100 years of Samford Crimson: 2008

SYDNEY CROMWELL
Editor-in-chief

 

Students staying in Birmingham this summer can look forward to a new musical event in town: Sloss Fest.

The inagural Sloss Music & Arts Festival, a two-day lifestyle and musical event will celebrate the best of Birmingham, from food to music and nightlife.

Headliners for the event will include Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, First Aid Kid and Cage the Elephant.

Attendees can look forward to the eclectic blend of music from across the world, as well as artists with true Alabama roots.

Over 25 acts will perform across the three stages, and one headliner is yet to be announced.

As a reminder of Birmingham’s rich iron history, Sloss Fest will also offer attendees the opportunity to participate in hands-on iron pouring, sponsored by the Sloss Metal Arts Program. Patrons will be able to purchase their one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

There will also be poster displays from some of Birmingham’s most prominent artists.

Sloss Fest will be brought to Birmingham by concert promoter Red Mountain Entertainment with partners AC Entertainment and Venue Management. AC Entertainment is the organization behind popular music festivals Bonnaroo and Forecastle.

The event takes place from July 18-19, and gates will open at 1 p.m. each day.

This family friendly event is perfect for students who want to get the true taste of Birmingham over the summer.

Tickets are currently available for $135 and will increase to $150 on the day of the event.

More detailed information and tickets can be found on the Sloss Fest website at Slossfest.com

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