Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jimi Hendrix last great performance at the Strand

Saturday, March 16 at 7 PM 
Jimi Hendrix Electric Church 



Some people are bigger than the instrument they’re playing. In 1970, there
was nobody bigger than Jimi Hendrix. Be a part of the theatrical music event
of the year when JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH screens at the
Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg.

This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage
of Hendrix unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance
sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the
festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the
Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young
people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival.

Witness Hendrix integral role in drawing nearly 500,000 people to his
Electric Church – a dusty scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia
some 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with Experience drummer Mitch
Mitchell and drummer Billy Cox, Jimi skillfully blended favorites such as
“Purple Haze,” “All Along The Watchtower,” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight
Return)” with confident renditions of new songs such as “Freedom” and
“Straight Ahead” that had not yet been released on album. As a colorful
fireworks display stretched overhead across the night sky, Jimi performed
the “Star Spangled Banner” to the wild delight of the massive audience. The
performance footage of the Experience has been carefully restored from the
original negative in high definition. The audio soundtrack includes stereo
and 5.1 surround mixes by Eddie Kramer directly from the original master
tapes.

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / at the door: $8

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