FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2019
PEPSI POPS MOVED TO FRIDAY, MAY 24TH DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
May 9, 2019— On FRIDAY, MAY 24th, the 37th annual Pepsi Pops concert will take place at the Ross Barnett Reservoir’s Old Trace Park, with the assistance of generous sponsor, Brown Bottling Group, your Pepsi-Cola distributor. Additional sponsors include Regions Bank, EastGroup Properties, BKD LLP, and Gotta-Go, with media sponsorships from WLBT, iHeart Radio, MISS 103FM, Hallelujah 95.5FM, 105.1 THE RIVER, Z106.7 FM, and Clarion-Ledger. The May 10th event date was moved due to high percentages of severe weather predictions for the metro area. Tickets and parking passes already purchased for the original date of May 10th will be honored.
Gates open at 4:30pm, with special guest emcees Marshall Ramsey and WLBT’s Maggie Wade to introduce the pre-concert entertainment beginning at 5:30pm.
In addition to face painting, children will have their own activities area in the kids’ playground, open from 5pm till 7pm. The Manship and Pig & Pint will be on-site selling delicious food and ice cold Pepsi products. Attendees are invited to bring their family picnic basket to the event for the “Best Picnic Design” contest, of which 3 winners will be announced during the program with prizes donated by Mangia Bene. The ever-popular glow sticks will be available for sale at the MSO Central tent.
At 7:30pm, Maestro Crafton Beck will lead the audience in singing the Star Spangled Banner. Beck will then lead the orchestra in a rousing concert of audience favorites, including soundtrack music from The Music Man, Grease, Solace, theme from MASH, selections from The Magnificent Seven, the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. Plus, patriotic songs and marches by Bruce Healey and John Philip Sousa.
The evening will culminate in a spectacular finale of night sky fireworks.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, $5 for students/children ages 4-18. Advance tickets may be purchased at msorchestra.com or by calling the MSO office at (601) 960-1565. VIP parking passes can be purchased for $30 by calling the box office. Parking in the lower lot is free.