Recording studio at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield.

Alabama Music

Alabama has a rich and storied music history, with many of the greatest musicians and bands in America coming from the state. Alabama is a musical powerhouse evident in everything from the world-renowned recording studios in Muscle Shoals to the multiple stages at the Gulf Coast's infamous Flora-Bama. Some of the state’s most famous musical legends include W.C. Handy, Hank Williams Sr., Jason Isbell, and Brittany Howard. Every talented artist has made significant contributions to the American music scene, and their work continues to inspire millions. If you’re a lover of melody, Alabama music does not disappoint! With plenty of opportunities to experience the best and most soul-filling live music anywhere, it’s the place you want to be to visit hit-making studios, artists’ birthplaces, and museums that preserve the state’s musical legacy.

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.
Restaurant
315 North Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
Every morning we serve families, old friends catching up, business meetings, students on their way t...

Exhibition Hall
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.,
Birmingham, AL 35203
Popular large exhibition hall located in Birmingham.

Theater
36 Church Street
Birmingham, AL 35213
We are so proud to be collaborating with Steeple Arts Academy, located in Crestline Village, Mountai...

Shopping Distric...
Downtown
Prattville, AL 36067
The Daniel Pratt Historic District is full of shops, restaurants, and plenty of spaces to sit and en...

Historic Site
1623 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020