Live Music Venue The Kiln @ A.M. Booth's Lumberyard, Huntsville, Alabama

Expanded bar menu with meals prepared in their own restaurant | music inside and sometimes on their outdoor patio | large fanciful raised music stage

The Kiln @ A.M. Booth's Lumberyard
Above:  Brooks & Drew provide crowd 'pleasin music on the A.M. Booth's Lumberyard stage. On occasion music is on the veranda in the large outdoor patio area.

Parker's Point of View:

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A.M. Booth's Lumberyard is a re-purposed facility with lots of charm. It’s big. Very big. There’s a room that is primarily a bar (where the music is) but you can order meals that are prepared in their gourmet restaurant. A big plus over standard bar food fare. The restaurant is located in the same building. There’s also a court yard which will take you back to the 19th and early 20th century with its classic look and authentic antiques. Did I mention the court yard had a train car on display?

Music veteran Dave Anderson had the stage when we arrived. The stage itself is raised  3-4 feet and the stage backdrop consists of a GIANT door and large windows.  Through the windows one can see lighted sepia-toned photos showing a perspective downtown Huntsville in the early turn 20th century.

Back to the giant door. It is so large that it made Dave appear to be on the set from some sci-fi movie. You know, the one where the hero is growing small and at some point "disappears".  The whole effect reminds me of a theater stage and it is kind of cool.

Annabelle and I decided to order a couple of appetizers with our beers. I am no food critic, but I have to say two things caught my attention.  First, the prices were good. Our two appetizers totaled around $11.  Second, and this is the part that blew me away, the food looked and tasted like it had come from some gourmet restaurant instead of a standard bar kitchen.

I knew no one would believe me so I took a photo. The food looks good in the photo – someone with skill put those dishes together. And it tasted even better.  No exaggeration. Really good.

I can’t say everything they make is this good. I have not tried everything. But as for the two appetizers we had, they were far and away among the best “bar food” I have ever had. Maybe next time I’ll order the salmon. Like I said, not your typical bar grub!

One acoustic comment about the music. Annabelle and I sat about 20 feet away from the stage, in one of the side tables.  Annabelle visited the bar during one of Dave’s songs and she came back excited about how the music was so much better balanced in the center of the room.  She could hear the vocals so much better. Next time we go to A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard, we plan on sitting at the bar or one of the tables well away from the stage to see and verify.

Finally, I wanted to mention that they offer music sometimes in the outer courtyard, and we look forward to experiencing that as well.

delicious food at AM Booth
Above: our appetizers. Yum.

last visit February 2017




Upcoming live music at The Kiln @ A.M. Booth's Lumberyard:

Acoustic group with strong harmonies, often consonant with the main vocal lines (e.g., ah....oh....) - relatively uncommon these days in pop music - and *very* enjoyable | two guitars played in perfect sync | edgy cover songs that are refreshingly atypical | (Kira) lead guitar and bass note pick'en blend well with Ali's rhythm guitar Americana, Folk, Alternative, Acoustic
Backyard Jam with Barry Billings
... Oct 22, 2017 7:00 pm-10:00
... Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm-9:00 Performing in the taproom or patio - not in Kiln
Hell of a good blues guitarist | finger picking you'll remember | vocals add to experience Rock, Blues
... Oct 25, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 Two pianists enter, one leaves... SteveO Johnson Vs. Newt Johnson.
Superb singer | engages with crowd | wide assortment of cover songs | plays solo or in a three piece band Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Rock, Ragtime, Americana
Toy Shop
... Oct 27, 2017 8:00 pm-12:00
... Oct 28, 2017 9:00 pm-1:00
Rock, Blues
Backyard Jam with Barry Billings
... Oct 29, 2017 7:00 pm-10:00
Hell of a good blues guitarist | finger picking you'll remember | vocals add to experience Rock, Blues
Influences | Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Delbert McClinton, Eagles, Jimi Hendrix... Southern Rock
... Nov 11, 2017 9:00 pm-1:00 with Clay Swafford (Duo Guitar & Piano)
Hell of a good blues guitarist | finger picking you'll remember | vocals add to experience Rock, Blues
Pop-Rock Band | Named "Musicians to Watch" in 2015 90's, 80's , 70's, 60's, Rock, Pop
... Nov 18, 2017 9:00 pm-1:00
Duo | Mandolin and guitar Pop, Americana
... Dec 1, 2017 8:00 pm-11:00 Two pianists enter, one leaves... SteveO Johnson Vs. Newt Johnson.
Superb singer | engages with crowd | wide assortment of cover songs | plays solo or in a three piece band Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Rock, Ragtime, Americana