OMNOVA MUSIC SERIES
Join us for a variety of great events, upstairs in the Omnova Theater —
We have everything from concerts to writer’s talks to plays and more!
Unless otherwise noted, all events are the following price:
Members: $15 advance | Non-members: $20 advance | $20 Day of show
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”
Will Griffith, known musically as The Great Dying, is a Mississippi Delta born, country singer-songwriter residing in Oxford, MS. Although Will doesn’t see his dark country musings as directly blues influenced. “I want people to celebrate sad music because of its beauty. Sad songs help you laugh at your own sadness. They are meant to help you keep going,” says Griffith. Punk rock, however, felt like Will’s blues and was devoid of the phoniness and commercialism that drove tourism in the area surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, MS. The Williamson Brothers consist of Blake and Adam Williamson (Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires) with Matt Patton (Drive By Truckers) on bass.
Young People's Artists Series
Educating and entertaining children through the magic of music and theater- to inspire imagination, challenge minds, and enrich a child’s life.