Oxford culture is entwined with music and it is difficult to find a day of the week, bar Sunday, where live music is not being performed on the square or nearby. Whether it’s one of the many varied local acts performing, a band coming through on tour or an artist in residence while they record at the famed Sweet Tea Records, the eclectic sounds of Oxford’s Music Scene are sure to draw you in.
The Lyric Theatre
Situated just off the square, The Lyric originally opened in 1913 as a silent movie theatre and was renovated to provide premier live music and event space in Oxford and the Southeast. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, visit www.thelyricoxford.com.
Double Decker Festival
Every April, Oxford’s square is shut off for the Double Decker Arts and Music Festival. Past artists have included Buddy Guy, Iron and Wine, Okkervil River and the Drive-By Truckers. View the Double Decker website to keep up to date with the next festival.
Mississippi Blues Trail
Mississippi has a number of markers to commemorate the birth place of the blues. If you are following the trail, stop by Oxford which has 2 markers to acknowledge Oxford Blues & the Blues Archive. More information can be found at the Mississippi Blues Trail website.
The End of All Music Record Store
The End of All Music has everything for the vinyl enthusiast. Open 7 days a week, the store has a large range of vinyl and cds in different genres as well as turntables.