sun2013schedule-newAT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage

Gretsch Lyles & the Modern Eldorados 2:45 p.m. – Gretsch and his band the Modern Eldorados, combine traditional country and western swing. Their latest album Rockmart Demos has been gaining airplay on alternative country and Americana stations in the U.S. and Europe. The band was also recently featured on PBS live concert series “Studio Amped”.

Dustin Lynch 4:15 p.m. – Country newcomer Dustin Lynch hits the AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage Sunday, October 6. The singer/songwriter from Tullahoma, Tennessee is known for his hit single “Cowboys & Angels,” which reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Country Charts and “She Cranks My Tractor,” the second single off of his self-titled debut album.

Kellie Pickler 5:45 p.m. – Country music star Kellie Pickler will perform at BayFest 2013 Sunday, October 6 on the AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage. The former American Idol contestant and North Carolina native released her debut album, Small Town Girl, in 2006 and the hit single “Red High Heels.” Pickler released her self-titled second album in 2008 and produced the hit singles “Best Days of Your Life,” which reached number nine on the Hot Country Songs Billboard Chart, and “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful.”

Little Big Town 7:30 p.m. – For a band of Little Big Town’s stature, experience and esteem, this level of transparency and the decision to take the road less traveled into the studio are bold moves – ones they’re proud to have taken.

Miller Lite/Wind Creek Casino Stage

Boukou Groove 3 p.m. – From Destin, Fla., Boukou Groove produces a funky hook filled sound unlike any other. With hits like “Stay Broke” and “Jump Back” the band intertwines funk, soul, and blues during their performances.

K-Rob 4:30 p.m. – The flava of K-Rob. K-Rob has been compared to Usher, Joe, Howard Hewitt, Donnell Jones, and Maxwell. This Nashville-based soul man is thrilled about his performance in Mobile at BayFest 2013.

Tamar Braxton 6 p.m. – Tamar Braxton joins the Miller Lite Stage to bring her very own style of R&B to BayFest music fans. Braxton’s recent studio album Love and War album will be released next month – the single was released in December last year. This is Braxton’s second full-length album and the first for Streamline Records.

The Isley Brothers 7:15 p.m. – The Isley Brothers began singing together as youngsters in 1950. Throughout their career, the Isley Brothers have had four Top 10 singles on the United States Billboard chart. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. Thirteen of those albums have been either certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions including being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.[7] Five years later, they were inducted to Hollywood’s Rockwalk and in 2003, were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Coca-Cola Stage

TBA 2:30 p.m.

The Ugli Stick 4 p.m. – The Ugli Stick has been writing and performing original music for 10 years. While many peers, bands, clubs, vans, trailers, hairstyles and years have come and gone The Ugli Stick has remained true to it’s goal. The goal being to write and perform honest music regardless of what style, genre, image or sonic portrait it may paint.

Sevendust 5:30 p.m. – Sevendust is an American alternative metal band from Atlanta. Their ninth full-length offering, Black Out the Sun [7 Bros./ADA-Music], staunchly upholds that tradition. They don’t stray from the bruising hallmarks of their patented style, but they also don’t stick to a script either. They deliver what their diehard fan base has loved since day one, but they continue to challenge themselves in the process. As a result, Black Out the Sun sees Sevendust at their most uncompromising, unwavering, and undeniable.

Daughtry 7:15 p.m. – Multi-platinum band Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than four years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s latest album Break The Spell, which was certified gold in 4 weeks, features new radio hit “Start of Something Good,” the album builds on the band’s reputation for melodic hooks and anthemic choruses while providing a powerful showcase for Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice.

Launching Pad

Cathercist 3:30 p.m. – Since their inception in 2008, this American metal quintet has been making strides along the Gulf Coast with hopes of spreading their infectious sound. Out of Gulfport, Miss., Cathercist has taken cues from the last 30 years in metal and alternative rock, and revamped them for a modern audience.

Handsome Scoundrels 5 p.m. – The Handsome Scoundrels formed with a desire to be the kind of band that we would like to listen to.

The Mulligan Brothers 6:45 p.m. – Through a couple of chance encounters their musical paths crossed, instantly sparking mutual respect and friendship. The chemistry is beyond reproach in their personal pursuit of perfection. The lyrics. The music. The instrumentation. Each of these things combined create an entity that’s never been seen or heard before in these parts.

Gospel Stage

Bradley Nelson & Friends 2:30 p.m. – Ministering the word through song and delivering a powerful worship experience, Bradley’s unique style that gives gospel music a new meaning.

St. John’s Children’s Choir 3:10 p.m. – St. John’s Deliverance Children’s Choir is a group of young people who loves God. In their performance, you will feel their energy. The group is under the leadership of Dr. Apostle Cleveland Smith.

Port City United Voice 3:55 p.m. – Founded in 1981, Port City United Voice is a local chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

Angel Mollette-Jennings 4:40 p.m. – Called to worship, created to praise, Angel Molette points the way to God and draws others into His presence on the melodies of anointed, spirit-driven music.

LaSheta (Meachie) Brand 5:45 p.m.

Jazz Tent

Davidson H.S. Jazz Band 2 p.m. – One of the preeminent school bands in the South for many years, Davidson Jazz Band has included many students recruited to Division I and II colleges with music scholarships. The Jazz Band is under the direction of Jeremy Messer.

Murphy H.S. Jazz Band 3:30 p.m. – The Murphy Band has a long history of musical excellence by achieving superior ratings at numerous local, regional, statewide, and national marching and concert venues. In 2008, at the request of the City of Mobile, the band performed in Australia in their Springtime Festival. The band has performed internationally and nationally under the direction of Stan Chapman.

Guilty Pleasure 5 p.m.

Faulkner Sun Chief Sound 6:30 p.m. – When students from Faulkner State Community College grab their brasses, pianos, drums and basses, they bring local flavor into whatever style of music they tackle. The Faulkner State Sun Chief Jazz Band is under the direction of Rebecca Barry.

Mobile Big Band 8 p.m. – The Mobile Big Band was formed to support the performance and preservation of the music of the Big Band era among the streets of Mobile. The band plays for the sheer joy of the music and for their fans, who have heard and loved the music all their lives. The band is under the direction of Chip Herrington.

Café Stage

Paula’s Blues Crew 2:15 p.m.

Chad Davidson Band 3:30 p.m.

String Slingers 4:45 p.m. – Their love of Bluegrass and Americana music brought these musicians from varied backgrounds together to produce a sound not often heard in this area. Their unique blend of traditional instruments such as guitar, banjo and mandolin along with strong vocal harmonies insures a “buck dancing” good time will be had by all.

Pick of the Litter 6 p.m. – Pick of the Litter started as a hastily put together group of musicians that has become a regular ingredient of the musical gumbo that is the Cafe’ Stage. With no rehearsals and no set list, be prepared for anything.

Grits ‘N’ Pieces 7:15 p.m. – The band mixes reggae, bluegrass, country, folk, rock, and blues. Their loyalty to their fans and their commitment to having fun and playing good music has left little doubt as to why they are loved all across the South.