Yesterday The Inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival was announced in Birmingham, Alabama. And we say welcome to the party B’Ham! Produced by AC Entertainment (Bonnaroo/Forecastle) and Red Mountain Entertainment (Bayfest/Beale St. Music Festival), Birmingham is trying to get on the festival map with a diverse, yet indie focused lineup that has us wanting to make the trek over from Atlanta. And hey, they are gonna have some of that good Alabama craft beer and Jim N’ Nicks’ BBQ. Mmmmmm, yes please.
From Modest Mouse, to Sturgill Simpson, Band of Horses, First Aid Kit, Purity Ring, Robert Delong, to a yet to be announced headliner, to some of Alabama’s best talent like St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, this lineup is a great start for this small fest. Sloss Furnaces was already a great place to see a show and should be a nice setting for this new festival.
About Sloss Fest:
The Inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event taking place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark on Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19th of 2015. An event that will not only bring great music to Birmingham, but will also highlight the regional craft beer and specialty cocktail scene and focus on a selection of incredible food. The SM&AF offers something for everyone whether it’s an exploration into a special culinary world inside of Nick ‘N Friends, being able to browse some of the country’s finest poster makers or participating in hands on iron pouring brought to you by the Metal Arts Program at Sloss Furnaces.
This event is about more than 30+ bands on 3 stages, it’s a celebration of the unique, creative culture that makes life in Birmingham so special.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 27th at 11AM EST and can be purchased on the festival website here. Four levels of GA passes will be available, starting at only $105 and up to $150 if purchased at the festival, as well as VIP and Iron Passes.
Full lineup so far: