Visit Oxford coordinates art and music pop-ups for weekends in April and May.
Timed with home Ole Miss baseball games, the Grove Bowl and graduation weekends, Visit Oxford will coordinate Pop Up Oxford: Spring Edition, an effort to highlight pop-up art and music events happening around town in April and May.
“We are excited to host Pop Up Oxford: Spring Edition and look forward to welcoming back some of our visitors that we’ve been missing,” said Kinney Ferris of Visit Oxford. “By spreading out these events over four weekends, we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy all that Oxford offers in a safe way.”
Visit Oxford will host art vendors, who will be set up in alleyways around the Square in order to allow for social distancing, from noon-5 p.m. April 23, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24, May 1 and May 8. Vendor spots were offered to Double Decker Arts Festival artists who were previously juried into the festival but were unable to participate due to the COVID-19 cancellations.
Live music will also be heard all around the Square during these weekends. The End of All Music will host a balcony concert from 5-7 p.m. April 23. And music will play in the pop-up Blue Delta Blues Alley from 4-8 p.m. April 23 and 2-6 p.m. April 24.
Tunes Around Town, a pop-up walking music festival around the Square, will also take place from 5-7 p.m. April 24, May 1 and May 8. Visit popupoxfordms.com for information and updates.
Double Decker Bus Tours
While you’re in town this spring, hop on Oxford’s iconic double-decker bus for a tour. In the spring, Visit Oxford offers tours at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Fridays of home Ole Miss SEC baseball weekends and graduation weekends (April 9, 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14).
On the tour, a local historian guide provides a trip through history, visiting points of interest on the University of Mississippi campus and around the city.
Tickets are $10; $5 for children 12 and under. Call 662-232-2477, email firstname.lastname@example.org or direct-message @VisitOxfordMS on social media to reserve seats. Seating is limited due to social distancing, and masks are required.