Each Sunday in June, members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University family can gather on the Grove for a night of music and culture as the annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the University of Mississippi.

The free concert series will kick off at 6 p.m. June 4, and each Sunday includes blues, Southern rock and vintage indie rock, along with an alumni showcase.

“The Arts Council is proud to work with community cultural partners to organize this summer series, which brings families together in one of our most beautiful places to highlight music of the region,” said Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknaptawpha Arts Council.

On June 11, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture has organized an alumni showcase in honor of Ted Ownby, author and UM William Winter Professor of History, who is retiring at the end of June. Southern studies alumni Tyler Keith, Kell Kellum and Bryan Ledford will perform during the showcase.

Ownby will give a free lecture at 3 p.m. in Barnard Observatory before the concert. A picnic on the lawn begins at 4 p.m.

The Summer Sunset Series is sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Visit Oxford, University of Mississippi Museum, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts, Oxford Toyota and Belk Ford. More information is available here.