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The three-day Jimmie Rodgers Festival begins Thursday, May 3 and will be hosted at a variety of downtown venues.

The festivities begin May 3 at 7pm with Nashville Songwriter's Tribute to Jimmie Rodgers at the Temple Theatre. Renowned Nashville singer/songwriters return to the Temple Theatre after a multiple year break to revive the ever-popular Songwriters Night! Grammy winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Paul Overstreet and country #1 hit-maker Wynn Varble pay tribute to Jimmie Rodgers and share their songs, stories, and experiences. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Meridian Underground Music.
May 4 at 7:30pm, The Riley Foundation and The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation present Old Crow Medicine Show in concert. Tickets are $43 and $37 and can be purchased at the Riley Center box office or on the Riley Center website. Free pre-event concert at Dumont Plaza with Clay Parker and Jodi James. Free post-event concert at Dumont Plaza with Scott McQuaig & The Tomcats.
On May 5 at 7pm, The MAX Presents Paul Thorn in concert. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us as we wrap up our opening week with a concert by singer-songwriter Paul Thorn. $20 Members, $25 General Admission. Tickets available at
After the Paul Thorn concert, The Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival and Magnolia Beverage present Natchez-based southern rock band Bishop Gunn in concert at The Hive. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door. Paul Thorn ticket-holders get in free.
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The site for the @msartsorg is really coming together! Mark your calendar for the Grand Opening on April 28th. This museum truly celebrates Mississippi arts, music, and culture! #TheMax #Mississippi #Meridian


We'll be broadcasting LIVE from @msartsorg, giving you a sneak preview - Friday, April 27 from 6am - 3pm!

You are invited to a one-of-a-kind event taking place at select Paul Thorn shows. Step inside his Airstream trailer before the concert for a personal encounter with Paul and his world, and step out with artwork and merchandise not available anywhere else.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301
P.O. Box 148
Meridian, MS 39302
Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience