The Azalea City can look forward to a new, multi-day music festival on the streets of downtown July 13-15 as the MOB Music Festival celebrates its inaugural year.

Held in cooperation with the nonprofit organization Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts, this new festival aims to be a “multicultural, unified, community event for the city,” with a versatile lineup of musicians and artists showcasing their talents in venues and on streets across downtown Mobile.

As a “nonprofit enterprise through Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts,” the MOB Music Festival’s objective is to help musicians and artists “build networks to start and/or advance their careers.”

“I am so excited this will be held in the heart of the Gulf Coast, downtown Mobile, to not only showcase talent through all different genres of music but the arts as well,” said Candace Houston, the festival’s event/marketing manager. “It will also be an opportunity to bring multiple individuals together in the community with hopes to have everyone on one accord. That’s what MOB Fest is about.”

While an initial lineup has not yet been released, the MOB Music Festival reportedly will feature “indie, country, rock, alternative, jazz, hip-hop, brass band, gospel, R&B and more.” Lagniappe readers can expect updates on this new festival as they are received.