2014 Featured Band- Banditos


Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a myriad of influences that would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck.  Originating from Birmingham, Alabama, the band has since relocated to Nashville, TN and are using their disparate influences to forge a more assured identity.   Though they recall a dozen bands, they sound like none [...]

A Decade of Mudbugs and Music


The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to be celebrating a decade of Mudbugs and Music! Over the past ten years, this event has evolved to become one of Birmingham’s most popular crawfish boils. This year, we are featuring a new location, Good People Brewery, and we expect it to be better than ever. As always, the [...]

2015 Honorees – Christian’s Story


At age 9 our son Christian complained about continuing pain in his knees. We carried him to several doctors who couldn’t make a correct diagnosis. One even thought he was making up the pain. His complaints stopped but his limp started. We didn’t give up, but then the long process for the correct diagnosis began. [...]