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Mobile is the proud home of SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival! 


Founded in 2011, SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent 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 2019 will be held on April 12th-14th, 2019

"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. Musical artists spanned an array of musical genres (including Americana, indie, country, bluegrass, rock, alternative, metal, soul, funk, jazz, brass band, blues, R&B and hip-hop) and came from throughout the Southeast, with at least 9 different states being represented. SouthSounds has won the Lagniappe Weekly “Nappie Award” for “Best Local Music Festival,” has been named by Charleston City Paper as “a Southern music festival worth the road trip,” and won the 2017 International Downtown Association Certificate of Merit Award for outstanding events that improve the image and vitality of downtown areas throughout the world." -Official SouthSounds Website 

Schedule Coming Soon!

For Tickets, Lineup and Additional Festival Information please go to



SouthSounds is held in various music venues and public spaces in Downtown Mobile, Alabama, including the following:

Hargrove Stage at O’Dalys
Arts Stage — Cathedral Square (300 Conti Street)
Alchemy Tavern – 7 S Joachim Street
The Blind Mule — 57 N Claiborne Street
Brickyard — 266 Dauphin Street
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club — 916 Charleston Street
Dauphin Street Blues Company — 568 Dauphin Street
Dauphin Street Sound – 651 Dauphin Street
Hayley’s Bar — 278 Dauphin Street
Kazoola Eatery & Entertainment — 558 Dauphin Street
The Merry Widow — 51 S. Conception Street
Pinky’s (next to Union Restaurant) — 659 Dauphin Street
The Listening Room — 78 St. Francis Street




You can get information of lots of great hotel and lodging options and take advantage of discounts for SouthSounds attendees at our Places to Stay.  

Featured SouthSounds Hotels:


Candlewood Suites Mobile/Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Mobile Historic District

Malaga Inn