Ancient singers had no microphones, which meant audiences were quieter, and bringing a pet howler monkey to a performance was twice as irritating. Hoot and holler all you want with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission for one (up to an $8 value) and 12 drink or snack tickets (a $12 value) at CelticFest presented by the Celtic Heritage Society (up to a $20 total value) at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum on Friday, September 9.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Celtic Heritage Society's CelticFest brings together traditional music, dance, art, and culture to Mississippians with live performances and special booths from local vendors. On Friday night, 15 acts will perform on five indoor and three outdoor stages from 7:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m., reliving the Gaelic tradition of settling conflicts with a Battle of the Bands. Catch international acts including Scottish songwriter Brian McNeill or Irish pluckers The Fuchsia Band performing Celtic-style tunes from their native lands. Eclectic locals, Wild Irish Roots, will fuse traditional Celtic music with American staples such as bluegrass, rock, and star-spangled banners. Revelers can redeem their tickets for premium beers such as Guinness (5 tickets), domestic brews (4 tickets), or cool bottles of water (2 tickets).
All stages provide ample seating, but patrons can bring blankets to spread out on the lawns or magic carpets to hover over them. Cars can idle for free in a parking lot at Smith Wills Stadium. Though not included with this Groupon, patrons 21 years and older can sample fine whiskeys at the 13th Annual Whiskey Tasting ($35 online; $50 at the door) held in the museum's Sparkman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
1150 Lakeland Dr.
Jackson, Mississippi 39216Get Directions