Sloss Music and Arts Festival Recap

Get transported to Alabama’s first ever Sloss Music and Arts Festival – A weekend full of inspiring fashion, and an amazing line-up of performers. 

This post comes from our Regional Social Media Manager, Dawn!

The inaugural Sloss Music and Arts Festival was recently held at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. This music and lifestyle festival featured acts including The Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Zella Day to name just a few, but what makes this festival so unique is the actual venue. Sloss Furnaces, which produced iron through 1970, dates back to the late 1800’s when Birmingham was just becoming a city. Although none of the original furnace is left, the oldest building on the premises, which also houses the Shed Stage, dates back to 1902. Sloss is currently the only twentieth century blast furnace in the US being preserved and interpreted as a historic industrial site and received the National Historic Landmark designation in 1981. Sloss reopened to the public in 1983 and now hosts concerts, festivals, and conferences, as well as metal arts workshops and exhibitions. This year’s festival included a live iron pouring demonstration where attendees could create their own one-of-a kind metal art piece and then watch it be made by a team of local iron-pourers… so cool. Come along with me as I share my experience through photos of this year’s event!

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Zella doing her thing. What a beauty and always a great performance!

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Get the look: Hollywood Graphic TeeAustin Pleated Short


Get the look: High Neck Crop TopMischief Magic Print Maxi


Get the look: Embroidered Babydoll SlipFP One Tie Front BlouseOutlaw Boyfriend Short


Get the look: Basic Seamless BandeauBoyfriend Shortall

You know I was style watching…pretty much always am.

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First Aid Kit


Band from Birmingham, St. Paul and the Broken Bones

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Get the look: Merci TeeDenim Petal Brief


Get the look: Sahara Printed ShortCoastline Aviator SunglassTrail Dusted Distressed Hat


Get the look: Live For Your Smile DressSantorini Melted Wayfarer


Get the look: Denim Petal BriefFloating Floral Cami

Hey, it’s me Dawn!

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+ Who else attended Sloss Fest? What was your favorite show?

Maybe I’ll see you there next year!!

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Great pictures! Looks like the festival was so much fun :)
And I love the outfits shown in here!
I didn’t attend, but who know maybe next year I’ll be there.

Beautiful festival!! It looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to attend of these!


Thank you so much for posting about Birmingham! We are doing s lot of great things in the city and its nice to have positive publicity. Great article!

THANK YOU for shedding a positive light on Birmingham. I don’t live in AL anymore, but I’m so, so happy to see them growing instead of people just assuming it’s a drug ridden crime haven. There is so much to do there!


Looks like it was lots of fun.

Wish I could have been there! I definitely love music festivals and the amazing environment.