Saturday Jul 27th 2019 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
There is a $5 upcharge for this show for patrons under the age of 21.
This event is all ages Bobby Rush Bobby Rush...2017 GRAMMY winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner, and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year After decades of tearing up the chitlin’ circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no - holds - barred funkfests , Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long - overdue 2017 Grammy for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What’s more, Bobby’s brand - new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers) promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. “I’m sitting on top of the blues. I’m a bluesman who’s sitting on the top of my game, proud of what I do and proud of who I am and thankful for people accepting me for what I am and who I am,” says the charismatic Rush. “I’m happy about what I’m doing and still enthuse d about what I’m doing. And I think we’ve got some good songs.” That’s a profound understatement. There’s something for everyone on Sitting on Top of the Blues , from the boisterous R&B - laced opener “Hey Hey Bobby Rush” through the cooking “Good Stuff,” th e sexy “Slow Motion,” and a stripped - down “Recipe For Love” that features Bobby and his co - producer Vasti Jackson supplying all the accompaniment necessary with their interlocking guitars. Rush wails on pungent harmonica throughout the set, his vocals as s ly and sensuous as ever while elastic grooves simmer and surge behind him. Rush has been a master storyteller for decades, and the songs on this disc follow in that tradition. Never one to rest on his considerable laurels, Bobby’s not about to start now. “I think I’m getting more acclaim because I’m working harder, and when people tell me I can’t do something, that’s the wrong thing to tell Bobby Rush,” he says. “I’m considered the king of the chitlin’ circuit. I’m crossing over now, but I haven’t crossed out. And I think the music itself says that about me.” Scott Billington, producer of Porcupine Meat for Rounder Records, was involved this time too, though to a lesser extent as Rush recruited the multi - talented Jackson to help with much of the action beh ind the board. “I wanted to come with a record behind winning a Grammy,” says the veteran bluesman. “So we went and finished it up.” The album spotlights all of Rush’s strengths: blues, soul, funk, and everything in between. “That’s about the truth of me, ” he says of his new disc. “That’s all I know. Even if I do something different, I’m going to put enough blues in it so you’ll know that I’m still this blues singer that’s giving you what I know about it. Anything I do or say is going to be about the blues . So that’s where I was coming from with that. It’s got a lot of little twists. It’s got a little of this, a little of that. And I often talk about how I came up and who did I love and who influenced me. less
|Type of Place||Concert Venue|
|Address||513 22nd St S Birmingham, Alabama|
|Parking||We have several FREE parking lots within walking distance of our venue!- The “Backstage” lot located to the left of The Grill entrance on 6th Ave South. This lot is not available on show days. – The Grill at Iron City lot on the corner of 22nd St. South and 6th Ave South. – The Courtney’s lot on the corner of 24th St. South and 6th Ave South. – The Tool Solutions’s lot on 6th Ave South across from The Grill at Iron City is available to Iron City patrons AFTER 5PM. – There is also plenty of street parking around the venue. If you choose to park at LIV on 5th or The Fish Market, you will most likely get towed. These lots do not belong to Iron City.|
|Saturday||5 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Monday||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
Iron City Birmingham is a 22,000 sq foot entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Our beautiful event center has a 1300 person standing capacity and is perfect for any event, large or small, including weddings, luncheons, and receptions. In addition to our main stage, we have two smaller stages that are perfect for intimate gatherings and local acts.