Saturday, January 28, 2023

The 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival is Off and Running

Opening night of the Double Decker Arts Festival present by Caterpillar. All photos by Jeff McVay
Opening night of the Double Decker Arts Festival present by Caterpillar.
All photos by Jeff McVay

WOW! What a night on the historic Oxford Square.

Thacker Mountain Radio host Jim Dees Kicks off the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival. Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio host Jim Dees Kicks off the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival.
Photo by Jeff McVay

The 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar is off and running – and with perfect weather, an unprecedented Friday night crowd danced, swayed and laughed along with Thacker Mountain Radio, Jim Dees, Kathryn McGaw York, Memphian Eric Lewis and the rest of the Yalobushwhackers, Southaven musician Cory Branan and a very energetic Austin, Texas soul band, The Nightowls.

The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls Photo by Jeff McVay
The Nightowls
Photo by Jeff McVay

Oxford’s favorite festival continues today with the Double Decker Spring Run 5K/10K starting from Mid-town Shopping Center at 7:30 and then the much-anticipated 10 a.m. opening of Oxford Square’s proverbial gates featuring a plethora of local and regional artists, food vendors and a top-heavy music schedule on the Ole Miss Sports Stage.

Enough said. Time to rise and shine, slather on the SPF-30, grab your shades, wallet and kids and head to the Oxford Square for the 2016 version of Oxford’s Double Decker Arts Festival.

Title sponsor, Caterpillar, graciously presents this year’s event – No. 21 and counting.

Selfie check on the Oxford Square. Photo by Jeff McVay
Selfie check on the Oxford Square.
Photo by Jeff McVay

Check out some of last night’s action and see if you recognize anyone in the masses. And, stay tuned as HottyToddy.com posts live from today’s festivities via all of our social media platforms and our website, HottyToddy.com.

Thacker Mountain Radio's Eric Lewis Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio’s Eric Lewis
Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio producer Kathryn McGaw York Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio producer Kathryn McGaw York
Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio's Eric Lewis (left) and Jim Dees Photo by Jeff McVay
Thacker Mountain Radio’s Eric Lewis (left) and Jim Dees
Photo by Jeff McVay
Musician/singer/songwriter Cory Branan kicks off the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival. Photo by Jeff McVay
Musician/singer/songwriter Cory Branan kicks off the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Waiting on the masses to begin the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival. Photo by Jeff McVay
Waiting on the masses to begin the 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Dancing in the street. Photo by Jeff McVay
Dancing in the street.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Artist Tammy Oliver Cook and husband, John Cook. Photo by Jeff McVay
Artist Tammy Oliver Cook and husband, John Cook.
Photo by Jeff McVay

Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com.

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