Mississippi’s Old Main Music Festival


On April 22nd, MSU’s Music Maker Productions (MMP), in conjunction with the Student Association and the Campus Activities Board, presents one of the most anticipated student events in Starkville: The Old Main Music Festival. The festival, named in honor of MSU’s first dorm the Old Main that was lost in a fire on January 22, 1959, is free for everyone.

MMP has been bringing quality entertainment to Mississippi State and Starkville residents for over 50 years, and this year’s festival lineup proves they’ve still got the knack for booking the best acts in the region. Headliners for this year’s show include Givers, whose free-range rhythmic album New Kingdom hit the airwaves late last year; The Humble, a hard-touring alt-rock band with a new sophomore CD, Act Accordingly; and funk-infused country band Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy, whose upcoming namesake album is produced by chart-topping composer Mac McAnally.

The show also features the sweet sounds of The Peddlers, Railroad Radio, Seth Power, Fides, and Damien & Gerald. You can get a sneak-peak sample of all the amazing music that will be showcased at the concert by heading over to the festival’s Spotify playlist.

In addition to great live music, there will be an art market where area artisans will showcase their paintings and crafts, and a food village with local eats and treats. All the fun takes place on Friday the 22nd at 7pm at Mississippi State’s outdoor amphitheater, 1135 Stone Blvd. You can contact MMP online or by phone at (662)-325-2930 if you’d like more information about the festival.

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