UAB Music plans summer concerts for all on campus

Enjoy free summer band concerts outdoors on campus and a performance from the UAB Gospel Choir this summer.

july concert UAB Summer Band Independence Day concertOne highlight of summer on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus is the free UAB Summer Band Independence Day concert. Held each year on July 4, on the lawn at Bartow Arena, the band includes musicians from all walks of life who come together each year to regale the audience with patriotic songs.

The concert is presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music, along with the free summer music camp final concert June 13 and the free Marching Blazers Band Camp show Aug. 21.

Join the UAB Gospel Choir on July 19 for its annual summer concert. Admission to the concert will help the choir raise money for an upcoming 2016 tour in Canada.

Saturday, June 13 

UAB Summer Music Camp final concert, 11:30 a.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Summer music camp students in grades seven through 12 will perform. Free admission. Call 205-934-7376 or 205-975-2787. Visit the UAB Department of Music at

Saturday, July 4

UAB Summer Band Independence Day concert, 7 p.m. on the UAB Bartow Arena lawn, 617 13th St. South. Free admission. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs, and enjoy a free, family-friendly patriotic concert under the stars. Stay and watch the fireworks over Red Mountain at 9 p.m. Call 205-934-7376 or visit

gospel choir newUAB Gospel ChoirSunday, July 19

UAB Gospel Choir summer concert, 6 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016. The UAB Gospel Choir is open to all UAB students. One credit hour is earned for participation, repeatable. Registration is required for participation. Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 for UAB students, faculty and staff; and $5 each for groups of 20 or more with advance purchase required. Call 205-975-2787 for ticket information. Visit the UAB Department of Music at

Friday, Aug. 21

UAB Marching Blazers Band Camp show, 7 p.m. on the UAB Campus Green, between 14th and 16th streets South on University Boulevard. See the Marching Blazers in action with the debut of their 2015 field show as students return to campus for fall semester. Free to all. Visit the UAB Department of Music at