Empowerment, inc. Is proud to present the 2017 annual steel city jazz festival in the magnificent magic city of Birmingham Alabama USA.
Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton.
STEEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbours, into an industrial and railroad transportation centre with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading.
Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, UK; one of that nation’s major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry.
In one writer’s view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labour from rural Alabama could be employed in the city’s steel mills and blast furnaces, giving it a competitive advantage over industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial centre of the South.
The pace of Birmingham’s growth during the period from 1881 through 1920 earned its nicknames The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South.
Today’s premier jazz artists sprinkled with a few legendary r&b performers & a-list mc, tops off your overall experience during the course of two days in historic paved Linn park.
You can bring your own seating or lay on the manicured lawn. You can bring your own eats or partake of our international food & drink court.
Our growing social media network is open to all and we welcome newcomers to become steel city jazz festival family members.
Steel City Jazz Festival Family prepare for the return of the world’s leading Jazz Artists Marion Meadows, Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum and The Legendary David Sanborn.
Brand New to our already incredible roster, get ready to enjoy The Incomparable Jeffrey Osborne the Dazzling Ms Rachelle Ferrell, the Remarkable & One And Only O’Jays and Saxophonist Extraordinaire Boney James.
Early bird tickets on sale now.