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 have yet to be announced.
You can pick your tickets up at Will Call on the days of the event. The 2021 Will Call location has not yet been announced.
Tickets for contest winners and other giveaways will be available at Will Call. The 2021 Will Call location has not yet been announced.
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+
41st Street Pub — 21+
The Hangar — 21+
Do you have an online schedule?
The 2020 schedule has not yet been announced. When it is, it will be available on the schedule page.
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.