What to Bring

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.


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 Legion Field.

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 Legion Field will be smoother and faster.  They also will continue to be able to carry items allowed such as binoculars and smart phones.


What are the seating options?

    1. Table of 8 are available

    2. VIP seating

    3. Preferred seating

    4. General admission

When does Early Bird ticket sales end?

No set time, so make sure you purchase your two-day weekend passes now at http://steelcityjazzfest.tix.com

What seating is available for Early Bird sales?

General admission.

When will VIP tickets go on sale?

They are on sale now!!! Please click on “Tickets” on our menu to purchase.

When will you announce headliners?

Check back to our website before the end of the year.

Will there be autograph opportunities with artists?

Artists will have designated areas to sign autographs, as well as sell merchandise.

What items do you recommend fans bring?

Sunscreen, and hats.

Is this a Family event?

Yes, family friendly. There is a Kid Zone; parents must accompany children.

How can I participate as a food or crafts vendor?

We’d love to have you! Apply here: http://steelcityjazzfestbham.com/vendor-application/.

Can we bring our own alcohol beverages?

No, but alcoholic beverage vendors will be on-site.

Will there be a Dance floor?

There’s no actual dance floor, but if the rhythm hits you, you’re welcome to dance!

How can I donate to your non-profit?

Donations can be made to Empowerment Incorporated. Contact info@steelcityjazzfest.org for more details. 

How can my artist be considered for the event line up?

Submit artist information to info@steelcityjazzfest.org.

What’s a good hotel to select in Birmingham?

Check out our list of recommended hotels:http://steelcityjazzfestbham.com/hotel-accommodations/

Do you recommend any historical sites and places to eat?

Check out our blog highlighting several of Birmingham’s Best tourist spots and eateries.

Do you offer handicap seating?

Yes, ADA approved.