Join Walt Grayson as he showcases Mississippi's unique landmarks, attractions, art, history, culture, and of course, people. Mississippi Roads provides viewers an insider’s guide to the towns, events, attractions, history, art, music, food, natural beauty and intriguing individuals that make Mississippi so unique. From hidden waterfalls to opulent mansions to quirky eateries to talented artists, you never know what we will uncover around the bend.
Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX), GOAT Festival, Rockabilly Highway, Brookstock
We visit the Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian. We go to the GOAT festival and learn about musician Othar Turner from granddaughter, Shardé Thomas of The Rising Stars Drum and Fife Band. We drive down Rockabilly Highway and rock out at Brookstock in Brookhaven.
Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Delta Bohemian Tours
We go back to the Blues in this episode as we visit Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art in Clarksdale. We visit with one of the youngest and talented musicians in the country, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. We get a unique prospective on the Mississippi Delta with Delta Bohemian Tours.
Ripley’s First Monday Trade Days, Food Truck Mash Up, Iuka Drive-In Theatre, kite flying on the coast
We’re going retro as we visit some fun things from our past that are making a comeback. We shop First Monday Trade Days, the state’s largest flea market in Ripley. We get a bite to eat at a Food Truck Mash Up, watch a movie at the state’s last drive-in and go fly a kite on the coast.
Fiddle bands, Southern Strings Dulcimer Club, Jay Dean of USM
Mississippi Roads rosin’s up the bow; as we explore the tradition of fiddle bands in Mississippi. We tag along with the Southern Strings Dulcimer Club of Petal at their annual festival. We discuss music with the conductor of the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Jay Dean.