SINCE 2003, the Morris Museum of Art’s Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song concert series has featured both the icons and the rising stars in bluegrass, country, Americana, gospel, roots, and jazz—everyone from Doc Watson and Del McCoury to Ricky Skaggs and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

This year, the Morris presents another blockbuster series, including: Mountain Heart  I  Dan Tyminski  I  Yonder Mountain String Band  I  Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder  I  Balsam Range and the Cleverlys  I  Sam Bush.


Southern Soul & Song is a monthly concert series presented by the Morris Museum of Art between September and February, featuring the finest artists in uniquely Southern musical genres. It was founded in 2003 by Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art, as a vehicle to expand the mission of the museum.

“Southern Soul & Song is directly related to the museum’s interpretation of Southern culture in all its forms. The Morris strives to preserve the region’s cultural legacy while enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the South.”

— Kevin Grogan