Burnside to Headline Mississippi Makers Fest

Mississippi Makers Fest will be back for its second year at the Two Mississippi Museums.

The free, all-day event will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 10 am to 6 pm with live music, Mississippi-made art, make-and-take activities, and food truck vendors.


Cedric Burnside will headline the 2023 Mississippi Makers Fest—a music, food, and arts festival sponsored by Southern Beverage Company—at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson, on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Celebrate the start of 2023 summer this May with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) as we hold the second annual Mississippi Makers Fest. Blues songwriter and musician Cedric Burnside will headline the free, all-day music festival with additional performances by Mississippi musicians Bass Drum of Death, Track45, Kudzu Kings, and 5th Child, who will also emcee the event. The Entergy Plaza at the Two Mississippi Museums will be filled with artisans and food vendors for this free event dedicated to celebrating Mississippi’s creativity in its finest forms.

Mississippi Makers Fest is now accepting applications for art and food vendors, on their website, msmakersfest.mdah.ms.gov.

"Southern Beverage Company is honored to be returning as the title sponsor for Mississippi Makers Fest," said Theo P. Costas, President and CEO of Southern Beverage Co., Inc. “Mississippi has such a rich culture of artists, musicians, and creatives, and we are proud to celebrate some of the best in our state at the festival this May”

“The Two Mississippi Museums are grateful to have Southern Beverage Company continue their generous title sponsorship of the 2023 Makers Fest for a second year—making it possible to have such an inspirational and talented musical lineup for this year's event,” said MDAH director Katie Blount. “In addition, we look forward to visitors experiencing the mouthwatering delights that Mississippi food vendors bring to the table and the variety of artisans representing their crafts from across Mississippi.”