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Sep
6
Sat
George McConnell live at the Hill Country Records’ “Writers in the Round” Showcase @ Duling Hall
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 7 @ 1:00 am

George McConnell will be live at Hill Country Records‘ Showcase at Duling Hall in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Other featured artists include Jim Ellis, Tate Moore, Cary Hudson, Ron Etheridge, Tyler Keith, Carl Massengale, Holy Ghost Electric Show, and Sleeping Bulls.

For more information please visit http://www.HillCountryRecords.com

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Sep
18
Thu
George McConnell live at the Hill Country Records’ “Writers in the Round” Showcase – Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi @ Proud Larry's
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 1:00 am

 

George McConnell will be live at Hill Country Records‘ Showcase at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, September 18, 2014. Other featured artists include Jim Ellis, Tate Moore, Cary Hudson, Ron Etheridge, Tyler Keith, and others T.B.A.

 

For more information please visit http://www.HillCountryRecords.com

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Feb
10
Fri
George McConnell live at Yalobusha Brewing Company in Water Valley, Mississippi @ Yalobusha Brewing Company
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

George McConnell’s “Mississippi World Tour” continues on February 10, 2017 at 2 pm in Water Valley, Mississippi at Yalobusha Brewing Company. Come on out and hear George acoustic solo and drink some local brews!

 

Jun
16
Fri
Kudzu Kings (with George McConnell) 6/16 at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana @ Chickie Wah Wah
Jun 16 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Friday, June 16, 2017
Kudzu Kings (with George McConnell) plus special guest: Cary Hudson
Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jun
24
Sat
George McConnell solo acoustic 6/24 at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana @ Chickie Wah Wah
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, June 24, 2017
George McConnell solo acoustic opening up for Joe Ely
Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, Louisiana

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.

Kudzu Kings with George McConnell on guitar at Tipitina’s in New Orleans – September 15, 2017 @ Tipitina's
Sep 15 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 2:00 am
Kudzu Kings with George McConnell on guitar at Tipitina's in New Orleans - September 15, 2017 @ Tipitina's

– AGES 18+
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– General Admission / Standing Room Only
** The Box Office is open 10am to 5pm Mon-Fri **
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– Name Changes Must Be Made Before Night of Show
– No Professional Cameras or Rigs (Cameras with Removable Lenses)
– All Sales Are Final

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TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE (WILL CALL) WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR -OR- A TABLE WILL BE SETUP ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING 30 MINUTES BEFORE DOOR TIME

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

Apr
6
Fri
George McConnell solo acoustic show opening up for Drivin’ & Cryin’ April 6, 2018 @ Proud Larry's
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 6, 2017
George McConnell acoustic solo live
at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi
Opening for Drivin’ & Cryin’