Author Yvette Johnson will speak on her book, “The Song and the Silence: A Story About Family, Race and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker,” today at Square Books in Oxford at 5 p.m. For more information, call (662) 236-2262.


The Blackfoot Gypsies will perform on the Cathead Stage at the Blue Canoe Friday at 9:30 p.m. For additional details, call (662) 269-2642.


The 46th annual GumTree Festival opens at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Tupelo. The Junior Art Market starts at 11 a.m. on Jefferson Street. The singer-songwriter competition begins at 11 a.m. on the Blue Canoe stage at the corner of Spring and Court Streets. At 3 p.m., Grammy Award-winning judge for the competition, Lari White, will perform on the Blue Canoe Stage. At 7 p.m., the annual GumBash featuring live music from Mississippi Stomp will begin at the Blue Canoe Stage.


The GumTree Festival opens at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Junior Art Market will begin at noon and live music from TomFoolery and the singer-songwriter competition finalists will begin at noon also on the Blue Canoe Stage at the corner of Spring and Court Streets.

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