Mobile Street Festival Celebrates 10 th Anniversary

Mobile Street Festival Celebrates 10 th Anniversary

HATTIESBURG, MS - This is a news release from the Mobile Street Renaissance Festival.

September 28, 2015 — Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival celebrates a milestone of 10 years, October 3-5, 2015, in downtown Hattiesburg.

The festival will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, October 3, with a festival kick-off party at Mac's Café, located at Mobile and 5 th Streets.

This year the festival committee is excited to host culinary celebrity, Deborah Hunter of Cooking with Honey and Friends and Deep South Dining, join us for a meet and greet and southern

cooking conversation Saturday morning beginning at 10 AM on Mobile Street between 2nd and 4th Streets. Ms. Hunter will also join other celebrity judges to choose winners of the Sho 'Nuff

Good Barbecue Cook-off.

The committee will, additionally, unveil the first of 10 Twin Forks Rising Community Redevelopment District monument signs at the corner of 4th and Mobile at 9 AM. The sculptor is Vixon Sullivan, an up and coming young artist being mentored by water colorist, Bobby Walters and well known sculptor, Ben Watts.

Saturday, October 3, Mobile Street between Batson and 7th Streets will be closed to vehicular

traffic for the festival. Activities will include a gospel state from 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm at Mobile and 7th Streets, as well as the Sho'NufY Good Barbecue Cook-Off on Mobile Street between 2nd

and 4 01 Streets. Performances on the blues state will begin at 4:00 p.m. Festival goers will also enjoy arts, crafts and food booth, boxing, an art exhibit, bike and step shows, and a youth music state in the Children's Village. Because this is an election year a political stage will allow candidates to address festival goers beginning at I I :30 on Mobile Street, between Batson and 2nd


This year's festival is presented by the Rhythm Heritage Foundation, the Mobile Bouie Neighborhood Association and the City of Hattiesburg. The festival is designed to celebrate the rich music and cultural heritage of the historic black business and entertainment district of the City. Proceeds are intended to help to build resources for revitalizing the Mobile Bouie Neighborhood.

Booths are still available at a cost of $80.00, with additional cost for water and electricity. Entry fee for the Barbeque Cook Off is $70.00.

For information more about the festival see our website,, or please call 601-602-4669. Festival schedule and the Blues Stage lineup are attached.