Date: March 29-31
Tickets: $30 for weekend passes with single-day passes available at www.soulkitchenmobile.com and www.themerrywidow.net
Local musicians play an important role in maintaining a strong music scene, and from promoting to production, the Azalea City boasts a number of individuals working offstage to nurture the local music scene. For many years, Seth “Third Eye” Maness has been an instrumental part of Mobile’s music scene.
Seth has been the manager of Soul Kitchen for the past six years and has worked in every venue downtown including Alabama Music Box and The Merry Widow and has been promoting his own shows for the past 15 years. A talented lyricist in his own right, Maness has used Poet Tree Entertainment to produce a number of events, including the monthly Elements Hip-Hop Showcase.
Currently, Maness is fighting a battle against a rare and aggressive form of appendix cancer. In order to assist Maness with personal and medical expenses, various local entities and Anchor Cross Cancer Foundation have united to organize SethFest. This three-day event will stretch across three venues and feature a legion of local bands, a ping pong tournament and a variety of silent auctions featuring “tons of signed music memorabilia, Hulaween VIP packages, JazzFest late-night packages and much, much more.”
The festival will begin at The Brickyard on Thursday. Yellowhammer will dedicate its weekly set to this worthy cause. Electronic jamsters Zoogma will follow with an energetic set.
The Merry Widow will kick off Friday night with a hip-hop showcase. SethFesters will experience performances by J. Simon, Mr. 88, Beamin & Timmy, Alfred Banks, 2Face with Stevo Strapped & Fed Tyme, Marcel P., No Suh Foster, Big Brown, Dee Villain and Nothing Special.
On Saturday, The Merry Widow will take things outside with sets from Super Nice Bros, The Western Lands, LF Knighton, Cockfight, The Underhill Family Orchestra, Black Titan, Red Clay Strays, Black Mouth Cur, Camm Lewis, Laurie-Anne Armour and Symone French.
On Saturday, Soul Kitchen will host what’s shaping up to be a must-see night of music. While the lineup isn’t yet final, Haere Maru will be reuniting in the name of charity. CBDB is also donating its jams.
Let’s come together as a community to support Seth’s treatment and recovery. Get well soon!
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