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Sloss Music and Arts Festival 2015

Sloss Music and Arts Festival 2015

July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Birmingham station
Birmingham station


Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that took place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, AL on Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th of 2015.

In addition to 30+ incredible musical acts, SM&AF offers something for everyone whether it’s being able to browse some of the country's finest poster makers or participate in hands on iron pouring demonstrations 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.

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First Aid Kit
Band of Horses
Modest Mouse
The New Pornographers

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Band of Horses, originally known briefly as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released four studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms.[3] The band's lineup, which included Mat Brooke for the debut album, has undergone several changes; although, the current members, Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett, have all been with the band for several years. Band of Horses' fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September 2012.


Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of vocalist Matthew Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion and bassist Daniel Tichenor, as well as touring keyboardist/guitarist Matthan Minster and touring lead guitarist Nick Bockrath. Lincoln Parish served as the band's lead guitarist from their formation in 2006 until December 2013, when he left on good terms to pursue a career in producing. The band's first album, Cage the Elephant, was released in 2008 to much success, spawning several successful radio singles and gained the band a large following in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Cage the Elephant are known for energetic live performances and for possessing an eclectic sound. The band's first album is influenced by classic rock, funk, and blues music. However, the band's second album, Thank You, Happy Birthday, displayed heavy influence by punk rock and bands such as the Pixies and Nirvana, while Melophobia was a concerted effort by the band to find its own distinct musical identity, and earned them a Grammy Award nomination in 2015 for Best Alternative Music Album. Cage the Elephant's fourth album, Tell Me I'm Pretty, produced by Dan Auerbach, was released on December 18, 2015.


Young the Giant is an American rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band's line-up is Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums). Formerly known as The Jakes, Young the Giant was signed by Roadrunner Records in 2009 and released its eponymous debut album in 2010. The band's first three singles, "My Body", "Cough Syrup" and "Apartment" reached the top five of the US Alternative Songs chart.

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Sloss Furnaces
Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use.


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Sloss Music and Arts Festival goers reflect on experiences, look to 2016
CBS 42  –  August 4, 2015
(WIAT) — The inaugural Sloss Music and ... and purchase art and other items from a variety of vendors. Anyone who attended the festival wouldn’t be surprised to hear the festival will be returning July 15-16 in 2016. The 2015 festival drew 25,000 ...
Tyler, the Creator brought out my angsty, weird teenage-self at Sloss Fest
Sidelines  –  July 28, 2015
Tyler, the Creator‘s Sunday night set at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham ... but slightly disappointing album Goblin. Now it’s 2015, the collective has disbanded for the time being, and fans—as well as Odd Future themselves ...
Sloss Fest 2015 Lineup Announced Featuring Modest Mouse, Cage The Elephant And Band Of Horses
mxdwn  –  June 20, 2015
The Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day event that will take place for the very first time next month. It will be held on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama. Showcasing over 30 ...
Sloss Fest 2015: Chefs from coast to coast join lineup for Birmingham music and arts festival
Al.com  –  June 16, 2015
Chefs from California to the Carolinas will treat festival-goers to everything from pork and chicken to rabbit and goat during the Nick 'N Friends culinary experience at the inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival, organizers announced today. The festival ...
Sloss Fest 2015: Look back at the music, fashion and more from this weekend
Al.com  –  July 21, 2015
Having a hard time coping with the fact Sloss Music and Arts Festival is over? Considering the festival wrapped up less than 48 hours ago, it's easy to understand why you may be having some Sloss Fest withdrawals. To ease you back into normalcy (or maybe ...
Sloss Fest Sound Off: Alabama Will Win Iron Bowl
Bama Hammer  –  July 19, 2015
On the first day of the first year of a music festival just down the road from Tuscaloosa ... football was without having to give it much thought. Sloss Fest, like most festivals, is not a place where you would expect people to understand or even respect ...
Three Alabama events make list of ‘Must See’ music festivals for summer 2015
yellowhammernews.com  –  April 20, 2015
SlossFest will be hitting off its inaugural festival on July 18th and 19th, featuring more than 30 bands at the National Historic Landmark Sloss Furnaces. And of course, that brings us to Hangout Fest. The Gulf Shores music fest has grown like crazy each ...

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