Birmingham Jam

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The Birmingham Jam was an annual 3-day music festival held at Sloss Furnaces in the fall, between 1991 and 1997. It was produced by promoter Joe Benintende's Encore Entertainment.

The festival featured blues, jazz and gospel acts including Pinetop Perkins, the Staple Singers, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gregg Allman, Luther Allison and Taj Mahal.

Local acts who played the Birmingham Jam included Foxxy Fatts



September 18–20, 1992


October 7–9, 1994

  • Gregg Allman & the Alabama Allstars


October 11–13, 1996

  • Diana Krall Trio

October 10–12, 1997

  • Colonel Bruce Hampton & the Fiji Mariners
  • Little Feat
  • Leftover Salmon