If there’s something Pensacola can take note on from our next-door neighbors, it’s organizing a successful music festival that promotes regional talent. SouthSounds Music Festival, the nation’s first music festival dedicated to promoting Southern artists, is returning to the heart of Mobile, Ala., April 11-13. The festival is a joint effort made possible by the Mobile Arts Council with support from the Downtown Mobile Alliance, Arts Alive and City of Mobile.
The lineup of artists includes a mix of returning acts, such as Mobile’s Underhill Family Orchestra, Nashville’s Great Peacock, and Birmingham’s Jesse Payne, as well as a lengthy list of new additions. Throughout the daytime hours, free showcases will take place outside in Cathedral Square situated on Dauphin Street, and by night, the artists branch out to perform in nearby surrounding local venues. These venues include the Alabama Music Box, The Blind Mule, The Haberdasher, Callaghans Irish Social Club, Alchemy Tavern, Moes Original BBQ and Portal Studio.
If this isn’t enough to get you planning a Mobile road trip, tune in next week for a full SouthSounds feature.
SouthSounds Music Festival
WHEN: Friday April 11-Sunday April 13
WHERE: Downtown Mobile, Ala.
COST: General admission tickets are $25, VIP are $75.00 for one or $120 for a pair