HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi
With their soulful blues sound, the sibling trio of Homemade Jamz Blues Band will showcase their unique musical talents at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 4, at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the campus.
The musical lineup for the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival is:
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fusion Factor 4
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lynn Drury
2:30 – 4 p.m. Stooges Brass Band
4:30 – 6 p.m. Homemade Jamz Blues Band
12 – 12:30 p.m. Jessie Loya
2 – 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Robinson
4 – 4:30 p.m. Jimmy Robinson
The Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival is free and open to the public offering a day of fun and music. In addition to local restaurants and food vendors offering a variety of cuisine, the festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors set up throughout the front lawn of the campus.
"Each year our Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival has grown to become bigger and better than the year before," said Dr. Steve Miller, interim vice president for the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus. "We invite everyone to spend the day with us enjoying our beautiful beachfront campus. The festival offers great music, unique local crafts, delicious food and fun for families and people of all ages."
An Easter egg hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will begin promptly at 11 a.m. near the festival grounds. Along with the Easter egg hunt, a variety of children's activities will be available. These activities, sponsored by various student organizations at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, include bounce house activities, face painting and carnival games.
Local artist Elizabeth Huffmaster has been commissioned for a fifth year to provide a one-of-a-kind painting representing this year's festival. The painting, which represents the 7th Annual Jazz and Blues Festival, will be featured on tee shirts, along with signed and numbered poster prints, which will all be available for purchase at the festival.
The Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival is sponsored by Magic 93.7, Lamar Advertising, the Southern Miss Alumni Association and Coca-Cola. Proceeds from the festival will be used to support the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus student organizations.
For more information on the festival, please visit www.usm.edu/jazz-blues.