• Kenny Wayne Shepherd
• Rosco Bandana
• The Matthew Davidson Band
Started in 2011 by the Young Professionals of Meridian, the festival is a fundraiser that benefits the Care Lodge, a local domestic violence shelter. The 2013 59Twenty Music Festival will feature renowned, award-winning artists HanaLena, the Matthew Davidson Band, Rosco Bandana and festival headliner, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Performances will be on the main stage from 2pm until 11pm April 13th, with local artists performing on a side stage throughout the afternoon and evening. Join us and have a good time supporting a great cause.
The Young Professionals of Meridian have been involved in giving back to the community since the group’s inception in 2006. In 2011, a YPM member noted that the Care Lodge was providing support to abused women and children in 9 counties but was not getting financial support that other non-profits enjoyed. From this desire to help, the idea was born to create a music festival that would be a win-win for the Meridian area. This event would raise money for the Care Lodge as well as provide a new entertainment experience for the community to enjoy.
On October 8, 2011, the inaugural 59Twenty Music Festival was held at Singing Brakeman Park. The festival, held in Meridian where Interstates 59 and 20 meet, lasted from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. with food, music and activities for the whole family. The day featured 13 bands on two stages with music from local, regional and national artists.