What is Secret Stages?
Secret Stages is a two-day music discovery festival that features over 50 bands performing on the stages of Birmingham, AL, on the first weekend of August. All Secret Stages venues are within walking distance of each other and filled with up-and-coming acts drawn from around the nation.
When and where is the event?
Secret Stages 2020 will be held on August 6 and August 7, 2021, in Birmingham, AL. This year the festival is taking place in Avondale, with all venues located at the intersection of 41st St South and 2nd Ave South. This year’s venues are Avondale Brewing Co., the Black Tie CBD Outdoor Stage and Saturn.
You can pick your tickets up at Will Call on the days of the event. 2021 Will Call is located on 2nd Ave. S. between 41st St. and 42nd St.
Tickets for contest winners and other giveaways will be available at Will Call. 2021 Will Call is located on 2nd Ave. S. between 41st St. and 42nd St.
The age range of our venues vary. 2021 venues have not yet been announced, but here are the age restrictions for venues we have used in the past:
Avondale Outdoors — All Ages
Avondale Upstairs — All Ages
Saturn — 18+
You can buy festival merch from past years (and from this year when they are for sale) from our online store. 2021 merch will also be available at the festival. 2021 Merch is located on 2nd Ave. S. between 41st St. and 42nd St.
2021 tickets are not yet on sale, but when they are you will be able to purchase them here on our website, as well as at Will Call on the days of the festival. 2021 Will Call is located on 2nd Ave. S. between 41st St. and 42nd St.
How do I apply for Media Credentials?
If you are a member of the media, you can apply for Media credentials here on the website.
Can I bring a camera?
Where can I park?
Street parking is available in and around the neighborhood of Avondale.
What should I NOT bring?
Weapons, food & drink, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets (service dogs will be permitted), professional recording equipment, detachable lens camera, audio recording equipment, video recording equipment, gopros, selfie sticks, fireworks or other explosives, no unauthorized vendors will be permitted, no solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc.
What payments to bands accept for their merch?
You should bring cash. Many bands accept cards or other forms of payment, but we can’t guarantee anything.
What should I do in the case of an emergency?
If you are having an emergency, please call 911.