Trio of artists team up to open ‘Jazz Fest Unplugged’ at Grand Magnolia

The Grand Magnolia Ballroom will again be hosting an artist series coinciding with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

“Jazz Fest Unplugged” returns to Pascagoula this Saturday with a trio of musicians who will take the stage for the 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are on sale at

Taking the sage will be Tony Haseldon of Louisiana’s LeRoux, Tommy Malone of the Subdudes and George McConnell of Widespread Panic.

Haselden, a founding member of Leroux, has worked as a Nashville songwriter in addition to performing. Among his writing credits are “You Know Me Better Than That” performed by George Strait, “That’s My Story” performed by Colin Raye and “Take It Like A Man” by Michelle Wright.

He also helped craft the body of work by LeRoux over the years that included such hits as “New Orleans Lady”, “Take a Ride on a Riverboat” and “Nobody Said It Was Easy” among many others.

“Swapping songs with Tony should be a real blast for me,” Tommy Malone said. “I’ve been following him since I was a teenager. It’s going to be a real pleasure to be on stage with him.”

Malone of  The Subdudes, performs with the soulful flair of American roots rock. He is originally from South Louisiana and honed his musical talent in New Orleans. Malone has been featured on The David Letterman Show, Austin City Limits and has appeared at Jazz Fest almost 20 times.

It will be Malone’s debut performance in Jackson County.

McConnell, a Vicksburg native who now lives in Oxford, spent six years with one of the biggest jam bands in the world. He toured all over the world during his time as the lead guitarist with Widespread Panic, and he has continued to play shows as a solo act.

A portion of the proceeds from every Grand Magnolia Music show benefits the Dixie Adoptables Animal Rescue transport project.




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