Now in its seventh season, FestivalSouth returns to Hattiesburg event venues May 30 through June 18 with an unprecedented lineup.
Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s creative economy, is highlighted by the return of Sandi Patty in her “Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour” on July 18. Held at Main Street Baptist Church, her incredible voice and dynamic personality have become an audience favorite. Patty is joined by the FestivalOrchestra and offers area singers a chance to join a choir to sing with her on this emotional final tour.
The nationally acclaimed Soul School rolls into Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater June 4, and is sure to bring the house down with its vast repertoire of golden oldies, beach, Motown, country, jazz, rock, funk, R&B and contemporary music.
The Broadway smash hit Rock of Ages, in a premiere limited engagement, will take the stage of USM’s Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium for four performances, June 9 and 10 and two on June 11. Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock bands. This exclusive engagement and Mississippi premiere features The Hub City Players in a tour de force spectacle that will leave guests singing and holding their lighters high in approval.
Tickets are currently on sale. Sponsored by the Hattiesburg Concert Association, visit festivalsouth.org for more information.