Forte Music Festival

Forte Music Festival Featuring Chelsey Whild, Looksy & Max Rykov Food From Insomnia Cookies, Rojo Steel City Pops & Silent Auction with Custom Portraits, Alabama Splash Adventure, Birmingham Barons, Wine, Red Mountain Theater
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Be one of the first to order a limited edition Forte Music Festival T-shirt! Orders accepted through April 4.
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Appearing Live:
Yukon Moon
Chelsey Whild
Raquel Lily
Young Defenders of the Constitution

With Max Rykov

Food (Included in Ticket):
Jim 'N Nick's
Bud's Best Cookies
Golden Flake
Bryon Rickard Catering
Insomnia Cookies
Buffalo Rock
Red Diamond

Steel City Pops will be selling their frozen goodies with part of the proceeds to go to Scrollworks

Auction Items
(Partial List!)

  • Cantina: Dinner for 2
  • Vecchia: $25 Gift Card
  • Yogurt Mountain: Gift Bundle 
  • Five Guys: $5 Gift Card x 5
  • Butcher Box: Bottle & Bone Dinner for 4
  • Coldstone Creamery: $5 Gift Card x 4
  • Bottega: Gift Bundle incl lunch for 2, T-shirt & hat
  • Vestavia Bowl: 10 Free Games of Bowling
  • Oak Mountain Lanes: Bowling Party for 10
  • Vulcan Park & Museum: Admission for 4
  • Birmingham Barons: 4 Baseline Box Seat Tickets
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: 1 Year Family Membership
  • Santa Fe Day Spa: Hot Stone Massage or Scented Body Treatment
  • First Avenue Rocks: Certificate for 5 day passes with shoe rentals
  • Birmingham Zoo: Family Four Pack
  • Red Mountain Theatre: 2 Tickets
  • Paper Source: Creative Card Making Party
  • Alabama Ballet: 4 Tickets to Coppelia and the Toymaker
  • Alys Stephens Center: 2 Tickets to Your Choice Performance
  • Pure Barre: 1 Month Unlimited Package
  • Yoga Circle: 1 Month Unlimited Yoga Classes
  • Georgia Renaissance Festival: 4 tickets x 3
  • Villager Yoga: 30-Day Pass
  • Wheel of Fortune: Prize Package incl 4 VIP tickets to a taping, bag, hat & more
  • DS Art: 3 prints and a coffee table book
  • 'Dog Dreams' painting
  • Alabama Roots mixed media piece by Kunkle
  • Naked Art: Matted Original Drawing
  • Oriental Trading: $25 Gift Certificate
  • Make ME That Crochet: $50 Gift Certificate
  • Virginia Jones Photography: Fine Art Print
  • Ashley HomeStore: Ballencia Wall Art
  • Leon Loard: $1150 Gift certificate toward custom fine oil portrait x 2
  • Sunshine Needlework: Hand Embroidered Wall Art
  • Steam Powered Arts steam-punk jewelry
  • Peaceable Kingdom: 2 Board Games
  • Sierra Toyota: Oil & Filter Change x 2
  • Express Oil Change Certificate x 2
  • Hanna's Garden Shop: $50 Gift Card
  • YMCA: Swim Lessons
  • Famous Footwear: $25 Gift Card
  • Homewood Music: $25 Gift Card x 4
  • Vineyard Vines: Whale Tie
  • The Left Hand Soap Company: Handcrafted Soap Gift Bag
  • Out of Print Clothing: $50 Gift Card x 3

Art by Kunkle's Alabama Roots mixed media painting featuring the state of Alabama makes use of a background made from the paper of a 1903 edition of Webster's Dictionary. The tree and apples are made from an old hymn book and it is framed with 100yr old lath. You can bid on this piece and many more at Forte Music Festival on April 2nd.
Art byKunkle

Check out our first silent auction donor! Red Mountain Park ( also a nonprofit!), offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham. Visitors enjoy 14 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and four unique outdoor adventures: the Red Ore Zip Tour (a 1 ½ hour zip line adventure), the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest (20 unique rope and cable treetop challenges), the 80-foot climbing/rappelling Kaul Adventure Tower and the 1,000 foot Mega Zip. A 90-minute Segway experience on the Schaeffer Seg Tour allows for the newest way to tour the Park. Come to Forte Music Festival and you can score a gift certificate to this Birmingham treasure!
Red Mountain Park

We have many pieces by the local doctor-turned-artist DS Art! His complex drawings and visual humor are eye-catching, brain-teasing, and most of all, fun! Get your hands on this great local art at Forte Music Festival! 
DS Art

Josh Hoggle's Dog Dreams imagines what his dachshund, Wagner, sees in his dreams (hint: it's a lot of peanut butter and frisbees)! 
Dog Dreams by Josh Hoggle

We've got gift cards to many great local restaurants including Hoover's Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato! Vecchia is an authentic Italian pizzeria that offers craft beer, many wines, Italian pastries and coffees! 
Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

Are you ready to get funky? Young Defenders of the Constitution will be performing at Forte Music Festival! YDOC is the freshest, funk-nastiest band of friends here to bring the party to the people and the people to the party with their funky blend of jazz and hip-hop with a side of jam! 
Young Defenders of the Constitution

We have passes to First Avenue Rocks, Birmingham's premier rock climbing facility in our auction! Whether you're brand new to the climbing scene or a seasoned veteran there is something for you at First Avenue Rocks! 
First Avenue Rocks

Get your cheese biscuit fix at Forte Music Festival! We’ve got a variety of food from Jim 'N Nick's - Birmingham Area all included in the price of your ticket!
Jim 'N Nicks - Birmingham Area

Need some Me time? We have a gift certificate to Santa Fe Day Spa in our auction! Santa Fe Day Spa is an 8,000 square foot world class destination day spa, salon and aesthetic center serving the greater Birmingham, Alabama area.
Santa Fe Day Spa

Golden Flake has generously donated a variety of potato chips to Forte Music Festival! These locally owned potato chips are included in the price of your ticket!
Golden Flake

We’ve got tickets to Alabama Splash Adventure in our auction! Alabama Splash Adventure is two theme parks that delivers wet and dry attractions with one low price all in one location. Miles of slides, thousands of gallons of water, exciting waves, lazy rivers, Rampage Roller Coaster, and plenty of rides for the little ones.
Alabama Splash Adventure

We are excited to have Chelsey Whild on the#ForteMusicFestival stage! Birmingham based singer/songwriter Chelsey Whild wants to tell you the truth, and she's doing it through a portfolio full of catchy pop melodies that reel you in and expressive lyrics that have you coming back for more. See Chelsey and four other great local bands all for $15 at Forte! Remember all proceeds go to help teach music at Scrollworks!
Chelsey Whild

We have tickets to a Red Mountain Theatre Company Spring performance! 
Red Mountain Theatre Company is Birmingham’s place for high-quality performing arts programming. A fellow non-profit, their mission is to create powerful theatre experiences that enrich, educate and engage audiences - nourishing the human spirit, fostering valuable life skills and cultivating a deeper sense of community.
Red Mountain Theatre

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Forte Music Festival! We’ve got delicious Insomnia Cookies included in the price of your ticket!
Insomnia Cookies

We’re going from festival to fiesta with chips and salsa from Rojo Birmingham
Rojo Restaurant

We are so happy to have Looksy come from Tuscaloosa to perform at Forte Music Festival! Since their formation in late 2011, the bluesy rock outfit Looksy has made themselves a staple in the Tuscaloosa, AL music scene. Their new album, "The Guest House" finally released on January 2, 2016, featuring 12 original songs which showcase the bands unique rock and roll sound. Looksy is a band who always aim to keep things loud and vibrant, with melodies and rhythms that are may take you by surprise.

Their music can be enjoyed and downloaded on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, or and you can keep up with all the latest updates by checking out or Twitter handle @Looksymusic.

We've got a cute embroidery made by local artist Sunshine Needlework in the silent auction.
Sunshine Needlework

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's goal is to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future. We’ve got a yearlong membership to this great Birmingham educational attraction in our auction.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

We are so excited to have Raquel Lily at the Forte Music Festival! Originally hailing from the Philippines, Lily grew up in a musical family and began performing from a young age. Her passion for writing and telling stories is evident in her work. Music is just another way she connects with people and helps bring them together, despite their differences. Her music can be described as indie-pop/rock with some jazz influences. Her clear, powerful voice perfectly complements her unique style and sound. Listening to tracks such as “Killer” and “Without You” will have you singing and tapping your toes for the rest of the day.
Raquel Lily

One of our most fun auction items is a gift bundle from Wheel of Fortune that includes signed headshots of Pat Sajak and Vanna White and VIP tickets to a taping of the show! The only place you can get it is at Forte Music Festival supportingScrollworks
Wheel of Fortune Gift Bundle
Our silent auction includes a gift certificate for Make ME That custom crochet creations. Former Scrollworks parent Monica Esman can make almost anything out of yarn, from bunnies to princesses, elephants to tigers, afghans to adorable baby hats.
Make Me That Crochet