A big piece in the rebuilding of downtown Mobile is the steady growth of the music and art scene. From many concert venues and art museums to multiple new music festivals, you're almost guaranteed to find good music any night of the week. The annual SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival is taking the streets of downtown and various local venues this April. Founded in 2011, the festival was one of the first dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art. SouthSounds operates as a non-profit through SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival, Inc. and exists to create an outstanding cultural and community-building event for Southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast.
This year you can meet the crowds at Cathedral Square April 13-15th. All public, outside shows will be open to the public of all ages. To access all of the shows inside numerous venues, make sure to purchase a 3-day VIP wristband. Wristbands will go on sale February 21, 2018, and are available for purchase right HERE.
We know your next question... Where's the lineup? Stay tuned because announcements are right around the corner starting on February 21st leading up to the festival! Last year some artists included Explosions in the Sky, Diarrhea Planet, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Interested in playing at SouthSounds? Submissions are being accepted online at southsoundsfest.com until March 1st, 2018.
SouthSounds 2017 brought an estimated 7,500+ people into Downtown Mobile to watch over 84 shows in 15 different venues over a 3-day period and has also won the Lagniappe Weekly “Nappie Award” for “Best Local Music Festival."
For official news, line-ups, and tickets stay up to date via SouthSounds website: www.southsoundsfest.com.