Pig Pickin’ and More

As always, DMI students and faculty have been on the move these past couple of weeks.  The 31st annual Pig Pickin’ celebration took place the last full weekend of September, resulting in three days of music in a row.

Thursday, September 22nd was the fourth Levitt AMP Cleveland concert of this series, featuring two bands made up of current/former DMI students (Scott’s House and The Tallahatchies) and national act Future Thieves.  It was a great night of alt and indie rock!

Future Thieves at Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series (9/22)
Future Thieves at Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series (9/22)

The next night, the stage, lights, and sound were set up at Statesmen Park for a little pre-Pig Pickin’ music (provided, once again, by current/former DMI Student bands) on Friday.  Long Time Coming, Soul & Parliament, and Seasick Harbor shared their own respective genres: bluegrass/country, blues/R&B/Soul, and southern hard rock with a twist.

Saturday, DMI provided entertainment again.  The three DMI bands played—Delta Rox, Ol’ Skool Revue, and B4Y2K—plus President LaForge and his Cabinet, a band made up of DMI and the Department of Music faculty and students.

We are now halfway through the Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series!  Thanks to the hard work of our students and faculty, these past five weeks have been a whirlwind of great music.  If you haven’t been to a concert yet, it’s not too late! TONIGHT (October 3rd) Levitt AMP Cleveland—in association with the International Conference on the Blues—presents the GRAMMY-nominated Cedric Burnside Project.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band at Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series (9/27)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band at Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series (9/27)

Don’t miss seeing the Cedric Burnside Project and the rest of the International Conference on the Blues!  It will be another excited week at the Delta State and the DMI!

For a schedule of upcoming Levitt AMP Cleveland Music Series concerts, visit: http://concerts.levittamp.org/cleveland

For more information about the International Conference on the Blues, visit: http://www.deltastate.edu/president/international-blues-conference/

 

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