Celebrate the life of Bluesman Sam Chatmon with a blend of blues, country, and gospel music and a heaping plate of BBQ.
State Arts Conference
The Mississippi Arts Commission will host the 2019 State Arts Conference Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Arts + Living Well” and features keynote speaker Wyatt Waters.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History presents Music at the Mounds, two days of Americana and Roots Music with local artists and cuisine.
This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry visits with bluegrass musician and bandleader Alan Sibley from Ackerman. Sibley has been playing music professionally since he was a teenager. He and his band are the hosts of “The Bluegrass Trail,” a new show on the RFD-TV cable network. In addition to performances by Sibley and the group, they have a guest band spot, where they showcase up and coming bluegrass groups from the Southeast. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
JACKSON, MISS. – August 12, 2019 – Led by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Poet Laureate Selection Panel is now accepting nominations for the state’s next Poet Laureate, who will succeed Beth Ann Fennelly when her term expires in 2020. The Poet Laureate serves as the official state poet, creating and reading appropriate poetry […]
JACKSON, MISS. – July 17, 2019– Melody Moody Thortis, of Brandon, has been promoted to grants director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and Leslie Barker, of Jackson, has been named arts-based community development director, which was Moody Thortis’ previous position at MAC. “We are thrilled for Melody as she begins her new role, and we […]
JACKSON, MISS. – July 16, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) has awarded a $19,400 grant for the development and placement of Mississippi Writers Trail markers in the Delta. The markers will recognize the work of 12 Delta authors. The Mississippi Writers Trail is an […]
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