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Double Decker returns to Oxford after two-year hiatus

The last time Double Decker took place in Oxford, it attracted a crowd of over 60,000 (Photo courtesy of Double Decker Festival/Facebook)

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxford’s Double Decker Festival is set to return this weekend.

The festival, which was inspired by the Double Decker bus Oxford imported from England in 1994, will kick off on Friday with art demonstrations around the Square. Double Decker bus tours will also be available at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Then at 6 p.m., the music will commence with The Wilkin Sisters and 49 Winchester opening up for country music star Brett Young.

Saturday will be an all-day affair featuring over 100 art and 20+ local food vendors with a variety of music performances taking place throughout the day. Come nighttime, the main stage will be taken over by two big-time performers in The Revivalists and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

On top of the music, art, and entertainment, the Ole Miss and Mississippi State baseball teams will face off on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at Swayze Field.

The full schedule for the weekend: 

FRIDAY

  • 9AM-4PM: MS Plein Air painters & Oxford Artists’ Guild (Various locations around the Square & Boles Willey Alley)
  • 9AM-9PM: Merchandise Booth Open (North Lamar)
  • 3PM-9PM: Information Booth Open (North Lamar)
  • 2PM, 3PM, & 4PM: Historic Double Decker Bus Tours (Visit Oxford)
  • 6:15PM: The Wilkins Sisters (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 7:45PM: 49 Winchester (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 9:15PM: Brett Young (Main Stage on North Lamar)

SATURDAY

  • 7:30AM: Double Decker Spring Run 5k, 10k, Fun Run (Mid-Town Shopping Center)
  • 10AM-6PM: Information Booth Open (North Lamar)
  • 10AM-9PM: Merchandise Booth Open (North Lamar)
  • 10AM-11PM: Shuttles to/from the Festival (Oxford High School & Oxford South Center)
  • 10AM-5:30PM: Art & Food Vendors Open (Downtown Square)
  • 10AM-6PM: Square Fair Open (Chancery Building Parking Lot)
  • 10:30AM: Best Dressed Pet Contest (South Side of Courthouse Lawn)
  • 11AM: Happy Landing (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 12PM-6PM: Blue Delta Blues Alley – Live Music (Alley Between Blue Delta Jean Co. & The Lyric)
  • 12:30PM: Buffalo Nichols (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 2PM: Maggie Rose (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 3:30PM: Samantha Fish (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 5PM: Mavis Staples (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 6:30PM: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 8PM: Rebel Road Trip (Main Stage on North Lamar)
  • 8:30PM: The Revivalists (Main Stage on North Lamar)

To learn more about Double Decker, click here.

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