• Sculptor Ben Watts unveils creation

    Mississippi sculptor Ben Watts will unveil the seventh signature FestivalSouth sculpture in as many years at the “Evening of Art Event” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at OddFellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg. 
    This year’s creation, “The Cameraman,” honors the FestivalSouth Film Expo (FSFX).  The sculpture design is a throwback to the Buster Keaton film of the same name.  

  • Mother, son hit stage together

    Things a mom may share with her son: a passion for music, blue eyes, fair skin, skinny jeans, hairspray, eye liner, spandex... Wait! What? 
    Those are some of the things Jennie Bounds and her son, Jackson (J.B.), will be sharing as they join The Hub City Players in the Broadway smash hit, Rock of Ages. 
    The 80s-themed, heavy metal musical takes the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium June 9 –11 as part of FestivalSouth’s seventh season. 

  • Soul School

    No place like home for Mother’s Day!  When Sethe Tucker returns to headline FestivalSouth’s music opening with Soul School at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Saenger Theater, it will be a homecoming made all the more sweet in that it means seeing her mom. 
    “To be home amongst friends and family is always fund,” said Sethe, “but most of all, I get to hang out with mom!”

  • Champion of the arts

    FestivalSouth has long been a champion of the arts. As the festival has expanded to include everything from film and lecture series to food and craft beer experiences, the dynamic core of art, music, theatre and dance are the basis for a creative economy that makes Hattiesburg a cultural destination. This year, FestivalSouth celebrates each of these with exclusive destination evenings that showcase our rich artistic fabric.

  • And the winner is...

    And the award for the Pine Belt’s Best Live Musical Act goes to....

  • Sing with Sandy Patti

    When Sandi Patty makes her third appearance in Hattiesburg, area choirs and singers have the opportunity to be part of this incredible evening featuring the FestivalOrchestra and some of Sandi’s most inspiring moments. 

  • Best of the Pine Belt finalists announced

    Song of the Year
    “Chances” by The Devil Music Co.
    “Home Sweet Home” by Travis Clark
    “Let Go” by The DLX
    “Young” by Billy Mauldin
    “Hillbilly Revival” by Paul Johnson

    Best Bartender
    Sara Ferguson at Branch
    Shawn McDaniel at Keg & Barrel
    Terry Jordan at Patio 44
    Tony Hill at Vicki’s on Walnut
    Tina Thames at Mahogany Bar

  • Magicians to appear for Artie fundraiser

    Enjoy a night out at the beautiful Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg for an intense, high-energy performance from the Crescent Circus duo from New Orleans. This event is perfect for date night or a night out with friends. It will also make a memorable and exciting night out for families. This show is appropriate for ages 4 through 104! 

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