Here's an invitation to all within travel distance of southwest Mississippi to come to the Amite County/Liberty Bicentennial celebration. Although the main bicentennial planners have some limited events going on during the entire week of April 27 through May 2, the big day is Saturday May 2 with all sorts of fun things and unique vendors and displays of historical significance regarding this area of the state.
Our historical society has our own set of events planned for April 30-May 2 with the most significant (to me anyway) being an open air concert by Jed Marum on April 30. I will open for Jed at noon and do about an hour of mostly historic folk music with connection to the area. Jed will start about 1:00 pm; I don't yet know what he has chosen for his playlist.
More can be learned about the historical society events by going to our ACHGS website, http://www.achgs.org (view at your own risk - the Website has scripts and McAfee classifies it as potentially harmful. -Joe Offer-)
and clicking on the link to the pdf document that shows the advertising flyer (that's found near the top of the index page).
The general bicentennial planning committee has its own website that can be accessed here to provide information on other events and features of the celebration.
If you can't get time off from work to catch the concert, consider having a fun Saturday on May 2 by driving in. There'll be something happening from mid-moring on through the day and evening.
By the way, for any that don't know, Liberty (town) is about 20 miles west of McComb, MS. You take the south McComb exit from I-55 and go west on Hwy. 24. I understand for the Saturday events, visitor parking will be set up on the outskirts of town and shuttle will be used to convey visitors to the event areas in the heart of town. (Heck this is a small town, you might even be able to walk if the weather allows.)