Mudbottom Revival Dog River Music Festival 2022

The following information was provided by the event organizers:

For the seventh year in a row, Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) is proud to host the Mud Bottom Revival Music Festival – a fun afternoon created to raise awareness and funds. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at the end of Chemin Rivière Du Chien (3619 Chemin Rivière Du Chien) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s musical lineup includes Marcia Ball with Symone French opening the show.

Attendees of this family fundraising event are encouraged to bring coolers, picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon of live music under a shady spot covered in oak trees on the shores of the beautiful Dog River. No animals are allowed. There will be food available for purchase from the Smokin’ Gringos Food Truck and Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream.

Sponsorships are available now for this spring fundraising event. The deadline for sponsor and contributor information to be included in promotional materials is April 1, 2022. Sponsors will be permitted to access the site earlier and have a place in the Sponsors Only Bundle. For more information on benefits and levels of sponsorship, ranging from $250 to $2,500, visit https://dodriver.org/news/the-7th-annual-mud-bottom-revival-music-festival/.

Sponsors committed to date include: Matt & Elizabeth Adams, Buckhaults Family, Cammies Old Dutch, Pat & Susan Coffey, dakinstreet architects, Deaton Family, Kennon and Lisa Drew, (game with Bank of America), Elcan & Associates, Inc., Goldstein’s Jewelers, HUB international Gulf South, Nate & Ali Jones, Russell & Billie Goodloe, Drs. John & Candace Harsany, Keith Air Conditioning Inc., Mobile Import Salvage, Rejuvenation Medspa, Saunders Yachtworks, Shropshire Family, Dr and Mrs Steve Willis, and The Legends.

Tickets will go on sale on Mardi Gras Day – March 1! Tickets should sell out quickly!

ABOUT THE MUSIC

ABOUT MARCIA BALL – With her new album, Shine Bright, Marcia Ball has assembled the most important, hopeful and uplifting set of songs of her five-decade career. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and recorded in Texas and Louisiana, Shine Bright contains twelve songs (nine of which are original), ranging from the title track’s enthusiastic appeal to public and private acts of courage to the optimistic appeal to the action of Pots And Pans. , a song inspired by famous Texas political writer and humorist Molly Ivins.

Ball, the 2018 State of Texas Musician of the Year, has earned worldwide acclaim and countless fans for her ability to spark a full-scale rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her frenzied Texas boogies, New Orleans swamp ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a unique favorite with music lovers everywhere. With each new release, her reputation as a deeply moving singer, a pianist of boundless talent, and a courageous and inventive songwriter continues to grow. His love of the road has led him to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs. The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays the New Orleans two-barrel fist piano and sings in a raspy voice, knowing the voice of all the problems men and women can have in having a good time. .” The Houston Chronicle simply says, “She’s as perfect as a performer can get.”

ABOUT SYMONE FRENCH

Formed in late 2018, troupe Symone French & the Trouille (pronounced “TROO-YAY”) has taken off as one of the most up-and-coming musical groups on the Gulf Coast.

Approaching French’s original love and love lost tunes with a collaborative twist, La Troupe manages to blend their various musical styles ranging from funk, rock and soul to create a truly unique and captivating sound.

The band’s namesake, Symone French, has worked hard to establish himself as a vocal powerhouse since the start of his career in 2014. Throughout his career, French has competed in TV talent contests, recorded two EPs and opened for various touring numbers (Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, anyone?). More recently, she was recognized by Mobile Bay Magazine as one of their artists to watch in 2019.

If you’re familiar with the mobile music scene, Tre Norman (rhythm guitar), Frankie Crawford (lead guitar) and Justin Skinner (drums) should be familiar to you, having played in the Chad Davidson Band among others. Even more familiar would be that of Christian Heiden (bass). Heiden and French began performing music in 2014 as part of the now defunct Infant Richard & the Delta Stones. Fortunately, the pair reunited and joined the aforementioned trio to form what is now known as The Trouille Troupe.

About Dog River Clearwater Revival (RDCR)

DRCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the water quality of Dog River and its tributaries. All of DRCR’s programs, projects, and volunteer efforts pursue this ambitious goal. For more information on DRCR, visit www.dogriver.org.

FACT SHEET

REBIRTH OF THE CLEAR WATERS OF THE DOG RIVER

• Installation of over 5,000 storm sewer markers designating the Dog River watershed.

• Established and maintains monitoring of water quality monitoring resulting in scientific data on the health of the Dog River.

• Spearheaded the renaming of Luscher/Navco Park to Dog River Park to raise awareness of the river.

• Wetland restoration projects at Dog River Park.

• Partnered with US Parks Service to establish the 11-mile Scenic Blueway along Dog River with six (6) kayak launches to date.

• Partnered with AL Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (ADCNR) and Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) to erect two dozen “You are entering the Dog River watershed” road signs increasing awareness of the watershed.

• Implementation of a wetland restoration project on Halls Mill Creek to benefit the West Indian manatee and red-bellied turtle. (NFWF grant)

• Run the Upper and Middle Dog River areas of the annual Alabama component of the International Coastal Cleanup. (ADCNR and People Against a Literary State (PALS) sponsored)

• Led the removal of 26 derelict vessels from the watershed (in partnership with Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) and Ocean Conservancy).

• Partnership with DISL and Ocean Conservancy to distribute 50 “No Anchor” signs to shoreline property owners.

• Team up with others to sponsor Rain Barrel, Muddy Water Watch, Living Shoreline and Water Quality Testing workshops to help educate residents to live responsibly in such a delicate watershed.

• Pioneered the creation, installation and ongoing monitoring of the city’s only trash trap located on Eslava Creek, preventing 517 cubic yards of debris from entering the Dog River. (Continuation of the partnership with the City of Mobile)

• Lead the design and installation of a 2nd trash trap on Bolton Branch.

• Partnered with MBNEP and others to update the Dog River and watershed management plan.

• Gave over 150 watershed awareness presentations throughout the Dog River watershed.

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