NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS
Catch the North Mississippi Allstars on The Old Stage Summer Series on Saturday, July 29th! Nothing runs deeper than family ties. Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters understand one another at the purest level. When families rally around music, they speak this oft-unspoken bond aloud and into existence. After 25 years, twelve albums, four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and sold out shows everywhere, North Mississippi Allstars open up their world once again on their thirteenth album, Set Sail [New West Records], welcoming other family (by blood and by the road) into the fold. As legend has it, Luther and Cody Dickinson started the band in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years, the lineup shifted by design, and each subsequent record offered up a different combination of collaborators. This time around, they mined the talents of Jesse Williams on bass and Lamar Williams, JR. on vocals. During the Allman Betts Band Family Revival, the Dickinsons first linked up with Lamar, son of the Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams, Sr., becoming fast friends and collaborators and eventually paving the way for Set Sail.
They forge ahead always as a family, first and foremost. “North Mississippi Allstars means family,” Cody concludes. “I get the joy of working with my brother. Our families keep growing too. There’s a sense of history. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to record this music, so younger kids can hear it. I just want to make sure we pass it on. It’s a huge honor to be a part of this tradition.”
THE OLD STAGE ON THE ESSEX EXPERIENCE GREEN
The Green at The Essex Experience began its life as a small garden and gazebo in the center of a successful shopping plaza. Each year it would be decorated with Christmas lights for shoppers to appreciate. It was less of a green, and more of a landscaping piece. Flash forward to today, with over 12,000 square feet of grass, and a capacity of 1500 at times, it has firmly planted itself as The Green at the center of all of our campus gatherings. Concerts on Old Stage on The Green at The Essex Experience feature a wide range of artists from reggae to rock, jam band to hip hop and country.
There is no overhead cover on The Green or seating offered, though you may bring umbrellas and lawn chairs. You will not be permitted to re-enter if you leave the venue at any time.
All ages, Children 12 and under are free! Glass and outside alcohol are prohibited. Blankets, low chairs, and food are permitted. All events are rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
SAFETY AND SECURITY POLICIES
All bags are subject to searches prior to entering the venue, no exceptions.
Our patron’s safety and security is our top priority. To protect the safety of our patrons, staff and performers you’ll be greeted upon entry by one of our security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy check of all bags and purses.
No backpacks or bags larger than a backpack will be allowed into any of our venues. Patrons will be asked to return backpacks and large bags to their vehicles before entering the venue. To expedite our screening process, please leave large or overstuffed purses and bags in your vehicle.
During our security screening process, all patrons will be asked to open / unfold large jackets, coats, etc.
Smaller clutch-style pocketbooks/purses and other bags will generally be allowed into the venue, however, all bags will need to be searched by security personnel. Contents will need to be fully viewable by security personnel. Clear plastic tote bags/small backpacks are encouraged!
Pocketbooks/purses and other bags which are not fully viewable (where they are stuffed full with items making it difficult to view everything inside the bag without emptying the bag) may be asked to be returned to the patrons vehicle at the discretion of the security personnel.
The only exceptions to this policy include infant and toddler product packaging for our children’s daytime shows.
The following items are also not allowed inside the venue under any circumstances: firearms, including those carried by off-duty law enforcement; weapons of any kind; sharp items such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss Army”-style knives), multi-tools, screwdrivers and scissors; illegal substances; laser pens; fireworks, or any item that can be deemed potentially harmful, including pepper spray and Mace.
People attempting to bring in the items listed above will be asked to return them to their vehicle which will delay their entrance inside the venue.
These policies are designed to make all of our patrons feel safer at our venues. Any questions on these policies can be directed to email@example.com or by calling 802-878-4200.
There is no smoking of any substance inside The Green. Smoke is restricted to designated smoking areas located outside The Green. This includes cannabis, e-cigarettes and vaping.
There are accessible restrooms, seating, and parking.
Please call the box office for accessible tickets or for more information regarding accessibility.
Please call the box office at 802-878-4200 for accessible tickets or for more information regarding accessibility.
The Essex Experience, where Old Stage, The Green, and The Double E are located offers plenty of complimentary, on-site parking adjacent to the venue.
The parking lot entrance is located at 21 Essex Way. We offer handicapped parking in designated areas.
We do not allow any tailgating or barbecuing in our lots, however concessions are available inside the venue prior to the performance through the end of intermission.
Since we are located in a mixed-use residential area, please consider our “good neighbor policy” and do not sound horns when exiting the venue.
The Essex Experience, T-Rex Productions/Double E, and EuroWest Retail Property Holdings are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents.
VIDEOGRAPHY + PHOTOGRAPHY
We do not allow SLR or DSLR cameras with detachable lenses in the venue without a photo pass and prior written consent of artist management.
Most shows are all ages. Any age restriction will be noted on the website listing.
If you wish to bring children, we encourage you to watch the videos posted on the events to determine age appropriateness of content.
Any child over the age of 12 is required to have a ticket for a performance.
All major credit cards are accepted for phone and online purchases. Cash payments are only accepted in person, via the Box Office.
Any ticketing questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call 802-878-4200 between the hours of 12pm-5pm on standard business days.
If you have issues finding your tickets we have box office staff onsite to assist with any ticketing needs.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges, unless a show is canceled. Please direct any questions to email@example.com
No outside drinks, beverage containers or coolers, can be brought into the venue. For your comfort and convenience we offer vendors selling food on site.
We will have local food trucks inside of the venue to provide a variety of food.
For patrons over 21, our concession stands also serve a variety of beer, wine and mixed drinks. You must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. A valid driver’s license, liquor ID, passport or military ID is required.
Porta-Potties will be located on the adjacent side from the stage in the food court.
For your convenience, ATMs are located at 21 Essex Way, #300, in front of the Essex Cinemas and within Hannaford's Supermarket, at 21 Essex Way, Suite A.
Proceeds from our venues are reinvested in the Essex community and non-profit organizations that support the arts, humanities and education in Vermont.
Dates & TimesJuly 29, 2023 7:00 pm
Location21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05425
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