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Published on June 2nd, 2022 | by TLV News


June is Here, Time to Party: Plenty of Upcoming Events to Entertain Oxford

Rafters on the Water Presents Food Truck Festivals at the Sardis Lake Marina

If you need some lake time in your life, ride on out to Sardis Fridays through Sundays for a Food Truck Festival at Rafters on the Water. There will be live music, cold beverages, and plenty of yummy food to enjoy while you take in the water views.

Summer Sunset Series Begins with Special Thacker Mountain Radio Hour and YAC Anniversary Party, Sunday June 5

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the historic Grove on the campus of the University of Mississippi on Sunday, June 5 at 6 pm to kick off the 2022 Summer Sunset Series. The event will also serve as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC).

Guests on the Grove show will include bestselling authors Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Taylor Brown, plus singer-songwriter Kate Teague and Oxford rock band, Madrik.

The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, The Yalobushwhackers, led by guitarist Paul Tate. Admission is free and lawn chairs and picnics are welcome.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of the memoir World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (Milkweed Editions). A heartfelt collection of essays in praise of the natural world, the slender volume became something of a phenomenon, spending weeks on the New York Times bestseller’s list and named a Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble, NPR, Wall Street Journal, SmithsonianMagazine, Lit Hub, Indie Next, Esquire, Garden & Gun, and The New York Public Library.

Taylor Brown’s latest novel is Wingwalkers (St. Martin’s Press), an epic historical novel about a female wingwalker and her husband, a former World War I ace pilot, and their journey across Depression-era America performing acts of aerial daring. During a 1934 visit to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, they encounter a young William Faulkner, mirroring a real-life incident.

Singer-songwriter Kate Teague’s releases include the EP, Kate Teague, and the singles, The Temporary and Play for Time. A new album is forthcoming.

Madrik is an electronica fusion band from Oxford. Members include Austin Smith, Bradley Gordon, Chris Steiner, Eric Carlton, Jonny Lott, Nathan Robbins, and Preston Boutot.

The Summer Sunset Series will continue each Sunday in the month of June. Upcoming concerts in the series include: June 12, Bill Perry Quintet; June 19, Alice Hasen & The Blaze; June 26, Aaron Hall.

Community Transportation Day Tuesday, June 14, 3–6:30 pm at The Old Armory Pavilion

The City of Oxford joins the Mississippi Public Transit Association (MPTA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to recognize the celebration of Community Transportation Day across the State of Mississippi. In collaboration with Oxford University Transit (OUT), the City of Oxford promotes community involvement by enhancing mobility access to all individuals.

This event will allow the public to gain knowledge on how to use OUT and the new real-time routing App, which will be introduced later in the summer. Grab some popcorn with a lemonade drink while viewing and walking through the OUT bus. Take the driver’s seat, as there will be pictures taken for MDOT, MPTA, and OUT. Here is an opportunity for free family fun at the Oxford Community Market!

Later that week, the Oxford-Lafayette County Retiree Attraction Program invites all residents learn about what the Oxford University Transit has to offer, from routes to what bus to take on. The presentation will take place Thursday, June 16 from 10–11:30 am at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Board Room (299 Jackson Avenue), featuring Donna Zampella, General Manager Oxford University Transit.

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