June 15 will see the return of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour (TMR), courtesy of the Arts Council of Clinton. This will be the fourth year in a row that Thacker has started their summer season in Clinton.
“We’re really excited about Thacker returning to Clinton. It was well received the past three years with large crowds and a great show,” said Arts Council of Clinton president Bob Blanton.
This year’s Clinton show will feature four-time Grammy nominee Dorothy Moore as the headliner, as well as Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Richard Grant, author of Dispatches from Pluto. The show will be performed at the Clinton High School auditorium on June 15 at 6 p.m.
For the second year in a row, the Arts Council will have an After Party on the Brick Streets in Olde Towne Clinton from 7:45 until 9:30 p.m. There will be special live music that will perform as the After Party entertainment.
“If you have a ticket to Thacker, then you have a ticket to the After Party. It should be a lot of fun and very entertaining,” said Blanton.
Thacker is an hour-long show recorded live and broadcast on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Alabama Public Radio at 7 p.m. each Saturday. The show is generally recorded in Oxford, Mississippi.
“We are really fortunate to have Thacker back again. They only have four or five shows per year outside of Oxford, and it is a very entertaining and fun event,” said Blanton.
Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased online at www.artscouncilofclinton.org or at the door.
Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarship awards to students, teacher grants to local teachers, art exhibits and contests and additional education and entertainment events.