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A Hill Country Picnic Retrospective

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)

North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic reloads

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)

Rooster’s rolls on through holiday weekend

OXFORD TOWN – What holiday? Bluesman Blind Mississippi Morris (pictured) returns to Rooster’s Blues House on Friday, Nov. 25, as Rooster’s owner Scott Michael keeps the heat on and the music screaming this holiday season while many other venues choose to close their doors. On Thanksgiving night, Kenny Brown is set to take the Rooster’s upstairs stage. Even with area venue closings this weekend, Oxford Town’s community calendar on Page 4 is still chock full of great listings like this one. Check it out by downloading Oxford Town issue No. 954. (November 23, 2011, Page 4)

The Sixth Annual Hill Country Picnic cranks up this weekend at Foxfire Ranch

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)

Kenny Brown set for Sunset Series in the Grove this Sunday

OXFORD TOWN – The 2011 Summer Sunset series rolls on this week featuring Kenny Brown, one of the veteran “hill country blues” musicians and a longtime partner of R.L. Burnside, bringing his mixture of country, blues and rock to the Grove Stage on Sunday, June 12. Page 8 has more information about Brown and the popular Sunset Series taking place every Sunday in June. (June 9, 2011, Page 6)

The Blind Pig to host Thacker Mountain Radio benefit

OXFORD TOWN – Tyler Keith (pictured) is among an all-star cast of Oxford musicians that will perform Thursday night (April 21) at The Blind Pig to help raise money for Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of how a host of local musicians are collaborating to help the popular local radio show. (April 21, 2011, Page 5)

Rooster’s Blues House rocks through the holidays

OXFORD TOWN – Ole Miss’ annual mass exodus went off without a hitch last week but Rooster’s Blues House rocks on without missing a beat. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the popular blues venue and owner Scott Michael’s (pictured) plan for keeping the holiday season festive for Oxford locals. (December 22, 2010, Page 5)

Blues musicians raise funds for funeral

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 drsarad@gmail.com (December 10, 2010, Page 12A)

Oxford Blues Festival kicks off Friday

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)

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