September Happenings


8PM @ Saenger Theater
Keb' Mo' (Solo) will be live at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater as part of the City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series. His 14 albums have garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations. Keb' has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Saenger Box Office.


7PM @ Saenger Theater
The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to bring legendary journalist and war correspondent Dan Rather to the Hub City to deliver the 2019 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy. The event is free and open to the public. Rather will reflect on: His experiences covering conflicts from the Vietnam War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ideals that unite Americans even during moments of political polarization; leadership principles from the world's most powerful leaders. The Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Policy honors the late Lt. Col. John H. Dale, Sr., a career U.S. Army Officer who served in World War II and the Korean War and earned the Bronze Star. Lt. Col. Dale held a graduate degree from Southern Miss and later served as professor of military studies for the University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The series is made possible through a generous donation by UWM alumna Dr. Beverly Dale, in honor of her late father.

6:30PM @ Hburg Train Depot
The Leadership Pinebelt Class of 2019 small group project is to help created a sensory therapy room for the Arc of Southeast Mississippi to help those clients with sensory issues. This is a common condition among individuals with special needs. The Arc of Southeast Mississippi, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting individuals and families faced with the challenge of a disability, is committed to offering sensory therapy to their clients. Sensory therapy helps by allowing an individual to explore and acclimate their senses in an environment without stress. With practice, they can respond in environments that used to be overwhelming. Make Your mArc, a fundraising event benefiting The Arc, aims to fund a new sensory therapy space on The Arc campus where clients can learn how to navigate these once unbearable environments.  The Make Your mArc event, scheduled for September 12 at the downtown Hattiesburg Train Depot, is a fundraiser celebrating the different and beautiful ways each Arc client makes their mark on the community. During Make Your mArc the original art works of local artists and celebrities, created in collaboration with Arc clients, will be offered for auction.  More than a dozen local artists and celebrities have signed on to the project and will create original works of art in collaboration with an Arc client in the coming weeks. Their art will be available for purchase through an auction at the Make Your mArc event. For more information about how to take part or be a sponsor, please call (601) 255-3692 or email


@ Elks Lake Music Park
Midnight Revel, this year’s winner of the Best of the Pine Belt Award for “Best Local Album” and “Song of the Year,” are making plans to channel Jerry Garcia and company at this year’s Piney Woods Picnic with a special midnight set of Grateful Dead music. The band – led by frontman Tyler Tisdale – will take the stage at midnight Friday, Sept. 13 to play songs from the second set from the Dead’s unforgettable Sept. 12, 1993 concert at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. The 6th Annual Piney Woods Picnic kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Elks Lake Music Park. This four-day music festival features camping, RV space, art, food and beverage and lots of great music. The efforts by the Piney Woods group have raised money for the Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plains in order to preserve the Pascagoula River Basin. This is the largest river basin in the “lower 48” unchanged by man. A highlight of this year’s picnic is Sumrall native Tom “Bones” Malone, an American jazz musician, arranger and producer. Malone was a member of The Blues Brothers band, Saturday Night Live Band (served as leader of the band from 1981 to 1985), and a member of the CBS Orchestra, the house band for the Late Show with David Letterman. A variety of ticket and sponsor packages are available. Visit
Thursday, SEPT. 12
6 PM      Down ‘N’ Good
7 PM      The Icemen
8 PM      Tom “Bones” Malone
9:30 PM            Blackwater Brass
11 PM    Hattiesburlesque

Friday, SEPT. 13
Noon    Joe Johnson
1 PM     Scott Chism & Better Half
2 PM     Mississippi Shakedown
3 PM     Lil’ Detroit
4 PM     Brotha Josh & Quickness
5 PM     Pine Belt Pickers
6 PM     Mississippi Shakedown
7 PM     Sugarmouth
8 PM     Royal Horses
9 PM     South Jones
10:30 PM        Cary Hudson
Midnight         ‘Dead Revel’

Saturday, SEPT. 14
Noon   Wes Lee
1 PM     Burns and Jane
2 PM     Thomas Jackson Trio
3 PM     Wild Frames
4 PM     Midnight Revel
5 PM     Tribute to Lloyd Green
6 PM     Molly Thomas
7 PM     Mark and Allen Mann
8 PM     Mike Doussan
9:30 PM            Grayson Capps
11 PM  PWP All Stars


7:30AM@ Tatum Trails Disc Golf Course At Tatum Park
The inaugural Petal Shop with a Cop Disc Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Tatum Trails DGC at Tatum Park. This is a  PDGA C-tier Charity Event – two rounds of 18 holes. Registration fees are: Pros $40; Advanced $35; Intermediate $30; Recreational $25; Novice & Jrs $20. The $10 non-PDGA fee has been waived. There will be a cap of 90 players. The first 50 to sign up will receive a tournament-stamped disc. To pre-register send your entry fee along with your name, division, and PDGA# via PayPal to There will be CTPs, Rings-of-Fire, and a raffle. Registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. followed by a Player's meeting 9 a.m. The first round begins at 9:30 a.m. and there will be a one-hour break for lunch. The second round will start at least one hour after the last card from Round 1 is turned in. For more information about how to take part, visit the City of Petal Police Department Facebook page.


9-11AM @ Hattiesburg Cultural Center
The Hattiesburg Arts Council invites you to attend a Coffee Talk, “Chivalry vs. Justice; The Rose in the United States Women’s Suffrage Movement,” from 9-11 a.m. September 17 at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39041. Dr. Jennifer Courts, PhD, Professor of Art History, USM School of Performing and Visual Arts, will explore in text and image the rich symbolism of the rose, its historic origins of courtly love, chivalry, femininity and its role in the United States movement for women’s voting rights. Coffee and pastries will be served, and the presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit, call (601) 583-6005 or email


ALL DAY @ Pine Belt Gun Club
First Priority’s annual Sporting Clays Challenge will be held Thursday, September 19, at the Pine Belt Gun Club, 546 Caney Church Road, Lumberton. This year’s event will feature Johnathan Papelbon. All teams can get a picture with the MLB pitcher. Register your team at


7PM @ Heritage UMC Church
The Greater Vision Quartet, America’s most awarded gospel music group, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Heritage United Methodist Church, Hwy. 98 West at Baracuda Drive in Hattiesburg (Oak Grove). Doors open at 6 p.m. No ticket required – a $15 per person donation will be requested at the door (no one turned away) and a love offering will be taken during the concert. Proceeds go to support The Great Vision Quartet ministry. Children always welcome (age 10 and under “free”). For more information, call (601) 261-3371 or go to


7PM @Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
Set amid the enchanting wonders of Morocco, the gala “Casablanca” promises to be an affair as memorable as the one between the characters in this legendary film. The most exciting fundraising event of the year in South Mississippi, “Casablanca” will take place at 7 PM Thursday, September 26, at the Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport. Sponsored by Partners for the Arts, proceeds raised will bring vital support to the arts programs at Southern Miss. Tickets are now on sale for the Partners for the Arts gala in celebration of the renowned University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s 100th anniversary. A decade ago, the symphony set the bar high for elaborate spectacles and now, the team returns to create an event the Hattiesburg area won’t soon forget. Designed by Dr. Mike Lopinto of the College of Arts and Sciences, the event will be a collaborative effort between faculty, staff and students of the arts at Southern Miss."After a 10-year hiatus, we have gathered our resources, inviting back everyone who made those past galas such a success," Lopinto said. "The new venue offers exciting possibilities and we are planning so many surprises, thanks to the generosity of the community who is really stepping up to make this centennial a feast for the senses." Guests can expect to be wowed with musical performances by the USM Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Bands, as well as a cirque artist, costumed characters and more. The gala will kick off the USM Symphony Orchestra's year-long Centennial Celebration, while raising much-needed funds to enhance the arts offerings at Southern Miss. Gala tickets are now on sale at $100 per person. Sponsorships and donations for the gala are also being accepted until Aug. 9. To support this special centennial celebration and help underwrite many of the event costs via sponsorships, visit“






@ Canebrake Country Club
The Pinebelt Foundation will host the third annual Bourbon Celebration on November 7  at Canebrake Country Club. The VIP ticket holders will arrive at the event at 5:30 pm, followed by all other ticket holders at 6:30 pm. All ticket holders will taste an array of bourbons while enjoying a variety of entertainment from vocal to visual artist. Other special features of the event include Bourbon Bottle Etching, a Cigar Bar, and a Bourbon Cocktail Competition.