Nashville Keeps the Music Playing

COVID-19 inspires Music City to share live streams, virtual experiences and more. It’s the next best thing to being there. During this uneasy time of pandemic, Nashville’s world-famous attractions have closed their doors  and shifted to mostly free virtual experiences. You can still enjoy your favorite Music City artists–and loads of memorials to the late […]

Taylor Grocery: Fried Catfish and Foot-Stomping Music, Too

Taylor Grocery near Oxford, MS, is an eatery that delivers Southern comfort food with a side of live music. Never mind the peeling paint, hand-scribbled signs and rusty gasoline pump. You’re in for outrageously delish Southern cooking at Taylor Grocery, an eatery famous for fried catfish a short jaunt outside Oxford, MS. (I dined at […]

‘Thacker Mountain’: Watch a Live Radio Show in Oxford, MS

“Thacker Mountain Radio Hour” features music, literature and good humor. One of Oxford’s many cultural gems is the weekly “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” a live radio and internet broadcast that headlines mostly Southern musicians and authors. You won’t want to miss a show if you’re in town. It’s held at the Off Square Books, a […]

Silver Dollar City: A Cultural Theme Park for All Ages

Categorically, Silver Dollar City is a theme park, but it’s so much more than thrill rides and sticky snack foods. It’s an old-timey cultural center with two Broadway-style theaters, nonstop live music, a colony of resident artisans, a culinary school and natural wonders packed into a setting reminiscent of an 1880s mountain village. Everyone is […]