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The Gran Boiz are a dynamic roots trio based in the Mississippi Delta. Their blend of R&B, soul, and blues is a perfect combination for bringing people of all backgrounds together under the sweet strains of foot-stomping, hip-swaying music. Their influences include a wide variety of artists, including fellow Mississippians Sam Cooke and B.B. King. This band, from the hamlet of Renova, Mississippi, always brings a great show and good time for their audience.Find out more »
Jeff McCreary is a singer-songwriter from the Delta town of Cleveland, Mississippi. McCreary’s music is the wry, hard-earned expression of life and time in the mystic region famously described as “the most Southern place on earth.” Inspired by Dylan’s music, as well as Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, he began to write his own songs, and has recently released an EP of his material called Rough Patch. Jeff will be performing beginning at 6:30 pm on the west platform of the depot…Find out more »
Regional favorite, Jazz Persuasion, is made up of a group of accomplished musicians from various towns across the Delta. The band is regularly featured at Lillo's in Leland, Mississippi and the Blue Biscuit in Indianola, Mississippi, and they always deliver on performing familiar jazz standards for their audiences. They will be performing a special Saturday show during 50 Nights of Lights at the outdoor awning of the Delta Arts Alliance.Find out more »
Variety is the popular ‘old school’ R&B/soul duo of siblings Eric Edwards and Shara White from Cleveland, Mississippi. Although known for their R&B style, the duo is also deeply rooted in gospel music. Variety will be performing beginning at 6:30 pm on the west platform of the depot at the Cleveland/Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce immediately following Team Cleveland's "Screen on the Green" movie at 5 pm, Arthur Christmas.Find out more »
In a Deep Roots split bill, the Delta String Band and Craig Adams will be sharing the stage for a special night of music! The Delta String Band is best described as an Americana band. They play a variety of styles, from folk and bluegrass to straight-up country. With influences like bluegrass great Ralph Stanley, folk master John Prine, pure country kings Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and even genre-fusing groups like the Grateful Dead, they bring their own flavor to…Find out more »