Huntsville Music Month
September is Huntsville Music Month! Join us in celebrating the music, artists, venues, community events and organizations that make Huntsville “Alabama’s Music Launchpad.”
As the official celebration of Huntsville’s music scene, #hsvmusicmonth is designed to build excitement around all aspects of our music culture, shine a brighter spotlight on our music community, inspire creation, establish new concepts and events, encourage collaborations, and help champion Huntsville’s appeal to musicians and fans through its reputation as a music‑friendly city. The monthlong initiative will showcase the depth of our music scene, boost our creative economy, promote music tourism, provide career development resources and much more.
Show your love of Huntsville music by going to concerts and events, buying music and instruments at a local record or music store, or supporting one of the many music-related businesses and nonprofits that serve Huntsville musicians and fans. You can also participate by sharing your photos to social with the hashtag #hsvmusicmonth.
HUNTSVILLE MUSIC MONTH EVENTS
Dive into Huntsville’s uniquely diverse, awesome and inviting music scene by visiting our calendar and planning what concerts and special events you’ll be checking out in September. Click the tabs below to learn more and check out the Huntsville Music Office Facebook page for the latest information.
This month, there’s something for everyone! Click here to see the full #hsvmusicmonth calendar of events and start planning out what shows you’re going to check out.
Here is just a small snapshot of some noteworthy events you might want to have on your radar, too:
Sept. 1: Biergarten (U.S. Space & Rocket Center) Sept. 2: Concerts on the Dock: Alan Little (Lowe Mill) Sept. 2: Ghost, Mastodon (VBC Propst Arena) Sept. 3: Invisible Fest ft. Dizzy D, Hew Tyler (Fractal Brewing) Sept. 3: Doyle of Misfits, Drop Diver (Shagnasty’s) Sept. 4: Jazz in the Park: Ragan Whiteside (Big Spring Park) Sept. 5: Carter Garza (Voodoo Lounge) Sept. 6: Elvis: Back in the Rocket City (Mars Music Hall) Sept. 7: James Irvin (Voodoo Lounge) Sept. 8: Common Man, Ella Mine (The Common House) Sept. 8: Gary Allan (VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall) Sept. 8: Live Music at City Council (City Hall) Sept. 9: Pop Evil (Mars Music Hall) Sept. 9: Scooby Sessions IV ft. Blast Music! (Straight to Ale) Sept. 9: City Lights & Stars Concert Series (Burritt On The Mountain) Sept. 9-10: 9th Annual Alabama Women in Jazz Festival (Bob Harrison Center) Sept. 9-10: WhistleStop Festival (John Hunt Park) Sept. 10: Fantom Fest ft. Stephen “PR” Kane, The N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S. (The Camp) Sept. 10: Puddle of Mudd (Shagnasty’s) Sept. 10: Songwriter’s Workshop ft. Jim McBride, Jim Parker (Springhill Suites) Sept. 10-11: Monte Sano Art Festival ft. Alex Banks, Opera Huntsville, Yuressa Shonta (Monte Sano State Park) Sept. 11: Jazz in the Park: Matthew Whitaker (Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 11: Build & Play a Cigar Box Guitar Class (Salty Nut Brewery) Sept. 12: Mellow Monday ft. The Radio (The Foundation) Sept. 13: Mixx Madness – Official Women in Music Weekend Kickoff Party (The Camp) Sept. 13: Styx & REO Speedwagon (The Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 14: Andy Lyle Hall (Humphrey’s) Sept. 15: Josh Allison (Casual Pint) Sept. 15-18: Women in Music Weekend (Various Venues) Sept. 16: Hugh Lindsey & Bold Bloom (Boardman HSV) Sept. 16: Thelma and The Sleaze, Annie Dukes (Rocket Republic) Sept. 16: The Silver Silos (Stovehouse) Sept. 16: 25th Annual Oktoberfest (Redstone Arsenal) Sept. 16-25: Theatre Huntsville Presents: Dreamgirls (VBC Playhouse) Sept. 17: Hardcore Hellfire (Maggie Meyers Irish Pub) Sept. 18: Jazz in the Park: Adam Hawley (Big Spring Park) Sept. 18: Women in Music Finale Show (Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 19: Brandon Morris (Voodoo Lounge) Sept. 20: Opera in the Park (Home Place Park) Sept. 21: Halestorm, The Warning (Mars Music Hall) Sept. 22: Live Music at City Council (City Hall) Sept. 22: R&B Vibes Live (The Camp) Sept. 22: Charise Watson (Robyn’s Garden Winery) Sept. 22: Brass Band of Huntsville (The Electric Belle) Sept. 23: Gov’t Mule (Mars Music Hall) Sept. 23: Concerts on the Dock: Gabe Larose, Hunter Copeland (Lowe Mill) Sept. 23: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra: Carmen! (VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall) Sept. 23: Alabama A&M’s Shakespeare Troupe (Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 24: HSV Music: Career Fair & Community Expo (VBC East Hall) Sept. 24: My Morning Jacket (Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 24: Unique Live Band (Stovehouse) Sept. 25: CulturA Festival: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Food and Music in Huntsville (Orion Amphitheater) Sept. 25: Jazz in the Park: Phil Denny (Big Spring Park) Sept. 25: Blues Jam (Voodoo Lounge) Sept. 25: Southern Soul Music Festival ft. Tucka, Calvin Richardson (VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall) Sept. 25: The Huntsville Flea (Butler Green at Campus No. 805) Sept. 26: Lamont Landers (Humphrey’s) Sept. 27: Huntsville’s Little German Band (Downtown Library) Sept. 28: HSV Music: Career Development Workshop ft. Ben Lovett, Kelvin Wooten (Lee HS) Sept. 29: Here Come The Mummies with SaxSquatch (Furniture Factory) Sept. 29: JED Eye (The Electric Belle)
- Sept. 30: Summer Jam ft. Boozie Badazz, Jeezy, Goodie Mob (The Orion Amphitheater)
- Sept. 30: The Band CAMINO (Mars Music Hall)
- Sept. 30: Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson (VBC Propst Arena)
If you’re involved with any music-related programs or events in September and want them listed on the official calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 28, 6 p.m.
Lee High School Theater
For our next HSV Quarterly Music Meetup, the Huntsville Music Office is excited to offer a free Career & Artist Development Workshop featuring two Grammy Award-winners with ties to our community:
- CEO, tvg hospitality
- Artist (Mumford & Sons)
- Grammy Award-Winner (Album Of The Year, Best Long Form Music Video)
- Founder, WoodaWorx
- Producer (Jazmine Sullivan, J. Cole, H.E.R., Eric Clapton)
- Grammy Award-Winner (Best R&B Album)
Moderator: Lucia Cape
- SVP Economic Development, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
This unique event is an opportunity to connect with these noteworthy experts as they share their experiences and offer advice to those in the Huntsville music community.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as seating inside the theater will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Huntsville’s beloved Jazz in the Park is back and better than ever in 2022! Spearheaded through the efforts of the City of Huntsville Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, this annual community-driven concert series provides music-lovers across generations a free ticket to experience some of modern jazz’s biggest names live on stage.
Performances will be held in Big Spring Park, with the exception of the Sept. 11 show at The Orion Amphitheater at Apollo Park. The lineup for this year’s series is as follows:
Sept. 4 at Big Spring Park
- 5 p.m.: Jemison High Jazz Band
- 6 p.m.: John Stoddart
- 7:30 p.m.: Ragan Whiteside
Sept. 11 at The Orion Amphitheater
- 5 p.m.: Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Band
- 6 p.m.: Jeff Ryan
- 7 p.m.: Matthew Whitaker
- Celebrity Host – Jonathan Slocumb
Sept. 18 at Big Spring Park
- 5 p.m.: Columbia High School Jazz Band
- 6 p.m.: Gino Rosario
- 7:30 p.m.: Adam Hawley
Sept. 25 at Big Spring Park
- 5 p.m.: Grissom High School Jazz Band
- 6 p.m.: Dee Lucas
- 7:30 p.m.: Phil Denny
Live local music performance aspects will be incorporated into both of the City Council Meetings held in September. Leading up to the 5:30 p.m. start of the meetings, community groups will perform outside on the lawn for attendees and those in and around City Hall to enjoy. Then, inside during the meetings, local artists will perform The Star-Spangled Banner following the Pledge of Allegiance. The performers involved will also receive a Special Recognition at the meetings.
- Outside (4:45 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.) – Huntsville Community Drumline
- Inside (national anthem) – Opera Huntsville’s Sierra Hammond
- Outside (4:45 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.) – Jemison High School Band
- Inside (national anthem) – Violinist Laila Willis
With the support of Huntsville Revisited and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The Huntsville Music Office will also present a music-themed display case located inside the lobby on the 1st floor of City Hall. Make plans to stop by and check it out!
Various Huntsville Venues
In partnership with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and the Huntsville Music Office, Huntsville Women in Music Weekend returns as part of Huntsville Music Month, culminating with the Girl Jam Finale at the Orion Amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 18.
This event showcases the talents of over 30 local women in the music industry at over 30 different venues, and every official Women in Music Weekend performance is free to attend!
Sept. 24, noon to 4 p.m.
Von Braun Center – East Hall
The Huntsville Music Office and Arts Huntsville have teamed up to develop a music industry-related job and volunteer expo to help connect people to job openings and volunteer opportunities within our music ecosystem. This free event is a great way for various local businesses and nonprofits to make more meaningful connections with those in our community and encourage people to get more involved in their efforts.
Blast Music – the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s local music streaming service – is accepting submissions from Tennessee Valley artists through Sept. 30 in conjunction with Huntsville Music Month.
Blast is the newest destination to discover local music and features more than 80 North Alabama musicians. The collection is designed to be broad, inclusive and reflect the Tennessee Valley’s diversity and talent.
Learn more about the platform and how to submit your music at https://blast.hmcpl.org.
Music Education is a significant piece of a successful ecosystem, and the Huntsville Music Office is proud to work with Huntsville City Schools, the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and the Maitland Arts Initiative to put instruments into the hands of more students through a citywide school instrument drive. School arts programs are growing, and we encourage donations of the following instruments to enhance those efforts:
- Drums (snare, bass)
- Violins and violas
Drop-off locations and times
The Fret Shop
309 Jordan Lane NW
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5045 North Memorial Parkway, Suite F
Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m.
*Donations of new reeds and mouthpieces are also encouraged.