Sound Edge Festival

The music scene like you've never seen. Break your sound barriers.

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With its state-of-the-art sound system and space-themed decor, SATURN is light years ahead of anything else in Birmingham. The brainchild of Bottletree founder and Man or Astro-man? drummer, Brian Teasley, the venue’s painstaking attention to detail — which includes lux accommodations for touring bands — has already earned Saturn a stellar reputation the world over. If the incredible sound and aesthetics weren’t enough, there’s Satellite — a coffee shop and bar that keeps patrons stimulated whether or not they’re attending a show in the 500 capacity auditorium.

With its state-of-the-art sound system and space-themed decor, SATURN is light years ahead of anything else in Birmingham. The brainchild of Bottletree founder and Man or Astro-man? drummer, Brian Teasley, the venue’s painstaking attention to detail — which includes lux accommodations for touring bands — has already earned Saturn a stellar reputation the world over. If the incredible sound and aesthetics weren’t enough, there’s Satellite — a coffee shop and bar that keeps patrons stimulated whether or not they’re attending a show in the 500 capacity auditorium.

Founded in 2013 by Memphis transplant, Daniel Drinkard, SEASICK RECORDS began as a place to score vinyl from new and up-and-coming artists. In a few short years, the store has expanded in size and scope, quickly becoming Birmingham’s premier stop for hipsters and crate diggers alike — selling both CDs and Vinyl across a wide spectrum of genres. Seasick regularly hosts live performances from local and touring bands, as well as art shows, charity events, and pop-up shops for local businesses and budding restauranteurs, they also have a barbershop.

Founded in 2013 by Memphis transplant, Daniel Drinkard, SEASICK RECORDS began as a place to score vinyl from new and up-and-coming artists. In a few short years, the store has expanded in size and scope, quickly becoming Birmingham’s premier stop for hipsters and crate diggers alike — selling both CDs and Vinyl across a wide spectrum of genres. Seasick regularly hosts live performances from local and touring bands, as well as art shows, charity events, and pop-up shops for local businesses and budding restauranteurs, they also have a barbershop.

The BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 26,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum's extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art. The mission of the Birmingham Museum of Art is to provide an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse community by collecting, presenting, interpreting, and preserving works of art of the highest quality.

The BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 26,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum's extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art. The mission of the Birmingham Museum of Art is to provide an unparalleled cultural and educational experience to a diverse community by collecting, presenting, interpreting, and preserving works of art of the highest quality.

Housed in a historic building that was once a pharmacy, saloon, and brothel, AVONDALE BREWING is bridging the past and present together. We craft our brews with the same unique character and style as the stories that have inspired them. We are a locally owned and operated brewery that is dedicated to revitalizing our neighborhood and reviving the legacy of Avondale, Alabama.  

Housed in a historic building that was once a pharmacy, saloon, and brothel, AVONDALE BREWING is bridging the past and present together. We craft our brews with the same unique character and style as the stories that have inspired them. We are a locally owned and operated brewery that is dedicated to revitalizing our neighborhood and reviving the legacy of Avondale, Alabama.

 

COMMUNICATING VESSELS is an independent record label with in-house studio and storefront nestled in the historic Woodlawn district in Birmingham, Alabama. CommVess officially began in the home of producer, writer, recording artist, and former Remy Zero guitarist Jeffrey Cain, but in a broader, and certainly more emotional and creative sense, CommVess has its origins in the port city of Mobile. It was there during the 1980s that Cain was recording music on a 4-track deck, making cassette-cover art with paper copier, and pasting fake record label names on tapes he distributed to classmates at school. According to Cain, he got addicted to conjuring something out of nothing. STEP PEPPER RECORDS, a Birmingham-based experimental music label founded in 2010 and now with a brick and mortar home in Woodlawn!

COMMUNICATING VESSELS is an independent record label with in-house studio and storefront nestled in the historic Woodlawn district in Birmingham, Alabama. CommVess officially began in the home of producer, writer, recording artist, and former Remy Zero guitarist Jeffrey Cain, but in a broader, and certainly more emotional and creative sense, CommVess has its origins in the port city of Mobile. It was there during the 1980s that Cain was recording music on a 4-track deck, making cassette-cover art with paper copier, and pasting fake record label names on tapes he distributed to classmates at school. According to Cain, he got addicted to conjuring something out of nothing.

STEP PEPPER RECORDS, a Birmingham-based experimental music label founded in 2010 and now with a brick and mortar home in Woodlawn!

THE SYNDICATE LOUNGE is a miniature punk rock ballroom with better than expected sound. An intimate room (125 cap.) with both plenty of standing room and cozy seating in the venue’s lounge area, The Syndicate Lounge is perfect setting for enjoying singer-songwriters or the communal energy of a rock band. Owned and operated by local sound engineer Aaron Greene, the venue will also double as an all-analog recording studio that will be operational in early 2017.

THE SYNDICATE LOUNGE is a miniature punk rock ballroom with better than expected sound. An intimate room (125 cap.) with both plenty of standing room and cozy seating in the venue’s lounge area, The Syndicate Lounge is perfect setting for enjoying singer-songwriters or the communal energy of a rock band. Owned and operated by local sound engineer Aaron Greene, the venue will also double as an all-analog recording studio that will be operational in early 2017.