By La’Voris Garrett 

Get ready for an unforgettable evening at the 10th Annual Alabama Music Awards on July 28th, 2024, held at the Bessemer Civic Center. This event is more than a celebration; it’s a testament to Alabama’s cultural significance and artistic excellence in global music. From soulful blues to energetic hip-hop, the ceremony promises diverse performances, capturing the essence of Alabama’s musical diversity. 

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Shelley Stewart, transformed from a local radio personality into a prominent African American entrepreneur, overcoming adversity. Beyond radio, Stewart co-founded o2ideas in 1967, a Birmingham-based marketing and advertising firm, earning recognition in the Alabama Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Institution. 

Anticipation for the grand occasion builds with monthly events preceding the main ceremony, offering a glimpse into Alabama’s vibrant music scene and showcasing emerging talents. As we approach July 28th, 2024, stay tuned for updates on these events, spotlighting incredible talents at the Bessemer Civic Center. Join us in commemorating a decade of musical excellence and celebrating the artists defining Alabama’s music scene. The 10th Annual Alabama Music Awards is set to unite music lovers in the heart of Alabama’s cultural hub, paying homage to the enduring spirit of Shelley Stewart, a living legend whose legacy resonates in Alabama’s musical landscape. For the latest updates, visit