Calendar

Feb
17
Fri
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Champy’s Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama @ Champy's Chicken
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
George McConnell acoustic solo live at Champy's Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama @ Champy's Chicken

Saturday, February 17, 2017
George McConnell acoustic solo live at 
Champy’s Chicken in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
(George has special permission to cross the border!)
with Cary Hudson

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! 

Oct
7
Sat
George McConnell & The Nonchalants at the Loblolly Festival in Laurel, Mississippi – October 7, 2017 @ Loblolly Festival
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
George McConnell & The Nonchalants at the Loblolly Festival in Laurel, Mississippi - October 7, 2017 @ Loblolly Festival

There are so many reason to look forward to fall in the south… a break from summer’s temperatures, football, pumpkin spice everything, and LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL!  This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 7th and will feature live music, craft demonstrations, vendors and food trucks from across the south.

Let Us Entertain You!

Our music lineup offers something for everyone!

From 9:00 -10:00 a.m., Pinebelt musician and artist, Thomas Jackson, will take the stage. At 10:20 a.m.Scott Chism & the Better Half will bring their traditional country style to the stage.  You’re sure to be entertained by their blend of traditional country and hillbilly bluegrass!  During the lunchtime hours (11:55-1:00 p.m.) you’ll enjoy the unique mix of originals plus covers styled by Galen Martin & the Crutches.  Be sure to stick around for the cutting edge sounds of award-winning bluesman, Lightnin Malcolm, beginning at 1:35 p.m.  This one-man-band has rocked juke joints across the south combining elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country.  Rounding out our performers this year is southern rock guitarist, George McConnell & The Nonchalants.  You might recognize McConnell from his time as lead guitarist in the bands BeanlandKudzu Kings and Widespread Panic.  McConnell’s style blurs the lines between classic rock, jazz, soul, blues, and country, and creates a sound all his own.  With two decades of stage experience, you’re sure to be entertained by this Mississippi native!

 

Official 2017 Loblolly Festival Music Lineup

9:00 a.m. – Thomas Jackson

10:20 a.m. – Scott Chism & the Better Half

11:55 a.m. – Galen Martin & the Crutches

1:35 p.m. – Lightnin Malcolm

3:30 p.m. – George McConnell & The Nonchalants