Saturday, July 26, 2008

CelticFest Mississippi Is Coming Soon!

We just made our reservations for the CelticFest Mississippi 2008, held in Jackson, MS on September 5, 6, 7. This is one of our favorite festivals for several reasons:
  • Some of the best performers in the region.
  • Laid-back atmosphere.
  • Comfortable environment--stages are mostly inside with air conditioning and indoor plumbing!
  • Economically priced for a weekend of music (last year it was $12 for adults).
  • Plenty of food and craft vendors (sometimes I pick up Christmas gifts here).
  • Our friends have felt comfortable allowing their teens some freedom here, since it is an enclosed environment.
  • Ceilidh and song circle on Saturday night for anyone to participate.
  • Did I mention the really great music?!
After the dancers poop out at the ceilidh, everyone goes back to the host hotel for the sessions. This is part of the event that we missed out when we were going at first. We thought we were being smart and staying at a cheaper hotel. Well, it wasn't that much less money and we were missing the sessions that ran late into the night. When I say late into the night, I mean that when you get all these musicians together, they take advantage of the opportunity. We've witnessed some killer sessions that ran until the wee, wee hours of the morning.

The host hotel is the Cabot Lodge Millsaps . Be sure to say you're there for the Festival to get the special rate of $82 per night.

For more information, visit the Festival website at

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