USM Jazz and Blues Festival
Local jazz and blues musicians took the stage Saturday at the 11th annual Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival.
Thousands filled USM’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach for the festival which featured six performers including three local high school bands. The event also featured food and shopping vendors, art, and interactive activities for children.
All the proceeds from the event go to supporting scholarships for the Gulf Park students. USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller said, “A lot of schools do different types of fundraisers. Some have formal galas and things of this nature, but we already had a well-established, wonderful event right here on our beach front. So, we said what better event than to use this festival to be our scholarship fundraiser. It all just kind of fell into place.”
You can donate by visit USM Gulf Park’s website.