SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival
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About The Event
!Founded in 2011, SouthSounds Music Festival is dedicated to showcasing the best musicians & artists in the South East. 2019's Festival takes place over April 12th - April 14th.
Purchase a $30 weekend pass to access all shows at The Merry Widow + The Blind Mule Restaurant & Bar!
OR Purchase a VIP Pass for $75! VIP passes give you access to a luxury lounge above The Merry Widow featuring complimentary drinks, food provided by The Blind Mule, private bathrooms, swag bag ++ secret acoustic artist performances! Limited to just 50 tickets, enjoy the weekend with a little bit of luxury.
South Sounds Night One | Friday April 12th
Rebirth Brass Band
REBIRTH BRASS BRAND
Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983, the band has long since graduated from the streets of New Orleans to theaters and festivals all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of heavy funk has placed them among the world’s top brass bands and they are the hands-down favorite among the younger generation. In reference to the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Offbeat magazine remarked, “…it’s clear that Rebirth, which boasts 10 albums and has traveled the world, is the band to beat (July 2001)
The sextet has developed their unique and airtight sound, culminated through several years of enduring friendships and a roaddog touring schedule that has, at their count, numbered over 600 shows in three years.
The group has been praised by NPR (“Three vocalists, a wicked guitarist who also plays pedal steel, a banjo, an upright bass and a hot-footed drummer guarantee that every song they play is stuffed with crazy rhythms and melodic energy.”), Rolling Stone (“Equal parts alt-country twang and garage rock bang...recalling everything from ZZ Top's greasy boogie to the Alabama Shakes' coed soul”), and Garden & Gun (“These six keyed-up twentysomethings mix a hodgepodge of sounds. Sometimes it’s barroom country backed by a rogue kazoo, and other times it’s a chicken-picking version of slow-burning soul behind the Janis Joplin–esque wail of Mary Beth Richardson”). They have performed across the world supporting acts like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Blackberry Smoke, and Old 97’s, and notably at prominent events like Newport Folk Festival, Hangout Fest, and Rachael Ray’s Feedback.
What do you get when you mix a little bit of heartache, a touch of Jameson and a healthy dose of soul? Symone French.
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Symone's earliest memories are of her parent's eclectic tastes in music. Her father, a collector of vinyl records, encouraged her musical exploration early on by introducing her to acts such as Steely Dan, Hall & Oats and Bonnie Raitt. Her mother, a product of the 70s, helped develop French's love of soul by adding Teena Marie, Donna Summer and Prince to the mix. Those influences cultivated the sound that audiences across the Gulf Coast have come to identify with French's diverse stage show.