SouthSounds Music & Arts Fest w/ TANK & the BANGAS + SUSTO + JoJo Hermann

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SouthSounds Music & Arts Fest w/ TANK & the BANGAS + SUSTO + JoJo Hermann

March 30 - April 2 // 2023 TANK & THE BANGAS + SUSTO + JOJO HERMANN of Widespread! Full Lineup & Schedule Announced Wed, Feb 22nd @ 10am!

When and where

Date and time

March 30 · 7pm - April 2 · 11pm CDT


The Merry Widow + Made By The Water Stage @ The Merry Widow + Alabama Music Box 51 South Conception Street 12 South Conception Street Mobile, AL 36602

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About this event

  • 3 days 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

South Sounds Music & Arts Fest returns Thursday March 30th - Sunday April 2nd to once again showcase some of the very best regional southern talent.

This year we are expanding out of the walls of The Merry Widow and bringing the outdoors back into the SouthSounds experience with the addition of our presenting partners’ OYSTER CITY BREWING STAGE outside of The Merry Widow

Grammy-nominated New Orleans' group Tank & the Bangas are this years featured headliner and will perform Saturday night on the MADE BY THE WATER Stage in the outdoor venue behind The Merry Widow.

SUSTO and JOJO HERMANN of Widespread Panic Headline Friday & Sunday respectively with an incredible undercard of over 30 regional and local bands covering the widest spectrum of styles SouthSounds ever has!

Full lineup and schedule here:

4-DAY PASSES Are ONLY $65 and get you into all shows at Alabama Music Box, The Merry Widow & Oyster City Brewing headliner stage in the outdoor venue at Merry Widow.

Want to catch all 4 nights of the action the carefree way?

  • VIP tickets are only $175

You‘re here to party, so let us worry about your ride, your drinks, and your dinner plans! Oh, we’ll also throw in some exclusive and unique extras along the way.

  • VIP Shuttle to and from hotels.
  • One hour early access to venues.
  • Access to artist curated, private lounges above The Merry Widow with seating, balconies, and private bathrooms serviced every 15 minutes!. *stage side balcony will be for production staff only during headliners*
  • Chef crafted hors d'oeuvres starting daily at 4pm and Chef prepared dinner service by Chef Alex Tapia Friday-Sunday Starting at 7pm
  • Craft beer selection provided by Braided River!
  • Sponsor swag packages and an exclusive local artist designed, hand numbered, screen printed South Sounds Poster.


If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please email us at and let us make sure the fest is as accessible and fun for everyone!


  • Tank and The Bangas don’t go anywhere quietly. Sitting around a dimly lit room in London’s neighborhood of Camden Town, vocalist Tank Ball, bassist Norman Spence, drummer Joshua Johnson and saxophonist Albert Allenback can’t go mere minutes without bursting into play fights, or talking over one another, or laughing from their deepest guts. They are a beacon of life. And it’s that life that you hear in their music. That’s what makes this fivepiece one of the most thrilling, unpredictable and sonically diverse bands on the planet; a unit where jazz meets hip-hop, soul meets rock, and funk is the beating heart of everything they do. Their new album Green Balloon is on the horizon, and it’s their first release now they’re signed to major label Verve Forecast – a deal that came after they won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017, beating out hundreds of other acts. They admit that it was a moment that has entirely changed their lives. This resulting record is set to prove their pizazz and their staying power. It’s everything they’ve worked so hard for so far.

Green Balloon is a multi-faceted title for their first full-length release since Think Tank in 2013. Think Tank was a case of throwing all their creative juices and ideas to at the wall to see what stuck. It was a DIY project. This album process was a world apart from that. “Green Balloon is a sister to Think Tank,” says Tank. “Think Tank was 12, and Green Balloon is 16 and having sex. She’s out there.” Made in New Orleans, Los Angeles, London and Florida, the band’s newfound critical acclaim and global notoriety meant they were able to call upon producers such as Jack Splash, Mark Batson, Zaytoven, Louie Lastic and Robert Glasper. Some of these names were on their bucket wishlist, others were new discoveries. “It was truly a dream to us. We’re so lucky,” says Tank. Green Balloon and many of its lyrical themes may seem to revolve around money and material (“money, look at all my money” starts ‘Spaceships’), but it’s far more complex than that. The color is explored throughout the tracks.

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$15 – $175