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Taste what makes Alabama a creative and cultural powerhouse.

From our James Beard Award-winning restaurants to our makers across the state, Alabama is a creative powerhouse for those who want inspiration from their next adventure.

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Theater

Did you know that one of the greatest theatrical destinations in America can be found right in the heart of Alabama? The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery draws more than 300,000 visitors a year for 14 diverse performances, including three works by William Shakespeare. This sprawling landmark is just one of many venues across Alabama that hosts performances ranging from small and experimental to bold and epic.

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Gee's Bend Quilts

Visual Arts

When art lovers talk about exciting work being made in America today, they're usually talking about the folk art renaissance underway in Alabama. The gorgeous handmade quilts of Gee's Bend have made global celebrities of the women from this isolated town, while folk art painters across the state are quickly becoming celebrated names in the art world as well.

You can experience Alabama's folk art, along with some of the nation's best fine art collections, at museums and galleries across Alabama.

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Shelby Lynne

Music

The roots of American music run deep in Alabama. Country, blues, rock and gospel owe a great deal of their success to the musical pioneers who hailed from Alabama, whether it was “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy or the first country superstar, Hank Williams Sr. Today, live music is still a way of life in Alabama. From cavernous concert halls to jam-packed juke joints, Alabama's music venues are world-class and world-renowned.

Hear Your Next Vacation

Listen to the Sounds of Alabama radio station on Pandora. It features local artists and that Alabama soul. Because when you’re here, you can take it all in.

Celebrate Alabama Makers

Alabama has a lot of talent, especially in the maker community, where creative folk are “making” what they love. Discover their stories and find inspiration for your own pursuits.

Alabama Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way.