Local Festivals

Published on October 4th, 2017 | by Intern Intern

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Festivals Bring Music to All Corners of Mississippi

This weekend is a busy one for local entertainment lovers. North Mississippi and the surrounding areas will be hosting a plethora of music festivals October 6–8. 

The First Annual MEMPHO Music Festival at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee

Filled with music and food, this will be a fun weekend activity for families all around. Cage The Elephant will be headlining the festival, and will be accompanied with artists such as Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and many more. Guests can enter the festival at 4 pm on Friday, October 6 and noon on Saturday, October 7. There are several ticket options, including a two-day general admission pass for $99, a single-day general admission pass for $50, a two-day VIP admission pass for $250, a single-day VIP admission pass for $175, a two-day super VIP admission pass for $600, and a single-day super VIP admission pass for $300. All passes include complimentary parking. Tickets can be purchased here. More information such as prohibited items, recommended things to bring, and a full lineup can be found on their website.

 

 

The Grenada Afterglow Film Festival in Grenada, Mississippi

Afterglow gives locals a chance to relax and enjoy a variety of musical guests and films as well as eat some great food and laugh at comedic performances. The festival will take place in downtown Grenada at the GLAD Auditorium, Rave House Coffee, Suki’s, and the Keeton Arts Center. There will be a cosplay contest for the crafty attendees, and cash prizes are available afterward. Rules for the cosplay contest can be found here. The tickets to this weekend extravaganza are affordable: Saturday Wristbands are $10 for an adult and $7 for a child, the LaughterGlow Comedy Show tickets are $7, and the Weekend Passes are $15. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information with specific lineups and schedules, visit their website.

 


Otherfest in Cleveland, Mississippi 

Otherfest is a festival dedicated to independent music-makers from the Mississippi Delta. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music, food, and drinks. This is the festival’s 12th year putting on a show, and musical artists such as El Obo, And The Echo, Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass, and more will be headlining this year. Attendees will be able to enter the gates at 5 pm on Friday and noon on Saturday. Tickets are $25 for the two-day event and can be purchased at the gate.

 

King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas
Helena, Arkansas, is hosting the King Biscuit Blues Festival October 4-7. Showcasing blues music, arts, history, and food, this weekend activity is well worth the drive. Artists headlining this festival include Mississippi BigFoot, Six Strings Andrew, Deak Harp, and more. Tickets to the festival are $90 for a three-day pass and $45 for a single-day pass and can be purchased at the ticket counter at the venue. An in-depth schedule of events can be found here and any other information regarding the festival can be found on their website.


 

If this weekend is no good for you, Clarksdale, Mississippi, is hosting the Deep Blues Festival next weekend, October 12–15. Artists headlining this festival include The Seratones, RL Boyce, Nikki Hill, and more. The festival venues are located at Shack Up Inn and New Roxy, and more information, including addresses, can be found here. A weekend pass is available for $75, as well as single-day passes for $25, and a Sunday afternoon pass for $10 and can be purchased here. Accommodations for festival-goers and visitors are available and more information can be found on their websiteThe Local Voice Ligature

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