North Event

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In a state known for storytellers, Oxford is a literary capital. The land of William Faulkner will host the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North on June 24. A lineup of hit-making Americana troubadours and legendary songwriters—led by Marty Stuart, Mac McAnally, Steve Azar, Shannon McNally and the We Are Mississippi orchestra and chorus—will lead a celebration in song honoring their home state.

Location & Ticket Update: Due to the threat of inclement weather from Tropical Storm Cindy, the Governor’s Concert at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North will return to its original indoors location, the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi.

Tickets originally issued for the Bicentennial Celebration North Governor’s Concert will not be valid at the June 24 event. Instead, original ticket holders will be notified via email of a 24-hour advance window to claim new tickets, from noon Wednesday, June 21 to noon Thursday, June 22. After that window, any remaining tickets will be available to the general public at no cost through this website.

GOVERNOR’S CONCERT SOLD OUT

Event Schedule

June 1 – 30th

  • Mississippi Artist Showcase; Powerhouse Community Arts Center
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 19th- Sunday, June 25th

  • Photo Stories Workshop; Powerhouse Community Arts Center
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 19th

  • Mississippi Encyclopedia Panel Discussion
    Faulkner Room at the J.D. Williams Library
    12 p.m.
    University of Mississippi
    Free and open to the public

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Art Guild Gallery; Sugar Magnolia
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21st

  • Official Opening of “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood” Exhibit in the Faulkner Room at the J.D. Williams Library
    5 p.m.
    University of Mississippi
    Free and open to the public

Friday, June 23rd

  • Thacker Mountain Radio Show; Lyric Theater (seats available on a first-come, first-served basis), followed by Damein Wash: A Mississippi Soul Singer Tribute Concert
    7 p.m.

Saturday, June 24th

  • UM Museum Family Activity Day
    10 a.m. – Noon
  • Chancellor’s House Open House Featuring Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Double Decker Bus rides departing from the UM Museum 11 a.m. -Noon (departing every 15 minutes)
  • Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North Governor’s concert
    Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi
    Marty Stuart, Mac McAnally, Steve Azar, Vasti Jackson, Shannon McNally, David Lee (winner of the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest), the Mississippi Bicentennial Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Bicentennial Singers.
    6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 25th

  • Summer Sunset Series featuring Blackwater Trio, Powerhouse Community Arts Center
    Photo Stories Screening Free
    5 p.m.

Extended Hours for Oxford Attractions:

  • L.Q.C. Lamar House, Burns-Belfry and Cedar Oaks extended hours for the weekend of the Bicentennial Celebration
  • L.Q.C. Lamar House-Friday10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Burns-Belfry-Friday 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – Noon, Sunday 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Cedar Oaks-Friday 11 a.m. -4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. -4 p.m.