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Oxford prepares for Governor’s Concert, now moved to The Grove

Due to a huge amount of excitement from the public The Governor’s Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North on June 24 has been moved to the outdoor Grove at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. 

Originally set to be hosted at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the celebration needed a larger-capacity.

“Interest in the Governor’s Concert showcasing Marty Stuart and many other Mississippi music stars has been consistent and strong,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “The Grove provides ample space for many more families and friends to gather in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial.”

The entertainment will kick off at 5:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with country and American Legend Marty Stuart headlining. Also appearing is hit singer-songwriter Mac McAnally and Mississippi’s Music and Culture Ambassador Steve Azar and Shannon McNally.

“We Are Mississippi.” a salute to the states musical heritage will be conducted by Dr. Jay Dean, the executive director of the Arts Institute of Mississippi. The showcase also includes Vasti Jackson, the Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi, 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest winner David Lee, the Mississippi Bicentennial Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Bicentennial Singers.

The events for the Bicentennial Celebration North begins Friday with a weekend long of events starting June 23. There will be a live taping of the Thacker Mountain Radio Show in the Grove at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Mississippi Soul Singer Tribute Concert with Damein Wash. On Sunday the University of Mississippi will host a Family Day tailgate in the Grove with food trucks and live music from Blackwater Trio beginning at 4 p.m.

Find out more HERE. 

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