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Alys Stephens Center

205-975-2787|alysstephens.org

September 2018

he Land of Yangalele with Papa Siama and Auntie Dallas

September 28 @ 6:30 pm
ArtPlay, 1006 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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This prolific composer and guitarist from DR Congo and his signature sound helped the popularization of soukous music. (aka "the sound of happiness,") the music is inspired by traditional Congolese music and rumba taking you on a journey to "The Land of Yangalele" (happiness" in Kikongo.)

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Rickie Lee Jones with special guest Anders Osborne

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones and New Orleans' Anders Osborne share a performance of "Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw inspired guitar." USA Today.

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October 2018

Seán Curran with Third Coast Percussion

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Seán Curran Company opens its 20th anniversary with its debut performance at an ASC Commissioned World Premiere. Curran and nine exceptional dancers are accompanied by Grammy award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

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Chris Thile

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and the host of Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. His broad outlook encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass.

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Las Cafeteras

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, the group is remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories using music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities. The concert will be held at Engel Plaza.

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Brian McKnight

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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With 16 Grammy award nominations and numerous chart-topping songs, McKnight has established himself as a musical legacy earning himself a spot in contemporary music history. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, he is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments. VIP dinner packages available.

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