Where: The Lyric Oxford
Posted in: Community, Fundraisers, Music, Performing arts
“Mosquitoville” will kick off the Oxford Rhythm Revival, which begins Thursday and continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Oxford Square.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20, or $15 if purchased Thursday night at The Lyric.
Oxford Rhythm Revival is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove. The health clinic is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community.
The fundraiser begins Thursday at The Lyric with “Mosquitoville.” The theater will provide the setting for Mississippi entertainer Mathus’ engaging historical show of songs and stories fit for all ages. The “Mosquitoville” performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door and online at www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. The special live broadcast will be hosted by Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Thacker Mountain Radio.