Local Festivals

Published on October 4th, 2022 | by TLV News


Oxford Blues Festival is October 6–8, 2022 at Harrison’s Outdoor Stage

Stellar lineup includes Grammy nominated artists

The 11th Annual Oxford Blues Festival will take place October 6–8, 2022 just off Oxford, Mississippi’s famous Square, at Harrison’s located at 1210 Harrison Avenue.

This year’s headliners are the Grammy-nominated artists John Primer and R.L. Boyce, plus “Howl-N-Madd” Bill Perry.

Other musicians include Ole Miss Professors Adam Gussow, Ricky Burkhead, Wendy Garrison, Steve Brewer, and Alan Gross.

Also performing are DuWayne Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm, “The Great” Effie Burt, Trent Ayers, Deak Harp, Mike Stokes, Lady Trucker, Jamie Todd, Southern Groove Redemption, and Davis Coen.

“North Mississippi has a really rich blues heritage, but it doesn’t get as much attention as Chicago or the Mississippi Delta,” festival producer Darryl Parker said.

“This festival is a great way to bring attention to the North Mississippi music scene. Good music, fun with family and friends. It’s a reason to celebrate.”

The mission of the Oxford Blues Festival is to preserve, protect, and promote blues music and culture.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, October 6, opening with by Jim Milucky, Jesse Cotton Stone, and “The Great” Effie Burt.

Friday’s music begins at 4:30 pm, and on Saturday, October 8, music begins at 2 pm and runs until 10 pm.

In addition to the music, there will be several “Blues Food Walking Tours” on Friday of the festival. Satisfy your stomach and quench your thirst for knowledge.

On Saturday morning starting at 10 am at Moe’s BBQ is a Blues Harmonica Workshop for beginners and all other levels. This workshop is lead by official Hohner endorser, Adam Gussow.

Also on Saturday after the festival from 11 pm until, the music continues with a free “After Party Jam Session” at Moes’s BBQ downstairs in The Penny Bar.

Bring your own instrument and sit in and jam with festival musicians.

2022 Oxford Blues Festival Lineup

Thursday, October 6
@ Harrison’s
1810 Harrison Avenue

5 – 5:45 pm Jim Milucky

6 – 6:45 pm Lady Trucker

7 – 7:45 pm “The Great” Effie Burt

8 – 8:45 pm Jesse Cotton Stone

9 – 10:00 pm Davis Coen

Friday, October 7
@ Harrison’s
1810 Harrison Avenue

4:30 – 5:15 pm Jamie Todd ByGod

5:30 – 6:15 pm Southern Groove Redemption

6:30 – 7:15 pm R.L. Boyce & Lightnin’ Malcolm

7:30 – 8:00 pm MS SlideGuitar

8:15 – 9:00 pm Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors

9:15 – 10:15 pm Wolfeagle featuring Trent Ayers

Saturday, October 8 @ Moe’s BBQ
311 South Lamar Blvd

10:00 – 11:15 am Blues Harmonica Workshop by Adam Gussow(Doors open at 9:30 am)

@ Harrison’s
1810 Harrison Avenue

2:00 – 3:15 pm DuWayne Burnside

3:30 – 4:30 pm Randy Ferguson

4:45 – 5:45 pm “Howlin’ Madd” Bill Perry

6 – 7:00 pm The All Tore Up featuring Steve Brewer & Mike Stokes

7:15 – 8:15 pm Deak Harp

8:30 – 10:00 pm John Primer

@ Moe’s BBQ
311 South Lamar Blvd

11 pm – 1:00 am – After Hours Jam Session FREE

John Primer
R.L. Boyce
“Howl-N-Madd” Bill Perry
Sir Rod & The Blues Doctors
R & B singer Effie Burt captured the audience with a variety of blues and jazz tunes. Photo by Hannah Grace Biggs.
DuWayne Burnside with Luther Dickinson in 2022. Photograph by Newt Cooter Rayburn.
Lightnin’ Malcolm
MS SlideGuitar Wendy Garrison
Steve Brewer

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