This new year, see new shows at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Get tickets now for shows like Steep Canyon Rangers, Alvin Ailey Dance, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Syncopated Ladies and more.

Mutts Gone Nuts. 1On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, the Alys Stephens Center is going to the dogs with “Mutts Gone Nuts.”Welcome in the new year with new performances presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

Like and follow UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest announcements. Some shows may be close to selling out, including Gladys Knight on Feb. 18. 

UAB employees can get $15 off the purchase of two tickets for most shows. Purchase tickets at, call 205-975-2787, or visit the Alys Stephens Center Box Office at 1200 10th Ave. South, Birmingham.

Those who are truly passionate about the arts, or who want to be the first to hear about upcoming events, may become arts members for exclusive benefits. Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets first.

Jan. 7, 2024: Mutts Gone Nuts

On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, the Alys Stephens Center is going to the dogs with “Mutts Gone Nuts.”

Tickets to the 3 p.m. show are $20, with a family of four special for $65. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in an action-packed, comedy spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by The Washington Post, the dogs are sure to knock your socks off and steal your heart.

Feb. 7, 2024: Xavier Foley

Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. See Foley live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in a free performance as part of the Alys Stephens Center’s Young Concert Artists Series.

Foley strives to become a world artist on the double bass as he continues to incorporate all styles of music, whether it be cultural, national or folk music.

SCR Press 2Steep Canyon RangersFeb. 8, 2024: Steep Canyon Rangers

Grammy Award winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers and frequent collaborators with the renowned banjoist, actor and comedian Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Reserved seating tickets are $20, $30 and $40. Over the years, Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to the top of the bluegrass genre, headlining top festivals such as Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass.

Feb. 17, 2024: Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center Concert Hall. Four seating levels are available; ticket prices start at $38. Tickets may be purchased only through Ticketmaster, which can be accessed through There is no service fee if tickets are purchased in person at the BJCC Box Office.  

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Ailey and a group of young African American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance, according to the company’s biography. The company’s tour repertory has not yet been announced; but their signature work, “Revelations,” will be performed. 

Feb. 18, 2024: Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight, one of the greatest legends in music, will perform Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. The performance is set for 6 p.m. This show is nearly sold out; tickets are $69, $79 and $89. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched Knight’s unquestionable artistry. This Legend Award and seven-time Grammy Award winner, known as the “Empress of Soul,” has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

March 2, 2024: “An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee” 

Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee will bring their sensational viral Instagram show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024. Reserved seating tickets are $65, $75 and $85. Coming directly from their living room to the stage, this intimate show with the powerhouse duo will be packed with Foster’s hits from “Chicago,” Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and others, and McPhee’s biggest songs from “American Idol,” “Smash” and “Waitress.”

April 7, 2024: Syncopated Ladies

Fierce female tap dancers Syncopated Ladies will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Reserved seating tickets are $25, $35 and $45. Los Angeles-based Syncopated Ladies was created by Emmy Award-nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold — protege of Debbie Allen — known for choreographing the 2022 Apple Original holiday film “Spirited,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer. They have worked with megastar Beyoncé and appeared on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” as the winner of the first dance crew battle, and their viral videos have amassed more than 100 million views. 

May 5, 2024: Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show

Musicians and comedians Matt Levingston and Gareth Sever bring a joyous charm to the spectacularly imaginative Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show, coming to UAB’s Alys Stephens Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2024. Tickets are $20, with a family of four special: four tickets for $65. Buckets N Boards has performed 10 critically acclaimed summer seasons in Branson, Missouri, and is one of the most requested headline acts on Disney Cruise Lines. Born from their shared passion for music and rhythm, the show comes to life through nonstop hilarious interactions plus songs, harmonies, tap dancing, beatboxing, body percussion, bucket drumming, and a fresh and unique brand of clean comedy.

Season sponsors are Alabama State Council on the Arts, Altec Industries, EBSCO, The Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation, WBHM, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Viva Health and Vulcan Value Partners.