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WUSM's campaign's mission is to gain funds that will enable us to spread the importance of local and roots music online and throughout southern Mississippi.
WUSM 88.5 and USM Production Business Students
488 Facebook Friends
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
United States
1 Team Member


“Roots” music is music that is considered to be American either because it is native to our country or because it was developed here. Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz define the American Experience, and WUSM defines Roots Radio. WUSM-FM (88.5 fm) broadcasts from the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. WUSM celebrates American roots music with a strong Mississippi influence from a 60,000 plus music library.

WUSM is currently broadcasting using extremely outdated equipment and will soon be making the move to a new studio across campus in the newly renovated College Hall. However, there is a shortage of funding for new crucial broadcasting equipment. As an attempt to raise funds for WUSM's faciliities, we have partnered with a local restaurant/bar to host a one-day festival titled the "Spring Slumgullion!"

We are a group of Entertainment Industry students from The University of Southern Mississippi. Through our Live Business Production class, we are volunteering to assist WUSM in this financial need to help promote roots music in our area. 


The Spring Slumgullion will be held in Hattiesburg, MS at the Keg & Barrel on March 24, 2013 at 12 PM and will feature numerous local and regional artists, including:

1. Wes Lee
2. Thomas Jackson
3. Cary Hudson
4. Scott Chism and the Better Half
5. Drew Young
6. Vanity Furr
7. Dr. E and the MS Voodoo Kings
8. Southbound Crescent

We didn’t want this to just be a pre-sale for tickets but wanted to bring something of value to the community, so we put our heads together and came up with the perks to the right. Support USM’s radio station, students, local music, and Hattiesburg's  small business by choosing one of the perks to the side…or you can forego choosing and just get them all!

But we went one step further. The Hattiesburg area recently was the victim of a major tornado that ripped through our campus on February 10, nearly destroying all of the School of Music's facilities. Southern Miss is 1 of 34 institutions in the nation accredited in all four arts areas. Therefore, the destruction of our music facilities was a major blow to the school. We will be donating 5% of all contributions following our goal, to the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Music.

We want everybody involved in this campaign. If you can’t contribute monetarily, you can still contribute by sharing this with your friends. The importance of promoting and supporting local arts in our county is paramount; please help us continue to do so.

**Please be sure to add your name when you choose a perk package so that we are able to fulfill your perk. Also, if you pick a package that includes a t-shirt in it, please email your t-shirt size to indiegogoteam@gmail.com so that  we can guarantee that we have the size you need and your package ready to  for you.**





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raised in 21 days
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$1,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 22, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Shout Out Loud

    You are pledging that you will sacrifice one burger off the value menu because you love us and want us to succeed. We will reward you by giving a shout out on WUSM's social media pages.

    1 claimed
  • $10USD
    Wristband Mania

    Donate $10 to us and you will receive a wristband that will gain you access to the Spring Slumgullion event at the Keg and Barrel.

    3 out of 150 claimed
  • $15USD
    Slumgullion T-shirt

    Don't have time to attend the show but still want to help us out? Donate $15 to us and you will receive an official Spring Slumgullion t-shirt. {A photo of the t-shirt can be found in our gallery.}

    2 claimed
  • $30USD
    Slum Gullion Package #1

    Donate $30 and you can Will Call our lovely Spring Slum Gullion Package fully equipped with a t-shirt, event access wristband, and a $10 gift card for the Keg and Barrel. WUSM will be remote broadcasting from the Keg and Barrel every Friday in March. You can pick your package up one of those Fridays or wait till the night of the event.

    7 claimed
  • $33USD
    Slumgullion Package #2

    Don't have time to stop by the Keg & Barrel? Donate $33 and you can have our lovely Spring Slumgullion Package fully equipped with a t-shirt, event access wristband, and a $10 gift card for the Keg and Barrel shipped straight to you. NOTICE: If you choose this package you must do so by March 15th to guarantee deliver of your wristband in time for the event.

    2 claimed
  • $50USD
    Slumgullion Deluxe Package

    Wanna bring a friend, family member, or loved one along? Donate $50 and you will receive 2 t-shirts, 2 event access wristbands, and a gift card to the Keg & Barrel.

    3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Everything + The Kitchen Sink

    Want a little more bang for your buck? Donate $100 and you will receive a Slum Gullion Deluxe Package and 100 underwritten messages to be aired on WUSM.

    5 claimed
  • $300USD
    Hole In One

    Ever wanted to be famous for a day? Donate $300 and you can have a hole named after you at the WUSM Golf Tournament or you can choose to play individually in the tournament.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Hole In One Deluxe

    Donate $500 and you can have a team of 4 play in the annual WUSM Golf Tournament or be a roots music sponsor of the tournament {your name will be on all of the banners for the golf tournament + you get a 100 underwritten messages on air from WUSM.

    0 claimed
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