History

Meridian, Mississippi’s Music City


Music crosses all genres in Meridian.  We are the birthplace of blues legends, jazz artists, opera singers, pop stars, hip-hop artists, songwriters, and Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music. From the Jimmie Rodgers Museum to the historic Temple Theatre, the Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center's Walk of Fame Stars, the stunning MSU Riley Center with its fully restored 1889 grand opera house theater, Blues & Country Music Trail Markers, and with numerous music festivals and events, Meridian recognizes creative talents and celebrates their accomplishments. Discover here some of the city's most memorable musical artists.