Posts Tagged ‘music’

Hoyt Ming gets marker on Mississippi Country Music Trail

ACKERMAN — Hoyt Ming, the founder, leader of and fiddler in Hoyt Ming & His Pep Steppers, was honored yesterday with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker was unveiled at 11 a.m. at East Main and North Hobson in Ackerman. The Pep Steppers was a Tupelo-based country string band consisting of […] [...]

Sonny Boy Williamson getting Mississippi Blues Trail marker

HELENA, Ark. — Sonny Boy Williamson, a blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter from Mississippi, will be recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail tomorrow at 5 p.m. The unveiling will take place at 324 Phillips in Helena, Arkansas, a city in which Williamson lived and performed. Helena was home to a flourishing […] [...]

Blues Marker honoring producer/musician Mitchell erected

ASHLAND — Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and other stars, has received a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The ceremony was held yesterday at the Ashland Town Square. Mitchell was born in Ashland in north Mississippi in 1928. He died in Memphis in 2010 at the age […] [...]

Drivin’ and honky-tonkin’ — Bridging the Blues returns for third year

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, Delta, Mississippi, music

The state of Mississippi is actively engaged in a campaign to “package” the blues in an effort to promote regional tourism, a prime example being the multi-state Mississippi Blues Trail. That is also the mission of the Bridging the Blues (BTB), a tri-state music pilgrimage that takes in more than 100 musical events, including 15 […] [...]

Another marker going up on Mississippi Country Music Trail

POLKVILLE — On Sept. 19, one of Mississippi’s longest-running country music festivals will be honored with the newest marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at 6334 Highway 13 in Polkville, across the street from the Polkville Music Barn. This will be the 26th marker on […] [...]

Mississippi sounds coming to Americana Music Festival & Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Visit Mississippi, the state tourism office of Mississippi, is partnering with the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, to present a Mississippi theme at the 15th annual event. As part of the five-day conference, Mississippi musicians, writers and advocates will be featured as part of panel discussions, musical showcases and […] [...]

TUCKED AWAY — Lakeland Music offers vintage guitars

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: Business, Fender, Hawaii, hospitality, Lakeland Music, Mississippi, music

At first glance, there seems little that sets Lakeland Music apart from other full-line music stores. Tucked away on Lakeland Drive on the fringe of the bustling Flowood retail corridor in a nondescript gray building, if not for the words “Lakeland Music” on the front of the building, it can be easily overlooked. Inside, it’s […] [...]

State erects second international Blues Trail marker in France

CAHORS, France — Mississippi’s second international Blues Trail marker was unveiled yesterday in Cahors, France. Malcolm White, director of Visit Mississippi, and Robert Terrell, director of operations at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, joined local officials for the unveiling. The event took place just before the opening of the 33rd Annual Cahors […] [...]

It’s summer — party time! A list of Mississippi festivals

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, festivals, food, Mississippi, music

» The Oxford Blues Festival is certainly not the only event scheduled this summer. Local culture, food, music, art and more will be offered across the state this month and into August. “Throughout the summer, communities host festivals and fairs that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of our state’s culture and invite residents and […] [...]

EATING UP THE BLUES — 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival adds food to the lineup

Darryl Parker, organizer of the 5th Annual Oxford Blues Festival, recently received some inspiration — and validation — on a lonely stretch of Mississippi highway. “I was traveling along when I saw a van full of people that had pulled off of the side of the road,” Parker remembered. “The folks had stopped at a […] [...]

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