Bham Now – BJCC ranked among top arenas in the world by Pollstar

Original article by Nathan Watson for Bham Now Great news for Birmingham! The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) announced that it has been ranked among the top arenas in the world by Pollstar, a publication focused on the entertainment and live music industry. Click here for the full article to see where the BJCC landed on […]

CBS 42 – The best fried chicken restaurant in Alabama, according to Yelp

Original article by Iman Palm, Nick Jachim for CBS 42 (KTLA/NEXSTAR) — Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, fried chicken is a classic that people all around the U.S. crave regardless of the time of day. But where exactly is the best spot to get a hold of some crunchy, mouth-watering fried chicken by you? […]

Forbes – Transplant Games 2024 Honor Living And Giving For Those Impacted By Organ Donation

Original article by Gus Alexiou for Forbes The U.S. city currently hosting this year’s edition of the Transplant Games of America couldn’t be more apposite. Birmingham, Alabama is known to many as the “magic city” and when it comes to giving people a second shot at life and encapsulating humankind’s capacity for generosity and altruism – you […]

Southern Living – The 17 Best Farmers’ Markets In The South

Original article written by Jennifer Justus for Southern Living There’s nothing like preparing a meal using the bounty of the season. Whether it’s a blueberry cobbler jam packed with fruit from a local orchard or an heirloom tomato salad that spotlights the season’s best and brightest, farmers’ markets are a Southerner’s best friend when they’re looking to prepare an extra-special […]

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau Mourns Passing of Former President & CEO Jim Smither

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 8, 2024) – The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) mourns the loss of former President and CEO Jim Smither, who passed away at the age of 83 on July 2, following a brief illness. A 50-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Smither was a trusted leader and celebrated tourism professional. […]

Bham Now – 19 spectacular 4th of July fireworks shows + celebrations across Birmingham including Thunder On The Mountain

Thunder on the Mountain over Vulcan Park & Museum – Photo credit Nathan Watson/Bham Now The 4th of July is just around the corner, and fireworks shows and festivals will kick off as early as June. Read on for some of the best spots to see a spectacular show and celebrate Independence Day-style across Birmingham. […]

NY Times – 22 of the Best Pizza Places in the United States

Included in the New York Times list of America’s best pizza is Greater Birmingham’s own Post Office Pies Original article by the New York Times Pizza in America has never been better. The wood-fire Neapolitan pizzerias that took off in the early 2000s, and have been spreading ever since, taught Americans to ask more of […]

AL.com – Major League Baseball Commissioner: ‘We’re going to be back in Birmingham at some point’

Original article by Mark Inabinett at AL.com “MLB at Rickwood: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues” will not be big-league baseball’s last visit to Birmingham, Rob Manfred told the San Francisco Chronicle. But the commissioner of baseball isn’t sure when or how Major League Baseball will return. “We’re going to be back in Birmingham at […]

Transplant Games of America

Celebrating the gift of life and raising awareness at the world’s largest gathering of the transplant community The 2024 Transplant Games, which will take place July 5-10, is a national, festival-style, multi-sport event that will bring together nearly 10,000 members of the transplant community, including transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, caregivers, transplant and donation […]

2024 Juneteenth Celebration

Honor culture and freedom at the annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, from 10am-4pm in the Birmingham Civil Rights & 4th Ave Business Districts WHO: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Urban Impact Inc., and Creed63 WHAT: Birmingham’s 2024 Juneteenth Celebration WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 10am to 4pm WHERE: In the Historic Civil Rights & […]