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Lagniappe announces SouthSounds showcase selections

Lagniappe is pleased to announce the official selections for the Lagniappe SouthSounds Mobile Bay and New Southern Music showcases during the SouthSounds Music Festival in downtown Mobile, April 7-9.

Local bands A Sunday Fire, Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, Party at the Moontower, Red Clay Strays, Slide Bayou and Yeah, Probably have been selected to play in the locals-only Mobile Bay Music Showcase on Saturday, April 8, at noon on the Hargrove Stage in Cathedral Square. Each band will play a 20-minute set for a panel of music industry professionals.

The panel will choose one of these bands to move on and compete in the regional New Southern Music Showcase on Sunday, April 9, also at noon on the Hargrove Stage in Cathedral Square.

Blackwater Brass, Nick & the Ovorols and Post Pluto were chosen as the best up-and-coming bands from throughout the Southeast and will play for the panel in the New Southern Music Showcase along with the winner of the Mobile Bay Music Showcase.

These four bands will each play a 20-minute set. The winner of the showcase will receive a fantastic prize package, including three days of studio time with the legendary Rick Hirsch along with accommodations at Studio H20. The winner and runner-up will receive the opportunity to play at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. They will also receive a $500 gift card to Andy’s Music, a $200 gift card to Callaghan’s and a $100 gas gift card provided by Lagniappe, as well as a music feature/band profile in an upcoming issue of this newspaper.

In its fifth year, SouthSounds Music Festival is “dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art.”

All of the music in Cathedral Square is open to the public and free, including these two showcases, but for VIP and other ticket information visit southsoundsfest.com.