First Saturday: The Legacy of Charley Pride

2155 Front Street, Meridian

In the 1960s, Charley Pride became country music’s first Black superstar. His warm, strong baritone voice gave his performances a down-home sincerity that resonated with audiences throughout his remarkable career. Celebrate his legacy this month at The MAX. Schedule of Events: 10am–Noon Make + Take Workshops 10–11:45am Learn, Play + Perform “Kiss an Angel Good …

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Learn, Play + Perform: “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”

Two Sessions: Ages 14+, 10–10:45am  |  Ages 8–13, 11–11:45am Learn to play the Charley Pride classic “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” on guitar and join Daniel Houze live on stage to perform! Bring your own guitar. A limited number of guitars will be available for the class by reservation only. All participants will receive free …

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Live Music with Daniel Houze

Meridian’s own Daniel Houze is a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player who grew up loving southern gospel and country music. Join us for a musical tribute to Charley Pride, and catch the group performance of “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'”. Free with museum admission.

Brown Bag Lunch: Irish Step Dancing

For a different Brown Bag Lunch experience, join Catherine Bishop on the second Thursday of the month for an educational talk about Irish dance with a demonstration by performers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Catherine is trained in Irish dance and certified to teach in Ireland, and earned a master's degree from the University of …

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50% Off Regular Admission March 16–31. Looking for something fun to do for your spring break staycation? Here's a list of what's on tap for Spring Break at The MAX. (Scroll down the Calendar of Events for details.) March 16–20  |  9am–5pm Discounts at The MAX Store, Themed Scavenger Hunts, Yard Games (weather permitting) March …

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SPRING BREAK Make + Take: Marvelous Music!

March 18 |  10am–Noon Youth Make + Take Activities As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with the themes of the museum's exhibits through creative workshops, designed and led by a licensed educator. Drop-in style between 10am–Noon. Registration required. Free with museum admission. Thursday, 3/18: Marvelous Music! Register Here    

SPRING BREAK Brown Bag Lunch: Charley Pride Documentary Screening

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Happy Birthday Charley Pride! The MAX continues to honor the legacy of Charley Pride with a special lunchtime screening of the film, “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me.” Pride’s life journey is a tribute to the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Bring your lunch and enjoy the film! SCREENING BEGINS AT NOON, …

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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

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

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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