Hannibal Buress Is Throwing A Comedy & Music Festival In An 800-Population Mississippi Town

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No, really.

Hannibal Buress is launching a comedy and music festival in Mississippi before the end of the year.

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The inaugural Isola Fest will take place December 13 to December 15 in Isola, MS. The lineup for the event includes T-Pain, Flying Lotus, Open Mike Eagle, Eryn Allen Kane and others. Isola is a town of around 800 people in Mississippi, and is named after the word isolation.

“I know this sounds like some Fyre Festival part 2 type situation but we have things pretty much in order,” Buress said in a press release. “Our sandwiches are just as equally trash as theirs though. Some things you just can’t control. This is the town my mother’s side of the family is from. My cousin owns a venue called Playaz Palace so I’m getting a deal on these nights.  The lineup is gonna be great.”

Source: Biz 3


A viewing of the FAQ for the event also offers other details including how to get to the festival (“If you’re flying in, you’ll fly to Jackson, MS and then rent a car and have one of the flattest 90 minute drives that has no traffic. If you’re driving from anywhere else just put 215 Julia St Isola in your GPS and let the robots track and guide you to Playaz Palace”), lodging (“There are multiple 2 star hotels 15 minutes away in Indianola. We can help you with booking a room if you’d like”) and more.

The festival will cost $30 for a one day pass, $75 for a 3 day pass, and $100 for a 3 day VIP package. Tickets can be purchased here.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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