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Birthplace of Rock & Roll

March 8, 2021

In cooperation with T-Bones Records & Cafe and Prince Sign Company, HAPA partnered to present “Hattiesburg, the Birthplace of Rock & Roll.” The work is a nod to Rock & Roll’s roots beginning in Hattiesburg, where the first riffs of the genre were recorded in July 1936. This historical recording by The Mississippi Jook Band is commemorated by an official Mississippi Blues Trail Marker.