Performing Arts

MSU Riley Center | Meridian, Miss.

Mississippi is where the performing arts converge, from music to dance to theatre to storytelling. Visitors and residents enjoy a full spectrum of vibrant live performances at venues throughout the state. Community theatre thrives in the Magnolia State, nurturing a creative spirit among the youth that stays with them for life. Mississippi’s public universities boast state-of-the-art performing arts centers, with a dynamic schedule of programs and performances year-round. Every four years, dancers from around the globe come to Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall to participate in the USA International Ballet Competition, one of the world’s elite ballet competitions. And in addition to the classical arts, Mississippi is also home to rustic opry houses, intimate concert halls and pull-up-a-chair-guitar-picking picnics and festivals. However your tastes may run, you’ll find a myriad of outstanding performances in Mississippi.

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Hancock Performing Arts Center

Kiln, MS

The Hancock Performing Arts Center provides meaningful opportunities in drama, music, dance, writing, and film. This state-of-the art center encourages exploration in a wide variety of educational, entertainment, and cultural programs that enhances the artistic community of the Gulf Coast. […]

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Mississippi Country Music Trail – Paul Overstreet

Vancleave, MS

The Mississippi Blues Trail – Paul Overstreet – Raised in Vancleave, through the 1980s Paul Overstreet became one of Nashville’s most consistently successful and honored songwriters, penning major hits for George Jones, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Kraus, while becoming a chart-topping singer himself. Some of his songs about family, […]

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Mississippi Freedom Trail – Biloxi Beach

Biloxi, MS

The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Freedom Trail marker is located at the foot of the Biloxi Lighthouse and marks the 1960 Biloxi Wade In. Dr. Gilbert R Mason lead more than 100 South Mississippians in a peaceful wade-in on segregated Biloxi Beach. It was 1972 before the beach became open to all. […]

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Biloxi Little Theatre

Biloxi, MS

The Biloxi Little Theatre, founded in 1946, is an all-volunteer community theatre offering high quality entertainment. The playhouse is located in an historic building in of “Ole” Biloxi, and prides itself the “Best Live Theatre.” Call for performance times. […]

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Center Stage

Biloxi, MS

Center Stage is a live theater that has been entertaining Mississippi’s Gulf Coast for over 30 years. With a year round schedule, Center Stage features an array of popular musicals, dramas, comedies and children’s productions. Visit the theater’s web site to find out about upcoming productions. […]

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