Our favorite annual Birmingham street festival will return in 2018, and this year's lineup certainly looks "big." SliceFest, which was founded in 2012, has featured the likes of The Revivalists, GRiZ, Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Keller Williams, Foundations of Funk, North Mississippi Allstars w/ Anders Osborne, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Break Science in years past. Today's announcement includes a wide variety of talent from across the musical spectrum, including Big Gigantic, The Original Wailers, BIG Something, Too Many Zooz, The Vegabonds, LUTHI, Tragic City, Will Stewart, Riverbend, Brook & The Bluff, Mutton Chops, and Rug Monkey. Held amidst one of the city's most vibrant entertainment districts, this festival provides a great overall atmosphere within a nearly perfect setting. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 16th, and click here to purchase your tickets in advance.
As part of our SliceFest preview coverage, we're giving away a pair of general admission tickets to this year's event. To enter the contest, head over to the Live & Listen Facebook page, share this post directly from the page, and tag a friend in the comments sections. Make sure your Facebook settings are on 'public' so we can see the share on our end. We will announce the ticket winner on Wednesday, March 28th at 12PM EST.
SliceFest is heavily attended and is a sell-out event each year. We urge individuals to purchase tickets in advance at SliceFest.com to ensure attendance. Early-bird tickets for SliceFest 2018 are on sale for a limited time for only $30. Full price tickets purchased at the gate will be $35. Children ages 12 and under will receive free admission. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Suki Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping families cope with Rhett Syndrome. Sponsors for SliceFest 2018 include Birmingham Budweiser, Coca Cola Bottling United, Tito’s Vodka, Metropolitan Properties. For more information on SliceFest or Slice Pizza & Brewhouse or visit www.slicefest.com or www.slicebirmingham.com.
“SliceFest provides us the opportunity to bring artist talent from all over to experience the magic that is in Birmingham,” stated Jason Bajalieh, Bro-Founder of Slice Pizza & Brewhouse. “Big Gigantic has played for sold out crowds at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball Music Festival, Bonnaroo and now SliceFest!”
SliceFest 2018 celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday, June 16th as Birmingham's largest food & music block party hosted by Slice Pizza & Brewhouse. If you love music, great food and brews, giving back and Birmingham then you don’t want to miss this festival. Slice Pizza & Brewhouse hosts the event to celebrate the restaurant’s anniversary and thank the Birmingham community for their continuous support. Over the past 6 years the event has grown to a full-blown festival bringing in local and regional music talent paired with local craft beer and specialty pizzas.
As with previous years, SliceFest is expected to welcome a SOLD OUT crowd on this 7th anniversary with patrons from Birmingham and across the Southeast. Community is what SliceFest is all about, not just a celebration of those that support Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, but a way to give back to the community. SliceFest has donated over $50,000 to Birmingham-based non-profits.
Stay tuned for future exclusive preview coverage of this year's festival, and see below for a taste of what you can expect from the 2018 lineup!
Big Gigantic's "All of Me" feat. Logic & Rosez:
The Wailers: Live at O2 Academy Leicster - March 6th 2018:
BIG Something - "The Flood" feat. Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee:
Too Many Zooz - "Bedford":
The Vegabonds - "Long Haired Country Boy":
LUTHI - "Every Body" Official Music Video:
Tragic City - "Turned Out" - Live from Monotonia Studios: