MS Musicians Day

Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ; Finale: 7 p.m.
Hattiesburg Community Arts Center
825 North Main Street (former Hattiesburg American Building)

The events and activities before 7 p.m. are free to the general public. Tickets to the finale performance are $20, but students with a school ID can receive a free ticket at the door.

Vendors include:

  • Magee’s Snack Shack
  • Southern Wangz
  • Eddie Wright BBQ
  • T and J Concessions
  • Lynn’s Events – Face painting
  • Equinox Coffee
  • Aunt Polly’s Farm Blueberry Lemonade
  • Bobby Walters Watercolors
  • Southern Paper Works
  • Denine’s Pine Needle Baskets
  • The Tie Dye Cottage

The City of Hattiesburg and community partners are bringing Mississippi Musicians Day to the Hub City on Saturday, March 7. The day-long celebration will include workshops & seminars, children’s activities and a finale performance by Vasti Jackson, John Wooton and more.

Held at the Community Arts Center (825 North Main Street – formerly the Hattiesburg American Building), the event will use seminars and hands-on experiences to focus on increasing awareness around Mississippi’s musical heritage and its rightful place as the birthplace of America’s music. As a cultural hub of its own, Hattiesburg is a perfect backdrop for such a celebration.

The event is widely supported by a variety of community partners, including VisitHATTIESBURG, Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, The Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Music, Festival South and the Arts Institute of Mississippi.

As a premier city in the Gulf South, this event hopes to engage locals and visitors to take part in our local creative economy while celebrating our state’s musical heritage.

The schedule of events includes a 10 a.m. start, with a ticketed finale performance featuring Vasti Jackson, John Wooton, the Yazoo City Blues Trio, Charianna and the Mississippi Musicians Day House Band at 7 p.m.


Join us for Hattiesburg’s musicians day celebration – a full day of programming fit for any age! Below is a tentative schedule of the day’s events. Schedules are subject to change.

TimeMain Events/PlaceOutdoor Activities
10 a.m. Woodwind, at Fika
11 a.m.Harmonica Workshop, at Community Arts Center – Outside Under a TentCamp Create | Includes, music petting zoo, food trucks/vendors and music at The Jook
Noon Percussion Workshop, at Community Arts Center – Outside Under a TentCamp Create
1 p.m.William Carey Jazz, at Community Arts Center – Paper WarehouseCamp Create
2 p.m.Put Me in the Mix Youth Musician Showcase, at Community Arts Center – Reception/Gallery RoomCamp Create
3 p.m.DIY Production, at Community Arts Center – Reception/Gallery Room
4 p.m.Panel: Why is Mississippi the Birthplace of America’s Music?”, at Community Arts Center – Reception/Gallery Room | Panel: Chris Goertzen, Harry Crumpler & Mik Davis Moderated by: Jay Dean & Hunter White
5:30 p.m.Songwriters’ Social ft. Sarah Bryan Lewis, Stephen Wade Scott and Josh Holt, at Community Arts Center – Reception/Gallery Room Moderated by Hunter White
7 p.m.Live Music, at Community Arts Center – Paper Warehouse: Red Meat Rhetoric, Charayana Johnson, MS Musicians Day House Band, John Wooton and Vasti Jackson.
9 p.m.Open Mic, at Community Arts Center – Paper Warehouse