Picnic takes a bit of Mississippi to NYC Saturday

JACKSON — Blues man Super Chikan, American Idol contestant Jasmine Murray and bluegrass players The Delta Mountain Boys are among the entertainers set to perform at the 30th New York Mississippi Picnic.

The event is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in New York’s Central Park, and the theme is “Celebrate Mississippi.”

Gov. Haley Barbour says he plans to attend the picnic, which typically attracts hundreds of New Yorkers and transplanted Mississippians for fried catfish and sweet iced tea.

Mississippi chefs will be on hand to cook, and several artists, including watercolor painter Wyatt Waters, will show and sell their works.

The Associated Press