Mississippi is in the midst of a year-long celebration of her 200th birthday, and despite the rainy conditions, the party continued this weekend in Oxford.
The sold-out show welcomed Mississippi artists to the stage to celebrate the heritage of the arts the Magnolia state has to offer.
“It was remarkable,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “We had people like Steve Azar.. Mac McAnally.. Vasti Jackson, Marty Stuart and Greg Iles.”
The purpose of the Governor’s concerts is to highlight the artistic contributions Mississippi has made since becoming the 20th state in the union.
The next bicentennial celebration event is two-fold and will be December 9.
“It will be a wonderful display,” said Governor Bryant. “We’ll have Bruce Levingston, the finest concert pianist in the world… in Jackson as we open the Civil Rights History museum.”
For more information regarding Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration, go to the Visit Mississippi website.