OXFORD TOWN – The tunes and weather were smoking hot — but the libations and patrons were totally cool last weekend at the Hill Coutry Picnic in Marshall County. Oxford Town contributing photographer Mike Stanton braved both to help, once again, archive one of Mississippi’s favorite festivals. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 to check out some of Stanton’s great shots from Saturday night’s picnic jam (Picnic MC and Oxford Town Columnist Jim Dees pictured here). NMHCP gets bigger and better every year and next year promises to be yet another hoedown blast. We think we speak for everyone when we say “Keep ’em coming” and kudos to picnic organizers for a great weekend.
(July 12, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – Finally. One of Mississippi’s favorite festivals kicks off tomorrow (June 29) at a brand new venue — Betty Davis BBQ – and the lineup is loaded as usual. T-Model Ford (pictured here) is only one of several legendary musicians and bands set to rock North Mississippi throughout the weekend. Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way. (June 28, 2012, Page 5, 8-9)
OXFORD TOWN – The wildly popular Hill Country Picnic returns, featuring a venue change and tons of great local and regional talent set to rock the weekend away. It took pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in this issue of Oxford Town to jam in a veritable truckload of photos, schedules and other festival information — so, dig in, get comfortable and start reading. Also, you may want to start packing your gear now so you’ll have the best seat at the hottest Hill Country Blues Festival in the country. Kicking off the festival on Friday at 5 will be one of Oxford’s favorite singer/songwriters, Shannon McNally (pictured). (June 23, 2011, Page 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
A benefit concert at the Foxfire Ranch at 6 tonight will help to pay for funeral costs for Junior Burnside who died on Saturday, three weeks after his wife. Foxfire Ranch is at 1465 Old Oxford Road in Waterford, 10 miles outside Oxford off Highway 7 North heading towards Holly Springs. Donations may be accepted if unable to attend by e-mailing Sara Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org (December 10, 2010, Page 12A)
OXFORD TOWN – The public is invited to venture out onto the Square and enjoy the Mississippi blues with your family and friends July 16-18 at Oxford’s first Blues Festival. Page 8 of this week’s Oxford Town has a schedule, photos and other details about the festival that will be held at several great venues around town, concluding on Sunday at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County. (July 15, 2010, Page 8)