Two days of music at Hill Country Picnic

By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal

This year’s Hill Country Picnic is smack in the middle of hill country. The festival moved to a site, owned by Betty Davis BBQ, in Waterford at the corner of highways 7 and 310. Years ago, the site was home to an old store where hill country blues legends Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside played.
“We stay dedicated to hill country,” said Sara Brown, who organizes the festival with her blues musician husband, Kenny Brown, each year.
The new site means a new stage, on-site water, “some shade, for the first time ever, which is nice,” Brown said.
Because it’s an outdoor festival, Brown encourages folks to bring bug spray, chairs or blankets, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat for shade, rain gear and shade tents.
Pets, glass containers, recording equipment and weapons aren’t allowed.
There will be food vendors on site, as well as portable toilets.
“It’s just like I always tell people to be prepared for four things. I guarantee music, bugs, rain and hot weather,” she said.

Music and Sun
WHAT: 7th annual Hill Country Picnic

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, but gates open for camping today at 5 p.m.

WHERE: At the corner of Highway 7 and Highway 310 (12 miles south of Holly Springs and 15 miles north of Oxford) in Waterford.

COST: $25/per day, $15/camping for three nights, $10/cooler. Kids 12 and under free.



• 4:30 p.m. – Picnic Workshop Jam

• 5:15 p.m. – Tate Moore

• 6:15 p.m. – Blue Mother Tupelo

• 7:15 p.m. – David Kimbrough

• 8:15 p.m. – Rising Star Fife and Drum Band

• 9 p.m. – Duwayne Burnside

• 10:15 p.m. – Blue Mountain

• 11:30 p.m. – Jam

• 11 a.m. – Shannon McNally

• Noon – Rocket 88

• 1 p.m. – Duff Durrough

• 2 p.m. – Robert Belfour

• 3 p.m. – Rev. John Wilkins

• 4 p.m. – Joe Ayers

• 4:30 p.m. – T-Model Ford

• 5:15 p.m. – Eric Deaton

• 6:30 p.m. – Garry Burnside

• 8 p.m. – Kenny Brown

• 9:30 p.m. – Jimbo Mathus

• 11 p.m. – Hill Country Kings