Presents: Park & Bass Glow Flow. Get your EDM FIX once again and have a little fun! Bring your glow sticks, hoops and poi, your pets, friends and family as this is a FREE ALL AGES function. Come get down to the sounds of EDM, TRAP, DRUM & BASS, BREAK BEATS, HOUSE, DUBSTEP, and RIDDIM. All Huntsville DJ/Artist, and ALL UNDERGROUND.

 

 

The Good Music & Arts Festival

When: September 12 | 4-8 PM
Where: Big Spring Park East (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook Event

Join for an awesome time, super kids station, huge stage, great performances, great food trucks, nonprofit and other vendors at Big Spring Park East. The Good Music & Arts Festival is a 100% Family-Friendly free event including nonprofits and vendors that celebrate and showcase uplifting, positive, inspirational music, creative expressions in spoken word, mime, art, food, health, education, employment opportunities, community resources and activities for the entire family.

 

County Line Concert Series in Madison

Date/Time: September 12, 19, and 26 at 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE to attend, donations accepted
Location: Heritage Church Park, Madison (map)
More Info: Website

Want to enjoy some good music with friends this fall? Mark your calendars for the County Line Road Concert Series. Join us Sundays in September for live music, food trucks, and more! Invite your neighbors and spread the word.

 

Guntersville September Concerts In the Park

Date/Time: September 16, 23, 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Erroll Allan Park, Guntersville (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook

It’s that time again – to mark Thursdays on your calendar for seven weeks of music in Errol Allan Park. Bring your folding chairs, fans or jackets depending on the weather, and your donations of money or new or gently used art supplies for the Mountain Valley Arts Council Children’s Art Initiative.

September 16th – JSU Jazz Band
September 23rd – Double Back Band
September 30th – Barefoot Blues

 

Turnip & Joletta’s Family Game Night

Date/Time: September 25 at 7PM
Where: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre (map)
Cost: $5
More Info: Website | Facebook

Your crazy friends, Turnip & Joletta, will bring you a variety of different fun games that will be great for all ages! Come and be entertained and have a chance to win prizes!

 

March On Madison

Date/Time: September 28 | 6:00 PM
Where: Madison City Stadium (map)
Cost: $5-6
More Info: Facebook

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Watch local school marching bands battle it out at this popular event! It’s a great line up this year, with many of our local school bands performing their award-winning halftime shows. Great night of local band music & amazing marching band performances! Concessions will be served. Hosted by Bob Jones High School Bands.

October Concerts & Performances


South Huntsville BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Join South Huntsville Main and Commissioner Phil Riddick for a day of BBQ and Bluegrass Music at Southside Park! Food Trucks include Badd Newz BBQ and Chillz on Wheelz. Musical guests will be 45 Surprise, Another Town, Fireball Mail. There will be plenty of space for social distancing while you enjoy the music!

When: October 9 | 12PM-6PM
Where: Southside Park (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook

 

Guntersville October Concerts In the Park

When: October 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Erroll Allan Park, Guntersville (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook

It’s that time again – to mark Thursdays on your calendar for seven weeks of music in Errol Allan Park. Bring your folding chairs, fans or jackets depending on the weather, and your donations of money or new or gently used art supplies for the Mountain Valley Arts Council Children’s Art Initiative.

October 7th – The Bonaires
October 14th – Foster
October 21st – Everyday People
October 28th – Emily Joseph

 

Fantasy Playhouse presents Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

When: October 15-17, 2021
Where: VBC Playhouse (map)
Cost:
More InfoGet Tickets | Facebook Event

Join Charlie Bucket on a golden ticket adventure of pure imagination. Lessons in kindness, humility, perseverance and the dangers of greed await you when Willy Wonka finally opens the gates of his world-famous Chocolate Factory! Suitable for all ages.

 

Microwave Dave Day

When: October 24, 2021 from 3-10 PM
Where: Stovehouse (map)
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
More Info: Website | Facebook Event

Two stages will host over 50 local artists including Microwave Dave and the NUKES! Microwave Dave Day is a family friendly event and continues to feature performances from the areas finest local musicians, including Microwave Dave and The Nukes. A major highlight of the event is the selection and recognition of a Local Musician and a Music Educator for their contributions to music education in North Alabama. Proceeds from Microwave Dave Day fund the 501 (C) 3 Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community through music education.

5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ

3rd Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ

Visit the Saint Bernard preparatory School over Halloween weekend for two days of shopping handmade arts and crafts, enjoying great live music, and plenty of delicious barbecue! No pets, please.

Date/Time: October 30 and 31 | 9AM-5PM (Sat) & 9AM-4PM (Sun)
Cost: $5
Location: Saint Bernard Preparatory School (map)
More Info: Tickets | Website

 

Broadway Theatre League presents Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Tom is nervous about his first day of teaching and turns on the television in an attempt to calm his nerves. Suddenly, he is surrounded by three characters that represent parts of himself. They appear to help him to gain the confidence he needs to teach subjects like grammar, science, math, and social studies. Academic subjects will never seem boring again when Schoolhouse Rock Live! explodes onto the stage with the songs you love updated for a whole new generation! Recommended for all ages.

Date/Time: November 17 at 7:00 PM; school shows Nov. 18
Cost: FREE family show, RSVP required
Location: VBC Concert Hall (map)
More Info: Tickets | Website


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