Untuxed Musician Series
INTRODUCING OUR 2023-24
The Untuxed Musician Series shines a spotlight on acclaimed artists from Meridian, and others throughout the South, in a personal and relaxed atmosphere. This Series is designed to bring attention to the magnificent and historically significant architecture of the Queen City and serves as a platform for musicians to showcase the many facets of their talents.
The Untuxed Series highlights the incredible artistry infused in Meridian, swirled throughout Mississippi, and scattered liberally around the Southeast. These concerts allow us to celebrate our musical heritage and inspire new generations of artists. Whether it’s a Grammy, a Dove, or a chart-topping single, you’ll find plenty of award-winning music in this group to enjoy — and maybe a few that passed you by, but are definitely worth getting to know!
A Night of Soul @ Soulé
The Music of Motown, The Ruffin Brothers, & Eddie Houston
Featuring The Soul Tones
Saturday, November 18 2023
So far, we’ve had a steamy night and a cool night at Soulé. This time, how about a soulful night? Join us for our biggest and grooviest Soulé collaboration yet as we once again enjoy exquisite victuals in the Soulé Foundry, mix and mingle among the hidden cobblestone alleyways, stroll through the depths of this rare historical gem, relax and take in a good movie (of historical significance, of course) in the Welcome Center’s newly refurbished theater, and groove until your soul is content with The Soul Tones at Meridian’s historic Soulé Steam Works. A date night extraordinaire!
Due to popular demand, we’ve opened up even more seating this year, but tickets will still be limited due to space restrictions. Reservations will be first come, first serve; and tickets will not be available at the door. This event is an expected sell-out, so get your tickets early!
Espresso & Prosecco
The Bach Coffee Cantata Featuring The Cantata Quartet
Thursday, January 25 2024
Do you know, in 1734, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a cantata about the temptation and power of coffee? Bach wrote the “Coffee Cantata,” a humorous one act operetta about a stern father’s attempt to check his daughter’s indulgence in the much loved Saxon habit of coffee drinking.
Perhaps, had he been born into this modern world, you might have found Bach hanging out at his local Starbucks in Leipzig, drawing inspiration (and sweet sustenance) from the joy of coffee just as he did at the Zimmermannsche Kaffeehaus in 1702.
Whether you prefer one brew over the other, we invite you to join us for an evening of roguery at its best featuring the captivating Cantata Quartet for Bach’s “tongue-in-cheek” Coffee Cantata.
Featuring MSO Ensembles & Meridian Mixologists
Saturday, February 17 2024
An intimate and unique musical experience featuring MSO Musicians, Meridian Mixologists, and the magic of music. From the creators of Charcuterie & Champagne and Mingle with the Maestro, Classical Cocktails will bring a new spin on the modern-day classics!
A Young Night
At The Velma Young Community Center
Featuring John Uzodinma, Violin/Hip-Hop
Thursday, February 29 2024
Fresh from his appearance on the Jennifer Hudson Show, this Madison, MS native will set the night on fire with his unique blend of classical, spiritual, and hip-hop riffs for all of Meridian at the Velma Young Community Center. John makes music for everyone one, and brings fun for the whole family and your neighbors, too!
This special night is sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, making it possible for us to offer two complimentary student/child tickets for each purchased adult ticket.
The Princess Symphony
Meridian Little Theatre
Saturday, February 17 2024
Come experience a most magical, musical event as 10 of your favorite princesses introduce your child to beloved music from their kingdoms through songs, stories, dancing, and more! Each princess has a special piece of classical music that has been re-imagined and arranged just for her and her adventures. These one-of-a-kind performances will be performed by a trio of professional musicians who will inspire your little one to DREAM BIG!
Each guest will have the opportunity to meet every princess for photos, pixie wishes, autographs, hugs, and enjoy tea-time refreshments. This unique presentation introducing your child to the magic of classical music is the perfect Springtime family event. The Meridian Little Theatre Courtyard will be filled with beautiful spring flowers for photo opportunities to capture all of the joy, laughter, and beauty of the day. Multiple seating times will be available. Reservations will be first come, first serve.