September 26, 2016

Black Jacket Symphony to perform David Bowie exclusively at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Oct. 14

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black jacket 2016Black Jacket Symphony will perform David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” and a selection of his greatest hits, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center Performing Arts Center.

Known for their incredible re-creations of some of classic rock’s biggest albums, Black Jacket Symphony will leave audiences in awe as they bring to life this seminal concept album that follows the character of Ziggy Stardust and gave the world such hit songs as “Starman,” “Rock and Roll Suicide,” and “Suffragette City.”

The exclusive performance is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the center’s Jemison Concert Hall. The show is made possible by PNC. Tickets are $45.50. A limited number of $25 tickets are available for UAB students and faculty. All UAB students, faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets for all shows except gala. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Join the Alys Stephens Center for a members-only pre-performance dinner at Galley & Garden, in the historic Merritt House on Highland Avenue. Dinner includes a three- course meal and wine. Limited seating is available. For more information on membership and to reserve your seat, contact the ASC Development Office at 205-996-6113 or at

A David Bowie costume contest will begin when lobby/bars open at 6:30 p.m. in the ASC’s lower lobby. Participants will be photographed and judges will select winners after the show has started. Winners will be texted and can pick up their prizes at intermission. Prizes include two tickets to an ASC-presented show of their choice; two tickets plus an expanded package including admission to the Abroms Patron Lounge and parking; and the first prize, a David Bowie album provided by Charlemagne Record Exchange, two tickets to an ASC-presented show of their choice with APL admission and parking, and Alys Stephens Center membership.  

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by re-creating classic albums in a live performance setting with first-class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening’s artist. Recent hit and sold-out concerts by Black Jacket Symphony include the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Second Helping” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Read more about the band at

Additional Info

  • Event Date: October 14
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