When Cahaba Brewery moved into its 51,000 square-foot location in Avondale’s Continental Gin Complex, the team had a vision for the spacious taproom that involved more than beer.
The size of Cahaba’s former home limited the crowd they could host, and the community-minded brewing team was excited to finally be able to invite Birmingham into its new larger space. Building on Cahaba’s commitment to supporting local, the brewery partnered in 2017 with Yellowhammer Creative to start the bi-annual CahaBazaar as a long-awaited community gathering.
Each winter and summer, the festival showcases Birmingham artists, makers and nonprofits – and it’s almost that time again! On Saturday, June 23, CahaBazaar will feature 40 local vendors with original products. Cahaba Brewery ambassador Danielle Chamoun says CahaBazaar is all about working with the community – echoing Cahaba’s core values.
“We love the people in our neighborhood, in our city, in our state, and we wanted a way to bring everyone together,” Chamoun said. “Art was the answer!”
Although CahaBazaar hosts many artists and creatives, it also encourages non-profits to participate to help build awareness for their causes.
With so many unique vendors to choose from, CahaBazaar has a little something for everybody! A special shout-out to REV clients and partners below who are participating (Watch this page throughout the week for the full list)
- Alabama Partners for Clean Air
- Alabama Symphony Orchestra
- Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
- Digs Design
- Down in the Ham
- Growing Kings Inc
- Infinite Soaps
- Left Hand Soap Co.
- Leldon’s Wooden Art
- Match Chocolate
- Mountain High Outfitters
- Seasick Records
- Sidewalk Film Festival
- Urban Food Project
- Winslet & Rhys
Your guide to a family-friendly day downtown
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Family Friendly, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Yaysayers
With summer just around the corner, kids will soon be out of school and insisting on getting out of the house. Luckily, Downtown Birmingham has an abundance of family-friendly activities that will keep your kiddos entertained and create lifelong memories.
We know taking kids out for extended periods can be challenging; that’s why we have curated a list of experiences designed to be enjoyable within a manageable 3 – 4 hour timeframe. This way, both children and parents can make the most of their time without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. These four experiences include lunch options and are tailored to different ages and personalities.
Get to know your City Center District Manager, Michael Symes.
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, REV Team, Yaysayers
Meet Michael Symes, the new City Center District Manager for the Business Improvement District (BID). As a long-time resident of Birmingham, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having been an active member of the community since graduating from the University of Alabama. In this article, we will explore Michael’s journey and learn about his “accidental roots” in the city, as well as his passion for working with the Business Improvement District (BID) of the Magic City. Follow along as we get to know the person behind the job title and uncover the unique perspective he brings to the role.
It's show time at the Woodlawn Theater!
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
Lights, Camera, Action! The rebirth of the Woodlawn Theater is happening this weekend in the heart of Woodlawn. The theater is opening its doors to the public with two extraordinary opening events that are FREE to the public. The 1400 square foot venue has a wide range of amenities and even has a full-service bar. Because of the Mason Music Foundation, this venue is filling a much needed resource for local musicians to perform. Keep reading to discover how the theater came back to life and its impact on the community.