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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Brown Bag Lunch: Aa’Keela Hudnall

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Spend your lunch hour with local favorite Aa'Keela Hudnall. The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, Aa’Keela will perform blues, R&B, and soul music outdoors in the courtyard at The MAX. Free and open to the public.

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Dance at The MAX: Hip-Hop Choreography

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Hip-Hop is a versatile dance that encourages freestyle moves and is fun for all ages. In this four-week class you will learn choreography and perform at the Walk dat Walk: Fashion Show at The MAX on November 6, 2021. Registration required. Limited capacity. $15 Members | $20 Non-members Register Here

Blues Series: Fred T and The Band

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Fred T and The Band—Smooth vocals, hot licks and a groove that draws you in and won't let go! Lead guitarist and vocalist, Fred T performs a mix of gospel, R&B, and soul with his own four-member band. Fred T and The Band has competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis to rave reviews …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Hunter Chappell

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Our October Brown Bag Lunch Concert features a mix of folk, country, blues, and Americana music by Hunter Chappell from Hattiesburg. Bring your lunch and a friend for an hour of music outdoors in The MAX Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

1st Saturday: MAXGiving

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Happy MAXGiving! Spend Saturday at The MAX for a day filled with events for the whole family. We'll have something for everyone: Giveaways throughout the day, yard games, Make + Take workshops, an illustrated talk, live music, free refreshments, and more. Giveaways include MAX memberships, tickets to special events, recording studio time, rental discounts, gift …

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1st Saturday Music: Tjon

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Tjon is a singer, pianist, guitarist, and recording artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is also a leader of One New Man, Inc. which provides music to assist other non-profits accomplish their missions. Tjon entertains audiences in a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, and many other favorites with his own unique …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Holley Rumbarger

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us as we welcome Holley Rumbarger to The MAX for our November Brown Bag Lunch concert. Currently residing in Hattiesburg, Holley is a mandolin player, singer/songwriter, and "your favorite 8-stringed freak, fire breather, and flow artist." Free and open to the public.

CMA Corps de Ballet Performance

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us for a performance by students of Meridian’s Carol Merrill Academy of Dance. The dancers will perform several ballets—both baroque and holiday-themed. Free with 1st Saturday discount admission.

Blues Series: Keith Johnson

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Maxie’s Juke Joint is open and rockin’ for the holidays! Join us for a rollicking good time with “The Prince of the Delta Blues” Keith Johnson and his band. Johnson, a native of Glen Allan, Mississippi, had his start playing gospel music and has added blues music to his repertoire. Cash bar + free refreshments …

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