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Southsounds Music Fest 2016 in Mobile, AL

SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival, the nation’s first festival dedicated to celebrating the most exciting music, art and food from the Southeast, is proud to announce the line-up for its 5th annual event, being held April 8-10, 2016 in downtown Mobile, Alabama

This year’s festival will feature over 50 acts in 9 different venues throughout the weekend, including the following artists:

The Weeks (Florence, MS) Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express (Atlanta, GA)  Futurebirds (Athens, GA) Banditos (Birmingham, AL) Los Colognes (Nashville, TN)  Kristin Diable (New Orleans, LA) New Madrid (Athens, GA) Great Peacock (Nashville, TN)  Susto (Charleston, SC) Yip Deceiver (Athens, GA) The Pollies (Muscle Shoals, AL)

Sweet Crude (New Orleans, LA) Brave Baby (Charleston, SC) Slow Runner (Charleston, SC) The High Divers (Charleston, SC) Boyfriend (New Orleans, LA) Motel Radio (New Orleans, LA)  Indianola (Charleston, SC) Packway Handle Band (Nashville, TN)

Underhill Family Orchestra (Mobile, AL) Bantam Foxes (New Orleans, LA)  Jamell Richardson (“The Gulf Coast Blues Boy”) (Mobile, AL) Baby Baby (Atlanta, GA)

Black Titan (Mobile, AL) She Returns From War (Columbia, SC) The Sh-Booms (Orlando, FL)  Black Irish Texas (Austin, TX) Sultan (featuring members of Super Nice Bros.) (Mobile, AL)  Chaquis Maliq (Charleston, SC) D. Saunders (Biloxi, MS) The Sun. The Moon. (Florence, AL)  Eric Erdman (Mobile, AL) The Hallers (Mobile, AL) Julian Primeaux (Lafayette, LA)

Ten Foot Beast (Austin, TX) Future Primitives (Birmingham, AL) LF Knighton (Mobile, AL)  Creature Camp (Birmingham, AL) Josh Ewing (Mobile, AL) Face on Mars (Hattiesburg, MS)  Beamin & Jaguarundi (Mobile, AL) • Emerald Heavy (Hattiesburg, MS)

Paper Bison (New Orleans, LA) BUNCH (ft. members of El Cantador) (Mobile, AL)  Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet (Mobile, AL) Shadow Giant (Hammond, LA)

Lil’ Gaucho (Pensacola, FL) Heath Underwood (Nashville, TN) Gregg Fells (Mobile, AL)  J.W. Teller (Asheville, NC) Lance Howell (Gainesville, FL)

…. with more to be announced.

In addition, Lagniappe will present the New Southern Music Showcase and the Mobile Bay Music Showcase, exposing some of the hottest musical acts from the regional and local area to a panel of music industry power players and providers the winners a fantastic prize package.

Participating concert venues include Alchemy Tavern, The Blind Mule, The Brickyard, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Haley’s Bar, The Merry Widow O’Daly’s Irish Pub and the OK Bicycle Shop, as well as a festival stage in beautiful Cathedral Square.

Throughout SouthSounds weekend there will also be an array of visual arts activities presented by the Mobile Arts Council, including ArtWalk on April 8 and the launch of its fabulous new LoDa Squares sidewalk chalk art competition on April 9, as well as some great Southern food-related events.

Tickets are on-sale now, and are only $20 until April 1 for general admission passes that provide unlimited access to all participating venues. Tickets are available for purchase on the SouthSounds website (www.southsoundsfest.com) and at all participating venues.

Limited, exclusive VIP Southern Music Lover packages are also available on the SouthSounds website for $60 each (or $100 for a pair) until April 1. VIP packages provide access to VIP hospitality areas with food and beer, a 2016 festival T-shirt and a souvenir badge, as well as unlimited access to all participating venues and other special surprises to be announced.

The 5th Annual SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is presented by Goose Island Brewery, with the support of 92 Zew, Lagniappe, Greenberg Traurig, Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, Downtown Mobile Alliance, Mobile Arts Council, Bienville Books, Hancock Bank, Wind Creek Casino, JESCO, Coastal Neurological Institute and Studio PH.

For more information, go to www.southsoundsfest.com or www.facebook.com/SouthSoundsMusicFest.

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