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November 11-12, 2016


This November our Back Door Coffeehouse series will host the second annual Tripod Festival.

“What is TRIPOD?”

TRIPOD2016 is an arts festival hosted by University Baptist Church. Through the Back Door Coffeehouse (a connection with talents both local and national) we have come to understand the universal and deeply personal appeal of interactive live performances with our writers, poets, and musicians in a relaxed and friendly environment. We have come to appreciate that our community has a great many talented artists and a large number of interested adults who would like to continue connecting, mentoring, and sharing experiences in these arts. Our hope is to encourage and promote these rising opportunities for connection in the city of Hattiesburg. TRIPOD is our commitment to becoming a resource for such connection and development on the interpersonal level.

We will kick off the weekend with our featured

Friday Night Opening Concert performers

Cary Hudson and Thomas Jackson – two of Mississippi’s best young Americana-blues songwriters.

Sarah-Bryan Lewis (and friends) – One of the best rockers and eclectic blues-singer/songwriters we’ve ever had. Sarah brings talented friends to “carry that weight.”

Scott Chism & The Better Half — Scott Chism and Lindsey Terry are the good kind of country/Americana mix we love live!

Featured Saturday Performers


THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS – An Americana-folk-blues band riding high with their album Via Portland will be ourSaturday night finale concert band guaranteed to entertain. P.S. They aren’t all Mulligans and they aren’t all boys!

TRICIA WALKER – A grammy winning song-writer with Nashville creds and head of the Delta State recording studio will act as our facilitator for our songwriters’ workshop on Saturday. She’ll also do a number or two on our Friday night opening celebration concert.

SHARON GERALD – Nationally recognized and published Mississippi Poet Sharon Gerald will be facilitating our Saturday poets’ workshop and sharing a few of her own pieces over the weekend events.



Registration coming soon!