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Your membership will help keep the music alive in Montgomery. Click on the Membership Form link for details.

ARMS membership helps bring roots music to Montgomery

Blues fan? Jazz fan? Country fan? Something else? The Alabama Roots Music Society is for you! The mission of the non-profit ARMS organization is to foster roots music through the promotion of ARMS-sponsored concerts and music events, and to assist other organizations and entities with promoting roots music through concerts and other music events.

Through the years, the music has ranged from rockabilly to zydeco, blues to bluegrass, plus gospel, rock and more. Sunday afternoon Jazz Jams provide a low-key gathering for musicians of all levels to learn and jam in a relaxed environment at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

If you enjoy music in a variety of forms and the people who make it, ARMS welcomes your attendance and participation! The group hosts an annual fundraiser ($10/ticket or $100 for a table, $80/table for ARMS members) known as JUKE which brings in nationally-known acts to a great, weather-friendly event at the Union Station Train Shed. In the spring, ARMS partners with the city to produce RiverFest, bringing a variety of musical acts to the Riverfront. For more information about ARMS membership, email alabamarootsmusic@gmail.com. Membership is $20 for individuals and $40 family and a form is available by clicking on the link to the group's newsletter on the ARMS website.


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Lionel Young Band Coming to Montgomery on November 1

The Lionel Young Band, winner of the 2011 International Blues Challenge, will close out the 2016 ARMSchair concert series with a performance November 1 at Kiwanis Park in Old Alabama Town.

Young, a classically trained violin player from Colorado, was the first double champion in the IBC’s history, having won in the solo-duo category in 2008. The band plays original songs, as well as interpretations of blues classics by Willie Dixon, Leadbelly, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Young was born in Rochester, New York, and began violin lessons at the age of six. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Opera-Ballet Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. He has won numerous awards, including the Young Artist Award (Pittsburgh Symphony) and the Concerto Contest (Carnegie-Mellon).

Young has worked with many major artists, including Count Basie, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Paige, Robert Plant, Doc Severenson, Linda Ronstadt, Living Color, Stanley Turrentine, Elvin Bishop, and Kenny Neal.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great music.

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to all the Live Music fans who come to our events. Thanks to the City of Montgomery for allowing our volunteers to work in the interest of keeping outstanding musicians playing their music live in the Capitol City.