Sat, May 15 | Ocean Springs

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, 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 Johnny Vidacovich, New Orleans drum legend of Astral Project. Lineup is subject to change and addition.

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. Additional support comes from the R&B Feder Foundation, Allen Beverages, Mitchell Distributing, Cathead Distillery, and Chandeleur Island Brewing Company.

DISCLAIMER: Enforcement of social distancing and masking will be informed by guidance from local and state health officials. 

  • VIP Lawn Lounge
  • Reserved Table Seating
  • General Admission

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The Museum and its programs are supported in part by the City of Ocean Springs and Jackson County. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Monday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM 

Sunday: 1-5PM

Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Adults: $10

AAA / Military / Seniors / Students (with ID): $8

Children (5-15): $5

Free for members; free ages 5 and under; free to shop


510 Washington Avenue,
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564

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Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.