Party in the Pines

The Piney Woods Picnic – a four-day party in the woods featuring live music and much, much more – kicks off Thursday evening at Elks Lake Music Park south of Hattiesburg.

Now in its fifth year, the Picnic is the brainchild and collaborative effort of local restaurateur and music buff Tom White and his songwriter pal, Cary Hudson.

In addition to featuring top-tier local and regional musicians, the event also raises awareness and financial support for the preservation of the Pascagoula River Basin.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 14

VIP Pavillion
3:45PM          Phil Graves
5PM                Gator Fight
6:30PM          Ben Steadman and the Easy Getdowns

Main Stage
3PM                Wes Lee
4:15PM          Midnight Revel
5:30PM          Cloud Wars
7PM                Eulogy (feat. Mark Mann)
8:30PM          Cary Hudson with Katrina Miller 
10:15PM        Kenny Brown

SATURDAY, Sept. 15
VIP Pavillion
10:45AM        Pianoman Jack
12PM              Jay Stevens
1:15PM          Davis Coen
2:30PM          Ponch Bueller and the Loaded Baked Potatoes
3:45PM          Soundwagon
5PM                Little Detroit
6:30PM          Wild Frames

Main Stage
10AM  Joe Johnson
11:15AM        The Icemen
12:30PM        SugarMouth
1:45PM          Mississippi Shakedown
3PM                Thomas Jackson Orchestra
4:15PM          The PineBelt Pickers
5:30PM          Young Valley
7PM                Mike Doussan Band
8:30PM          Grayson Capps Band
10:15PM        PWP All Stars

SUNDAY, Sept. 16
10AM  Gospel Brunch with Katie  and Doc Patterson, The Carbon Brothers