This event is part of Walter Anderson Weekend held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 20-22. Sponsored by Visit Mississippi, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, the R&B Feder Foundation, Charter Bank, Lemon-Mohler Insurance, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Cathead Distillery, Broadbent Selections, Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, Government Street Grocery, Coastal Mississippi, and the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce. In partnership with the Mississippi Songwriters Festival.
Friday, September 20
Luther Dickinson “Wall to Wall Sound” Concert - 8pm ticketed event
Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars is joined by friends and collaborators to ignite a night of rock, funk, blues, and musical experimentation in the Ocean Springs Community Center paying homage to the unbridled creativity of Walter Anderson’s landmark murals.
Joined by: Kirk Joseph, founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass and leader of Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove; Sharde “Fifemastor” Thomas, blues tradition torchbearer granddaughter of fife and drum pioneer Otha Turner; Johnny Vidacovich, legendary New Orleans drummer of Astral Project.
Sunday, September 22
3pm - Free event
“Conversations Inspired by…” with Luther Dickinson
Join Luther Dickinson and guests for a panel discussion and deconstruction of his visionary concert series inspired by the Walter Anderson’s murals in the Ocean Springs Community Center. Hear about the origins of the series and how Dickinson’s experience of the murals and of Horn Island manifest themselves through music. Dickinson shares his process of translating visual art into sound, and discusses how the power of the Southern land energizes his creative vision. Cost: Free to the public.
6pm - Ticketed event
Luther Dickinson “In the Round” Recital
Luther Dickinson performs an intimate concert surrounded by the murals of Walter Anderson. One of the most unique Museum experiences in the entire South, Dickinson takes as his muse the colors and rhythms of these iconic artworks, translating their visual dynamism into mind-blowing sound.
Special guests: Amy Helm, genre-bending Americana dynamo and daughter of The Band’s Levon Helm; Callaghan Miles, 14 year-old bass prodigy; and Johnny Vidacovich, legendary New Orleans drummer of Astral Project.