Road Trip
Road Trip


Are you road trip ready? We are.

From live music, festivals, & outdoor recreation to great shopping, dining & lodging,

visit Meridian for your perfect road trip.



Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge

Temple Theater

Friday, June 30, 2017

8 p.m.

Legendary R&B group Jagged Edge will perform at Temple Theater on June 30th.  Early bird tickets are on sale through June 8th for $25. Price increases to $35 on June 9th.  VIP meet & greet tickets are $50 with main floor seating.  Call 646-397-0982 or 601-701-4847 for more information.


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Earth's Bounty

Earth's Bounty

Singing Brakeman Park, 1901 Front Street

Saturday, July 1, 2017

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Local, fresher, better! This monthly festival occurs the first Saturday of each month April through November in historic downtown. Enjoy seasonal fresh produce supplied by our local farmers, kids' activities and live music. Get there early for the best selection.  Admission is free.


Singing Pastors 4

Singing Pastors 4

Temple Theater

Saturday, July 1, 2017

7 p.m.

MOHITZ proudly presents Singing Pastors 4, a gospel concert featuring Bishop Paul S. Morton at Temple Theater.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at Sam's Fashion and at the Temple Theater Box Office.


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Red Hills Horse Show

Red Hills Horse Show

Lauderdale County Agri-Center

Saturday, July 1, 2017

10 a.m.

Red Hills Horse Show Association continues its season with a show in July at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.  Judged events start at 10 a.m. and speed events start at 2 p.m.

 


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4th of July Celebration

City of Meridian's

4th of July Celebration

Bonita Lakes Park

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gates open at 3:30, Fireworks at 9pm

It’s a Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration at Bonita Lakes!

Join the City of Meridian as we celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial  along with all the Independence Day festivities on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. A free concert featuring Music Fantasy, a high energy band playing Motown, classic rock, oldies and variety of songs performs on stage at 7 p.m. Don’t miss special local entertainers, great food, and fun for everyone.  At 9 p.m. enjoy the spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Bonita Lakes.

This event is free for the entire family. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and vendors open at 4 p.m. Parking is available at Bonita Lakes & Bonita Lakes Mall with free shuttle boarding at the Tuesday Morning parking lot at the mall starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 601-485-1944.


Email lauracarmichael@meridianms.org for more information.


Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

Temple Theater

Friday, July 7, 2017

7 p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE is held the first Friday night of each month at the historic Temple Theater. Hosted by the band DAVIS COUNTY, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE features a variety of music and entertainment from some of the top artists in Mississippi and beyond! A blend of country, pop, bluegrass, Motown and Gospel artists are included on the roster to provide something for everyone in a family-friendly setting. General admission is $10.


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Email julie@fridaynightlivemeridian.com for more information.


Sunfish Triathlon

Sunfish Triathlon

Bonita Lakes Park

Saturday, July 8, 2017

7 a.m.

This annual event attracts more than 300 athletes who compete in this swimming, biking and running contest held at Bonita Lakes Park.


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USCS Sprint Cars

USCS Sprint Cars

Whynot Motorsports Park

Saturday, July 8, 2017

7 p.m.

See thrilling racing action from the United Sprint Car Series at Whynot Motorsports Park.  For more information, call 205-965-3070 or 601-527-0084.


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Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest

July 13 - July 15, 2017

Get ready for three days of songwriters’ performances at multiple venues around Meridian. The mission of the Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest is to provide songwriters throughout the Southeast a platform to showcase their talent. Featured artists include award-winning Karen E. Reynolds and Meridian’s own Track 45.


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Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery

MSU Riley Center

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pre-Show Party 6:30pm; Show starts 7:30pm

Scotty McCreery won the 2011 American Idol competition while still in high school. He then released three straight number-one albums with such hits as "I Love You This Big," "See You Tonight," and "Feelin' It." He's amassed more than 3 million followers on Facebook and Twitter and more than 150 million YouTube views. And he has won hearts with his guy-next-door looks and North Carolina drawl. McCreery wraps his deep, resonant voice around a lyric with relaxed assurance, and he stays true to his country roots. Winning a national talent contest wasn't the peak of his career. It was just the beginning.


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Inaugural Factory Stock Shootout

Inaugural Factory Stock Shootout

Whynot Motorsports Park

Saturday, July 22, 2017

7:30 p.m.

It's a big night of racing at The House of Hook.  Watch factory stock cars race at Whynot Motorsports Park for a big win! $100 to start/$1,000 to win.  For more information, call 205-965-3070 or 601-527-0084.


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The Rose Hill Revue

The Rose Hill Revue

Meridian Little Theatre

July 22 - July 23, 2017

July 22 @ 7 pm; July 23 @ 2 pm

Through the art of drama, The Rose Hill Company will produce a live retelling of the local history of Rose Hill Cemetery, performed at Meridian Little Theater.  This stage version is based on the areas largest historical heritage event The Rose Hill Costumed Cemetery Tour.

For tickets call 601-482-6371
For more information call 601-681-8525 or 601-482-9752


Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

Temple Theater

Friday, August 4, 2017

7 p.m.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE is held the first Friday night of each month at the historic Temple Theater. Hosted by the band DAVIS COUNTY, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE features a variety of music and entertainment from some of the top artists in Mississippi and beyond! A blend of country, pop, bluegrass, Motown and Gospel artists are included on the roster to provide something for everyone in a family-friendly setting. General admission is $10.


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Email julie@fridaynightlivemeridian.com for more information.


Earth's Bounty

Earth's Bounty

Singing Brakeman Park, 1901 Front Street

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Local, fresher, better! This monthly festival occurs the first Saturday of each month April through November in historic downtown. Enjoy seasonal fresh produce supplied by our local farmers, kids' activities and live music. Get there early for the best selection. Admission is free.


Vanilla Skys

Vanilla Skys

the White Party

723 23rd Ave.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8 p.m.

VANILLA SKYS "The WHITE Party" ROOFTOP EDITION!!!   Party on the roof of the 23rd Ave. parking garage.  Live Music Provided by YUNG VOKALZ!!!   Doors Open at 8pm. Must be 21 to attend.  Get your early bird tickets for $15, VIP tickets $30.  Call 662-701-9315 for reserved or VIP sections.


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Judy Collins & Stephen Stills

Judy Collins & Stephen Stills

MSU Riley Center

Monday, August 7, 2017

Pre-Show Party 6:30pm; Show starts 7:30pm

Judy Collins and Stephen Stills helped define an era. Collins' ringing soprano served as a beacon for the 1960s folk-music scene. Stills' restless energy and stinging guitar work made him a creative force with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a solo artist. Their romance inspired him to write the timeless hit "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." Now these two dear friends are touring together, sharing stories and still making music that matters.


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Ralph Morgan Rodeo

Ralph Morgan Rodeo

Ralph Morgan Arena

August 11 - August 12, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Ralph Morgan Rodeo presents two big nights of action featuring top professional rodeo competitors, Friday, Aug. 11th & Saturday, Aug. 12th, 7:30 p.m., rain or shine! Ralph Morgan Arena is located in Lauderdale, MS, on Old Hwy 45.  For more information, call 601-679-8861.


Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Cowboy Mounted Shooting

August 12 - August 13, 2017

9 a.m.

The Mississippi State Championship Shoot will be held at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center, and a potluck dinner will follow the Saturday shoot. Cowboy Church on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call 601-482-8498.


One Night in Memphis

One Night in Memphis

The Number One Tribute to Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash

MSU Riley Center

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pre-Show Party 6:30pm; Show starts 7:30pm

Four musical titans joined forces in December 1956 at the Sun Records studio in Memphis. Rockabilly guitarist Carl Perkins was recording new songs with a young Jerry Lee Lewis hired to play piano. Johnny Cash dropped by, and so did Elvis Presley. The so-called Million Dollar Quartet started singing and playing together on gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll songs. One Night in Memphis recreates that magical jam session. This tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis, and Cash captures them at their peaks: wildly energetic, supremely confident, and breathing fire.


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