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Listen to the Sounds of Alabama radio station on Pandora. It features local artists and that Alabama soul. Because when you’re here, you can take it all in.
From our James Beard Award-winning restaurants to our makers across the state, Alabama is a creative powerhouse for those who want inspiration from their next adventure.
Did you know that one of the greatest theatrical destinations in America can be found right in the heart of Alabama? The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery draws more than 300,000 visitors a year for 14 diverse performances, including three works by William Shakespeare. This sprawling landmark is just one of many venues across Alabama that hosts performances ranging from small and experimental to bold and epic.
When art lovers talk about exciting work being made in America today, they're usually talking about the folk art renaissance underway in Alabama. The gorgeous handmade quilts of Gee's Bend have made global celebrities of the women from this isolated town, while folk art painters across the state are quickly becoming celebrated names in the art world as well.
You can experience Alabama's folk art, along with some of the nation's best fine art collections, at museums and galleries across Alabama.
The roots of American music run deep in Alabama. Country, blues, rock and gospel owe a great deal of their success to the musical pioneers who hailed from Alabama, whether it was “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy or the first country superstar, Hank Williams Sr. Today, live music is still a way of life in Alabama. From cavernous concert halls to jam-packed juke joints, Alabama's music venues are world-class and world-renowned.