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Tickets on sale for Southern Makers

June 30, 2017 · Community

Southern Makers Entrance Feature Image

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Southern Makers, a two-day event happening Aug. 12-13, 2017 at the historic Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. The five-year celebration will take place at a new venue in an effort to change things up a bit and keep it fresh— without losing the quality and spirit at the heart of the event.

Just as the original venue, Montgomery’s historic Union Station Train Shed, represents movement and architectural beauty, so too does the viaduct at Sloss, but in a different way. The raw space composed of structural concrete material represents movement and a space for the making process. This rings true to the reason for creating Southern Makers in 2013—bringing together hand-picked, top talent to explore southern-based creativity that enriches lives – in one place for all to experience. These same values will remain at the core as the event relocates to a new historic environment.

More than 100 of the South’s top makers, including nationally-renowned fashion designers, textile artists, screen printers, jewelers, brewers, winemakers, contemporary artists, farmers, woodworkers, chefs, bakers, architects, industrial designers, preservationists and entrepreneurs, will come together in Birmingham to celebrate southern creativity and innovation. The complete list of Makers will be posted to the Southern Makers website in mid-July.

Southern Makers 2014 crowd web

To purchase tickets, visit Single day tickets are $25.99 plus tax and fees, and weekend tickets are $35.99 plus tax and fees in advance. Tickets at the door are $40 per day plus tax and fees. Tickets are free for children under 10.

Southern Makers is also selling a limited number of all-access (VIP) weekend passes for $85 plus tax and fees. This all-weekend ticket includes entry into the air-conditioned marquee with culinary treats and libations from the South’s finest makers.

The event is produced and created by Southern Accents Architectural Antiques in collaboration with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood (GMC). Garden & Gun is the event’s official media partner. All proceeds from the event benefit Southern Makers, a non-profit organization that aims to draw attention to, celebrate and promote southern talent and creativity.

Visit and like Southern Makers on Facebook for more info on tickets, event details and the full list of Makers. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email

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