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Coming to the BJCC

Can’t decide which of the dozens of events already announced at the BJCC to attend this year? We’ve done a round up of our top picks spanning theatre, comedy, concerts, and exhibitions for the ultimate 2024 must-sees!

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WWE Friday Night SMACKDOWN (Friday, Feb. 2 at Legacy Arena)

WWE Friday Night SMACKDOWN returns to Birmingham!
Witness the fallout of Royal Rumble Live. See Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, LA Knight, Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair, plus from Monday Night Raw WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre. Main Event: Jey Uso vs “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio!

Jurassic World Live Tour (Thursday-Sunday, February 9-11 – Legacy Arena)

Jurassic World comes to life in an action-packed, live arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying, unexpected turn when Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park. Join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon dinosaur, from a terrible fate.  Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex!

Anita Baker (Friday Feb. 16 at Legacy Arena)

Anita Baker’s 2024 tour celebrates her 40 years as a music icon in the industry since the release of her debut album, The Songstress, in 1983. These dates mark the first time she has been on a full tour since 1995 and it is also the first time The Songstress will be performing her classic hits live.

Alabama Ballet presents Giselle (Friday-Sunday Feb. 23-25 at BJCC Concert Hall)

The most significant Romantic ballet ever, Giselle tells the story of an innocent girl who is misled into believing the words of her charming admirer. With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are condemned to exist in the darkness of the forest. Accompanied by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Guest Conductor Sergey Bogza.

Cottontail’s Village Festival 2024 (Friday-Sunday March 1-3 at BJCC Exhibition Halls)

Cottontail’s Village Festival is a division of Christmas Village Festival and brings families and friends together to celebrate spring. Featuring over 200 booths, vendors from all across the United States offer a variety of gifts including arts, crafts, clothing, food and jewelry. The BJCC and Birmingham welcome shoppers over the 3-day long show.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross (Saturday March 9 at Protective Stadium)

See the world’s elite riders clash head-to-head at Monster Energy AMA Supercross! Watch the premier 450 class, as well as the rising stars in the 250 class as they put it all on the line season for the coveted title of Supercross Champion. The fastest riders will earn points towards competing in the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship Finals fueled by Monster Energy. Experience the intense action of the world’s most demanding sport live and in-person at Monster Energy AMA Supercross.

REDCREST 2024 (Friday-Sunday, March 15-17 – BJCC Exhibition Halls)

REDCREST 2024 will showcase top Bass Pro Tour anglers in Birmingham, Alabama, and Lay Lake March 13-17, 2024, competing for the REDCREST Championship trophy and a $300,000 top prize. Anglers compete using the MLF catch, weigh, immediate-release live-scoring format, with on-the-water tournament action livestreamed to create the biggest watch party in bass fishing. In addition to the tournament, the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex will host the MLF Outdoor Sports Expo March 15-17, 2024 featuring hundreds of exhibitors and activities.

Hadestown, Broadway in Birmingham

HADESTOWN (Tuesday-Sunday, March 19-24 – BJCC Concert Hall)

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

DRAKE (Wednesday, March 27 – Legacy Arena

Canadian rapper and vocalist Drake sustained a high-level commercial presence shortly after he hit the scene in 2006, whether with his own chart-topping releases or a long string of guest appearances on hits by the likes of Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky. Thanks to his introspective rap style, his sensitive R&B crooning, and his golden touch with songwriting, each one of his albums – from 2011’s Take Care to 2018’s trap-influenced Scorpion – topped charts worldwide, and singles like the Grammy-winning “Hotline Bling” and many of his mixtapes did too. As his star rose, he helped others along, sponsoring the Weeknd’s early work, starting the OVO Sound label, and giving features on his records to up-and-coming acts. By the second decade of his career, Drake’s constant chart domination, his Grammy wins and nominations, and his meme-worthy cultural presence made him one of the world’s most popular musicians, and the release of albums like 2022’s Honestly, Nevermind and 2023’s For All the Dogs became cultural events.

John Mellencamp (Friday, April 12 – BJCC Concert Hall)

John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Grammy Award winner, AMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member are just a few of the many accolades he has collected. An artist whose work fuses the bold punch of arena-ready rock with defiant, thoughtful songwriting, John Mellencamp’s most famous music is full of passion, heart, and an understanding of the lives of ordinary folks living in the American Midwest.

Nate Bargatze (Saturday, May 11 (2 shows) – Legacy Arena)

Hailed this year as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine and a “Rising Star,” by CBS Morning, 2021 Grammy nominated comedian, podcaster, and Old Hickory, Tennessee native Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world.  Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on Conan four times, was a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. Off-screen, Bargatze was part of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean-Cut Comedy Tour, and has performed live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times.  In addition to touring the country as a headliner, Nate toured arenas with Chris Rock on his 2017 Total Blackout Tour. He regularly performs at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival, where he’s received critical acclaim multiple years in a row.

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