Ticket sales were slightly down for Friday’s paid Double Decker music but crowds were up on Saturday as crowd favorites such as Jimbo Mathus, Patterson Hood, Funky Meters and Mavis Staples took to the Caterpillar Main Stage. Local acts such as Young Buffalo and Rocket 88 also drew ample crowds to the Oxford American 20th Anniversary Stage. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 10)
Art and food are being enjoyed by hundreds on Saturday at the Double Decker Arts Festival.
The local stage had a slight hiccup this morning after a sound board issue, so the line-up is slightly changed with most music pushed back about an hour and Machine Gun Kelley playing out of order.
12 pm Elemovements – BEGAN AT NOON
1 pm Kenny Brown
2 pm Machine Gun Kelley and the G-Men ( DELAYED FROM NOON)
3 pm Minor Adjustments
4 pm Rocket 88
5 pm Young Buffalo
4 p.m. – Fans enjoyed Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition on the main stage before Chancellor Dan Jones visited with special guests from the university.
Live music continues through the afternoon as people continue to arrive at the festival.
Mavis Staples closed the festival by bringing everyone to their feet. The 72-year-old singer may have needed help even getting up and down the stairs for the stage but onstage her energy was infectious.
Full photo coverage from Bruce Newman is available here and stories will be available in Monday’s edition. (April 28, 2012)
The Tourism Council met on Wednesday and heard a report from Tourism Director Mary Kathryn Herrington on the Double Decker Arts Festival. A full report will be available by the end of June with a decision whether to keep the two-day format. (May 19, 2011, Page 1)
Street closings and other changes were announced by the organizers of Double Decker festival this week. (April 22, 2011, Page 3A)
The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)
A committee has been formed to help the State Veterans Home in Oxford raise $30,000 over the next year. Local fundraisers and projects will be held throughout the year to raise funds that will be used to upgrade medical equipment and make much-needed renovations to the 15-year-old home. (February 24, 2011, Page 1)
For the first time in its 15-year history, the Double Decker Arts Festival rescheduled the bulk of its festivities from Saturday to Sunday due to the threat of severe weather. The new music lineup re-arranges the slate of bands, from a one-day concert on two stages to a two-day concert on a single stage. Headliner Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings are still performing Saturday night. Art booths and food vendors are to open on the Square Sunday starting at 10 a.m.