Marina on the Marne in Ocean Springs, MS!

Wistful tales of war and love plus tasty waves!

Walter Anderson Museum, 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS, 39564 August 26, 2023 at 6PM door | 7PM show | 8PM party

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Saturday, August 26 at 6 pm for a very special show at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS! (Scroll down for air times).

The museum is one of the most charged cultural spaces in the South, including the Ocean Springs Community Center, surrounded by Walter Anderson’s landmark murals.

Guests: Author Sarah Adlakha of Ocean Springs, MS. Her novel, Midnight on the Marne, a tragic love story set against the brutality in France during World War I, won the 2023 Miss. Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction

Music: New Orleans beach rockers, Marina Orchestra plus special guest, Cary Hudson

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

After Party: 8 pm Featuring music by the Yalobushwhackers

Beverages available for purchase.

Tickets: Thacker Mountain Radio LIVE in Ocean Springs

Presented by the R&B Feder Foundation

Additional support from Gulf Hills Hotel & Resort and Visit Mississippi. #WanderersWelcome

Walter Anderson Museum is located at 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS, 39564. (Phone:  228-872-3164).

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Ocean Springs Community Center

6PM door | 7PM show | 8PM party

Air Dates:

Thursday, Aug 31 at 6 pm (CT) – WUMS 92.1 FM University of Mississippi

Friday, Sept. 1   at 6 am (CT) – WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN

Saturday, Sept. 2  at 3 pm (ET) – WUTC 88.1 FM University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7 pm (CT) MPB — Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9 pm (CT) APR – Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, Sept 3 at 3 pm (ET) – WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

2 pm (MT) KNCE 93.5 | Taos, New Mexico





Sarah Adlakha

Sarah Adlakha’s novel, Midnight on the Marne (Macmillian) a time-traveling thriller set in France during the brutality of World War I, is the winner of the 2023 Miss. Institute for Arts and Letters award for Fiction.

Publishers Weekly says, “This wistful tale is a winner.”

A native of Chicago, Adakha recently moved to Ocean Springs with her husband, three daughters, two horses, and one dog.

She started writing fiction shortly after retiring from her psychiatry practice. Her debut novel, She Wouldn’t Change a Thing, was a CNN most anticipated book of 2021. Midnight on the Marne is her second novel.


Cary Hudson

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter and former front man for the beloved rock band, Blue Mountain. His solo albums include Hobochitto, Town and Country (Daddy Rabbit Records) and Christmas in Mississippi.

He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine.

He continues to tour and write songs in a career spanning 30 years. In recent appearances he is accompanied by virtuoso fiddler Katrina Miller and his daughter, Anna, on vocals.

Hudson lives in south Mississippi and hopes to someday, “whistle like Professor Longhair.”

The Marina Orchestra

The Marina Orchestra is a beach rock band from New Orleans playing tropically tinged dance-rock heavy on world music influences.

“This is the perfect band for a sunny Jazz Fest slot on a gorgeous day, but in a dark club, it was just as inviting and easy to enjoy.” –Where Y’at Magazine

Their latest singles are Tropical Pizza and Talk of the Town.