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May 2 - Kentuck Art Night (open studios; live music by Mary Tylosaur), 5-9 p.m., Kentuck Art Center, downtown Northport, Ala., 205-758-1257
May 3-5 - Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise classic car show (parade, live music, poker run, more), BancorpSouth Arena parking lot, Tupelo. 662-842-4242 or bluesc.com.
May 4 - Edwin McCain, Hoover Library Theatre, Hoover, Ala., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ($25). 205-444-7888 or thelibrarytheatre.com.
- Inaugural Cinco de Mayo Mississippi Festival, downtown Jackson (cultural dancers, concerts, parade) 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $10 advance/$15 at gate. cincodemayomississippi.com.
May 5 - The Band Perry, Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson ($25-43). 601-960-1537.
May 9 - Blues Brothers Revue, Riley Center, Meridian ($39-45). 601-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
May 11 - Crossroads Blues & Heritage Festival, Rosedale, Miss. rosedaleblues.com.
May 11-12 - 42nd Annual Gumtree Festival (visual arts, music, more), downtown Tupelo. 662-844-2787 or gumtreefestival.com.
- 8th Annual White Buffalo Pow Wow, Tupelo Buffalo Park. 662-844-8709 or tupelobuffalopark.com.
May 15-18 - 10th annual Tupelo Film Festival; 800-533-0611 or tupelofilmfestival.net.
May 17 - The Time Jumpers (Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green), Riley Center, Meridian ($63-69), 602-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
May 18 - Natchez Trace Parkway 75th Anniversary Celebration (historical re-enactors, discovery walk, mock archaeological dig, more), free, Visitor Center at milepost 266 near Tupelo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 662-680-4027 of 800-305-7417.
June 1 - 16th annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival (Microwave Dave and the Nukes, "Birmingham" George Conner, Mississippi Blues Boys, more), 1438 Wilder Circle, downtown Aliceville, Ala., 11 a.m-until. $10. freedomcreek.org.
June 6-9 - Tupelo Elvis Festival (Cowboy Mouth, Montgomery Gentry, more). 662-841-6598 or tupeloelvisfestival.com.
June 6-July 7 - Oxford Shakespeare Festival, various locations, Oxford. 662-915-7411 or shakespeare.olemiss.edu.
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