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Double Decker: Crowds turn out

SUNDAY UPDATE — The 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival drew a healthy crowd Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, despite having to be rescheduled due to Saturday’s morning storms and strong winds. On Saturday night, headliner Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings opened their act with a riff on their wild travels through Mississippi — 20 minutes behind the tornado that damaged Yazoo City.
Oxford’s annual spring festival is normally held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the last Saturday in April. But this year, with not only rain but also hail and possible tornadoes in the forecast, organizers decided Thursday to split the event into two days, with the bulk of events on Sunday.
The festival officially started at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, with Those Darlins taking the North Stage. Opening the performance, emcee Jim Dees quipped: “Welcome to Double Decker 2: The Wind Storm.” The crowds were beginning to fill in on the Square, although there were still plenty of close parking spots to be had.

Although Sunday was still windy, the 70-degree temperatures and blue skies convinced festival-goers to come on out to enjoy the art booths, food vendors and the rest of the bands’ performances. Look for stories and pictures from the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival in Monday’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE.

 (April 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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    12 Responses to “Double Decker: Crowds turn out”

    1. Wow..seems to happen to the Double Decker way too often. I was looking forward to friends coming in from out of town to visit, do the run, and enjoy some good food, music, and art.

      Hope it all just blows over…

    2. [...] are slated to perform on the South Stage beginning at 9 p.m. Between now and then, we’ll keep you updated on any changes to festival plans due to the threat of bad [...]

    3. Meg says:

      Any word on what will happen to the 10K?

    4. S Harrison says:

      We are planning on coming from out of town and really appreciate your timely online updates.

    5. [...] SquareOrganization:Double Decker Arts FestivalPosted in: Community, Music, NightlifeRelated Post: Most of Double Decker moving to SundayEvent Link Due to the threat of severe weather from morning to mid-day Saturday, the Double Decker [...]

    6. Alan says:

      This is about as convenient as a good kick in the pants. Two days notice!!….Thanks for your consideration Oxford…Geez. What kind of morons are running this thing anyways? Why would you move the run to Sunday!!!!??? Do they think we don’t have to go to work???? It’s a run.!! Who are the hog mollies that are in charge of the run?? Have these bullies never experienced what its like to just give up a weekend for a run. Hellllooooo. We can run even if its raining. What thoughtless ill-considerate winklers.

    7. Pete says:

      No thought given to the Lords Day. It’s all about the dollar. Have a big time Pat, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

    8. david says:

      you should get chris love to perform on such short notice. i know he’s down there now and his band would be a great addition to those who cant play sunday. plus they would be a great addition anyways! his website is

    9. [...] in: Children's events, Community, Exhibits, Music, NightlifeEvent Link RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER (click for updates) — The 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival is set for Saturday on the Oxford Square. Featuring [...]

    10. Sarah says:

      I can not believe the hateful comments. I am sure those in charge did not want to move any of the events and certainly not the race, but they have been consulting with weather officials and this is predicted to be a very serious storm. Just check the Weather Channel.

      They have to take in consideration not only the runners but the many volunteers. You might be able to run in the rain but do you really want to outrun a tornado, hail and heavy lightening. I don’t think so.

    11. H Clay says:

      I can’t wait for Sunday now! I hope all who are in town decide to stay for a little while longer and enjoy what Oxford is all about… family gatherings and friends!

    12. allan says:

      Double Decker was great this year! Thanks to all the administrators and organizers who put it together. They had many tough decisions to make because of the weather, but overall they made some very good choices! They were really looking out for the art vendors. It was so successful and wonderful, the city should consider making a weekend out of it next year! Because I really enjoyed it.

      And to the people who thought we desecrated “The LORD’s Day,” You missed some serious fun!!! It’s a shame, that you had to view it in that context, because what sin occurred? I’m still trying to figure that one out…

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