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Second Saturday Artwalk Hotspots - April 2022: 100 Men Hall, Align Massage Therapy, and Serious Bread Bakery
100 Men Hall
303 Union St. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Built in 1922, 100 Men Hall is one of the rare physical sites still standing on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and is a testament to the rich birthing of American music that unfolded during a history of racial oppression. Located at 303 Union Street, this historic landmark has attracted many legendary musicians over the decades such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Etta James, Sam Cooke, BB King, Chuck Berry, James Booker, and countless other Black musicians.
This year, 2022, marks 100 Years of the 100 Men Hall and to celebrate the Hall has a variety of exciting events planned that you won’t want to miss!
On Sunday, May 22nd, the gold and platinum selling jazz group, Squirrel Nut Zippers, will be performing at 100 Men Hall from 4 to 7pm.
During the entire month of June, 100 Men Hall will also be hosting A Blues Chronicle. Rachel Dangermond, owner, stated that A Blues Chronicle is ”a marionette workshop for children that will culminate in a performance chronicling each decade of the 100 years of the 100 Men Hall”. The workshop will be led by the leader of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jimbo Mathus, and local artist, Dale Pohl.
On Saturday, May 21st, you’ll want to stop by the Maker’s Table at Arts Alive as Jimbo Mathus and Dale Pohl will be providing a mini demonstration of the June 2022 marionette workshop.
100 Men Hall plans to continue the celebration of their centennial over four themed weekends that highlight four distinct eras: Ancestors (June 17-19, 2022), Chitlin Circuit (Fall 2022), Harlem Renaissance (Feb 2023), and Rise of the DJ/Disco (June 17-19, 2023).
This Second Saturday, April 9th, 100 Man Hall will have Ronald Reggae and The Evolution Band playing from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets for the show are available in advance on 100 Men Hall’s website for $15 or for $20 at the door. The Hall will also be featuring authentic Jamaican jerk and smoked BBQ for purchase provided by CB’s Jamaican Jerk.
To purchase tickets, reserve tables, or find out more about these fun-filled weekends and events at the 100 Men Hall, please visit their website at www.the100menhall.com.
Align Massage Therapy
106 S. Second St. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
If you’re searching for the perfect way to relax and indulge yourself with some self-care, look no further than Align Massage Therapy. Inspired by her ever-growing passion for self-care through healing arts, licensed massage therapist, yoga alliance registered yoga teacher and owner, Kristy Clark created Align Massage Therapy. “By combining my two loves, massage and yoga, I am fulfilling my dream of leading myself and others to a healthier, happier life”.
At Align, therapeutic massage is a specialty. Every massage service focuses on releasing muscle constriction and tension through a variety of methods and modalities, including compression, decompression, deep tissue work, cupping, gua sha, and assisted stretching. Kristy elaborated that “Deep relaxation and pain relief are the goal of every session at Align Massage Therapy”.
Located at 106 South Second St, Align Massage Therapy offers 30 to 90 minute massage sessions that can be scheduled by appointment for Monday through Thursday and every other Friday. Align also offers corporate services for organizations including onsite yoga classes, chair massage events, and self-care coaching that are tailored to the corporate group’s needs.
Align Massage Therapy will be celebrating their Second Saturday HotSpot status on April 9th with live music in the courtyard next to their building performed by Shadow Boxing from 4pm to 6pm and will also be featuring a giveaway for a 90 minute massage! So be sure to stop by Align Massage Therapy this Second Saturday to enter your name for the drawing and see the relaxing oasis Kristy has brought to Old Town Bay St. Louis
Serious Bread Bakery
131-D Main St. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
If you’re not careful while passing, you could miss the place, but you will be sorry if you do. Nestled along the side of the shops on Main Street, at 131 Main Street, Suite D, behind Bay Books, Serious Bread Bakery is a beloved Bay St. Louis attraction for locals and returning visitors alike.
Serious Bread is an artisan bakery that prides itself on a commitment to making from-scratch and hand shaped breads that are free from additives and preservatives, but full of flavor. Roasted Sunflower Seed, Garlic Rosemary Sourdough, French Sourdough, Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin, Pecan Honey Whole Wheat, Dale’s Multigrain, and Kalamata Olive Sourdough are just a few of the wonderful breads that Serious Bread has to offer.
The irresistible scent of their fresh baked bread will lure you through the bakery’s doors. But once inside you will be pleasantly surprised to find, not only, their large selection of bread but also a variety of other sweet and savory treats to choose from.
Serious Bread Bakery will be celebrating their Second Saturday Hot Spot status on April 9th by offering bread samples (with a variety of healthy spreads) and hosting live music from 4 - 7 pm. Be sure to stop by and “taste the difference” Serious Bread brings to the Bay!
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