Thursday, June 24, 2021

Summer Sunset Series in Grove Each Sunday in June

posterOutdoor concerts begin June 2.

The Summer Sunset Series returns for 2013 with five concerts every Sunday in June. The concerts hosted in the Grove on the campus of the University of Mississippi are one of the highlights of summer in Lafayette County.

The series provides free concerts with rotating musical styles highlighting the diversity of talent in the community. Families and friends are invited to pack a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the music under the shade of the trees in the Grove.

The concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m. each Sunday in June. The series kicks off with a evening of jazz by Michael Worthy & The Mississippians on June 2, 2013, presented by the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council will host the next two concerts on June 9, featuring rockabilly with the Bays/Guyer Band and on June 16 with Jeff Calloway, known as the trombone player for the Yalobushwhackers, showcasing his original songs. Moonstone & Friends will give country flair to the series on June 23, presented by the Ford Center.

The University Museum will close out the season on June 30 with the Minor Adjustments.

The concert series is free and is presented by the University Museum, Ford Center, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce, and Economic Development Foundation. — Wayne Andrews

Wayne Andrews is director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.