In spring 2016, Mississippi is celebrating Americana music in a totally new way.
With itineraries spanning the state, the Americana in Mississippi Music Tour boasts headliner Rambling Steve Gardner and The Jericho Roadshow performing in 16 communities. Oxford will host a concert on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. in partnership with Oxford’s beloved Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at the Lyric Theatre featuring guest musician Lucero and guest author, Randy Pierce.
Director of Visit Oxford, Mary Allyn Hedges, said, “Visit Oxford is excited about this partnership with both Visit Mississippi and Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. We thought featuring Thacker Mountain as part of the Americana Music Series stop in Oxford was the perfect way to highlight Oxford’s rich music and literary heritage.”
Each location on the Americana in Mississippi Music Tour will supplement the show with a performance by a local band or musician, allowing for a true taste of each city’s musical flavor.
The Americana in Mississippi Music Tour kicked off March 1 with a performance at Jackson’s Duling Hall, and ends April 28 in Tupelo.
Interim director of Visit Mississippi, Daron Wilson, said, “This is a great opportunity for visitors who are interested in music to come and experience it for themselves. It shows the great relationship between our state tourism department and our individual Convention and Visitor Bureaus, and it’s the perfect chance to see some of the state’s high points. We are so appreciative of our tourism partners, the Mississippi Tourism Association and the proprietors of the venues featuring the tour. We’ve come together to showcase the best of the best when it comes to Americana music.”
The tour’s official web page, www.visitmississippi.org/americana, showcases a short promotional film, tour schedule and locations, video interviews with Mississippi artists, itineraries for each community on the tour, and more.
To learn more about the Americana in Mississippi Music Tour, see www.visitmississippi.org/americana. For more information on music in Mississippi, see www.visitmississippi.org. For more information on Thacker Mountain Radio, visit www.thackermountain.com.
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