Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)
Laurel artist Sean Starwars was selected to design this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival poster. (February 17, 2012, Page 12A)
Award winning Gospel and rhythm and blues artist Mavis Staples will be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Friday night’s ticketed event will feature Charlie Mars, Deer Tick and Iron and Wine. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)
Caterpillar Main Stage
Friday, April 27
7 p.m.: Charlie Mars
8:30 p.m.: Deer Tick
10 p.m.: Iron and Wine
Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)
With a new format and a new ticketed-event, Double Decker fans mostly adapted to the changes this year. While attendance was about 2,300 at the maximum on Friday, Saturday saw regular crowds.
Oxford Generations columnist Ryan T. Miller writes about the wonder of spring, particularly in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community with all of the things to do. One of the most popular things, Miller writes, is this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)
Artists in a variety of forms are showing off their art at this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Their pieces are on display for judges, and aren’t necessarily part of the vendors’ wares around the Square. Take a closer look at some of the entries and what the artists are trying to do in the Oxford Living feature that reminds Double Decker attendees that they can cast a ballot in the People’s Choice category as well as take a look at the juried entries. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)
The 16th annual Double Decker Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with the first of its kind – a ticketed event. Tickets are on sale today for $10 but beginning at 10 am on Friday go up to $15 for the Friday night concert. Saturday’s festival will remain free with art, food and music. (April 28, 2011, Page 2)
Another storm front will be covering most of the Mid-South today through Wednesday and is expected to produce severe thunderstorms that include large hail — like last week’s storm, complete with high winds and possible tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Lafayette County is under a flash flood watch, flood warning and tornado watch until midnight, unless canceled or continued, through Wednesday by the NWS. (April 26, 2011, Page 1)