Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will headline the 63rd Annual Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival taking place in Meridian on May 6 and 7 at Meridian City Hall Green. The three-time grammy winner will give close to a full lineup of folk, blues and Americana artist with her performance on Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m.
The 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival was a big hit thanks to a location change, a partnership with entertainment company Ardenland and a lineup that included heavy hitters St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
The 2016 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival lineup is as follows: Lucinda Williams, Blackberry Smoke, The Lone Bellow, Billy Joe Shaver, Elizabeth Cook, Keller Williams, The Bros. Landreth, James McMurtry, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Cedric Burnside Project and the 2016 Jimmie Rodgers Talent Competition Winners.
This annual festival celebrates the influence Jimmie Rodgers had on all music genres, attracting regional and international visitors to Meridian.
The first Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival was held in Meridian on May 26, 1953. Organized by Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow, along with the support of Rodgers’ family and local citizens, it was as a day to honor the memory of Jimmie Rodgers on the 20th anniversary of his death.
For fest info, visit jimmierodgers.com or follow Jimmie Rodgers Festival and Museum on Facebook.