Neko Case caps off Sarahfest with concert Sunday

Published 3:56 pm Friday, September 25, 2015

Sarahafest, the 10-day festival hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi in partnership with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, will culminate Sunday with a performance by Grammy award nominee Neko Case at 6 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre.

Tickets for the concert are $30 in advance and $35 at the door with proceeds going to the Sarah Isom Center.

Speical guests is Tear Drop City featuring Laurie Stirratt.

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Sarahfest, which began Sept. 18, has provided cultural events that are unique, educational and foster community building and learning, said Theresa Starkey, assistant director of the Isom Center.

“This festival is an opportunity for us to acquaint the community with the work we do at the center in both community and campus settings, and have fun while we’re doing it,” Starkey said. “We are especially proud that a major recording artist like Neko Case is coming to perform a benefit for the center. Her generosity will really anchor the festival and give us a way to cap off the week in a strong way.”

The festival has included events in several places around Oxford and the Ole Miss campus.

This evening, a free documentary screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is set for 7 p.m. at 209 Bryant Hall.

A performance by the UM Gospel Choir slated for Sunday at Paris-Yates Chapel has been cancelled.

“I am deeply appreciative of the energy and creativity on the part of the Isom Center staff, especially Theresa Starkey, in enabling such a stimulating series of events to come to our community,” said Susan Grayzel, Isom Center director.