The headliner will be Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, known best for their hit singles “Never Too Late,” “Pain” and “Animal I Have Become.” They’ll be the big act on Saturday, October 3, the second day of the festival.
After George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic was also announced last week, some local acts have been signed too, including the well-known Mobile band Wet Willie with Jimmy Hall. The southern rockers are best known for their 1974 hit, “Keep on Smilin.'”
Nashville’s Los Colognes are also joining the “Ten Sixty Five” party, bringing their blues-rock sound to Mobile.
Additional acts announced include Kristy Lee & Dirt Road Revival, Eric Erdman, Grayson Capps, Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, Strongfold and Jamell Richardson.
The new music festival was announced earlier this month as the replacement for BayFest, which saw its twenty-year-run come to a close due to financial struggles.
Mobile city leaders bounced back with “Ten Sixty Five,” which unlike BayFest, will be free. It’s being promoted as a two-day, two-stage festival, starting Friday October 2. We have heard that if enough local bands join the festivities, the production might extend into Sunday.
Through their social media accounts, event organizers put out a call for local bands to apply for a chance to play the festival. That call ended on Monday evening.
Once the line-up is finalized, a schedule for each day of the event will be announced.
Other aspects of the festival are beginning to come together, including sponsors. One stage is being sponsored by the Jake Peavy Foundation, formed by the San Francisco Giants pitcher and Mobile native. The other is sponsored by Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.
Organizers have also released this map for the festival, encouraging patronage at local businesses:
Officials have announced the closing of Springhill between Scott St and Washington Ave and Conti between Jackson St. and Claiborne St.
During the Festival Street Closings: On Friday (10/2) from 5:15 p.m. until Saturday (10/3) at 5:30 a.m., on Saturday (10/3) from 4:00 p.m. until Sunday (10/4) at 5:30 a.m., and on Sunday (10/4) from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. the following streets will be closed:
- Dauphin between Scott and Conception
- Conti between Joachim and Claiborne
- Springhill between Washington and Dauphin
- Jackson between Government and St. Francis
- Claiborne between St. Francis and Conti
WAVE Transit System will be offering transportation from the Civic Center to Ten Sixty Five Music Festival. These buses will be open to the public and a ride will cost $1.25. Parking at the Civic Center is available for $5.00.
Route: Departure from the east gate of the Mobile Civic Center. Drop-off/Pick-up points at
· Bienville Square
· Claiborne Street
· Washington Avenue
Buses Run One Hour before Event Start until One Hour after Event Conclusion Daily Street closures and other information subject to change.