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Thacker Mountain and Oxford American team up for a big show at the Lyric

Thursday night, Thacker Mountain’s last show of the season– and the Doubledecker weekend show– is going to be a joint production with the Oxford American– whose latest music issue was about Mississippi.

They’re going to have the Mighty Gospel Warriors, my favorite Mississippi Gospel band– purveyors of intense Gospel funk– Tyler Keith (with his new band) […]

Mavis Staples, the Funky Meters, Iron and Wine, etc. for Doubledecker Festival in April 27th-28th

While on the subject of festival lineups, I have been remiss in not posting the excellent lineup for the Doubledecker festival.  Best line-up in a while.

Mavis Staples!  The Funky Meters! Patterson Hood (of Drive By Trucker)! Iron and Wine! Also Charlie Mars, Deertick, Star and Micey, and George McConnell.

Staples, the Meters, Hood, […]

A couple of other Doubledecker highlights

Cedric Burnside played a really nice set on the North Stage in which he was joined by family members like Gary Burnside and Luther and Cody Dickinson.

In addition to the ice cream from Taylor Grocery, a food highlight was the smoked boudin from LB’s Meat Market.  They also had hamburgers from Lafayette […]

Taylor Grocery made ice cream from Brown Family milk for Doubledecker

Taylor Grocery Catering had an ice cream machine set up on the Square for Doubledecker.  They were using Brown Family Dairy Farm milk and freezers set up with an antique Ford farm motor.

The motor is a working antique (I think I’ve seen it at the Farmer’s Market grinding cornmeal) and makes a […]


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Doubledecker Music Schedule 2011

They’ve announced the lineup for Doubledecker. They are going to somehow fence off and charge for the Friday night headliner, $10 a ticket. The Saturday music is free.

2011 Music Lineup:

Friday night- Cathead Vodka South Stage Okkerville River Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears Old Crow Medicine Show

Tickets for Friday night are […]

Red Blue game will not be same date as DoubleDecker

After initially scheduling the Spring Red-Blue game for the same day as the Doubledecker Festival, Coach Nutt has (sensibly) decided to move it to an as-yet unselected other date.  Apparently, he’d had some static for not scheduling the date for the same weekend as a baseball series, but had no idea the problem (e.g. […]