Exploring Events in June

The Taylor Swift Experience
Through August 13
The GRAMMY Museum
Cleveland, MS
The Taylor Swift Experience gives visitors and fans an in-depth look at the 10-time GRAMMY®-winning artist as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer through personal photographs and home videos, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics of Taylor’s top-charting hits, and iconic performance outfits. For more information, call 662-441-0100 or visit www.grammymuseumms.org.

“Who, What, Wear?”
Through October 22
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Laurel, MS
A collaboration with fashion and theater design professors and students from Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi brings to life paintings at the Lauren Rogers Museum. Students researched and then recreated garments, which are displayed next to the paintings that inspired them. For information call 601-649-6374 or visit www.LRMA.org.

Art Across Mississippi
Through May 2018
Mississippi Museum of Art
Jackson, MS
Twelve Exhibitions, Twelve Communities. The Museum shares art from its collection with venues across the state. For information call 601-960-1515 or visit www.msmuseumart.org.

Water Valley’s 48th Annual Watermelon Carnival
August 4 – 5
City Park
Water Valley, MS
Fireworks show, street dance, BBQ contest, music, arts & crafts, children’s activities and free ice cold watermelon slices! For more information visit the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or call 662-473-1122.

Bikes, Blues and Bayous
August 5
Downtown Greenwood, MS
The Money Road Cycling Club and the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Anniversary of the Bikes, Blues and Bayous cycling event on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The rides begin on Howard St. in historic downtown Greenwood, Mississippi. Mississippi’s LARGEST RIDE saw record sign-ups of 947 riders in 2016 and this year will top 1,000. For more information visit
www.bikesbluesbayous.com or call the Chamber
at 662-453-4152.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt & Band
August 5
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
7:30pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor and his All-Star band are bringing their talents to FedExForum on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with special guest, ten-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt and her band. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the FedExForum Box Office.

Down on Main Summer Concert Series
August 10 – Kingfish and Mr. Sipp
Fairpark Amphitheater
Tupelo, MS
6:30pm
For more information visit tupelodownonmain.com.

Elvis Week
August 11 – 19
Memphis, TN
Elvis Week 2017 will mark the 40th anniversary since Elvis’ passing. Graceland in Memphis is anticipating this to be the largest Elvis Week ever with fans from around the world making the ultimate pilgrimage here in August to be with us during this very special celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. For a full schedule of events and tickets visit graceland.com

Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series:
St. Paul & The Broken Bones/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
August 11
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis, TN
Order tickets online or at the box office at 901-576-4107. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Come early and get your picnic spread on the lawn or purchase your food from vendors offering tempting Garden treats. Call ahead and pre-order food from one of the caterers. Upgrade your lawn ticket for reserved seating at the box office the day of the show. Sorry, no pets or recording devices. Visit www.liveatthegarden.com for more information.

Elvis Week Kickoff Concert
August 11
Elvis Presley Birthplace
Tupelo, MS
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Celebrating in concert this year with us are Elvis Tribute Artists Michael Chambliss, Jay Dupuis, David Lee, and Travis Powell, as well as the EAS band. Tickets are $50. Social hour is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Concert featuring Elvis Tribute Artists begins at 7 p.m.
For more information call 662-841-1245.
Matchbox Twenty Twentieth Anniversary Tour
August 11
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Southaven, MS
7:30pm
Matchbox Twenty and special guest Matt Nathason. Purchase tickets at Snowden Grove Amphitheater box office 662-892-2660, www.ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000.

Dulcimer Festival
August 17 – 19
J.P. Coleman State Park
Iuka, MS
For more information call 662-423-6515 or email jpcoleman@mdwfp.state.ms.us.

15th Annual Memphis Tri-State Blues Festival
August 19
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
6:30pm
Featuring Bobby Rush, Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Shirley Murdock, Nellie Tiger Travis, J’WONN and Terry Wright. Purchase Tickets at: LANDERS Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000, or Ticketmaster Outlets.

In The Park After Dark
August 19 – Finding Dory
Latimer Lake Park
Horn Lake, MS
Join Horn Lake Parks & Recreation Saturday night, after dark, this summer for free outdoor movie night “under the stars.” Bring your lawn chair, blankets and picnic baskets. Alcohol not permitted. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 662-342-3468 or visit www.hornlakeparks.com.

Panola Playhouse Presents “Next to Normal”
August 25 – September 3
Panola Playhouse
Sardis, MS
Directed by Greg Earnest, Next to Normal is a show that enables a small group of actors to showcase powerhouse vocals while exploring pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and the meaning of family. For more information visit panolaplayhouse.com or
call 662-487-3975.

8th Annual Hernando Scavenger Hunt
August 26
Gale Community Center
Hernando, MS
9:00am – 12:00pm
Teams of 2-5 will compete to win $1,000 cash prize. All ages welcome; each team must have at least one adult. Winner will be announced at 6pm at the Gale Center. For more information, call 662-429-2688 or visit www.hernandorec.com.

Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series:
Seal
August 26
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis, TN
Order tickets online or at the box office at 901-576-4107. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Come early and get your picnic spread on the lawn or purchase your food from vendors offering tempting Garden treats. Call ahead and pre-order food from one of the caterers. Upgrade your lawn ticket for reserved seating at the box office the day of the show. Sorry, no pets or recording devices. Visit www.liveatthegarden.com for more information.