Mobile’s Music Scene Is Making Some Noise


Mobilians are born to celebrate and nothing livens up a celebration more than music. Mobile’s spirited, soulful approach to hospitality makes it the perfect town for musicians and music lovers. This weekend, Downtown Mobile will be rocking to the tunes of over fifty bands, along with an art market and live art competition, food and fun. Founded in 2011, SouthSounds Music Fest is the first festival dedicated to showcasing the best musicians and artists in the South and has grown exponentially, garnering national recognition by musicians, the music industry and fans each year.  SouthSounds is held annually on the second weekend in April in venues and on free public stages throughout Downtown Mobile.   Learn more at

Year-round, you’ll find live music just about everywhere you look. From recent national acts like Robert Plant, Harry Connick Jr. and Dr. John at the historic Saenger Theatre to mega stars like Elton John and Wide Spread Panic at the Mobile Civic Center to nightly shows in pubs and local bars/restaurants featuring our talented local acts, music is a way of life for many Mobilians. (In fact, the lobby of the Saenger proves to be one of the best spots in town – pre-concert – to run into friends, neighbors and newcomers!)

Additionally, take a look at our recommendations for planning your music-filled Mobile getaway:

The Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Opera and the Mobile Pops offer cultural experiences like no others anywhere along the Gulf Coast.

Ten Sixty Five, the city’s newest outdoor music festival has plans to roll out their second annual concert festival the first weekend of October.

 Live music performances are featured monthly at the LODA Artwalk held on the second Friday of each month.

Other locally owned venues like Alchemy Tavern, Boo Radley’s, BLUEGILL, Café 615, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Dauphin’s, Joe Cain Café, The Merry Widow, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, O’Daly’s Irish Pub,  OK Bicycle Shop and Veet’s offer live music regularly. Check our website for listings to many more restaurants, bars and music venues.

You’ll find someone singing something somewhere every day in Mobile!




A Doggone Good Time in Mobile

Traveling is fun. Traveling with your favorite furry, four-legged friend is even more fun!  Mobile has long been a dog-friendly destination and we welcome you and your best friend in many ways.  From dog-friendly hotels, restaurants and shops to numerous dog-centric events, we know you will both have a great time in our colorful, coastal town.

Blog Dogs!
  • There are nearly thirty Mobile area hotels that welcome pets including the historic Battle House Hotel located in the heart of downtown Mobile.
  • The annual Erin Go Paw Fest, Green Dress Run 5K and dog-friendly street party at Callaghan’s brings together hundreds of two- and four- legged friends. Check our event calendar, there are several dog-devoted events, organizations and fundraisers (WoofStock, Delta Dogs) year-round.
  • Take a stroll through downtown Mobile or one of our many historic neighborhoods, you’ll be surprised how many establishments welcome dogs and how many folks will stop, say hello and give your buddy a little pat.
  • The OK Bicycle Shop hosts Doggy Happy Hours on Mondays when the weather is nice.
  • Favorite hangouts like the above mentioned Bike Shop,  Loda Bier Garten, Heroes, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Cream & Sugar, Café 615 and many other area watering holes and restaurants welcome your dogs on their patios and porches.  Be sure to ask for free treats (for the dog, you’ll have to pay for yours!)
  • Stop by the Urban Emporium for a great selection of doggy treats, food and accessories (and if you have a cat at home, you’ll find something to bring back.  Not that the cat will care. She’s probably still mad you left.)
  • Dauphin Island, just 45 minutes to the south of Mobile, is the region’s only dog-friendly beach.
  • Chickasabogue Park encompasses over 1,200 acres of beautifully designed trails and recreational areas that offer scenic viewings of Mobile Bay and other waterways. Perfect for stretching all of your legs!