Founded in 2011, SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best new Southern music and art.
SouthSounds is held annually on the second weekend in April in various music venues and on outdoor public stages throughout Downtown Mobile, Alabama. SouthSounds 2017 will be held on April 7-9, 2017.
SouthSounds 2016 brought an estimated 4,000+ people into Downtown Mobile to watch over 65 shows in 10 different venues over a 3-day period. Musical artists spanned an array of musical genres (including Americana, indie, country, bluegrass, rock, alternative, metal, soul, funk, blues, R&B and hip-hop) and came from throughout the Southeast, with at least 9 different states being represented. SouthSounds 2016 won the Lagniappe Weekly “Nappie Award” for “Best Local Music Festival,” and was named by Charleston City Paper as “a Southern music festival worth the road trip.”
SouthSounds operates as a non-profit enterprise through SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival, Inc., with support from various corporate sponsors, non-profit organizations and individual donors.
SouthSounds Mission Statement:
• To be the first and most successful festival in the country dedicated to showcasing new Southern music and art
• To help Southern musicians and artists form professional connections to advance their careers
• To create an outstanding cultural and community-building event for Southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast