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North MS HIll Country Picnic

6/28/2013, 6/29/2013

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Betty Davis's Ponderosa

Hwy 7 N, hwy 310
Waterford, MS 38685
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In the mid-‘90s the world discovered the power and distinctive sounds of North Mississippi blues via the recordings of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. These elder statesmen have all since passed, but their music lives on through their contemporaries, family members, and disciples. The goal of the organization is to enhance appreciation and educate the general public about the native art form of North Mississippi Hill Country blues music through performance, preservation, and interpretation. The festival features artists with close ties to North Mississippi Hill Country blues. The festival lineup includes all of the major contemporary artists with direct ties to R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. The festival takes place in Marshall County on a 128 acre site in the rolling hills of Waterford, MS. The two day festival runs until midnight both days. Local vendors offer typical North Mississippi cuisine including barbeque, catfish, and watermelon. The seventh annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 28 – 29, 2013 featuring live music each day, starting at 4:00 PM on Friday and 10:00 AM on Saturday. In addition to the festival, there will also be a five hour workshop early in the day on June 28th which will feature hands on instruction by Festival artists.