Hold the date August 20-22, 2021, for a celebration with all of your vaccinated friends at Mentone 2021! We have high hopes that our wonderful dance weekend will return then. Stay tuned for more details.
The Weekend in a Nutshell
On the third weekend in August each year, Birmingham FOOTMAD puts on its annual Old-Time Music and Dance Weekend near the resort town of Mentone, Alabama.
For the past 30 years, the weekend has featured great old-time bands and musicians such as James Bryan and Norman Blake, Lotus Dickey, Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ramblers, the Freight Hoppers, the Red Hots, Big Hoedown, Red Mountain White Trash, the Monks, Notorious, Rodney Miller, and many more. Mainly we dance, but we also have scheduled jam sessions (slow and regular), a concert by the featured band, Sunday morning gospel singing, dance workshops, swimming, and a wacky waterfront drama or pageant.