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


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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 Fall of 2019.

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 2019 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.


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Concerts on the Dock

concerts on the dock
Photo via Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Facebook

When: Fridays through October 5, 6PM-9PM
Where: Lowe Mill (map)
Cost: FREE, $5 suggested parking donation
More Info: Website | Facebook | RCM Parent Pro-Tips

This Huntsville tradition has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the local music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family-friendly series is all about creating a laid-back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join the relaxed crowd under the water tower! A $5 per car parking donation is requested and carpooling is encouraged.

Jazz in the Park

When: Sundays through September, 6PM-9PM
Where: Big Spring Park East (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website | Facebook

This statewide concert series seeks to promote jazz and help build communities through public access to jazz music. Food trucks will be on site, and blankets, coolers, and picnic food are encouraged. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening!

Friday Night Live

friday night live

When: Fridays through October, 5PM-8PM
Where: Northside Square, Downtown Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook

Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company takes place every Friday night through October on Northside Square. Come enjoy free music in Downtown Huntsville and kick off your weekend right!



When: Thursdays through November 21, 4:30PM-7:30PM (no event on Sept. 12)
Where: Davidson Center, U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
Cost: FREE (food & drink available for purchase)
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This family- and dog-friendly event returns to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.

Under the Lights

under the lights

When: Thursdays through September, 5PM-7PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville, Northside Square & Clinton Avenue (map)
Cost: FREE
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Music will be playing through the streets every week while you dine, shop, and stroll the downtown scene. Local artists will play live acoustic tunes outdoors during open entertainment district is hours, so adults: feel free to take your purple cup on a walk while relaxing and enjoying the sounds with your family!

Peter and the Starcatcher

When:September 13-15 and 19-21 at 7:30pm; September 15 & 21 at 2pm
Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse (map)
Cost: $20-$22
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

This grownup prequel to Peter Pan tells the story of the Neverland you never knew. With pirates in hot pursuit, an apprentice starcatcher named Molly Aster and three orphan boys embark on a sea voyage with a trunk full of magical starstuff. Along the way, Molly learns the meaning of growing up while a nameless boy and his friends establish their home in a timeless place of childhood dreams.

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Sounds of Summer Library Concert Series

When: September 17 at 6pm
Where: Downtown Huntsville Library (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: WebsiteFacebook

You know we heart the library for a variety of reasons, and this invigorating, joyful and totally FREE concert series that takes place in the cool air conditioning of the atrium at the Main Branch is just one more reason to patronize our wonderful community libraries. Catch the last show of this summer series before it’s over, featuring a world music preview for the International Festival of North Alabama.

Let’s Make Believe – Improvised Fairy Tales

When:September 21 at 2pm
Where: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre (map)
Cost: $10
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

In this improv show suitable for all ages, our actors will create stories on the spot based on audience suggestions and input!


When: September 26-September 29 | 7:30PM & 2PM (Sat/Sun)
Where: Lee High School Mainstage Theatre
Cost: $20+ | All ages
More Info: Website

IMP Huntsville is proud to present the worldwide phenomenon Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” Recommended for all ages.

Shades of Bluegrass Festival

Shades of Bluegrass Festival photo via Facebook

When: September 28, 1PM-9PM
Where: Recreation Park, Rogersville (map)
Cost: $10 | Kids 12 and under FREE
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This biannual event features bluegrass music in the park under the shade trees! Bring your lawn chairs and relax while enjoying music all weekend. There will be arts and crafts, food, jamming and of course one band right after the other. There’s even a playground for the kids.

Huntsville High Theatre presents The Twelve Dancing Princesses Show

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Show

When: September 28 | Show at 10am | Party at 11AM
Where: Huntsville High School (map)
Cost: Play: Adults $10, Students $8 | Party: Students $8, First adult FREE, Second adult $10
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In this play recommended for ages 4-19, Castle-on-Whisperwood-Lake is turned into a place of longing and wishes for a gaggle of princesses as they journey to the Land of the Muses where they hope to have their dreams come true. Come join us after The Twelve Dancing Princesses Show for a Princess Party!


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October Concerts at Constitution Hall Park

When: Thursdays from 5:30-7PM | Oct. 3-24
Where: Alabama Constitution Hall Park (map)
Cost: FREE
More InfoWebsite

Enjoy music while relaxing in the newly restored Constitution Hall Park. Piper & Leaf will be open during the concerts to get a refreshing glass of tea. Concerts are held on Thursdays in October.

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

When: October 3-5
Where: Athens State University (map)
Cost: Friday or Saturday $15.00 | Weekend pass $20.00 | Children under 12 FREE with paid adult
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Each year, hundreds of fiddlers and thousands of visitors make their way to Athens for the “Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions.” During the three day event a new Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle champion will be crowned. Along with the competition, the event offers concerts, food vendors and arts and crafts on a theme of authentic workmanship while celebrating traditional old time music.



When: October 10-12 | 5-8PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville (map)
Cost: FREE, tips appreciated
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Downtown Huntsville, Inc. has filled 30 timeslots over three days with vetted musicians and other performing artists! You can find buskers on all four sides of the Square and at the corner of Clinton Row and Jefferson St. The artists perform in 1.5-hour sets so you can watch numerous performers in just one night! Come out and try to see all 30, as we have a secret judging panel that will name a winner at the end.

Cirque de Soleil: AXEL

When: October 18-20
Where: Von Braun Center Arena
Cost: $54 – 100
More Info: View Website | Win tickets!

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are always within reach. Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Sparks fly as they set out on a fast-moving quest through fun colorful fantastical worlds. Will he fulfill his destiny and find his voice?

LMP presents Matilda – The Musical

When: October 18-20 and 13-27
Where: Lee High Theatre Main Stage
Cost: $25
More Info: View Website

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Huntsville High presents The Trench

When: October 18-19, 25-26, and 31 at 7:30PM
Where: Huntsville High School (map)
Cost: $10 Adults | $8 Students, Seniors, and Military
More Info: Website | Facebook

The Trench is inspired by the true story of a miner who became entombed underground in a collapsed tunnel during World War One. As the horror threatens to engulf him, he finds that not everything in the darkness is what it seems. Recommended for ages 10+. Please note this show contains violence, strobe effects, flashing lights, loud noises, and moments of pitch darkness.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Cinderella

When: October 18 at 7PM | October 19 & 20 at 1PM and 5PM
Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse (map)
Cost: $15 for ages 18 and under | $20 adults
More InfoFacebook | Tickets

Cinderella scrubs and sweeps, yet still chooses kindness. Prince Rupert bows and dances, yet still follows his heart. Add flitting fairies, grumpy sidekicks, and a noble war horse named Daisy, and the kingdom is in for a hilarious journey to the famous stroke of midnight. You’ll laugh all the way to the happy ending, all while learning the importance of forgiveness and being true to yourself.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Cinderella

When: October 18 at 7PM | October 19 & 20 at 1PM and 5PM
Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse (map)
Cost: $15 for ages 18 and under | $20 adults
More InfoFacebook | Tickets

Cinderella scrubs and sweeps, yet still chooses kindness. Prince Rupert bows and dances, yet still follows his heart. Add flitting fairies, grumpy sidekicks, and a noble war horse named Daisy, and the kingdom is in for a hilarious journey to the famous stroke of midnight. You’ll laugh all the way to the happy ending, all while learning the importance of forgiveness and being true to yourself.

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Madison City Community Orchestra Fall Concert

When: October 20 at 7:00pm
Where: James Clemens High School (map)
Cost: FREE
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Join Madison City Community Orchestra for their fall concert entitled New Discoveries, a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Mission as well as all space exploration.

Grissom Theatre presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

grissom theater

When: October 24-26 | 7:00pm
Where: Grissom High School (map)
Cost: $8-$12
More InfoFacebook | Website

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Huntsville Ballet Company presents Unplugged

When: October 25 and 26 at 7:30PM | October 26 at 2PM | October 27 at 1PM and 5PM
Where: Von Braun Center Concert Hall (map)
Cost: $18-$25
More InfoWebsite

Unplugged showcases a different feature ballet along with collaborations, ccutting-edge pieces and traditional works from guest choreographers each year. This year’s performances features Phantom of the Opera/Amore.

Dr. Osborn’s Magical Laboratory

When: October 27 at 2:00PM
Where: Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater (map)
Cost: $8
More InfoWebsite

Doctor Osborn will bring his annual bag of Halloween tricks and treats back to Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater! This is family fun (balloons! Magic! Comedy!) for all ages. Costumes are encouraged!

Where the Wild Things Are Puppet Shows

where the wild things are

When: October 30 & 31 at 9:30am and 10:30am
Bailey Cove Library (map)
Cost: FREE
More Info: Website

Please join us for a fun puppet theater performance. Each show features stories, rhymes, and music followed by a craft.


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The Spongebob Musical

Image via Broadway Theatre League on Facebook

When: November 1 & 2 at 8PM | November 2 at 2PM | November 3 at 1PM and 6PM
Bailey Cove Library (map)
Cost: $42-$75
More Info: Website

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in Nickelodeon’s The Spongebob Musical, where the power of optimism really can save the world.



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