1993 City Stages

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1993 poster, designed by Chris Clark

City Stages 1993 was the 5th annual edition of "Birmingham's World-Class Music Festival", held June 18-20, 1993. 170 acts played on 11 stages. Weekend passes cost $14. The estimated attendance was 245,000.

The first evening ended with the 3rd annual laser light show on the face of Birmingham City Hall sponsored by I-95 and Big B Drugs. Saturday afternoon was highlighted by the 5th annual "Street Strut" featuring organized teams sponsored by local businesses as well as spontaneous strutters. Four "architectural monuments" were entered into competition. WZRR-FM sponsored a karaoke booth at the corner of 5th Avenue North and 20th Street.

Other special events included a songwriters' showcase on June 17 at Louie Louie, a songwriters' workshop on June 18 at the Alabama Power Building, an ecumenical service of thanksgiving at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, the 2nd annual City Stages/Hibbett 5K run and Fox 21 Fun Run, and special performances of the J. L. Lowe / Karma Ibsen musical "Tuxedo Junction", directed by Mercedes Ellington with the UAB Department of Theatre and Dance.

Line up

Friday

  • Coca-Cola Stage
    • 7:10 Chris Smither
    • 8:30 Bobby Blue Bland
    • 10:15 Etta James
  • Birmingham News/Krystal Stage
  • Miller Genuine Draft Stage
  • Alabama Honda Connection Stage
    • 7:00 David Lindley with Hani Naser
    • 8:30 Jerry Jeff Walker
    • 10:05 Waylon Jennings
  • HealthSouth Sampler Stage
  • Southland Concessions Afrikan Village
  • Music Cafe
    • 7:00 Nashville songwriters (James Dean Hicks, Hugh Prestwood, Lisa Palas, Robert Byrne, Don Von Tress)
    • 8:20 Pierce Pettis
    • 9:50 Richard Thompson
  • Chubb Classical Music Oasis

Saturday

Sunday

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