After a covid hiatus, the Summer Sunset Series returns to Water Valley’s Main Street. Dial Back Sound, This Is Noteworthy, and the Main Street Association are delighted to bring this summer staple back on second Saturdays during the summer months from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with the music starting at 7.
Bring a blanket or a chair, a picnic basket (or food from your local purveyors, hint hint), and enjoy an evening of soul-filled acoustic music in the Pocket Park as the sun sets over Main Street. The action starts Saturday, featuring Lilly Hiatt plus The Great Dying.
The daughter of singer/songwriter John Hiatt, Lilly Hiatt is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who released her first solo album, Let Down, in 2012. She has toured the country with Drive By Truckers, John Prine, Justin Townes Earl and Margo Prince. Hiatt released her second album, Royal Blue, in 2015 followed by Trinity Lane in 2017 and Walking Proof in 2020.
Last year her latest release, “Lately,” with songs about her own struggles during the pandemic and how she coped with the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. She spent much of the fall in 2021 touring for the first time since releasing her latest albums.
Will Griffith, known musically as The Great Dying, is also on Saturday’s lineup. He is a Mississippi Delta born, country singer-songwriter who resides in Oxford. Will’s first release as The Great Dying, Bloody Noses & Roses (2018,) was released courtesy of Dial Back Sound, a production company and label located in Water Valley.
More recently, The Great Dying recorded a new song “Writing a Song in Blue Ink” in tribute to musician, singer and poet David Berman (of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains).
The Summer Sunset Series continues on July 9 with A. J. Haynes. Drunken Prayer is also part of the lineup. On August 13, Bark will be the featured musician, with 4For1 also taking the stage.
Pets are allowed, if leashed and under control.