Keeping our fingers and toes crossed failed to do the job. Due to the health risks associated with the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the board of Birmingham Footmad has cancelled Mentone 2020. With our 2020 vision we so looked forward to seeing and dancing with all our Mentone friends. We hope to see you at Mentone 2021 and introduce you to wonderful Camp Skyline. Stay safe and healthy.
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.