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Sep
14
Thu
George McConnell & The Nonchalants live at “Down On Main” festival in Tupelo, Mississippi – September 14, 2017 @ Gateway Park
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
George McConnell & The Nonchalants live at "Down On Main" festival in Tupelo, Mississippi - September 14, 2017 @ Gateway Park

“Down on Main” is a free concert series administered by a group of forward thinking professionals with a goal to bring high quality music to people from all walks of life to enjoy, while also nurturing the artistic soul of our Tupelo Community. This vision comes with the oversight of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.

This concert series is FREE.

The committee is made up of people from all parts of the state and across the South. Once they decided to make Tupelo their home, they realized there was a void or lack of “live” music in this musically historic town, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. An event truely organized BY the community FOR the community…

It will be held at Fairpark Ampitheater in downtown Tupelo from 6:00-10:00. 

Oh…and did we mention that it’s FREE!

Soft drinks, food and beer will be available for purchase. Coolers are not allowed. So bring your lawn chairs and the whole family for an evening of fun, friends, good music and a great opportunity to GET DOWN ON MAIN with us! 

Sep
15
Fri
George McConnell solo acoustic show at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans – September 15, 2017 – opening for Joe Ely and Tomi Lunsford @ Chickie Wah Wah
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
George McConnell solo acoustic show at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans - September 15, 2017 - opening for Joe Ely and Tomi Lunsford @ Chickie Wah Wah

 In the rock’n’roll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music.

Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains.

George McConnell is an American guitarist from Vicksburg, Mississippi who played for Widespread Panic, Kudzu Kings, and Beanland. McConnell co-founded Beanland in Oxford, Mississippi in 1985 with guitarist Bill McCrory and toured extensively, mainly around the south and southwest, playing blues-oriented rock as part of the nascent early-90’s jamband renaissance. In 2002, following Widespread Panic guitarist Michael Houser’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, McConnell and saxophone player Randall Bramblett were asked to accompany Widespread Panic on the band’s summer tour. McConnell was named as the new lead guitarist in the band following Houser’s death…

Tomi Lunsford is a country-jazz singer from Nashville, Tennessee who has performed and recorded with David Olney, David Ball, Tom House, the late Steve Runkle, and the late Walter Hyatt, among others. Her career began with a band called “The Lunsfords,” headed by her father, Jim Lunsford, and two of her sisters, Nancy and Teresa Lunsford. Born in Asheville, NC.