200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

The city of Birmingham kicks off its 3-year Alabama bicentennial with “I’m Coming Home” celebration on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:00 pm in front of the beautiful Alabama Theatre in Birmingham’s downtown historic district.

The event features live performances by the Alabama A&M, Alabama State University, and UAB marching bands at 4:30 pm, followed by a formal ceremony at 5. The kickoff event is free and open to everyone.

The ceremony is followed by a concert at the Lyric Theatre featuring the Temptations Review with lead singer and Alabama native Dennis Edwards. Alabama’s own “American Idol” contestants Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice, Broadway and Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday, and a 50-piece orchestra led by Henry Panion III will also perform. 

Tickets for the 8:00 pm show are on sale via Ticketmaster. For more information about the kickoff and concert, please visit the Birmingham Bicentennial Committee's Facebook or www.lyricbham.com.