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Your membership will help keep the music alive in Montgomery. Click on the Membership Form link for details.

ARMS membership helps bring roots music to Montgomery

Blues fan? Jazz fan? Country fan? Something else? The Alabama Roots Music Society is for you! The mission of the non-profit ARMS organization is to foster roots music through the promotion of ARMS-sponsored concerts and music events, and to assist other organizations and entities with promoting roots music through concerts and other music events.

Through the years, the music has ranged from rockabilly to zydeco, blues to bluegrass, plus gospel, rock and more. Sunday afternoon Jazz Jams provide a low-key gathering for musicians of all levels to learn and jam in a relaxed environment at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

If you enjoy music in a variety of forms and the people who make it, ARMS welcomes your attendance and participation! The group hosts an annual fundraiser ($10/ticket or $100 for a table, $80/table for ARMS members) known as JUKE which brings in nationally-known acts to a great, weather-friendly event at the Union Station Train Shed. In the spring, ARMS partners with the city to produce RiverFest, bringing a variety of musical acts to the Riverfront. For more information about ARMS membership, email alabamarootsmusic@gmail.com. Membership is $20 for individuals and $40 family and a form is available by clicking on the link to the group's newsletter on the ARMS website.

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Last updated on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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King Bee Fundraiser on October 6

It is time, once again, to get together to help a local band gain national recognition.

Local blues band King Bee recently won the regional competition for the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. The four-piece group will travel to Memphis this coming February to compete with bands from all across the country in the National IBC competition.

Not long ago, ARMS held a fund-raiser to help send John Bull and Sheffield Walker to the IBC in Memphis. Now it is time to do the same for King Bee, whose members have over 100 years experience making music. Formed in 2012, the band has entertained thousands of central Alabama music lovers.

The fund-raiser will be held October 6 at Capitol Oyster Bar. King Bee will play along with members of various Montgomery-area bands. There is no cover charge, but donations are encouraged. Music begins at 7 p.m.

Band members include JC on vocals and harmonica, Dan Cunningham on vocals and guitar, Emery Kidd on bass, and AJ Maestro Bryant on percussion.

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to all the Live Music fans who come to our events. Thanks to the City of Montgomery for allowing our volunteers to work in the interest of keeping outstanding musicians playing their music live in the Capitol City.