In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
Watering holes on and off of the Square have prepared their staffs for the Double Decker Festival.
The University of Mississippi’s student run and operated radio station, Rebel Radio, carries on the legacy of radio, while providing students with a musical outlet. The station, broadcasting out of the Student Media Center in Bishop Hall on the Oxford Campus, includes both paid and volunteer jobs.
Imagine something you find absolutely breathtaking. Something you could stare at or watch for hours and still be just as enamored as you were the first time you saw it.
Oxford drivers beware. According to Double Decker officials, most roads on the Square will be closed all day Saturday, and towing is scheduled to start around 4 a.m.
Square businesses expect a large, revenue-generating crowd, and Sadie Wilson from University Sporting Goods said all employees will help with the big weekend.
Starting Friday, the 23rd annual Double Decker Arts Festival begins its celebration of local foods, music and arts. As one of Oxford’s biggest events of the year, the event offers Oxford hotels an opportunity to make real money
In recent years, the Double Decker Festival has attracted around 66,000 tourists on average. However, Visit Oxford’s Joe Scott expects a record number of visitors this year.
As the spring season begins to bloom, the days get ever rainier, and the air is filled with the despair-ridden cries of allergy-stricken individuals, Oxford’s iconic Double Decker Festival draws near. The town’s festival set for April 27-28 draws thousands annually who shop for art and listen live music.
The Double Decker Music and Arts Festival set for April 27-28 is a must do in Oxford. When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s a reminder of how special the small town is.
If you are an Oxford resident, and you visit the Square often searching for a parking space, you may or may not be a fan of the parking meters.
Oxford has had nothing short of an incredible musical history. From the days of bluesmen, such as R. L. Burnside or Holly Springs’ Junior Kimbrough, to the punk music community of the 1990s with bands such as The Cooters.
The increasing relevance of the Oxford Music Scene cannot be denied when a Jazz band from over four hours away looks to come here for work, and a freelance artist free to go literally anywhere choses to spend time here. Perhaps the next Michael Stipe is sitting in an Ole Miss EDHE class this very moment.
Raised in St. Louis, Peyton Dixon never imaged his music hobby would become a source of income. From making music videos with friends to performing on stage at multiple events, his love for music started at age 14.
It’s a Thursday evening in Oxford. The air is warm. There’s a light breeze flowing down Van Buren Avenue as a crowd files into the tiny doorway of Off Square Books to participate in the timeless tradition of the “Thacker Mountain Live Radio Hour.”
A “Flowerchile” from Newton County has blossoming music career in Oxford. Newton County native Kristen Walker, better known by her social media and artist name, Flowerchile, dropped her first single “Hey, Clyde” on Valentine’s Day.
A University of Mississippi senior has been named editor of the local music website “Auxford Wave.” Jonas Baker will lead the Oxford-based website that covers music.
Have you ever heard of Brixton? Prime Minister John Major once described the community as a “grey, sullen wasteland, robbing people of their self respect.” It has virtually no green space, was twice ravaged by race riots, and remains one of the most crime-ridden area’s of London. Graffiti lines the roads that policemen speed down almost incessantly.
Movement is a prehistoric form of communication, according to the University of Mississippi’s own Hannah Corson.
Maggie Smith co-hosts the 92.1 Rebel Radio show, The Velvet Pitch. Smith began as a DJ for multiple student-run Rebel Radio shows, then ventured into hosting her own.
Hip Hop Rebs is a hip hop dance class started by University of Mississippi senior Kendrick Wallace. Thanks to Wallace’s hard work and dedication, Hip Hop Rebs has seen continued success since its start on campus three years ago.
Brookhaven native Sam Mooney’s love for creating music began early. Over the years, his desire to write and perform songs has become a passion. His outgoing personality, determination, and talent have made his work difficult for audiences to ignore.
Magnolia Grove, a new psychedelic rock band in Oxford, may just be the next big thing.