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c. 1923. Multipurpose theatre with ballroom, meeting rooms, lounge and a 1,600 seat auditorium. May be booked for all types of performances, including gospel, country and other concerts. Organist available by appointment.
The Templeton Music Museum contains over 22,000 pieces of sheet music, records, and instruments from the late 1890s to the early 1900s. Step back to that era each spring when the library hosts the Templeton Ragtime Festival.
Specialties like gumbo and red beans & rice made from scratch and served hot in Hattiesburg's Historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
Opened in the 1970s, this large club and café has live music during Greenville's Delta Blues and Heritage Festival each September. Perry's Flowing Fountain is now reopened under a new name and management and remains part of the Blues scene.
The Mississippi Opry proudly presents fun-filled family nights of music entertainment of all musical genres. Concessions available. For details about our talent line-up contact Sharon Fiveash 601.331.6672.
Tyrone Davis, one of America's most popular Soul singers, was born on a plantation near Leland on May 4, 1938. Davis lived in Leland before moving to Chicago, where he began his career billed as "Tyrone the Wonder Boy." From 1969 to 1988 Davis had forty-three singles on the national Rhythm & Blues charts, including No. 1 hits "Can I Change My Mind," "Turn the Hands of Time," and "Turning Point." His aunt and uncle once operated a cafe at this site.
"WROX" Blues Trail Marker is in front of the WROX Museum on Delta Avenue. WROX was the home of legendary African-American blues/gospel pioneer Early Wright for 50 years. Other notables to take to the air on WROX include Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk, and even Elvis Presley.
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