2018 Festival

McComb Music & Heritage Festival
April 28, 2018

The McComb Music & Heritage Festival will be a fun-filled, two-day event taking place at various venues around downtown McComb, including the Palace Theater, St. Andrew’s Mission, the State Theater, Pike County Little Theatre, Big Daddy’s Blues Club & Cultural Exchange, and many more locations.

For this one weekend, downtown McComb will turn into the premier Arts & Entertainment District in Southwest Mississippi!

FRIDAY NIGHT | 6PM (This ticketed event is $32 per person)
St. Andrew’s Activity Center | 201 Main St.
The festival begins with a very special dining experience at St. Andrew’s Mission. Transport yourself to France with a gourmet three-course meal, surrounded by the sounds of Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker and rock & roll legend Johnny Hallyday. The dance floor will be open — or, as the French say, “ouvert!”

Depot Garage | Corner of Front St. & State St.

Kick off Saturday morning with a sidewalk parade around downtown led by artists Nita Turnage and Hap Phillips, with stops at pop-up art galleries and interactive art workshops. Meet at the Depot Garage at State & Front Streets. Come in costume and bring your tiny floats.

The Slipher Building | 230 State St.
State Street Theater | 222 State St.
Topisaw General Store | 105 Main St.
McComb Electric Supply | 119 S. Front St.
St. Andrew’s Activity Center | 201 Main St., McComb
Enjoy FREE community art workshops at the KIDS’ KORNER  at The Slipher Building (We are accepting arts, crafts, and handmade items vendors. Applications are available HERE). Cartoon screenings at State Theater, an exhibition of works by McComb Watercolor Group artists Susy Sanders, Donna Smith and Bonnie Wimberly at Topisaw General Store,  more art by local artists at McComb Electic Supply, and an exhibition of work by Southwest Mississippi Arts Guild members at St. Andrew’s Activity Center.

Harlan Building | 213 State St.
Enjoy readings and signings by McComb’s talented authors at the BOOK NOOK, a one-day pop up space dedicated to literary art at The Harlan Building. Scheduled to read are:
Alice Rhea Mitchell, Scooter Mouse and the Teddy Bears, @ 11:30
Hiram Smith, Jonathan Finds a Friend at Home, @ 12:00
Robert Hensarling, Grampy and the Pink Possum, @12:30
Amber Martin, My Mother’s Butterfly, @1:00
Leroy Merriweather, Not A Preacher – A Student of the Holy Spirit, @1:30
Also, be sure to support the Friends of the Pike County Libraries who will be hosting their Book Sale here, as well.

The Palace Theater | 109 Main St.
Big Daddy’s Blues Club | 224 N. Railroad Blvd.

All genres of live music – from Gospel and Country to Blues and Rock – will be featured at both The Palace Theater and Big Daddy’s Blues Club. We are pleased to present Lillian Axe and Castro ‘Mr. Sipp’ Coleman as the headliner acts on The Palace stage. Here is the complete line up:

Big Daddy’s Blues Club The Palace Theater
10AM Jubilee Performing
Arts Conservatory
12:45PM Chris Donald
Mario Too Blessed
12PM The Well Worship Band 1:45PM Brian Barfoot
1PM Emma Harrington 3PM Will Gatlin
2PM Dogwood Cross 4:30PM Jamey and the Soundbreakers
3PM Joey Johnson 6PM Castro ‘Mr. Sipp’ Coleman
4PM The Revelation 8PM Lillian Axe
5:15PM Myk & Jessica
6:30PM Ransakk

The Broadway Deli | 117 S. Front St.
Topisaw General Store | 105 Main St.
Big Daddy’s Blues Club | 224 N. Railroad Blvd.
The Caboose Restaurant | 131 N. Front St.

Dining options for Saturday include wonderful comfort food and classic desserts at both The Broadway Deli and Topisaw General Store, which will have extended hours. Burgers and other concession foods will be available during the day at Big Daddy’s Blues Club.

Or you can treat yourself to a fine dining experience, with a special Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed cocktail, at The Caboose Restaurant. Let them know when you make a reservation (601.684.9191) if you are attending Pike County Little Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream so they will get you served in time. Tickets for the play are available via 601.551.7384

SATURDAY | 7:30PM (This ticketed event is $10 per person)
Pike County Little Theatre | 206 State St.

Enjoy Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by and at the Pike County Little Theatre. Tickets for the play are available via 601.551.7384. Also availble at the Limelight Cafe are nachos, hot dogs, Ronda’s Fudge, Ronda’s Chex Mix, and Fairy Dust Cupcakes.

McComb Railroad Museum | 108 N Railroad Blvd.
Visit one of the South’s best preserved collections of railroad history! Train enthusiasts call the McComb Railroad Museum the best rail museum south of Chicago.

Big Daddy’s Blues Club | 224 N. Railroad Blvd.
Check out the work of regional filmmakers at the very first Pike County Film Festival. Organized by McComb School District’s Digital Media class, the festival will feature short films by both student filmmakers and professional filmmakers from Mississippi and beyond. More info is available at www.filmfreeway.com/PikeCountyFilmFestival.

Sponsored by:

Taylor Forestry, Rainbow Dodge, Pike National Bank, St. Luke Foundation, Graphics Etc.,  Hampton Inn

RNR Audio, East McComb Body Shop, Penn’s Restaurant, Smith Brothers Collision, McComb Wholesale Paper Co., McComb Electric Supply, Downtown Fitness, Wizard Electronics, Bus Supply, Rogers Auto Parts, Farnum’s Construction, McComb Animal Hospital, Custom Audio, Italian Ice/Crawdaddy’s.