MIGHTY ‘SIP FEST: Southern Cultural, Vicksburg Art Association offer special weekend events

Published 3:53 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Mighty ‘Sip Fest has the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation shaking things up a bit.

Instead of “Classics in the Courtyard” being held on a Friday, as part of the Mighty ‘Sip Fest’s four-day event, the SCHC will host a “Classics in the Courtyard” from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at 1302 Adams St.

Free musical entertainment for the special “Classics in the Courtyard” event, SCHF executive director Stacey Mahoney said, is the Calvin Duncan Jr. Band.

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Duncan, a singer, songwriter and Blues musician, has performed with artists including Mr. Sipp, Donnie Ray, Carl Sims and L.J. Echols.

For the meal, Mahoney said, “Palmer’s Seafood Restaurant will be cooking up crawfish and shrimp specials.”

This seafood fare also includes potatoes, corn, sausage and a drink. The cost of the meal is $18 and reservations for the lunch must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

Mahoney said a silent auction fundraiser will also be held during the event.

For more information or to make reservations, call 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Food tickets are also available on Eventbrite.com.

Also as part of Mighty ‘Sip Fest, the Vicksburg Art Association will hold its Spring Art Show at the Firehouse Gallery, 1204 Main St.

The show kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with an opening reception. The art show will continue on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Both events are free.

Throughout the weekend, Mighty ‘Sip Fest will offer merchant prizes and restaurant specials.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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