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WUSM to Present Roots Reunion Weekend Oct. 12-13 in Downtown Hattiesburg

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PHOTO:Bluesman L.C. Ulmer is scheduled to perform at Roots Reunion Weekend in Hattiesburg Oct. 13.

A favorite South Mississippi music tradition returns this weekend when The University of Southern Mississippi’s campus radio station, WUSM-FM (88.5 fm), presents Roots Reunion Weekend Oct. 12-13. Admission is free to the program’s events.

The weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre in historic downtown Hattiesburg with a local roots music lineup that includes Magnolia Junction; Wes Lee; Cross Ties; Scott Chism and the Better Half; and Ben Wiley Payton.

The weekend continues on Saturday Oct. 13 at Town Square Park in the Hattiesburg Historic District, with music from 12 - 4 p.m. leading up to the downtown art walk. The Music Maker Relief Foundation will present nationally known blues artists Ben Wiley Payton, L. C. Ulmer, and Ironing Board Sam. Drew Young and his band will also perform. Food and beverages will be available.

WUSM-FM (88.5 fm) broadcasts from the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. It celebrates American roots music with a strong Mississippi influence from a 60,000-plus music library. WUSM’s programming can be found streaming on the Internet at www.SouthernMissRadio.com.

For more information on Roots Reunion Weekend, contact WUSM at 601.266.4287.