Started in 2011 by the Young Professionals of Meridian, 59Twenty Music Festival is a fundraiser that benefits Care Lodge, a local domestic violence shelter. Our fifth festival will be held June 11, 2016. The 2016 59Twenty Music Festival will feature renowned, award-winning artist: John Michael Montgomery presented by Mississippi Power, Sunny Sweeney, Luke Combs, Stone Senate, and three artists on the local stage to be announced at a later date. Gates will open at 2 p.m. with performances running from 2:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on two stages. Join us and have a good time supporting a great cause.
History of the 59Twenty Music Festival
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 Care Lodge was providing support to abused women and children in nine counties but was not getting the financial support that other nonprofits 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 Care Lodge and 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, presented 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.