Huntsville Music Month

The Huntsville Music Month logo. It has a purple background and lettering that says "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.

Sept. 1-3, 5 p.m. daily
Big Spring Park East
Free admission

We’re kicking off #hsvmusicmonth with Launchpad, an explosive three-night run of epic shows downtown on a big stage in Big Spring Park East!

A graphic promoting the Launchpad concerts in Big Spring Park on Sept. 1-3.Arrive early, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready for an awesome weekend of live music and good times. Food trucks will have concessions for purchase and alcoholic beverages are permitted if they are in designated purple cups.

Friday, Sept. 1

  • Deqn Sue + Kelvin Wooten
  • Common Man
  • Dante’ Pride
  • Special Performance by The Alabama A&M Maroon and White Marching Band
  • Vibes Courtesy of The DJ Kartel

Saturday, Sept. 2

  • Lamont Landers
  • Element XI
  • Microwave Dave
  • Special Performance by Huntsville Community Drumline Stickmasters
  • Vibes Courtesy of The DJ Kartel

Sunday, Sept. 3
Opening weekend of Jazz in the Park-Huntsville

  • Jessy J
  • Tr3ple Threat
  • Erisa Nicole

* In the event of inclement weather, performances will move to Mars Music Hall.

Spearheaded through the efforts of the City of Huntsville Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, this beloved annual community-driven concert series provides music-lovers across generations a free ticket to experience some of modern jazz’s biggest names live on a big stage!

A poster promoting Jazz in the Park Huntsville featuring a graphic of a man playing saxophone along with performer and sponsor information.

The lineup for this year’s series is as follows:

Sept. 3

  • Jessy J
  • Tr3ple Threat
  • Erisa Nicole

Sept. 10

  • Brian Simpson
  • Chandra Currelley
  • Noelette Leader

Sept. 17

  • Alex Bugnon
  • BK Jackson
  • Calhoun Community College Show Band

Sept. 24

  • Ben Tankard
  • Marqueal Jordan
  • Angela Bryant

For more information, visit the Jazz in the Park-Huntsville Facebook page. Check out the online program to learn more about the performers and access a Spotify playlist.

All performances will be held in Big Spring Park East. In case of inclement weather on Sunday, Sept. 3 and 10, performances will move to Mars Music Hall.

Various venues

Join the celebration!

A graphic promoting women in music week in Huntsville, Alabama. It is blue with white, blue and pink lettering.

Due to overwhelming popularity, Huntsville Women in Music Weekend is now Huntsville Women in Music Week! The expanded event returns to the Rocket City for its fifth year September 15-24 as part of Huntsville Music Month!

WIMW allows Huntsville to showcase over 50 women in the music industry over 10 days at various venues and provides artists the opportunity to shine on stages throughout the city. Huntsville Women in Music Week is not just for locals, and all are welcome and encouraged to come out and support the awesome talent and performance spaces within Huntsville’s thriving music scene.

Find more info on the WIMW website or on check out Facebook and Instagram.

Schedule of events

Friday, Sept. 15

Love Jones Presents: Keona J, Gypsy Soul, Mechi Rae, Jazz McKenzie, Charise Watson, Shrimpa
Hosted by: Sharona Drake-Henderson
The Orion Amphitheater
8-11 p.m.
More info

Saturday, September 16

Sound on the Hill Lemon Pepper Set ft. 20+ Performances
Big Spring Park East
3-10 p.m.
More info

The Quantaphonics with Gypsy Soul and Silver Fern
The Camp
7-11 p.m.
More info

Sunday, Sept. 17

CulturA Festival: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Food, and Music ft. Bidi Bidi Banda (All-Star Selena Tribute from Austin, Texas) and more
The Orion Amphitheater
Noon-6 p.m.
More info

Monday, Sept. 18

Downtown Lunch Lounge ft. Mulan Thornberry
Courthouse Square
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More info

Arts Huntsville Presents: Women In Music HSV Career & Artist Development Workshop
Special Guests: Stephanie Bergara (Bidi Bidi Banda, Waterloo Greenway)  and Olivia Christian (tvg hospitality)
The Camp
6-7:30 p.m.
More info

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Downtown Lunch Lounge ft. Lisa Harper-Chang
Courthouse Square
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More info

Mixx Madness ft. Lashay B, DJ Queendom, DJ Lisha, DJ Tarica
The Camp
6-10 p.m.
More info

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Downtown Lunch Lounge ft. Delaney Faulds
Courthouse Square
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More info

The Rocket City Fair Concert Series ft. Lana White & The Car Notes, The Dawn Osbourne Band
John Hunt Park
6-10 p.m.
Ticket info

Thursday, Sept. 21

Downtown Lunch Lounge ft. Morgan Laubach
Courthouse Square
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More info

R&B Vibes Live Women In Music HSV Showcase ft. Nina Marie, Alisha Patrice, Layna Vonne, Lockhart Music, Chelsea, Who? and Keona J.
The Camp
7-10 p.m.
More info

Lana Del Rey w/ Zella Day
The Orion Amphitheater
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ticket info

Venus & The Flytraps (Lana Del Rey Afterparty)
Jeff & Blues
10-11:30 p.m.
More info

Friday, Sept. 22

Downtown Lunch Lounge ft. Amber Cavanaugh
Courthouse Square
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More info

Concerts on the Dock ft. Kim Coffey and Friends, Common Man
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
6-10 p.m.
More info

Saturday, Sept. 23

Brandi Carlile w/ Tanya Tucker
The Orion Amphitheater
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ticket info

Wanda Band (Brandi Carlile Afterparty)
Jeff & Blues
10-11:30 p.m.
More info

Sunday, Sept. 24

WIMW Finale at The Orion Amphitheater
The Secret Sisters, Ladies of Opera Huntsville and Women in Music HSV Girl Jam featuring Lisa Williams, Margaret Bibb, Carly Danyel, Anna Ferguson, Alli Johnson, Christy Beard, MaryGrace Waggoner, Lisa Harper-Chang, Nina Marie, Mollie Cole, Jayne Tran, Alexis Jackson, Delaney Faulds, Lockhart Music, Emma Klein, Cassandra Mitchell, Tanya Harris, April Pendergrass, Lateazia, Keyona and Nykera
6-9 p.m.
More info

The Huntsville Music Office and Arts Huntsville will host a Huntsville Music Month Artist Mixer + Quarterly Music Meetup from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, 3320 Triana Blvd. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805.A graphic promoting an artist mixer and quarterly meetup at Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center on Sept. 10, 2023.

Guests will be treated to a screening of “The 72 Experience,” directed by Codie Gopher. Attendees will have a chance to meet Gopher as well as featured guests Rick and Angela Bradshaw and Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella. The event will be emceed by Dray LaBorde.

This is a free event, but an RSVP is required.

Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, Sept. 12
Mars Music Hall
Hosted by The Music Business Association, Huntsville Music Office and Mars Music Hall

*Extremely limited capacity

Every city is a music city, especially Huntsville! That’s why we are the next stop for the Music Biz Roadshow!

A graphic promoting the Music Biz Roadshow in Huntsville on Sept. 12 at Mars Music Hall.

In celebration of Huntsville Music Month, we’ve partnered with the Music Business Association to be the next stop for their acclaimed new ‘Music Biz Roadshow’ traveling event series!

The event will bring elements of the popular annual conference to Mars Music Hall on Sept. 12 and connect its members with local musicians, music businesses and entrepreneurs. High-level panels and fireside chats will educate communities on today’s music ecosystem, while cocktail mixers will facilitate new relationships between members of the industry who may not have met otherwise.

With a philosophy that “Every City is a Music City,” Music Biz Roadshow creates the rooms where important conversations about the future of the music business are held. This unique event is an opportunity to connect with a variety of subject matter experts. If your goal is to make it in music, you won’t want to miss it!

Doors open at 5 p.m. Presenting panels start at 5:30

5:30 p.m.: State of Independent Distro in 2023

  • Randall Foster, Symphonic Distribution
  • Amit Nerurkar, Bandcamp
  • Cristina Cano, CDBaby
  • Tim Trudeau, Syntax Creative

6:15 p.m.: Bandcamp Presentation

6:45 p.m.: Tech Solutions for Artists and Songwriters

  • Gebre Waddell, Sound Credit
  • Jarrett Hines, Music Tech Credit
  • Emily Stephenson, Songtrust

Mixer begins at 7:30 p.m.

RSVP and attend for free!

Click here to RSVP or email

RSVPs will be given first entrance to the venue on the evening of the event and all attendees will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Event capacity is capped at 200 attendees.

Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 2 p.m.
Von Braun Center – East Hall

The Huntsville Music Office and Arts Huntsville are again teaming up to produce a music industry-related career and community expo to help connect people to job openings and volunteer opportunities within our music ecosystem.

Entertainment businesses and nonprofit arts organizations at the event will include:

  • A Smart Place
  • Alabama A&M University Music
  • Alabama Youth Ballet
  • Ars Nova
  • Bluewood Productions
  • Brass Band of Huntsville
  • Broadway Theatre League
  • Church Street Family
  • Dance Theatre of Huntsville
  • The DJ Kartel
  • Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre and Academy
  • Five Points Recording Studio
  • Heard First Music
  • Huntsville Ballet
  • Huntsville City Schools
  • Huntsville Community Chorus
  • Huntsville Community Drumline
  • Huntsville Concert Band
  • Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy
  • Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
  • Huntsville Youth Orchestra
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • Independent Musical Productions
  • Impresario Productions
  • Lyrique Musical Productions
  • Maitland Arts Initiative
  • Merrimack Hall
  • Opera Huntsville
  • Randstad USA
  • Rocket City Chorus
  • Sound on the Hill
  • Tennessee Valley Jazz Society
  • Theatre Huntsville
  • Turn Systems
  • TVG
  • Valley Arts and Entertainment
  • Valley Conservatory
  • VBC
  • WJAB
  • WLRH

This free event is also a great way for various local businesses and non-profits to make more meaningful connections with those in our community and encourage them to get more involved in their efforts!

Blast Music – the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s music streaming service – is accepting submissions from Tennessee Valley artists through Sept. 30 in conjunction with Huntsville Music Month!

A graphic announcing Blast Music is accepting artist submissions.

Blast is the newest destination to discover local music available in the Rocket City and North Alabama with more than 130 albums currently featured. The collection is designed to be broad, inclusive and reflect the Tennessee Valley’s diversity and talent.

The Blast curator team listens to submissions and decides what music is added to the platform after each round. Those selected will have the option to sign Blast’s license agreement, upload a full album/EP to the streaming platform, and receive an honorarium check.

Learn more about this awesome platform and how to submit your music at

(Submissions are limited to residents of Cullman, Colbert, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties).

Music Education is a significant piece of a successful ecosystem, and the Huntsville Music Office is proud to work with Huntsville City Schools, Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation, Maitland Arts Initiative, Cigar Box Guitar Store and Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick to put instruments into the hands of more students through a monthlong citywide instrument drive. School arts programs are growing, and we encourage donations of the following instruments to enhance those efforts:

  • Cellos
  • Clarinets
  • Cymbals
  • Drums (snare, bass)
  • Flutes
  • Guitars
  • Saxophones
  • Trombones
  • Trumpets
  • Tubas
  • Violins and violas

*Donations of new reeds and mouthpieces are also encouraged.

Instrument drop-off locations and times:

The Cigar Box Guitar Store

Studio 106 at Lowe Mill A&E
2211 Seminole Drive SW
Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

The Fret Shop

309 Jordan Lane NW|
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Huntsville Strings Shop

921 Willowbrook Drive SE
Monday-Friday, 2-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Maitland Conservatory

5045 North Memorial Parkway, Suite F
Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14 and 28
Huntsville City Hall

Live local music performances will be incorporated into both City Council Meetings scheduled in September. Leading up to the 5:30 p.m. start of the meetings, community groups will perform outside City Hall on the lawn. During Council meetings, local artists will perform The Star-Spangled Banner. Performers will also receive a special recognition at the meetings.

Sept. 14 City Council Meeting

Outside: Huntsville High School Band
Inside: National Anthem performed by Dani Caines

Sept. 28 City Council Meeting

Outside: Brass Band of Huntsville
Inside: Rocket City Brass

The Huntsville Music Office and Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will also showcase a music-themed display case located inside the lobby on the 1st floor of City Hall featuring unique items provided by Huntsville Revisited and AVIQ.  Make plans to stop by and check it out!

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.
Von Braun Center – North Hall

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber will host the Small Business Awards, which will feature Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella and Huntsville singer/songwriter Victoria Jones as emcees.

This month, there’s something for everyone! Explore Huntsville’s uniquely diverse, awesome, and inviting music scene by diving into our calendar planning out what shows you’re going to check out.

Click here to see the full #hsvmusicmonth calendar of events and follow the Huntsville Music Office Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

Below is a snapshot of some noteworthy events happening throughout the month. The calendar will be updated as more events are added:

  • Sept. 1: Launchpad: Night 1 featuring Deqn Sue & Kelvin Wooten, Common Man, Dante’ Pride, Alabama A&M Maroon and White Marching Band, The DJ Kartel, and Dray LaBorde (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 2: Launchpad: Night 2 featuring Lamont Landers, Element XI, Microwave Dave, The DJ Kartel, and Dray LaBorde (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 3: Launchpad: Night 3 – Jazz in the Park featuring Jessy J w/ Tr3ple Threat, Erisa Nicole (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 4: Dave McConnell’s Sinatra Review (Stella’s Elixir Lounge)
  • Sept. 5: Lorna Shore w/ The Acacia Strain, I Am (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 6: Train w/ Parmalee (Orion Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 7: Chrome Horse: The Bob Dylan Tribute (The Electric Belle at Stovehouse)
  • Sept. 7: Biergarten (U.S. Space & Rocket Center, every Thursday)
  • Sept. 7: Jinjer (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 7: R&B Vibes LIVE (The Camp, every other Thursday)
  • Sept. 8: UAH Constellation Concert Series presents organist Jillian Gardner and soprano Amalia Osuga (First Methodist Church)
  • Sept. 8: Alabama Women in Jazz Festival (Bob Harrison Center)
  • Sept. 8: Jim Parker’s Songwriters Series (VBC Playhouse)
  • Sept. 8: City Lights & Stars: Calypso Vision (Burritt on the Mountain)
  • Sept. 9: Alabama Women in Jazz Festival (Bob Harrison Center)
  • Sept. 9: OktobeeZrfest (BeeZr)
  • Sept. 9: Straight to Ale Oktoberfest (Straight to Ale)
  • Sept. 10: Jazz in the Park-Huntsville featuring Brian Simpson w/ Chandra Currelley, Noelette Leader (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 10: Huntsville Music Month Artist Mixer + Quarterly Meetup (Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center)
  • Sept. 10: Microwave Dave – Sunday Brunch (Humphrey’s, every Sunday)
  • Sept. 11: Mikey Clams (Voodoo Lounge)
  • Sept. 12: Music Biz Roadshow presented by The Huntsville Music Office and The Music Business Association (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 12: Mixx Madness (The Camp, every other Tuesday)
  • Sept. 13: James Irvin (Voodoo Lounge)
  • Sept. 14: Originally Huntsville – September Edition featuring Chelsea Who?, Drop Diver, Camacho (The Electric Belle at Stovehouse)
  • Sept. 15: Love Jones Presents: Women in Music Showcase (Orion Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 15: MWR Oktoberfest (MWR Activity Field)
  • Sept. 16: Music Industry Career Fair and Community Expo (VBC East Hall)
  • Sept. 16: Maitland Conservatory Open House (Maitland Conservatory)
  • Sept. 16: Monte Sano Art Festival (Monte Sano State Park)
  • Sept. 16: Departure: The Ultimate Journey Tribute (Furniture Factory)
  • Sept. 16: Moon Dance (Three Caves)
  • Sept. 16: Ben Folds (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 17: CulturA Festival: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Food, and Music (Orion Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 17: Jazz in the Park-Huntsville featuring Alex Bugnon w/ BK Jackson, the Calhoun Community College Show Band. (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 17: Monte Sano Art Festival (Monte Sano State Park)
  • Sept. 17: Build a Cigar Box Guitar and Learn How to Play It (Lipz Lounge)
  • Sept. 19: Nothing More (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 20: Open Mic Night (Copper Top)
  • Sept. 21: Lana Del Rey (Orion Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 21: Corey Taylor (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 22: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall)
  • Sept. 22: Jayne and the Huntsmen (Piper & Leaf)
  • Sept. 22: City Lights & Stars: Huntsville’s In the Mood Swing Band (Burritt on the Mountain)
  • Sept. 22: Moon Taxi w/ The Stews (VBC Mars Music Hall)
  • Sept. 22: 5ive O’Clock Charlie (Voodoo Lounge)
  • Sept. 23: Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker (Orion Amphitheater)
  • Sept. 23: 2nd Annual Dare to Dream Awards (The Cooper House)
  • Sept. 24: Jazz in the Park-Huntsville featuring Ben Tankard w/ Marqueal Jordan, Angela Bryant (Big Spring Park East)
  • Sept. 29: Heard First Album Release & Homecoming Concert (The Camp)

If you’re involved with any music-related programs or events in September and want them listed on the official calendar, please email

Questions? Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Address:

    Huntsville Music Office
    City Hall, 2nd Floor
    308 Fountain Circle
    Huntsville, Alabama 35801

  • Email:
    Matt Mandrella, Music