Do Dah Day

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In 1979, a small group of friends got together and decided to have a party — or so the story goes — and Do Dah Day was born. The following years saw the party grow into an event raising money for local charities such as the Birmingham Zoo, Avondale Library and the Alabama Theatre. With so many Do Dah Day volunteers being pet owners and animal lovers, it was a natural progression for the fundraising focus to turn to local animal charities. Soon Do Dah Day was no longer a party — it had become an all-out festival.

Today, Do Dah Day is Birmingham’s oldest outdoor music festival. An event that in its infancy was enjoyed by 200 fun-loving Birmingham citizens, now sees more than 40,000 people from all over the United States converge on Birmingham’s Historic Highland Parks for a day of fun, food and music with their pets. Raising more than $536,000 since 1992 for Jefferson County animal shelters, Do Dah Day is one of the city’s most cherished springtime events.

Do Dah Day has always been — and still is today — a 100% volunteer organization, managed by a board of directors that consists of a diverse and eclectic group of local professionals. What began, in the simplest of terms, as an idea, has become a true tradition. Here’s to 27 years of Do Dah-ing!

Do Dah Day 2007 will be held on Saturday, May 19th in the historic Highland Parks of Birmingham, Alabama. There are two main stages, one in Rhodes Park and one in Caldwell Park. Each stage will feature between 4 and 6 bands throughout the day.

The Do Dah Day Entertainment Committee is currently accepting submissions from a wide variety of music genres. They do require that all lyrics be kid-friendly (no cursing) as there is likely to be a large number of families in attendance at the event.

2006 Do Dah Day Sponsors:

Birmingham Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Alabama Power, 103.7 the Q, 102.5 the Bull, Magic 96.5, FOX6-WBRC, and many more!

No monetary compensation is provided to artists- this is a charity event! Travel and lodging costs will not be covered for out of state/regional acts (although they will help you find a good deal locally). Refreshments will be provided (beer, sodas, water, etc.) and event t-shirts, as well as inclusion in the promotion and publicity for the event. This can include but is not limited to: web site, television, radio, flyers, etc. Depending on the weather, this event experiences attendance upwards of 50,000 people, which equals GREAT exposure in the Birmingham and Alabama markets!