MMNS Events

Birdsong & Bluegrass

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at .

Good food, good music, and birdsong: what a great way to enjoy spring!

Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, participate in hands-on birding activities, build a birdhouse, create sidewalk chalk art with area artists (painters, sculptors, and photographers) plus see their work on exhibit, and experience a spectacular live birds of prey program! The event is part of the museum’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day - which highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds.

At 3 p.m., the Central Mississippi Acoustic Music Association will perform.

Beginning at 4 p.m., Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, Bryan Ledford & the Accumulators, and the Crooked Creek String Band will entertain visitors with classic folk and traditional bluegrass throughout the evening.

Food will be available for purchase from the Pig-n-Pint, CrunchTime Concessions, and Deep South Pops.

Get your face painted with Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt (not included with admission).

This event is also scout-friendly. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements toward their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge.

$6.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum Members are FREE.

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Bryan Ledford & the Accumulators

Bryan is a co-founder of Thacker Mountain radio, and recently opened for Grammy award winner Rhiannon Giddens!



Crooked Creek String Band

Jerry Brooks, of Crooked Creek, is a multiple time winner of the State Banjo Championship and has appeared on television, national radio, and recordings emanating from Jackson, Memphis and Nashville.


Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers

Sibley has been voted the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association’s Male Vocalist and Mandolin player of the year for several years.  




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