Iron City

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This article is about the current concert hall. For the 1880s foundry, see Iron City Foundry & Machine Works.
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Iron City is a 22,000 square-foot concert and event venue located at 22nd Street and 6th Avenue South. Opening on February 26, 2013 the $6 million facility took 2 years to complete. The 22,000 square-foot, two-level complex with three concert stages, two bars and a restaurant is owned by Steve DeMedecis and is operated by general manager Mike Craeger.

TRI Architecture designed the renovations to two existing buildings. The main stage is viewable from two levels and accommodates 1,300 for concerts. Creager designed the audio system. Meeting rooms, generous well-appointed restrooms and a full-service restaurant round out the venue. Chef William Rogers was brought in to upgrade the stand-alone Iron City Grill restaurant in 2013.

In June 2014, the adjacent 10,000 square foot Speedy Print building was purchased and preliminary plans had the venue's box office moving to the 2200 6th Avenue South site. The purchase also increases on-site parking, as Iron City would rent Speedy Print's parking lot on the weekends but as of July 11 the lot became available for all Iron City events.

Iron City has become a destination venue, hosting national touring acts and selling out shows by Band of Horses, Trey Anastasio Band, the Black Crowes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arctic Monkeys, Umphrey's McGee, Primus, Rob Zombie and more in just its first 15 months. In 2018 Iron City was named "Live Music Venue of the Year" by Nightclub & Bar magazine.


  • Diel, Stan (December 29, 2011) "Construction on new Southside venue is underway." The Birmingham News
  • Diel, Stan (October 9, 2013) "Iron City venue finds its way in Birmingham music scene." The Birmingham News
  • Colurso, Mary (June 10, 2014) "Birmingham's Iron City to get bigger, busier during second half of 2014, says owner Steve DeMedicis." The Birmingham News
  • Townley, Paige (April 1, 2015 ) "Bright Lights, Iron City: How a local business became one of the top music venues in the country." B-Metro
  • Colurso, Mary (March 6, 2018) "Birmingham's Iron City wins Nightclub & Bar Award for Live Music Venue of the Year." The Birmingham News

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