fri2014schedule

AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage

Alabama|| 11 p.m.
For the past 40 years, Alabama has brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self contained bands. The group has had 43 No. 1 singles including “Mountain Music” and “Feels So Right.” Seventy-three million albums later, their journey has led them to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Thompson Square|| 9:30 p.m.

A musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and unpredictable area where country meets rock, rough meets smooth and one vagabond heart finds a harmonious common ground with another. Fans began truly getting to know their way around Thompson Square with the release of the infectious radio smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” a fitting introduction to the Thompsons’ natural chemistry and spirit of buoyant romance.

Frankie Ballard || 8 p.m.
Ballard brings a bluesy, rocking edge to the country scene. Ballard’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist and showman have already made him one of the genre’s most memorable new personalities. In addition to its swiftness, Ballard’s ascent is notable for the seeming ease with which it happened. His latest singles include “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Helluva Life.”

Derek Norsworthy|| 6:45 p.m.
Proudly hailing from southern Mississippi, Derek Norsworthy is not your typical singer/songwriter, but rather an original modern artist with a high-energy show, outstanding songs, and a memorable image. Norsworthy insists on having a unique mainstream sound of his own that appeals to the toughest fan critics. Emphasizing a lyrically powerful style, Norsworthy finds inspiration in artists who are true to what they do and reach out to fans by writing and performing honest, musically tasteful songs.


Miller Lite Stage

Ludacris || 11 p.m.
Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges stepped on the scene in 1998 and has made an everlasting mark in the hip-hop industry. Ludacris is a 17-time Grammy nominee and three-time winner. Many of his records were followed up with ingenious videos that demonstrated Bridges’ far reaching imagination and his willingness to stretch boundaries of what hip-hop videos should look and feel like. He is best known for his top hits “What’s Ya Fantasy,” “How Low,” and “Southern Hospitality.”

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony || 9:30 p.m.
This three-time Grammy nominee and one-time winner was ranked No. 12 on the list of “25 Best Rap Groups of all Time” by the editors of About.com and called “the most melodic hip-hop groups of all time” by MTV. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are widely known for their hit singles “1st of Tha Month” and “Tha Crossroads.” The group’s style can be described as melodic yet rapid-fire and gangster.

Roxy Roca || 8 p.m.
Roxy Roca is an Austin, Texas based band that embodies a powerful, soulful sound inspired by the great soul and funk pioneers of the ‘60s that they call “Dynamite Texas Soul.” The group’s song “Cornbread” is a direct sonic descendent of James Brown’s 1969 funk jam “Mother Popcorn” with cathartic vocals, relentless groove, dramatic horns and slinky guitar.

2 Major Twinz || 6:45 p.m.
The 2 Major Twinz, local hip-hop artists from Mobile, will deliver a performance combining up tempo and slow tempo beats, rhymes and harmonies. They aim to move the crowd with music that will make you dance and sing. The grand finale song is their “Mardi Gras Song,” which is very popular on the Gulf Coast.


Coca-Cola Stage

Stone Temple Pilots w/Chester Bennington|| 11 p.m.
Stone Temple Pilots are considered an influential but turbulent rock ‘n’ roll band. Riding the west coast grunge wave, the group entered the mainstream in the early ‘90s. Moving forward without original vocalist Scott Weiland, STP is ready to unveil their highly anticipated EP “High Rise,” which pulses with renewed energy and purpose. Featuring a signature STP bass and guitar groove, the album affords Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) an opportunity to showcase both an aggressive attitude and addictive melodies as the group’s new front man. The public seems to approve: “Out of Time” has hit No. 1 on both the Active and Modern Rock Charts.

AFI || 9:30 p.m.
AFI, an acronym for “A Fire Inside,” is a fast paced, four-member hard rock band consisting of Davey Havok on vocals, Jade Puget on guitar, Hunter Burgan on bass and drummer Adam Carson. Forming in northern California in 1991, the band has released nine studio albums, a live album and a DVD. Finding commercial success with its 2003 album “Sing the Sorrow,” AFI is a staple on the festival circuit and has toured alongside bands such as Green Day, Linkin Park, MXPX and 30 Seconds to Mars. Its most recent album is 2013’s “Burials.”

Pop Evil || 8 p.m.
Pop Evil represents the American dream. They have used muscle and sweat to put their musical vision into the hearts and minds of hard rock lovers worldwide. “Onyx,” Pop Evil’s third album, is a triumph of hard rock perseverance and rabble-rousing attitude, the type of record that inspires like-minded outsiders to optimism with tracks like “Trenches,” “Divide” and “Torn to Pieces.”

Slow Motion Celebrity || 6:45 p.m.
Slow Motion Celebrity is an emerging, high-energy alternative rock band with a sound compatible to Paramore and Incubus. They have a great stage presence with a strong female vocal lead and melodic, hard rocking support. Forming in Los Angeles in 2012, the group has a five-song EP on iTunes and is currently mastering its debut LP.


Launching Pad

Ground Level Fall || 10:30 p.m.
Ground Level Fall is a roots rock jam band from Fairhope, Alabama comprised of members from Fairhope, Nashville, New Orleans and Muscle Shoals. Collaborating in South Alabama since 2010, the band has blended many influences to create original music and twists on covers to create a musical tumbleweed of energy.

Phunk Blue Moon || 9 p.m.
Phunk Blue Moon was born from the need to inject color into the black and white world of jam cover bands. Their sound is a combination of driving riffs, super funk grooves and of course, classic hip-hop. With songs like “Monument” and “Lordz Of The Party,” this band will be sure to have you up on your feet.

Jon Miller Band || 7:30 p.m.
Over the last 17 years, the Jon Miller Band has been steadily promoting their unique style of upbeat country music. In 2008, the band had their first chart success, “Choice,” which was nominated for Song of the Year in the Inspirational Country Music Awards.


Gospel Stage

Pastor P.T. Johnson || 8:05 p.m.
PT also known as Pastor Tim Johnson, is an executive youth pastor at Mount Hebron Church Ministries located in Prichard, Alabama. Known for his fun, charismatic nature, PT is a pastor that goes hard after God through his music, as he encourages people of all ages to go hard after God as well through meditation, devotion and service.

Freewater Baptist Choir|| 7:25 p.m.
From Freewater Church in Irvington, Alabama.

Diamond Washington || 6:45 p.m.

St. John’s Children Choir || 3:10 p.m.
St. John’s Deliverance Children’s Choir is a group of young people who love God. The perform under the leadership of Dr. Apostle Cleveland Smith. You will certainly feel energy in their performance.

*BayFest bios are courtesy of www.bayfest.com.