Press Release

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

“Birdsong & Bluegrass” Evening Event at the Museum on April 29, 2017

JACKSON - Enjoy a beautiful evening at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science during "Birdsong and Bluegrass" on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, Bill Ellison and Temperance Babcock of MPB's Grassroots fame, and Bryan Ledford and the Accumulators will entertain visitors with classic folk and traditional bluegrass. Food will be available for purchase from the Pig-n-Pint. "Good food, good music, and birdsong. What a great way to celebrate spring!" says Museum Director Charles Knight.

  • Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, explore hands-on birding activities, and see a spectacular live birds of prey program as part of the museum's celebration of International Migratory Bird Day - which highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds!
  • Create a sidewalk chalk bird mural with the guidance of artists.
  • Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor music.
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements toward their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge!

Visit for details or call 601-576-6000. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door. The Museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi.

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