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Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 458 8400
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Ranked #25 of 46 Attractions in Birmingham
Type: Civic Centers
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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238 reviews 238 reviews
43 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The good news is that this venue is not oversized like the large arenas. The downside is that it is a dated design, with much wasted interior space, and so-so acoustics. That said, my front row Tier AA set for a July 2014 Steely Dan show was perfect. The lobby and restroom area is poorly designed, with inadequate space for... More

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every BJCC facility was very clean and well kept. Despite multiple entrance ways and building separations, the clear signage and helpful staff made the complex easily navigable. The main concert hall was very impressive and had fantastic acoustics.

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Madison, Mississippi, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The BJCC facilities are nice. They have several buildings for different types of events. The concert hall where I saw Steely Dan is big enough for a great concert and small enough to see well. The acoustics are great and it seemed every seat was a good one.....

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Birmingham, Alabama
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250 reviews 250 reviews
89 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While the complex has been around for many years, it still serves multiple functions well. The concert hall is outstanding, especially for acoustic performances. The Arena itself hosts a number of concerts and other special events (rodeo, circus, monster trucks, etc.), as well as sporting events. They've done a lot to clean up this area, and with the addition of... More

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Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the best venue i've been to yet. The seating was great as well as the acoustics, and it was a very nice place. The staff was good and the atmosphere was really chill. I hope to see another concert here!

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Trussville, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a Birmingham native I have seen many acts at the bjcc ( tori Amos/the eagles/page and plant/pink floyd lazer light show /the Birmingham Broadway production of Wicked,etc) although it had been a few years ,I took my husband and son to see Brit Floyd I was pleased to see the renovations to the area the enclosed parking area felt... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We attended an energetic, exciting dance recital here in the Concert Hall. Seating was adequate for wheelchairs and a companion, and the staff monitored well who sat in the limited area. Acoustics, lighting, total access, all fantastic. The entire complex is enormous, but signage was helpful.

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226 reviews 226 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Poor parking. Poor management. Regularly schedule multiple events same night with same start and end time for nightmare traffic and parking issues. They want you to park at old SS building lot which is nasty. All this and they want to build a dome there too. Sound is horrible in the concert hall, they never use the theatre and the... More

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Ocala, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went here for the Bruno Mars concert this week, and I was a little disappointed. I expected pricey concessions, long lines, and a mix of personalities in the workers, but I didn't expect toilets that weren't flushing an hour before the concert even began. The climb to the seats was ridiculously steep, but I guess that's the norm anymore.... More

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Paris, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My friend and I attended the Joyce Meyer Conference in March 2014. Very friendly staff from the door greeters to the maintenance staff. The facility was clean and the staff was always walking around in case they were needed. The concession prices were very high, $3.50 for a bottle of water was crazy. The auditorium sound had a big echo... More

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