Tourism Generates Record $2.52 Billion and 51,550 Jobs for Greater Birmingham Region

New study shows record visitor spending, tax revenue, and jobs generated in 2023 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 23, 2024) – Tourism provided a record level of impact for Jefferson County last year, the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) announced today, at an event celebrating U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel & Tourism Week. In 2023, […]

Main Street Now Conference Brings 2,000+ Community Leaders to Greater Birmingham

Grassroots leaders from across the country connected for three days to share new ideas and best practices in their committed movement to develop accessible, prosperous, resilient communities from Arizona to Vermont BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 22, 2024) – Main Street America’s annual conference took place at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in early May, and a Main […]

NY Times: A New Civil Rights Exhibit [in Birmingham, AL] Asks: Honestly, What Would You Have Done?

Header photo by Charity Rochelle for the New York Times. An exhibit at Temple Beth El, an historic synagogue in Birmingham, Ala., argues that listening to people who stay on the periphery can deepen our understanding of the past, and the present. Please find the full story about the powerful new civil rights exhibit, written […]

Forbes: Neighborhood to Watch – Uptown Birmingham, Alabama

Original article written by Roger Sands for Forbes Offering an eclectic mix of urban sophistication and leisurely activities, the Uptown Birmingham District is a bustling area known for its entertainment, dining and shopping options, featuring diverse restaurants and boutiques. Uptown is a district that anchors the northern end of downtown. Adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) […]

AL.com: Alabama bar, Adios, named one of the best in America

Original article by Mary Colurso at AL.com Folks who love Adios, a bar in downtown Birmingham, know this is where you’ll find outstanding margaritas, mojitos, negronis, martinis and other craft cocktails. The rest of the country is catching on, too, via some high-profile recognition from the Spirited Awards. Adios, 2218 First Ave. North, recently was named as […]

AL.com: Zach Bryan, monster trucks helped BJCC draw March record high attendance

Original story by Greg Garrison for AL.com The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority drew 212,000 and set attendance records for the best March ever, BJCC Executive Director and CEO Tad Snider announced today. That included 61 events over the month, highlighted by back-to-back sold-out concerts by country singer Zach Bryan at Legacy Arena and monster […]

Major League Baseball opens ticket lottery for Giants vs. Cardinals game June 20 at historic Rickwood Field

Alabama Resident Lottery Launched for MLB at Rickwood Field, A Tribute to the Negro Leagues; Ticket Pre-Sale Open for MiLB at Rickwood Field, Between the Birmingham Barons and Montgomery Biscuits with General On-Sale Date April 23 Major League Baseball announced the launch of the ticketing process for the two primary MLB and MiLB games scheduled […]

The Market at Pepper Place expands with more vendors and live music

Saturday morning’s at the Market will now stretch to 29th Street S to accommodate more options BIRMINGHAM, AL (Apr. 16, 2024) — The Market at Pepper Place officially kicked off its 25th season this past weekend. Each Saturday, Alabama farmers, food producers and makers bring truckloads of strawberries, asparagus and other seasonal produce, milk, eggs, […]

BJCC announces ‘Dillard’s Chophouse’ expansion into Uptown Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL | April 16, 2024 – Uptown Birmingham is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of Dillard’s Chophouse in The Westin Birmingham, scheduled for Monday, April 29th, 2024. The expansion into Birmingham marks an exciting milestone for Dillard’s Chophouse as it prepares to bring its signature fine dining experience to a new audience. Dillard’s Chophouse, known for its premium steak dishes, comprehensive […]

GEICO 500 at Talladega

See you at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21! The GEICO 500 at TALLADEGA – Sunday, April 21 at 2:00pm – is a signature event on the NASCAR circuit that you won’t want to miss. Come for the world class racing, the up-close Garage Experience, and even an on-site a Walker […]