The Saturday weather was kindly for the free Live @ Noon event held on the Tanglefoot Plaza in downtown New Albany, Saturday, May 16th.
Because it looked like it could rain at any minute, musician and song writer Stephanie Jackson’s two hour performance was moved inside ACs Coffee Shop. But it didn’t rain. ACs double doors were left often. There was a good turnout of people in spite of the ominous weather. People listened to the music, munched on the free finger foods, visited at tables on the Plaza, and strolled around visiting downtown shops.
This was the second of three Live @ Noon events sponsored and hosted this year by the New Albany Main Street Association. Food was provided by Warehouse Fish and Steak, Sugarees and Tallahatchie Gourmet. Main Street gave away four $25-gift certificates that could be spent at any Main Street store. Twenty-eight Main Street affiliated shops offered a 20% discount on one regularly priced item.
Stephanie Jackson, who lives in Starkville, but has family in New Albany, sang and played an acoustic guitar and an instrument called a Harp Guitar. A guitar variant developed over the last two centuries, the harp guitar has a regular guitar body and neck plus a second neck on which the strings are unfretted. Blue grass musician Jason Carter and Kaki King, the jazz-pop artist, are among those performing with the double-necked harp guitar during the current era.
The next Live@Noon event will be on the Tanglefoot Plaza at noon on Saturday, June 20th. Music will be by the Bonfire Orchestra of Tupelo. Here’s a link to some of their music: