Sept 17, 2022: Greenville, MS: Delta Blues & Heritage Festival

The Rising Stars bringing extra heat to the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival September 17th. Kicking things off at 12noon 🥁🎶🎤🔥💃🏽🕺🏾. #risingstars #fifeanddrumstyle #fifemastor #cmalphotocredit

Sept 12, 2022: sadiesoldhouse.com

Sept 10-11, 2022: Austin, TX: Eastside Kings Festival

Be sure to catch the Stars this Saturday and Sunday (September 10th & 11th) in Austin Texas. Hitting the stage at 7:30pm, Texas. I hope you’re ready for a good time.

Sept 3, 2022: Como, MS: Bouchere & Blues Picnic

Catch the Stars this Saturday at the Hill Country Boucherie and Blues Picnic in Como, Ms. We will be kicking things off at 7:30pm, so come on down and make some noise with us.

Aug 26-27, 2022: Coldwater, MS: G.O.A.T. PICNIC

Hey good people, let’s get ready for the 72nd Annual G.O.A.T Picnic this weekend, August 26th and 27th at the Northwest Shrine Club in Coldwater, MS. The G.O.A.T Picnic is free admission and will be outside, so be sure to bring your lawn chairs, dancing shoes, an appetite and plenty of friends. August 26th DJ Chadrick Davis will keep the crowd dancing, August 27th DJ Godfather will be spinning records and Chris Mims-Givens will be the MC. The 72nd Annual will definitely be one for the books. #support #share #72ndannual #goatpicnic #everybodyholleringoat #August26thand27th #freeadmission #OthaTurner

Aug 12, 2022: Clarksdale, MS

This Friday, August 12th, at the Clarksdale Library the Rising Stars will be performing and sharing history about fife and drum music. Hitting the stage at 3pm. Be sure to stop by and check out the full exhibit. #support #risingstars #goatpicnic #everybodyholleringoat

Jul 31, 2022: Radio Memphis

Radio-Memphis proudly welcomes, Sharde Thomas & The Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band, LIVE in the studio, Sunday evening July 31, 2022, 8:30-10:30pm CDT, U.S. for a very special “Booze & Blues” show!!

Sharde and band will be with host Ric Chetter and co-host Natalie performing live as well as playing some of their recorded music throughout the show!

The Rising Stars Fife and Drum was founded by Otha Turner in the early 60’s. The Rising Stars performed a mixture of Folk, Blues and Gospel. Otha released “Everybody Hollerin’ Goat” with Birdman Records in 1998 and released “From Senegal to Senatobia” in 1999. The Rising Stars performs a mixture of Pop, Hip Hop, Blues and Gospel. The Rising Stars have worked with greats like Eric Clapton, Mavis Staples, Cyndi Lauper, Bobby Rush, The North Mississippi All-stars, Birds of Chicago, The Wandering, Luther Dickinson, Cedric Burnside, R.L. Boyce, and many others. The Rising Stars performed in Southaven, MS at the grand opening for the Tanger Outlet Mall in 2015, performed in Washington, DC at the grand opening for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016. The Rising Stars performed at the Cognac Blues Passions, Chicago Blues Festival, Blues Rules Crisser Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and many more. The Rising Stars music is featured in “Gangs of New York” and “Black Snake Moan”.

For information about Sharde Thomas and the Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band and their music, visit their social media web-links:

• Facebook: Rising Stars Fife and Drum

• Instagram: Rising Stars

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• Website: http://www.Radio-Memphis.com/

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Jul 22, 2022: WKNO: Mississippi Roads

Jun 22, 2022: The Local Voice

Jun 20, 2022: Big City Rhythm & Blues

Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine:

The Rising Stars strikes again, We’re so honored to be featured in the Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine. Be sure to get a copy and find out what’s going on in the hill country…..OAN: New music, “The Road to the Interlude” can be found on all social media platforms be sure to check it out. #risingstars #fifeanddrumstyle #bigcityblues #newmusic #roadtotheinterlude #support #share