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Thirsty Hippo

Music venue, restaurant and bar located in a 1930's warehouse in downtown Hattiesburg.

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Nominated the Thirsty Hippo as Best Live Music Venue in the 2016 FestivalSouth Best of the Pine Belt! The Hippo is a result of a genuine labor of love to bring Hattiesburg authentic talent from here, near and far!

Credit to: Andrew McMahan

Add to that what happens at The Thirsty Hippo, thanks to Brad Newton. In fact, it was Brad and his then-partner Erik Eaves who were first on the scene for making downtown Hattiesburg the hot music spot it is.

Now that the Hippo has relocated and regrouped, as it were, it only gets better. The Thirsty Hippo was named the state’s best music venue in Mississippi Magazine, plus it’s now home to Hattiesburlesque, the Hub’s own, homegrown show group...

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Credit to: Linda McMurtrey, Hattiesburg American

Peelander-Z at the Thirsty Hippo

Credit to: Inglorious Dub

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