Be sure to bring your chairs and coolers for a magical night under the stars. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Popcorn, drinks and garden merchandise will be available for purchase before and during the event. 🍿
*No dogs are allowed in the garden. Please wear closed-toe shoes. In the event of heavy storms that cause show cancellation, refunds or tickets to others shows are available upon request.
The confluence of influences that comprise the namesake river of Lisa Mills’ native Mississippi are indeed “mighty”. However, to lump her interpretation of those blues, country, gospel and soul influences under the catch-all “roots music” moniker is both right…and entirely wrong.
Her defiance of description is what makes Lisa Mills a singular talent. She takes the best of each these genres, whether self-penned or carefully chosen covers that speak to her in some way and utterly transforms them. By taking all those ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savory-sweet mix that goes beyond the expected. The result is at least equal to, often surpassing the historic best that each of those genres has to offer. She is one of those rare artists that, once you’ve heard her, cannot possibly be mistaken for anyone else.
Mills now resides in Mobile, Alabama (thank you Hurricane Katrina) and draws from – but is never limited to – those influences, too. (Just listen to the seminal “Way Down South”, which alone conveys a powerful, almost overwhelming sense of time and place.)