People at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center danced the night away on Saturday.
The 1920’s Gatsby Gala was put together to honor the life of Brian Blair. He was a local performer and pianist in the Hattiesburg area who passed away in October of 2014. The University of Southern Miss jazz band performed and there was also ballroom dancing. Executive Director of Hattiesburg's Art Council Rebekah Stark Johnson said she is happy to host an event for her friend Brian.
"He was a real lifeline to Hattiesburg in terms of the joy of music, you just felt like he could make people dance,” said Johnson.” That’s what tonight is about just dancing and enjoying life.”