Brown Bag Lunch Concert

Terry Cherry and John Marshall have been playing music together for over 20 years, bringing together their love for writing songs about life and loved ones. They create their unique sound and vocals through originals and familiar cover songs from bands we all know and love. So bring your lunch to the The MAX courtyard …

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Blues Series: Stevie J Blues

Born Stephen Johnson, Stevie J was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. The son of a preacher, Johnson was immersed in gospel music from an early age. In 2001 met Bobby Rush, who inspired him to try secular music. He went on to record and tour with Rush, and after a blues tour to France, was amazed …

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Sipp & Savor—Mississippi’s First Food + Drink Experience

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us at The MAX for the Sipp & Savor Experience! Cat Cora, celebrity chef and Mississippi native, will headline a group of award-winning chefs who will prepare a variety of foods with Mississippi-sourced ingredients. Savor these irresistible bites and sip on cocktails, beers, and wines from some of Mississippi's most popular brewers and distillers. …

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1st Saturday: Choctaw Expressions

This First Saturday the MAX plays host to The Mississippi Band of Choctaw. There will be basketweaving, sewing, beading, and stickball demonstrations, and dancers and chanters will perform. Choctaw crafts will be offered for sale. Schedule of Events: 9–5am  Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses Exhibit Opens 10am–Noon  Make + Take Workshops Noon–1pm  …

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1st Saturday: Sneaky Tree

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Mixing Native American themes with rock ‘n’ roll, Sneaky Tree is about lifitng up the human spirit and telling stories of the human condition. A mixed Native American, spACEy (Billy Lyons) has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist for Sneaky Tree since its inception. spACEy struggled with his identity and after moving to the Bok Cito community on …

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Lunch + A Movie: Girl Happy

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale. Chaos ensues. Everyone lands in jail. Also stars Biloxi-native Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959. Learn more about Girl Happy from Ward Emling, retired director of …

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1st Saturday: The Art of Bloodlines

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Tattoo artist Matt Stebly has put his mark on the art world through tattooing—he also paints and draws, often using tattoo ink as pigment. This First Saturday, we offer an inside look at the world of tattooing and at an artist who is celebrating his own creativity on canvas and on skin. Schedule of Events: …

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Recurring

Audio Engineer Summer Camp

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Youth ages 14–18 will work with a sound engineer in this 4-day summer camp. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techniques, tracking, recording software and hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and much more. Registration required. $100 Members | $115 Non-members Register Here

Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Emily White

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Spend your lunch hour in The MAX courtyard with local favorite Emily White. A finalist in Boswell Media’s 2021 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Contest,* Emily’s soulful country style is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. Free and open to the public. *Winner will be announced June 19 at The MAX.

Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Competition

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

On June 19, The MAX plays host to Boswell Media's 2021 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year competition. Fifteen finalists from across the state will perform their songs LIVE in an acoustic show. For more information about the event, the previous winners, the 15 finalists, the afterparty, and more, visit mssongwriteroftheyear.com. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 …

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1st Saturday: Red, White + Blues

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Mississippi is home to more blues musicians than you can count—and many of them are represented in The MAX. Start your 4th of July holiday celebrating this authentic American music that some say was born in the Mississippi Delta. Schedule of Events: 10am–Noon  Make + Take Workshops 11:30am–1pm  Blues Performance by Greenhouse Effect 1–2pm  Blues …

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Recurring

Audio Engineer Summer Camp

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Youth ages 14–18 will work with a sound engineer in this 4-day summer camp. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techniques, tracking, recording software and hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and much more. Registration required. $100 Members | $115 Non-members Register Here

Summer NightMarket

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The MAX and Earth’s Bounty invite you to our summer NightMarket. Produce is at its best in July, so stop by The MAX and purchase fresh fruit and veggies from local vendors. We’ll have beer, wine, and food for sale. Artists, artisans, farm, and food vendors will sell their wares. Local favorite Southern Drive will …

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Youth Ukulele Class

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Students ages 12-18 will be given an introduction to the ukulele and taught a song by Dan Confait, owner of DC Guitar Studio. Bring your own ukulele. (Some will be available for loan on first come, first serve basis. Can be reserved at registration.) There will be a short performance for parents/caregivers at the end …

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1st Saturday: Fish Tales

Yes, we’re celebrating the popular pastime of fishing! 1st Saturday: Fish Tales, in conjunction with the opening of the Jugline exhibition, includes The Walking Catfish, written and Illustrated by Ke Francis, large woodcut prints, and ephemera related to print and book making. Schedule of Events: All Day   Fishing for Artists 10am–Noon   Make + Take Workshops …

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An Afternoon with Ke Francis + Tom Kimmel

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join international narrative artist Ke Francis and special guest Tom Kimmel for an afternoon of wood carving, printmaking, storytelling, and music. Ke Francis defines narrative art as pure visual storytelling—memories from his travels become stories, poems, and images. During his forty-year career he has worked with some of the most influential artists of this century …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: David Dunavent

David Dunavent is a hard-hitting blues rock musician hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta. He has played alongside blues legends like Bill "Howl'n Madd" Perry, James "Super Chickan" Johnson, current blues sensation Jarekus Singleton,  and many more before striking out on his own. Influenced by these greats, and incorporating a mixture of Delta, …

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NEW ARTIST! Blues Series: Ralph Keyes and LuV Undercover

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The MAX is pleased to welcome Ralph Keyes and LuV Undercover back to The MAX! Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Keyes moved to Meridian in 1986. LuV Undercover has performed in many local venues, at Meridian’s Juneteenth and 4th of July celebrations, and locally for weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, class reunions, and other …

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Book Signing: Bobby Rush

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Grammy award-winning bluesman Bobby Rush is on a book tour—he’s promoting his autobiography, I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya, My American Blues Story. On his stop in Meridian, he’ll be at The MAX to sign books, participate in a Q&A session, and maybe play a tune or two on the harmonica. Books can be preordered  for $29.00 …

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