Mobile is a port city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The WWII-era USS Alabama battleship is anchored in Battleship Memorial Park. Floats, costumes and photos at the Mobile Carnival Museum illuminate the city’s centuries-old Mardi Gras tradition. The 1850 Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception features intricate German stained glass. International fine and decorative art is displayed at the Mobile Museum of Art.
Mobilians are born to celebrate, and nothing livens up a celebration more than music. Mobile’s spirited, soulful approach to hospitality makes it the perfect town for musicians and music lovers.
Year-round, you’ll find live music just about everywhere you look. From recent national acts like Robert Plant, Harry Connick Jr. and Dr. John at the historic Saenger Theatre to mega stars like Elton John and Wide Spread Panic at the Mobile Civic Center to nightly shows in pubs and local bars/restaurants featuring our talented local acts, music is a way of life for many Mobilians.
Founded in 2011, Mobile’s SouthSounds Music Fest is the first festival dedicated to showcasing the best musicians and artists in the South and has grown exponentially, garnering national recognition by musicians, the music industry and fans each year. As one of the visiting musicians proclaimed, “I’m so completely in love with Mobile, Alabama.” SouthSounds is held annually on the second weekend in April in venues and on free public stages throughout Downtown Mobile.
You’ll find someone singing something, somewhere every day in Mobile!