JIMMIE RODGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL

America's Longest-Running Music Festival

The Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival began in 1953 with the Jimmie Rodgers' Day, which attracted more than 50,000 attendees, and has provided live music entertainment by premier musicians throughout the years. Due to the Father of Country Music's influence on all genres of American music and the rich legacy he left behind, the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival has a unique opportunity to draw a wide regional – and even international – audience. 

“Through thoughtfully-planned promotional and operative efforts, the festival has grown to incorporate diverse music acts which represent the many genres of American music influenced by Jimmie Rodgers and will continue to prove itself as a major contributor to tourism and have a positive economic impact for our state.”

- Ed Snodgrass, Former Jimmie Rodgers Foundation Board President

Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS
Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS

Elvis Presley Performs at MS Music Festival
Elvis Presley Performs at MS Music Festival

Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS
Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS

Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS
Elvis Presley attending the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival Parade in Meridian, MS

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JIMMIE RODGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT THE YEARS