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SouthSounds Music Festival Returns to Mobile April 12-14

By Sarah McCartan

Presented by Back Forty Beer Co., SouthSounds Music Festival returns to the heart of downtown Mobile, Friday April 12 through Sunday April 14, bringing with it the best up and coming Southern bands.

As the name suggests, SouthSounds sets out to represent the sounds of the South, or according to festival co-creator/director Emily Hayes, “all points of the Southeast where music is appreciated.”

Modeled much like Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW), this multi-day festival is hosted across a variety of local establishments, with many of the artists playing multiple time slots and locations. Due to the close-knit proximity of participating venues and thanks to the added convenience of staggered show starts, festival attendees have the opportunity to soak up as music as humanly possible throughout the weekend. This year SouthSounds welcomes comedy as a new addition to the lineup.

Check back Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a full feature, including a shortlist of bands you don’t want to miss. In the meantime, mark your calendars and plan ahead. Visit southsoundsfest.com to view the full festival lineup, buy your tickets and print a schedule. Also be sure to preorder an official wolf T-shirt while they’re hot.

SOUTHSOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013
WHEN: Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14
WHERE: Alabama Music Box, The Blind Mule, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, OK Bicycle Shop, Alchemy Tavern, Haberdasher and Malaga Inn
DETAILS: Advance tickets are available for purchase online at southsoundsfest.com.

General Admission: $10 in advance; $15 day of show. Includes entry into Alabama Music Box, Blind Mule, Alchemy Tavern, Haberdasher and OK Bike Shop.
Callys Gold: $25 in advance; $35 day of show. Includes entry into all venues covered by the General Admission ticket, plus additional entry at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club.
Southern Music Lover VIP Package: $100 includes entry for two. Limited availability.