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: The Art of Bloodlines

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Emily White

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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.

Blues Series: Jonathan Blanchard

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Jonathan Blanchard is a true soul singer with a style steeped in the culture of his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee. From r&b, jazz, funk, or the preservation of the Negro spiritual, audiences have enjoyed his soulful delivery reminiscent of Marvin Gaye and Al Green. Join Jonathan and his band at this Blues Series performance. Refreshments + …

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Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Competition

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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

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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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

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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Blues Series: Lonn’e George

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Next up in the Blues Series is McComb native Lonn’e George. After leaving the Air Force (where he met and played with Duke Ellington), Lonn’e moved to Los Angeles and formed The Promotia Band, opening for James Brown. He returned to Mississippi in 2003 and has since performed with his own band, Lonn’e George and …

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