What to Bring – Steel City Jazz Festival | Birmingham, AL | June 1 – 3

What to Bring

Patrons may bring blankets or low-backed lawn chairs (max 30”) for lawn seating areas. No tents, chair roofs, umbrellas or shade structures are allowed. VIP tickets will have their own designated area. All Seating is first-come, first-served.

CLEAR BAG POLICY & FAQ

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite attendee entry at Steel City Jazz Festival, Empowerment Inc. will implement a “clear bag” policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought in Linn Park.

We strongly encourage festival attendees to not bring any type of bags, but have outlined which types of bags are permissible.

Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at park areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the park:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the park with one of the clear plastic bags.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Attendees will continue to be able to enjoy their festival activities and do so with greater safety and knowledge that their entry into Linn Park will be smoother and faster.  They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed such as binoculars and smart phones.

Come test Re-Connect With Old & Meet New Friends! Come See & Hear Award Winning Musicians "LIVE!"

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Come Have An Experience You'll Be Talking About For Years To Come!!

Steel City Jazz Festival Family prepare for the return of the world’s leading Jazz Artists Marion Meadows, Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum and The Legendary David Sanborn! Brand New to our already incredible roster, get ready to enjoy The Incomparable Jeffrey Osborne the Dazzling Ms. Rachelle Ferrell!!! -- the Remarkable & One And Only O'Jays!! and Saxophonist Extraordinaire Boney James!!!!!!

The O'Jays

Boney James

Rachelle Ferrell

Marion Meadows

Norman Brown

Kirk Whalum

Jeffrey Osborne

David Sanborn

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This’ is just the beginning Family! The 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival will bring today’s most innovative and revered Jazz Artists up close and personal in Birmingham’s intimate Linn Park.



If you’ve attended Steel City Jazz Festival, you know firsthand the abilities of David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Marion Meadows to literally bring the Sun and Stars down with their mind-blowing unforgettable performances!!!!!



Now, with The O'Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeffrey Osborne and Boney James, you’ll have plenty to tell your Family and Friends about the time when "YOU were there!!!” Get Ready And Don’t Miss Out On The 2017 STEEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL!!!!! It's going to be Better Than Ever!!