3rd ANNUAL DOG RIVER MUD BOTTOM REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Day of Music and Fun with Goal of Protection of Water Quality Improvement of Dog River
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 PM – 7 PM.
MOBILE, Ala. (March 28, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) organizers announce the date and plans underway to host the Dog River Mud Bottom Revival Music Festival – a fun afternoon created to raise awareness and funds while bringing families down to the river to enjoy great music along the way. The Third Annual Mud Bottom Revival Music Festival at the Dog Pond is set for Sunday, May 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. (doors open at 2pm) with event headliner – the famous Willie Sugarcapps, whose members are individually and collectively well-known and loved both locally and nationally. Two other local favorites, Ryan Balthrop and Slide Bayou, as well as Crowned Jewelz join the line-up.
Food will be available for purchase from the Smokin’ Gringo food truck and Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream. The event will be held on a private lot located on 2415 Venetia Road on beautiful Dog River.
Information on sponsorship benefits and levels, ranging from $250 to $2500, can be obtained by emailing [email protected] 3rd Annual Mud Bottom Revival T-shirts will available for purchase and guests may also purchase raffle tickets to win featured artwork and other exciting items.
Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mud-bottom-revival-music-festival-the-dog-pond-tickets-32184073430 for $25, with children 10 and under admitted free of charge. Tickets may also be purchased at Mellow Mushroom at the loop or at the River Shack, located under the Dog River Bridge. Contributions of any amount are also welcome.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
This year’s event is proud to bring back ever-popular Willie Sugarcapps as the headliner along with Ryan Balthrop and Slide Bayou, and Crowned Jewelz.
Willie Sugarcapps is a combination of local artists Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane coming together to bring songwriter-in-the-round and jam session-styled collaborations. The five artists take turns singing lead and switching instruments, such as fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass and even ukulele. The sound is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little blues, a little New Orleans and tells a story. Individually, these musicians have written, recorded, and toured throughout the US with the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Kate Campbell, Dwight Yoakam, and Steve Winwood, to name a few. Their latest album Paradise Right Here is set to be released on April 15th via Baldwin County Public Records.
“Willie Sugarcapps is a homecoming for all of us,” explains Will Kimbrough. “It’s coming full circle back to the beginning of why we do this in the first place and the joy of what happens when you play and sing with people who are alike in spirit and mind.”
Ryan Balthrop and Slide Bayou is a song-oriented rock/jam band based out of Mobile, Alabama. The band is comprised of three of the area’s most prolific singer/songwriters, and backed by a smoking rhythm section, and featuring three, sometimes four part vocal harmonies. Ryan Balthrop, Harrison McInnis, and Lee Yankie, each write for their own projects, and have recently joined forces to form Slide Bayou, featuring Winter Baynes on drums, Marc Hendrix on bass, and Blake Nolte on saxophone and vocals. Don’t miss this very versatile up and coming act! Learn more at www.slidebayou.com.
About Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR)
DRCR is a volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the water quality of Dog River and its tributaries. All DRCR programs, projects and volunteer effort work toward this ambitious goal. Tickets are available by clicking online. Questions on sponsorship opportunities or event details? Email [email protected].