Friday, Aug. 20, a group of singer/songwriters will share their own stories and perform at the MSU Riley Center.
Saturday, Aug. 21, a symposium will be held, followed by a blues concert.
Meridian's own Chris Ethridge will be a panelist for the symposium.
"And I'm going to be talking with Scott Barretta. We're going to talk about roots music and I'll talk about some of the people I have played with," Ethridge said. "I'm really looking forward to it. If you look at the greatest artists in the world, most of them have come from Mississippi. And that's been well documented. We'll talk about that a lot, too."
Tickets for all of the events may be purchased at the MSU Riley Center box office. They may be bought separately or as a package.
To reach the box office, phone 601-696-2200.