BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Growing up in Vestavia Hills, Bradley Metrock spent many Father’s Day weekends at City Stages. When he moved to Nashville for college, he always thought he would return for the concert series, and since it ended, his mission has been to create something to fill the void left behind.
“I always said that if I moved back to Birmingham I wanted to bring back the stages of the city. That’s a line that I’ve parroted for a while, ”says Metrock. “My wife and I moved back to Birmingham last summer and we can’t bring the city stages back for a multitude of reasons, but we can create something better and something new, which fits what the city is now. , that’s what we want to do. “
Thus was born Euphonious.
Euphonic means “pleasant to the ear” and that is what Metrock hopes their festival will be. He is the executive producer of the three-day event, which this year begins with a single stage, but with room to grow.
“Euphonious is starting small, with a setting at Birmingham Zoo with its beautiful Henley Park lawn,” says Metrock. “We started planning Euphonious at a time when most people thought we were crazy. That’s why we are one of the first music festivals to be held in the US This year, you have to choose where to place your bets. “
The concert will take place outdoors, with standing seats and seats sold as grass seats. The squares have space for 8 people, but also allow more personal space.
The lineup includes Drew and Ellie Holcomb on Friday night, Moon Taxi on Saturday and a nod to ’90s nostalgia on Sunday with Sister Hazel and Tonic.
“The common thread running through all the acts at Euphonious is that they are excellent live performers,” says Metrock.
Euphonious also aims to give back to the community. They are partnering with United Ability, which will receive part of the proceeds.
“The United Ability that they do in Birmingham is incredible, it’s deep. They work with babies, from toddlers to older adults, improving their lives, ”says Metrock. “It’s fun giving money back to a charity and highlighting the great work that is being done in Birmingham.”
Standing seats are sold out, but grass spots are still available. You can see more events and buy tickets in their website.
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