Druid City Music Hall has sat quiet on the Tuscaloosa Strip after a months-long remodel and waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, but the venue is coming back with a bang with a free summer concert series set to kick off next month.

DCMH has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports for a series of 10-12 shows over the course of summer 2021.

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The series kicks off with the Red Clay Strays on June 3. The full list schedule is as follows:

  • June 3 - Red Clay Strays
  • June 10 - Flying Buffaloes
  • June 17 - The Cemy Brothers
  • June 24 - House Whiskey
  • July 8 - Colton Chapman
  • July 15 - The Josephines
  • July 22 - Crawford and Power
  • July 29 - TBA
  • August 5 - TBA

"This is an initiative to just get people downtown this summer and have some fun with lots of free shows," said Amy Materson, Director of Communications for the Chamber.

Each show will be on a Thursday, as to not interfere with the city's Live at the Plaza series each Friday, Materson said.

The goal of this concert series is twofold: To bring the excitement of live music back to Tuscaloosa, and to showcase the massive renovations to the venue, according to Jason Oschwald, DCMH's new co-owner.

(Photo Courtesy of @VisitTuscaloosa, Twitter)
(Photo Courtesy of @VisitTuscaloosa, Twitter)

"We are thrilled to host some of the top up-and-coming bands in Tuscaloosa this summer!" Oschwald said. "We want to provide a showcase for this amazing talent – many of whom will be back for ticketed shows in the fall.  We hope everyone will come check out the new-and-improved DCMH."

More updates are soon to come, so stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread as more details are released.

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