May The Fourth Be With You Family Day

Celebrating the Musical Legacy of John Williams

Family Day activities and admission to Museum exhibits will be FREE and take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us for a Star Wars-themed, May The Fourth Be With You Family Day, featuring live music and a special presentation from Mississippi Swing!. Activities will also include performances and art activities with Delta Arts Alliance, plus an opportunity to jam out on the DMI Mobile Music Lab. Dress up as a character from a movie with music by John Williams to be entered to win a special prize!

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  –  Explore Museum exhibits, participate in art activities with Delta Arts Alliance, and experience music production in the DMI Mobile Music Lab

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  –  Kids yoga on the front porch with Clare Moore

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  – Food Trucks on site

11:30 a.m.  –  GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Mississippi Swing! musical instrument presentation

Noon  –  Live music from Mississippi Swing!

1 p.m. –  Special performances by the Delta Arts Alliance

*All times are subject to change without prior notice.


Mississippi Swing! developed as a spin-off volunteer big band of the non-profit Mississippi Community Symphonic Band. With an average of 20 volunteer amateur and professional musicians per performance, the band has developed quite a repertoire that now includes over 170 classic big band tunes, jazz standards, and classic pop charts. Mississippi Swing! has received many awards throughout the State of Mississippi and in recognition of over 10 years of volunteer service, the Mississippi Swing Brass Band was given the honor of leading the 2017 St. Paddy Parade. The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band / Mississippi Swing! musical instrument drive to benefit local middle school band programs won the 2016 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Partnership,  the 2017 MAPE Partnership Excellence Award and the 2018 Governor's Award for Exemplary Community Partnership. Bandleader David Schommer, was named recipient of the 2018 Governor's GIVE Award - Arts and Humanities for outstanding volunteer service. For more information on Mississippi Swing! CLICK HERE


John Williams is a 24-time GRAMMY Award winner and 69-time GRAMMY Award nominee. Williams has composed music for some of the most successful film franchises in cinema history including Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Schindler's List, and Harry Potter. Williams was awarded his first career GRAMMY for the movie Jaws in 1975.

Family Days at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi are supported in part by King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2.