Sunday, March 18, 2012

SOUTHSOUNDS MUSIC FEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 LINEUP




THERESA ANDERSSON, EL CANTADOR, LAUDERDALE
DEAD FINGERS (TAYLOR HOLLINGSWORTH & KATE TAYLOR),
THE SUZIES, CADDY WHOMPUS, SUN HOTEL
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1 AT ALL VENUES

March 18, 2012 (Mobile, AL) – SouthSounds Music Festival, scheduled for April 13th, 14th and 15th in downtown Mobile, is
the first music festival dedicated to showcasing new Southern music.
The fest’s inaugural lineup will exclusively feature bands from the Southeast in an attempt to heighten awareness of the
region’s rich musical talent and unite the musicians that call this corner of the country home.
The festival’s musical performances will take place on stages in five venues:
Alabama Music Box, The Blind Mule, O.K. Bicycle Shop, Serda’s Coffee and Callaghan’s Irish Social Club (maps and addresses available at www.southsoundsfest.com). In addition, there will be free public stages in Cathedral and Bienville Squares in conjunction with Arts Alive! and Mobile’s Shrimp Cook-Off.

Confirmed artists to date include (by city):

New Orleans: Theresa Andersson, Coyotes, Sun Hotel, Native America, Caddywhompus, Glish

Birmingham: 13Ghosts, Great Book of John, Delicate Cutters, Dead Fingers, Banditos, Jesse Payne, Vintage Cowboys

Mobile: El Cantador, The Suzies, Underhill Family Orchestra, Garret Thornton, Handsome Scoundrels

Muscle Shoals: Belle Adair, The Pollies, Lauderdale, Some Dark Holler,

Huntsville: Halo Stereo

Pensacola: Paloma, Model Search

The SouthSounds Music Festival will be held in conjunction with the local and regional art / film / music festival Arts Alive! and Mobile’s annual Shrimp Cook-off. Downtown Mobile’s many fine hotels will provide attendees with star treatment accommodations and are located within walking distance to the event.

“We wanted to put the focus on the best new bands from the Southeast that people should know. These are bands that are seriously touring and recording and are working to get known on a national level,” says co-director Kris Skoda.

Wristbands for access to all shows are $10 and may be optional or required depending on the venue. An additional $5 surcharge will be applied for the Theresa Andersson show.
The festival is a joint effort of Mobile’s two primary local/regional music festivals, Coastline Chronicles and LoDa Live. It is supported by the Downtown Mobile Alliance, HandsOn South Alabama and is run as a non-profit.

“What we are doing is unique in the South, and there is nowhere else people will be able to pay $10 and hear so many great bands at once. Bands from Florida to Tennessee are asking to sign on and we are thrilled to have them. The bands are excited to come to Mobile and interact with each other, and this is a great opportunity for Mobile. You’d be crazy to miss it,” says
92Zew DJ and co-director Emily Hayes.

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