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Out and About for the week of June 8, 2014


Dispatch Staff Report


June 12 - SOPOCU Con (Southern Popular Culture Convention), Trade Mart, Jackson. 




June 13-15 - Sesquicentennial of the Battles of Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg (Children's Discovery Day, living history, battle re-enactment, more), CR 833 and Highway 370/battlefield site, Tupelo. 662-365-3969 or  




June 14-19 - USA/IBC International Ballet Competition, Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson. 601-973-9249 or 




June 16 - Fantasia and Joe (with Lyfe Jennings), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or 




June 19 - Test screening of "Earthrise," a feature-length film by Tupelo filmmaker Glenn Payne, Malco Tupelo Commons Cinema, 7:30 p.m. ($10). 




June 20-22 - Live Broadway play "Love Struck," Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa ($19.50). 205-369-2240 or 




June 21 - Bentonia Blues Festival, Bentonia.  




June 26 - Eric Benet, Riley Center, Meridian ($42-48). 662-696-2200 or 




June 27-28 - North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic (Kenny Brown Band, Alvin Youngblood Hart, many more), Waterford, Miss. 




June 28 - Southern Rock & Roll Blues Show, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 205-758-5195 or  




July 3 - Mary J. Blige, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or 




July 11 - The Beach Boys, BancorpSouth Center, Tupelo. 662-841-6528 or 




- Miranda Lambert (with Neal McCoy and RaeLynn), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or 




July 11-12 - 11th annual Grassroots Blues Festival, Duck Hill, Miss. 662-565-2478 or 




July 18 -- Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater ($16-71 on sale now). 205-248-5280 or 




July 18-19 - 36th annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival (Aaron Tippin), Sullivan's Hollow, Mize. 601-733-5647 or  




July 26 - Tony Bennett, Riley Center, Meridian ($82-88; pre-show party at 6 p.m.) 662-696-2200 or



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