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Durham, North Carolina – based folk rock band Delta Rae has been added to SouthSounds 2018 lineup.
A second round of artist additions to the SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival adds to the growing excitement for this year’s installment. Last Thursday, the April 13-15 festival added both known national headliners and Southeastern up-and-comers to its already anticipated lineup.
Supporting their EP release “A Long & Happy Life,” Delta Rae will fill this event with its harmonic mix of folk, country and pop. Indie rockers Surfer Blood is also coming, with fresh cuts from its latest effort, “Snowdonia.”
New Orleans’ Stoop Kids will add its eclectic concoction of carefree jazz rock and hip-hop to the lineup. In addition to playing Roderick Meeks on the NBC television show “Glee,” singer-songwriter Noah Guthrie also has a reputation for crafting modern Americana anthems, which you can hear live at SouthSounds 2018.
Also added to the festival were The Brummies, The New Respects, Glass Mansions, Will Stewart, Johnny Hayes & The Loveseats, John Milham, Yeah, Probably, Summerlyn Powers, Johnny No, Ryan Dyer, Jukebox Brassband, Jonesy’s Trilogy, Multi N Funk Band, Airpark, Delta Smoke, Paid to Pretend, Perfect Image Band, On The Rox Band, Southern Heartburn, Brigham Cason, MOB*ILL, COSMOS, DY, Vertis Llucas Band, Deluna, G’mar Poett, Kayla Cox, and Kayland Knight & Trex.
SouthSounds has also revealed the musical acts performing in the Lagniappe Mobile Bay Showcase, which will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 12 p.m-3 p.m. on the Lagunitas Stage. This collection of area talent will be judged by industry professionals for a chance at competing in the Lagniappe New Southern Music Showcase. The New Southern Music Showcase winner will receive a prize package including three days of studio time at Studio H2O with the legendary Rick Hirsch, a $500 gift certificate to Picker’s Paradise, a $200 gift card to Callaghan’s, a $200 gas card provided by Lagniappe and a feature in Lagniappe. Past winners include Yeah, Probably and Underhill Family Orchestra.
This year’s Lagniappe Mobile Bay Showcase features a variety of sounds from soul to Southern rock. G’mar Poett will seduce the crowd and the judges with his satiny R&B. Songs such as “Don’t Take” feature smooth and intricate vocals that make the most of each measure. Kayland Knight & Trex will provide a two-fold delivery of local music. This duo will feature a homegrown mix ethereal vocals and intricate hip-hop flow. Skate Mountain Records’ The Red Clay Strays will be returning to the Lagniappe Mobile Bay Showcase for a second year. This band’s mix of Southern rock and country has made them a regional favorite. Local indie rockers Paid to Pretend will also be taking their chances with the judges. Their high-energy rock style is a modern nod to the early ‘90s rock scene. Kayla Cox will give the crowd butterflies with her time slot. This diva’s single “Butterflies” is a suave R&B ballad filled with deep soul foundation. As a representative of the regional country scene, Summerlyn Powers completes the local showcase. This multi-instrumental young artist will try to charm the judges with sugary pop country made in Alabama.
Early bird ticket prices are in effect until April 1. General admission wristbands are $25 and cover all three days; Gold Level weekend passes are $45 and include a general admission wristband and a ticket to the Corey Smith show at Soul Kitchen April 13.
VIP packages to SouthSounds include a three-day festival pass, access to reserved VIP viewing areas, complementary food from local restaurants, complementary beer, a festival T-shirt, and a souvenir VIP laminate. The early bird price for a VIP package is $90 each or two for $150. After April 1, general admission wristbands will be priced at $30 and Gold Level weekend passes will be $50. Tickets may be purchased through the festival website at www.southsoundfest.com.
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