Radio show returns to live shows in March – Lyric Oxford, Harrison’s 1810 and the Old Armory Pavilion


The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to live performances on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 pm at the The Lyric Oxford. The show will be a “Pop Up Partnership” with the Oxford Film Festival and will feature Oxford author/screenwriter Michael Farris Smith and the 926 Alumni Band of the Stax Music Academy of Memphis, TN plus indie R&B duo, Pink Palaces.

On Thursday, March 31, the show will perform live at 6 pm at Harrison’s 1810 Oxford as part of the Oxford Conference For The Book. That show will feature National Book Award winner Jason Mott (Hell of A Book). Harrison’s 1810 is located at 1210 Harrison Avenue, directly behind Off Square Books. Ground level access is available, precluding use of stairs. Admission is free to both shows.

Leading up to March 24, the show will broadcast a series of in-studio programs each Thursday at 6 pm beginning with Thursday, March 3. Guests for that show will include author Chris Offutt (The Killing Hills) and musical acts Eric Deaton and blues slide guitarist, Ghalia Volt.

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour travels to Cleveland, MS for a live performance on the campus of Delta State University at 3 pm, Saturday, March 5. The show is free and open to the public.


For the months of April and May, each Thursday at 6 pm, the show will welcome audiences back to the Old Armory Pavilion on the corner of Bramlett and University Avenue. Admission is free and lawn chairs and picnics are encouraged. Sales of a signature cocktail will benefit Thacker and the YAC arts council, with plans for a food truck to be added.

A special show is planned at the Pavilion on Thursday, April 21 at 6 pm to help kick off Double Decker weekend.

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour can be heard every Thursday at 6 pm on WUMS, 92.1 FM in Oxford (online: Rebel Radio 92.1) and every Saturday night at 7 pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 90.3 FM in Oxford (online:

In addition, the show airs Fridays at 9 am on WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis; and Saturdays at 3 pm (ET) on WUTC 88.1FM Chattanooga, TN, and 9 pm on Alabama Public Radio.

The Thacker Mountain Radio, celebrating its 25th anniversary later this year, is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.

Spring schedule updates: Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Past month shows archived here.

Pictured: Chris Offutt (3-3 show); Ghalia Volt (3-3); Jason Mott – Hell of A Book (3-31); Kendra Allen (3-31) and Stax Academy Band (3-24)

Photos: Old Armory Pavilion crowd from September 2021 and the Yalobushwhacker Big Band with Mary Frances Massey