Join in on the Fun at Live @ the Plaza

Audience with hands in the air at a music festival

Tuscaloosa is known for its prestigious football team from the University of Alabama. However, football isn’t all that this amazing city has to offer. Every summer, there are a ton of events going on in the Government Plaza, including Live at the Plaza! This free concert and festival takes place every Friday evening from 6 until 9 PM during the months of June and July. Get ready to fill your summer with great music and lots of fun!

Live at the Plaza

Each summer, members of the Tuscaloosa community and nearby areas look forward to Live at the Plaza. During this event, you have the opportunity to bust out your lawn chairs and blankets while you enjoy the music that fills the Tuscaloosa air. This event is held every Friday night in the downtown Tuscaloosa area in the Government Plaza.

Live at the Plaza begins on June 2nd and runs until July 28th. You will have the opportunity to see fresh faces performing locally, or even some bigger names – and it’s all for free!


If you need a little more persuasion on attending here are some of the best reasons! You will have the opportunity to see many of Tuscaloosa’s native local musicians. Hear music from bands like the Nashville trio who, Campbell Station. This band jams to country/rock music, so get ready to rock out to their amazing tunes. Or, you can feel the passion and funk of Alabama natives, Lamont Landers Band. You can also enjoy country music from Matt Jones, our friendly neighborhood singer from Tuscaloosa! Make sure you keep up with the Live at the Plaza Facebook page so you can hear about more amazing acts that will be announced!

Entertainment District

New to T-town this year is the upcoming Entertainment District, which surrounds the government plaza. Since the festival does not permit bringing your own alcoholic beverages, this is a great alternative. Purchase your beverages from the amazing dining options that surround the plaza, including Heat Pizza Bar and Innisfree Irish Pub! If you start to get antsy sitting in the grass, Alcove Tavern is only a few short steps away. Most businesses surrounding the area will give you your adult drinks in approved “go-cups”. This way, you can take them around the plaza with you!

**Many of the bars and restaurants participating in the festivities will open at 4 PM on Friday.

It’s an Event for the Entire Family

Another reason to attend is that not only are all ages permitted to attend, but your furry friend is welcome too! Since this event takes place after the work week, many folks like to stop by to unwind and relax with the family. You are welcome to bring just about anything you want with you, so you can treat the plaza like it is your own living room!

Despite all these amazing reasons, one of the biggest reasons to attend the concert is that you will not have to spend a dime on admission. So basically, you can enjoy a beautiful night out in the plaza, listen to awesome live music, and bring just about whoever and whatever you want. Just to top it off, simultaneously being surrounded by friendly faces and puppies is the perfect way to bring in the weekend. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? See you at the Plaza!

Visit Tuscaloosa Hyundai

Make sure you don’t miss this awesome event coming up in Tuscaloosa this summer! You will not be disappointed with just how amazing a free event could be. Also, while you’re in the area, make sure you stop by Tuscaloosa Hyundai to make sure your family arrives safely and in style to the plaza and check out all our awesome vehicles here!