Governor’s Concert on Saturday moved from Grove back to Ford Center

Published 9:39 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy may not have come to Oxford yet, but it’s already changing outdoor plans for this weekend.

The Governor’s Concert at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration, which was originally scheduled to be in the Grove, has been moved back to the Gertrude C. Ford Center. The concert will still take place on Saturday.

“Safety is our priority,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “The decision to move the concert indoors to the Ford Center will allow us to celebrate Mississippi’s bicentennial in north Mississippi as planned, despite the rainy forecast.”

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Tickets originally issued for the Bicentennial Celebration North Governor’s Concert will not be valid at the Saturday event. Through an email notification, original ticket holders will have a 24-hour window to claim new tickets, from noon today, to noon Thursday.  After that window, any remaining tickets will be available to the general public at no cost through

Country and Americana artist Marty Stuart is still set to headline the event. Mac McAnally, Steve Azar and Shannon McNally are set to perform as well.

Doors to the Ford Center will open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30.

Thacker Mountain Radio Show’s live taping at 7 p.m. on Friday will move to the Lyric Theater, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis, followed by the Mississippi Soul Singer Tribute Concert with Damein Wash.

Events originally scheduled for Sunday, in the Grove are canceled, but Blackwater Trio will perform at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford at 5 p.m. with food trucks on site.