Saturday >> June 21 5pm – 10pm Engel Plaza Free Community Event Local vendors, local tunes, local art, and local brews. Enjoy the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by celebrating Birmingham at LOCAL, a free community event put on by the Alys Stephens Center’s Junior Board. Browse tents and enjoy produce from local farmers markets including Pepper Place Market and West Homewood Farmers Market. Enjoy music from the finalists of ASC Commissions Birmingham. Each finalist will perform their own song written about Birmingham. Shop local vendors (list below), grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, drink a beer from Cahaba Brewery or enjoy the cash bars! VIP Tickets are available $25 in advance >> $30 day of event. VIP tickets include food and beverages from local Birmingham vendors. Click here to purchase a VIP Ticket. Through sponsorships LOCAL will raise funds to help support ArtPlay, the ASC’s education and outreach initiative. ArtPlay reaches over 12,000 individuals in our community each year through its art programs and education that is either low cost or free.
Sounds Like: Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn
Bio: India Ramey is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. The granddaughter of a Sand Mountain bluegrass and gospel musician, India was born with music in her blood. India grew up listening to everything from gospel choir, to Willie Nelson, to Pat Benatar to the Ramones. She went from singin...See Full Bio
We are number 38 on the ReverbNation Americana charts for Nashville, TN. www.reverbnation.com/indiaramey
“You might think the cover art for India Ramey’s new album, “Blood Crescent Moon,” looks cool and creepy, sultry and spooky. And you’d be right. The Birmingham singer-songwriter wanted a Southern Gothic feel for her sophomore record, which spins dark tales of love and loss, defiance and pride. The characters in Ramey’s alt-country songs are full of stormy passions, more likely to throw a dagger than toss a bouquet. “I just wanted to write songs that I wanted to hear,” Ramey says. “As it turns out, I have a really dark taste in music. The majority of the music that I listen to is dark. I’m a big Metallica fan. I Love Neko Case, and she can tell some dark, scary stories.” Ramey’s 2010 debut, “Junkyard Angel,” was far from a sunny romp, with its material about resilient women overcoming hard times. Still, with “Blood Crescent Moon,” Ramey believes her true voice is starting to emerge. “I wanted to test my storytelling skills,” she says.”