AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage
Kid Rock || 11 p.m.
With albums like “Devil Without a Cause,” “Rock n Roll Jesus,” “Born Free” and “Cocky,” Kid Rock has made a name for himself as the “American Bad Ass” of mainstream rock radio for the past 22 years. Rock’s latest album, “Rebel Soul,” was taken all over the musical map. He’s best known for his hit singles “All Summer Long,” “American Bad Ass,” and “Cowboy.” Kid Rock’s list of accolades include multiple CMT Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards. He is also a five-time Grammy nominee.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts || 9:30 p.m.
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum or gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture and she is often credited for influencing a generation of female vocalists.
Amos Lee || 8 p.m.
Lee, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock, and soul. Lee’s style has been compared to John Prine and Norah Jones. In 2011, his album Mission Bell debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. His songs “Windows Are Rolled Down” and “What’s Been Going On” enjoy frequent rotation on local station 92 ZEW, and he was most recently in the area to perform at the 2014 Hangout Fest.
Kristy Lee || 6:30 p.m.
The Azalea City should celebrate when a local musician stays active not only on the local level but also nationally. Singer-songwriter Kristy Lee could be considered one of the area’s most active artists. With a soulful sound so deep that one could happily drown in it, Lee has taken her homegrown music far and wide alongside notables such as G. Love & Special Sauce and Zac Brown Band. Recently, Lee was seen having a post-show jam with G. Love and Keb Mo.
Shawna P || 5 p.m.
Shawna P, former contestant on the NBC reality show “The Voice,” has described her musical style as a mix of funk, rock and country. She has performed with musical greats Charlie Daniels and Michael McDonald.
Worx || 3:45 p.m.
Originally out of Birmingham, Worx has been based out of Mobile for several years performing at venues ranging from local clubs to larger outdoor venues. Conjuring bands such as Journey and Rush, Worx combines original music with cover songs to please the crowd with driving rhythms, clear vocals and blistering guitar solos.
Eric Welford || 2:30 p.m.
A 2008 graduate of Greene County High School in Leakesville, Mississippi, Welford watched with a heavy heart the war that was raging in the Middle East. He joined the Army National Guard out of Lucedale, Mississippi 287-EN MAC where he served as a combat engineer. After 12 months of serving his country, Eric wanted to return home and not waste a moment in his life. He works construction full time, but refuses to give up on the one thing that has remained constant in his life, his dream of music.
Miller Lite Stage
The Roots || 10:45 p.m.
The three-time Grammy award-winning band is known for their creative fusion of hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. Although The Roots, led by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, have been rocking stages for more than 20 years, currently they served as the house band on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Their formula often includes notable collaborations with artists such as Erykah Badu, John Legend, Common, Talib Kweli and others. Questlove’s critically acclaimed memoir “Mo Meta Blues …” was released last year.
K Michelle || 9 p.m.
Singer, songwriter and reality TV star K Michelle is a fierce and vibrant individual. The R&B, hip-hop, and soul artist is best known for her singles “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.” K Michelle’s recent album “Rebellious Soul” made a No. 1 debut atop Billboard’s Top R&B /Hip-Hop Albums chart, with the New York Times hailing it as a “milestone” with “the confidence of survival.”
Dennis Nelson || 7:30 p.m.
Mobile native Dennis Nelson is a guitarist with his unique blend of R&B jazz rock and gospel. He is an instrumentalist who challenges melodic composition. He infuses contemporary elegance with harmonious smoothness. His musical influences are trailblazers and can be identified within the rhythmic strums of his guitar. Nelson has also performed with great legends such as Ray Charles and The Temptations.
K-Rob || 6 p.m.
K-Rob has been compared to greats like Usher, Howard Hewitt, Donnell Jones and Maxwell. The Nashville-based soul man was thrilled to perform at Bayfest 2013 and has been invited back for the city’s 20th Anniversary festival.
Stony Murphy & The Accord Show || 4:30 p.m.
Stony Murphy and his band describe their performances as fun and extremely entertaining. They are known for being interactive and getting the audience involved. They offer a mixture of southern soul and R&B along with a soulful sound to be remembered.
Jamell Richardson || 3 p.m.
Jamell provides a mix of original and classic blues hits being revived by one of the genres’ rising stars. Laced with unforgettable solos and infectious dance steps, his electrifying band will keep you on your feet.
Miller Lite Winner || 2:30 p.m.
Jane’s Addiction || 9:45 p.m.
Jane’s Addiction are considered one of the most influential but tumultuous rock bands of the early 1990s. Splitting up at the height of their mainstream popularity, front man Perry Farrell cofounded the Lollapalooza music festival, which toured in its early years showcasing some of the biggest names in music. Guitarist Dave Navarro, who later served a brief stint in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was considered a prodigy when he joined the band as a 19-year-old in 1986. The two will appear at BayFest alongside original drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney, a popular touring and session musician who joined the band in 2002. Expect favorites such as “Jane Says,” “Stop!” and “Been Caught Stealing” along with the album “Nothing’s Shocking” in its entirety.
All That Remains || 8:15 p.m.
All That Remains continues to tour relentlessly in support of their new studio album A War You Cannot Win (Razor & Tie), recently debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200. All That Remains’ second single from the new album, “Asking Too Much,” is quickly climbing the Active Rock Studio charts on both Media Base and BDS charts. The song is also the follow-up to their first single, “Stand Up,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 at Active Rock.
Startisan || 6:45 p.m.
A Frankenstein of sonic ingenuity combining the standout vocals of singer/songwriter Mike Hogan with the orchestral production values of Jon Scholl. Powerful lyrics, sweeping guitar lines and aggressive percussion make for a compelling mixture of heart, soul, and honesty. Coupled with a consistently energetic live show, Startisan has built an incredibly loyal and broad-reaching fan base.
Cathercist || 5:15 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. Natives of Gulfport, Mississippi, Cathercist has taken cues from the last 30 years of metal and alternative rock, and revamped them for a modern audience.
Dark Before Dawn || 3:45 p.m.
Dark Before Dawn is basically four musicians from Cullman, Alabama telling the story of our lives through music. Bringing its own style of “dirty South hard rock,” the band is self-described as what it would sound like for “an angel singing over a band of devils.”
Baby Bee || 2:30 p.m.
The brotherly duo of Joe and David Stark proudly pick up the rock ’n’ roll mantle for Louisiana. You’ll feel it immediately on the revved-up riffs of their first single, “High Heel Leather Boots.” Joe may have put it best, “The song paints the perfect picture of the Louisiana lustfulness and a hot night down here. That melody was super sticky.”
Shifting Tracks || 9:15 p.m.
Danny Spiro & the Wingmen || 7:45 p.m.
Organic Android || 6:15 p.m.
Vivid Verbs || 4:45 p.m.
Vertigo Haze || 3:15 p.m.
Yatron Wetherly || 6:40 p.m.
Hanover Drive || 5:55 p.m.
Debra Price || 5:10 p.m.
De’Edra Williams || 4:30 p.m.
Cliff Robertson || 3:50 p.m.
Meridian || 3:10 p.m.
The McCrays || 2:30 p.m.
Midnight Ramblers || 7:15 p.m.
Lizards || 6 p.m.
ROGERWOOD || 4:45 p.m.
Acoustic Café || 3:30 p.m.
Dat B || 2:15 p.m.
*Bios courtesy of bayfest.com.
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