Sat, May 15|
Luther Dickinson's 5th Annual "Music Inspired by the Seven Climates"
One of the most unique musical experiences in the South, inspired by Walter Anderson's murals.
Time & Location
May 15, 2021, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Ocean Springs, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA
About The Event
One of the most unique musical experiences in the South, Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars is joined by collaborators to ignite a night of rock, funk, blues, and musical experimentation inspired by the unbridled creativity of Anderson’s landmark murals in the Ocean Springs Community Center. This year, for the 5th concert in the series, we take it outdoors to the streets of downtown Ocean Springs, surrounded by animated light projections of Anderson’s murals.
Each year, Dickinson assembles a cast of professional musicians from across the region and country to pay homage to Anderson’s coastal magnum opus. The music they perform is arranged by Dickinson, who first conceived of the concert series after having an experience with Walter Anderson’s murals. “...The phenomenon of hearing art or seeing music, I’ve never had that experience before except in this room,” says Dickinson of the Community Center. “Anderson’s murals come alive for me as orchestral score to an imagined animation.”
Luther Dickinson is joined on stage in 2021 by Kirk Joseph, founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass and leader of Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove; Jake Eckert, New Orleans Suspects; Big Chief Juan Pardo, The Golden Comanches Mardi Gras Indians; Callaghan Miles, teenage bass prodigy; Sharde “Fifemastor” Thomas, blues torchbearer and granddaughter of fife and drum pioneer Otha Turner; and Alvin Ford, Jr., New Orleans drummer (Dumpstaphunk and Trombone Shorty)
5-6:30PM - Food Trucks and local openers
7PM - Special guest opening act
8:30PM - Luther Dickinson and Friends | "Music Inspired by the Seven Climates" Concert
TICKETS: $40 VIP Lawn Lounge, $30 Reserved Table Seating, $20 General Admission.
Luther Dickinson’s “Music Inspired by the Seven Climates” concert is presented by Hancock Whitney. This program is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Additional support comes from Balch & Bingham, R&B Feder Foundation, Allen Beverages, Mitchell Distributing, F.E.B Distributing, Cathead Distillery, The Sorting Table, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Alpha Tent & Event, Bernard Productions, Government Street Grocery, Jack & Beth Riley, Y'all Folks, and ABC Rental.
VIP Lawn Lounge
Prime seating in front of the stage
Reserved Table Seating
We'll save you a seat and table where you can catch all the action.
First come, first served, festival-style. Bring a chair and find a spot, or roam around and enjoy the atmosphere and performances.