The 2018 Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival had a new home in the Avondale area of Birmingham, Alabama, and that move proved to be a wonderful idea. The festival, which ran on August 3rd and August 4th, enjoyed a super large crowd that gathered to hear bands of all genres play at five venues in the popular Birmingham neighbor. Avondale Brewery hosted a stage outdoors and on the second floor of its building, Saturn Birmingham hosted a stage, 41st Street Pub and Aircraft Sales hosted a stage, and their nextdoor event space, The Hangar, served as the remaining stage for the festival.
All five stages provided a great atmosphere to see and hear bands, many of them from Birmingham but many others from throughout the region and the country. With great weather and a laid back block party atmosphere, Secret Stages 2018 in Avondale was a definite hit and should set the stage for many years to come. This was my first Secret Stages experience, and I absolutely loved covering the festival. The layout, and, especially, the bands that performed made for a great weekend.
I'd like to share with you all some of my favorite photos I took of bands over the course of the two day Secret Stages event. These photos will be presented in chronological order of how I took them, and clicking the photo will take you directly to the band's main website. If you'd like more information about the bands, including bios and social media links, visit Secret Stages' OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
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