The Mississippi Songwriters Festival 2022 officially commenced on Thursday night with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural and Art Center was buzzing with local officials and music enthusiasts as live music is set to take place all weekend across Ocean Springs and Gautier.
“It is a pleasure to be here in the City of Ocean Springs this evening for this wonderful event,” Gautier Mayor Casey Vaughan said.
Vaughan shared the stage during the ceremony with the many VIPs who attended, all of whom expressed their support for the annual cultural music event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
“Mississippi has a rich cultural heritage of songwriting,” George Cumbest, President of the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, said. “That has made a powerful contribution to the music industry across the globe. Mississippi is the birthplace of America’s music, and the future looks even brighter.”
The Mississippi Songwriters Festival 2022 will take place at dozens of venues over the weekend with concerts, writing workshops, listening sessions, and more. Admission is free.
The list of participating venues includes Murky Waters OS, Julep Room Lounge, American Legion Post 1992, Neon Moon, Knuckleheads, Rooftop, Aztecas, Hickory Hill Country Club, The Roost, Marina Cantina, and the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural and Art Center.