Festival Schedule!!!

Legion State Park ‘In The Pines’ Venue
Allen Winters, a Native American Story Teller and
Traditional Choctaw Flute Maker will be playing traditional
Choctaw Flute music (between 7:30 and 8:30) as the 5 K
runners prepare and register for the race.

7:30 AM 5 K Runnin’ N’ Strummin’ Registration
8:30 AM Buses depart Legion Park for the Coliseum
9 AM Race begins at the Coliseum & Finishes
at the CCC Lodge.

Opening Ceremonies & Music at the
Historic and Acoustically Unique CCC Lodge
8:00 - 8:20 Invocation - Rev. Mike Dowd
Pledge of Allegiance - Larry Veazey & Veterans
America The Beautiful - The Sunshine Boys
8:20 Opening Remarks - Mayor Will Hill/Ron Gammill

8:30 - 9:15 The Reed Brothers
9:15 - 10:15 Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers

10:15 5 K Runnin’ N’ Strummin’ Award Ceremony
at the Lodge

10:30 - 11:15 The Darden Sisters with Jeremy Jernigan
11:15 - 12:00 Estes Switch & The Starkville Dulcimers

Performing at ‘In The Pines’ Venue

12:00 - 12:30 Jodie Ross, Singer/Songwriter
12:30 - 1:15 Wes Stapp, Ken Sanders, Les Charlton,
              Mark Goldbeck & Lance Sanders
1:15 - 1:40 Dallas Dixon
1:45 - 2:30 Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers
2:30 - 3:15 Daryl & Jeanne Jones with Friends
3:15 - 3:45 Chuck Luke
3:45 - 4:15 Tracy McCully
4:30 - 6:00 The Jeffrey Rupp Mississippi Blues Band

Meanwhile - Back at the Lodge!!

6:30 - 7:30 Sciples Mill Opry with Seth Holmes
7:30 - 9 PM Jam Session - Come join Chuck Luke,
Jeanne and Daryl Jones, Wes Stapp, Ron
Gammill, Dallas Dixon, Jodie Ross and
others for an ole fashion jam session. If
that instrument has been hiding in the
closet, it’s time to dig it out and play it just a

Kids Program and Activities at the Pavilion
located below the CCC Lodge

9 - 10 AM
Allen Winters, a professional artist, engraver, and
traditional Choctaw flute maker, will entertain both the kids
and adults with his gifted Native American Story Telling
skills. Allen is the fourth great-grandson of Choctaw Chief
Mushulatubi and will describe the Choctaw culture in story
and song with his hand made flutes. Allen will also be
joined with Festival musicians to play and sing with the kids.
Each child will receive a bamboo flute as a momento of the
Legion Park Music Festival. This was a great hit at last years

10 - 11:30 AM   The Rabbit Stick Hunter
For some of the youth, this may be the first time of
experiencing Choctaw hunting in the traditional form. Learn
about a truly unique hunting technique used by the ancient
Choctaws to secure food. Learn the technique of making and
using a rabbit stick and enjoying a great game teaching the
kids about one of the oldest hunting techniques know. Our
host will be a representative from the Choctaw Wildlife and
Parks from Philadelphia, MS.