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  • thank you - 2019 Sponsors

  • 2019 line-up

    Ragan Whiteside

    Eric Essix

    Selina Albright

    Gary Motley


    LP-Like Paul


    As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of a people. Seeking to celebrate the spirit of the district, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, inspired by the “Taste of Chicago,” launched the first Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in 2003. Now approaching its 16th year, this one-day event has become a popular summer staple and continues to be presented at no cost to attendees, in collaboration with Urban Impact, Inc., the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, and the City of Birmingham.
    Nationally-recognized and homegrown artists that have performed on the main stage include: Bobbi Humphrey, Kim Waters, Ben Tankard, Norman Brown, Euge Groove, Ronnie and Deborah Laws, Michael Ward, Joey Summerville, Dee-Lucas, the Birmingham Heritage Band, Bo Berry, Daniel “Jose” Carr, Lonnie Liston Smith.

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  • Vendors

    Vendors and Food Trucks


    If you are interested in being a vendor or having your food truck at this year's festival

    please click here for more information and fill out the registration form.

    Once complete click the blue "submit" button at the bottom.

    For any additional questions email Carla Youngblood:



    There are several ways to book:


    * Home2 Suites One-Click—https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=BHMDOHT&groupCode=ajf

    * Call 1-800-Reservations—(1-800-426-7866) Please be sure to advise the Agent of your group name or group code

    * Call the hotel directly—(205) 322-7937 and ask for reservations. Identify your group name or group code and an agent will book your guest room



    Hilton Garden Inn & Home2 Suites by Hilton - Birmingham Downtown

    250 18th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35233

    Group Name: 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

    Group Code: AJF

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     Urban Impact, Inc. - Non-Profit 501(c)3
    1721 - 4th Avenue North, Suite 102
    Birmingham, AL 35203
    Telephone: 205.328.1850

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