Recording studio at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield.

Alabama Music

Alabama boasts an unparalleled music heritage, serving as the birthplace of some of America's most iconic musicians and bands. The state stands as a musical juggernaut, home to the legendary Muscle Shoals recording studios and the Gulf Coast's celebrated Flora-Bama venue. Musical icons such as W.C. Handy, Hank Williams Sr., Jason Isbell, and Brittany Howard hail from Alabama, each contributing vastly to the fabric of American music and continuing to inspire audiences worldwide. For enthusiasts eager to immerse themselves in melodic journeys, Alabama's music scene is unrivaled. Visitors can experience live performances that touch the soul and tours of historic hit-making studios and museums dedicated to Alabama's musical greats. Whether you're exploring the roots of jazz, country, rock, or soul, Alabama is a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about the history and ongoing legacy of American music.

Explore Alabama’s Thriving Music Scene

From the history of The Shoals to entertaining music festivals, take it all in.

48 Hours in the Shoals

Come to the Shoals, the area embracing Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, and tune into Alabama’s music capital.

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An Alabama (Travel) 2024 Bucket List

The new year is quickly approaching and so is the time for planning exciting trips and lots of fun adventures in the coming year. We invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of the Deep South as we unveil Alabama’s captivating travel bucket list for 2024.

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Experience the Musical Sounds of Alabama

There’s a lot going on in the music industry in Alabama, both historically and in the present day. In fact, Alabama is known for its rich musical history.

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Alabama’s Impact on Music Begins in the Quad-...

Visitors to Alabama can explore the history of the state by taking road trips through the backroads to tour the small towns filled with local restaurants, shops and attractions.

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Experience Alabama’s Rich Musical Heritage...

Alabama has a rich history in music, and many people are not aware of how deep the state’s musical roots go. Alabama’s contributions to the music industry are vast and include well-known artists such as W.C. Handy, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole and the Commodores.

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Sounds of Alabama

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our music destinations.

Artifacts at Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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Internal view of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

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Microphone in recording studio at FAME recording studio

FAME Recording Studio

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Outside view of a cabin with a large tree

W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library

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Alabama Fan Club and Museum

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Person looking at pictures at Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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Find an Alabama Music Experience

Explore music locations you should visit the next time you're here.
Bar Lounge Nightc...
410 Chestnut Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Local and regional bands most Friday and Saturday nights at this downtown establishment located on t...

208 East Martin Luther King Highway
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Former rehearsal and recording studio for the group The Commodores featuring Lionel Richie as the le...

Other Park
4497 U.S. 80
Phenix City, AL 36870
Crawford Park Walking Trail and Gazebo, located just up from the Historic Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge...

Historic Site
115 North Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, AL 36303
Built in 1915, represents important cultural influence in the area. Theatrical productions, ballets ...

Historic Site
122 West Magnolia Avenue
Auburn, AL 36830