When you talk Mississippi, you’re talking Elvis Presley, Morgan Freeman, Sela Ward, William Faulkner, Jim Henson, Tennessee Williams, B. B. King, Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones, John Grisham, Eudora Welty, Leontyne Price, Walter Anderson, Faith Hill, Jimmy Buffett, Robin Roberts, Bob Pittman, Hartley Peavey, Jimmie Rodgers and the list goes on.
What if we could tell the stories of these legendary Mississippians together, in one place? What if we could show the overwhelming impact of Mississippi’s creative legacy to locals and visitors alike? What if we could honor the legends of our past, and inspire the young artists of the future? These ideas shaped the vision of The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, or The MAX, for short.
The MAX will showcase Mississippi’s legacy in every area of the arts, honor Mississippi’s worldwide legends in arts and entertainment, and inspire tomorrow’s artists to follow their own creative passions.
To achieve this vision, The MAX will: