The Sundilla Concert Series

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Sara Beth Mullins
Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

The Sundilla Concert Series

Auburn’s Sundilla Concert Series started in 1993, with hopes to create a space for people to enjoy music and culture without having to drive hours to find a venue. Sundilla is celebrating their 25th year of bringing music from all over to the local area. Hosting around 12-14 artists a year, the Sundilla Concert Series is jam-packed with shows for you to come hang out at and sway to the music with your friends in a fun, casual environment.

Director Bailey Jones says, “My favorite thing about Sundilla is being able to bring world-famous touring professional musicians to Auburn, and giving people in this area the chance to hear them and become fans, something that probably wouldn’t otherwise happen. ‘This is the first time I have ever played in Alabama,’ has been said from our stage more times than I can remember.”

Sundilla has hosted over 190 artists. They have come from all over the world, many even incorporating our local stop into a tour. 

After three years of pop-up concerts, the Sundilla found a permanent home for their concert series in 1996, in the historic Unitarian Fellowship Building in Auburn. The Sundilla series is a not-for-profit and based on volunteer efforts. They provide original, acoustic music in an intimate, gracious setting. Tickets for the concerts generally range from $12 to $18, depending on the artist.

In 2016 the Sundilla series was given a SERFA Award by the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, which is the Auburn-Opelika regional arm of the Folk Alliance International. SERFA covers 12 states in the Southeast, and Sundilla was the first venue to be recognized with this honor.

While Sundilla is primarily hosted in the Unitarian Fellowship Building, some artists perform at Pebble Hill. Coming up on July 12, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. is the Randall Bramblett Band. Randall Bramblett is a multi-instrumentalist and is well respected for his songwriting. Bramblett wrote the title track for the Blind Boys of Alabama’s new Grammy Award-winning album as well as a long list of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramblett, Hot Tuna, and more. Tickets for this concert are $15 and are available online for purchase here.

Fans can also look forward to upcoming performances by Ordinary Elephant on June 28, Pierce Pettis on August 24, Maybe April on September 7, and Claude Bourbon on September 21. All concert information and details on performers can be found on their website. Grab your friends and come enjoy a unique concert experience and discover an artist or genre of music you may have never known you enjoyed.

 

 

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