Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, AL on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th of 2016.
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.
Alabama Shakes is a blues rock band from USA formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. The group rose to prominence in the early 2010s with their distinctive and soulful roots rock sound.
The band began their career touring and performing at bars and clubs around the Southeast for two years while honing their sound and writing music. They recorded their debut album, Boys & Girls, with producer Andrija Tokic in Nashville while still unsigned. Online acclaim led ATO Records to sign the band, which released Boys & Girls in 2012 to acclaim. The album had a hit single, "Hold On," and was nominated for three Grammy Awards. After a long touring cycle, the band recorded their second record, Sound & Color, which was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and won four Grammy Awards.