WBRC Fox 6: Transplant Games coming to Birmingham in 2024

By Lauren Harksen Published: Mar. 8, 2023 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Birmingham is awarded yet another large sporting event: the 2024 Transplant Games of America. It’s a multi-sport event also celebrating life, with all competitors either a transplant recipient or donor. In a press release, it is described as “a celebration of life for transplant […]

Major League Fishing Announces Birmingham, Lay Lake as Location for REDCREST 2024

BENTON, Ky. (March 7, 2023) – On the eve of REDCREST 2023 Presented by Shore Lunch – the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour championship – MLF announced that Birmingham, Alabama, and Lay Lake will host REDCREST 2024, March 13-17, 2024. REDCREST showcases top MLF Bass Pro Tour anglers competing for the REDCREST Championship […]

Birmingham to Host 2024 Transplant Games of America

10,000 visitors, $10.2 million in economic impact expected for national multi-sport event. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 8, 2023) – The Transplant Life Foundation has awarded the 2024 Transplant Games of America to Birmingham, Alabama, officials announced today. The Games, which will take place July 5-10, 2024, is a national, festival-style, multi-sport event that will bring together […]

Garden and Gun: 7 of the South’s Tastiest Breakfast Joints

By Hanna Raskin February 1, 2023 There’s nothing wrong with Bloody Marys and biscuit towers, but long before the South was brunch-obsessed, these restaurants had mastered hearty breakfast standards. Their skill is still on display most days of the week. Fife’s Restaurant Birmingham, Alabama After Bogue’s closed in 2022, following an eighty-four-year run, Birminghamians weren’t […]

Birmingham Business Journal: Conventions are big business for Birmingham

By Stephanie Rebman – Editor-in-Chief, Birmingham Business Journal Feb 24, 2023 Ten thousand visitors were in Birmingham throughout a weekend earlier in February. It was for Kami-Con, Alabama’s largest anime and gaming convention. While that most likely was not on local executives’ radars, it was projected to generate more than $1 million in economic impact. […]

Kami-Con Returns to Birmingham for 14th Year

10,000 visitors expected for Alabama’s largest anime and gaming convention BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 2, 2023) – The Magic City is set to welcome 10,000 attendees for Kami-Con, a three-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, gaming, anime, comics, television and movies. Celebrating its 14th year, Kami-Con will be held February 10-12 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex […]

Travel Mole: Discover Birmingham, Alabama

Discover Birmingham, Alabama Thursday, 26 Jan, 2023 By Graham McKenzie Named after the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, Alabama is itself the state’s third most populous city after Huntsville and Montgomery. It is in fact a relatively new city, formed as part of the post US Civil War reconstruction strategy. Making the most of rail […]

AL.com: Two Alabama restaurants, one chef among semifinalists for 2023 James Beard Awards

Alabama Life & Culture Two Alabama restaurants, one chef among semifinalists for 2023 James Beard Awards Pizza Grace, which is located in the Mercantile on Morris development on Morris Avenue and First Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, is a 2023 James Beard Award semifinalist for the best new restaurant in America.(Bob Carlton/bcarlton@al.com) By Bob Carlton […]

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau Names New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 23, 2023) –The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) today announced the hiring of Jessica Lumsden Black as vice president of marketing and communications. As a member of the senior leadership team, Black will oversee the GBCVB’s marketing and branding efforts and develop communications strategies that expand the city’s reputation as […]

Smithsonian: Alabama civil rights trail gets national exposure in Smithsonian

Alabama Life & Culture Alabama civil rights trail gets national exposure in Smithsonian State tourism director Lee Sentell stands with a copy of a new ad featured on the back cover of the January-February 2023 issue of Smithsonian magazine. (Photo by Greg Garrison/AL.com) By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com The Alabama State Tourism Department bought a […]