2014 Winter/ Spring Season

"The British Are Coming!"

Open mic featuring area musicians performing music related to the "British Music Invasion"


Friday, May 23, 7 PM


Tickets $ 8 advance; $ 10 door

Rupert Wates in Concert

A truly gifted songwriter with a sincere and engaging voice, British singer/songwriter Rupert Wates is a troubador in the vein of folk legends Nick Drake and Gordon Lightfoot.  His songwriting is intelligent and lyrical--nothing short of poetry.  His delivery is pure magic, wrapping his audience under a spell they'll find hard to shake. For more information on the artist, please visit his




Thursday , June 12, 7 PM


Tickets $ 10 advance; $ 12 door

Past 2014 Winter/Spring Events

Drum Circle: A Celebration of the Winter Quiet Season

Indoor "campfire" dinner followed by Native American-themed interactive drum circle at 7 PM, facilitated by Dr. Bob Damm

History of the Mayhew Choctaw Mission

In 1819, the American Mission Board answered the reported call of the Choctaw Indians for Christian missionaries to come to the new state of Mississippi where the Mayhew Mission was established. The mission declined following the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek and the removal of the Choctaws to Oklahoma, but the influence of the mission continued throughout the nineteenth century as former teachers and students became state leaders in Mississippi and territorial leaders in Oklahoma. Slide illustrations show the countryside and burial ground for both missionaries and Native Americans, the only visible remains of the mission as it exists today.

Speakers Expertise:
Emilie C. White retired as Professor and Architecture Librarian at Mississippi State University Libraries.

Free & Open to the Public


Music of Scotland and Ireland-Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse in Concert

Songstress Jil Chambless, also fluent on flute and penny whistle, has a voice that rings pure and true--a perfect fit for these traditional Scots/Irish tunes.  Scotter Muse's masterful guitarwork lends delightful, lyrical and strong accompaniment to the duo's performance.


Tickets $ 10 advance, $ 12 door

Please enjoy this sample from Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse's album, " The Laverock Sang (2011)".  Check out other CD's and information visit their Website

Blues for Willie

Blues legend Willie King performed his last concert at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, March 7, 2009.  King "reunion band"--Clarence Davis, Birmingham George Conner, Jock Webb and Albert Billups--pays homage to the Bluesman on this 5th anniversary event.


Friday, March 7, 7:30 PM


Tickets $ 12 advance; $ 15 door

Sofia Talvik in Concert

Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik a stunning green-eyed blonde beauty--mesmerizes with her sharp songwriting and a crystalline clear voice.  Her music is a breath of enchanting, fresh air in the world of neo/folk.  To listen to her sample music or for more information on the artist please visit her



Saturday, March 22, 7 PM


Tickets $ 10 advance; $ 12 door

"A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The World of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861-1887"

--Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama when the Civil War began.  The poignant diary she began and kept for 26 years gives us a uniquely personal look at a world of innocence colliding with the reality of war.  Storyteller Dolores Hydock and musician Bobby Horton interweave Sallie's stories with camp songs, period favorites and original tunes to explore changing life and times.  For more information about "A Sweet Strangeness" please visit this Website


Professional storyteller Dolores Hydock is probably best described

as an accomplished actress and story performer.   A sought-after
storyteller for festivals all over the country, Dolores has been a
featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN,
as well as served there as Teller in Residence. She is also a familiar
face to Columbus as she has performed here several times in recent
Dolores has received numerous storytelling awards and her nine cds of original
stories have all received Resource Awards from "Storytelling World Magazine".
A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian.  He has performed with the musical- comedy trio Three On a String, throughout the United States and Canada for 40 plus years.  He has also produced and performed music scores for sixteen PBS films by Ken Burns - including "The Civil War" and "Baseball", two film for The A&E network, and twenty-one films for The National Park Service.  His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organizations and publications through America and Europe.

Sunday, March 30, 2 PM


Free & Open to the Public


Thanks to our sponsors this performance is free to the public.  Due to limited seating, advance ticket pick up is recommended.  Please call 662.328.2787 or come by 501 Main Street, Columbus, MS to reserve your ticket. 

"Titanic & Me" PBS Documentary

--The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 affected thousands of lives.  Explore how stories of love, loss, triumph and tragedy still impact lives a century later.  Run time 50 minutes.


Thursday, April 17, 6 PM


Free & Open to the Public

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