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Birmingham's Music Discovery Festival

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Alabama's premiere taste-making festival, Secret Stages, returns for a fourth year this August, with their most diverse lineup yet. The walking, pub-crawl style festival is meant to introduce attendees to a wide array of up-and-coming Southeastern musical talent, and this year proves to be no exception.

Atlanta, GA bands performing this year include Disfigurement, Boog Brown, Faun And A Pan Flute, Marshall Ruffin, Rrest, and Spirits and the Melchizedek Children.

Don't worry if you're not familiar with some of these acts. The point of Secret Stages is for you to discover new and exciting artists. Secret Stages previously showcased now-established acts like Dawes, Shovels & Rope, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Lydia Loveless, Futurebirds, The Love Language, William Tyler, and more.

VIP passes are currently on sale for $75. VIP includes access to all events and performances, access to VIP Lounge, complimentary catering, complimentary beer, wine & spirits and more. Advance weekend passes are now on sale for $25. Those will increase to $35 the weekend of the festival. You're not likely to find another festival of this caliber for such a low price.

2014 is the third year that Secret Stages has partnered with LOBOTOMIX, a Birmingham Hip Hop collective, booking, and promotions organization committed to promoting independent, socially conscious Hip Hop, preserving the original roots and principles of this rich musical genre, and providing a local and regional counterpoint to the influence of commercially driven Hip Hop. By promoting events that showcase local and regional talent and hosting national acts on tour in the area, LOBOTOMIX provides the community with access to live emcees and DJs and provides the b-boy community with a platform to express their art. Performances on the LOBOTOMIX stage, located at Matthew's Bar & Grill, will take place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 6pm to 2am, and will include rising and established Hip Hop artists that are intelligent, fresh, and innovative.

Secret Stages is happy to announce that they will donate 20% of profits from this year's festival to Scrollworks Youth Music School, a nonprofit organization providing music education to Central Alabama youth of all ages. Scrollworks encourages children of diverse racial, economic, social, and cultural backgrounds to explore and cultivate their musical talent and contribute to Alabama's musical culture.

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