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HANK WILLIAMS JR.: July 18. Plus Dierks Bentley. $59.50 and $35 plus service charge. Tickets at box office, arena outlets, www.bcsarena.com, www.ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
“PLAYHOUSE DISNEY LIVE”: 1 and 4 p.m. Sept. 26. $45/front row, $37/VIP, $27, $20, $14 plus service charge. Tickets at box office, arena outlets, www.bcsarena.com, www.ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
LEE COUNTY AGRI-CENTER/ VERONA
HUMPHREY COLISEUM/ STARKVILLE
COUNTRY MUSIC AND DANCING: 4:30-10 p.m. May 30, old Lakeside Grocery, Alpine community. Featuring Family Tradition and Friends. No smoking or alcohol. $5. (662) 871-5111.
MUSIC AND MORE: 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 30, Estes’ Fish amp& Steak, Plantersville. Ben Hall, thumbpicking champ, with Dean Koon, Gail Harris, Johnny Wiginton, Anthony Wenzel, Tammy Koon. (662) 840-0040.
BILL J. BROOKS ELVIS TRIBUTE: 6:30 p.m. June 5 at Evergreen Fish amp& Steak, (662) 963-0370. Free with meal; 6:30 p.m. June 6 at Fawn Grove Restaurant, (662) 282-7323. Free with meal.
MISSISSIPPI FIDDLING CHAMPIONSHIP: May 29-30, Union County Fairgrounds and American Legion building, New Albany. Beginning at 6 p.m. with May 29 with jam sessions plus performances by the Russell Brothers, Rocky Ford String Band, the Larry Wallace Band, more. Competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with mandolin, banjo, dobro, guitar and fiddle. $5/admission. Free/with instrument. RV parking available. (662) 534-1916, www.mississippifiddlers.com.
COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS: 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 30, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians, and Lisa Lambert and the Pine Ridge Boys. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
GOSPEL JUBILEE: 1 p.m. May 30, Union County Courthouse, New Albany. With Unionaires, 5 Inspired, Megan Tate, Reaching Out, Heavens Highway, Fishers of Men, Canaanlanders, Kennedy Family. Donations. (662) 507-2229, 534-4355.
HORSE SHOW: 5 p.m. May 30, Prentiss County Agri-Center, Booneville. Mississippi State Racking Horse Championship and Walking Horse Show. $5/general admission, free/6 and younger. (662) 842-2910, 372-2910.
FLING WITH THE KING DISC GOLF: June 6-7, Veterans Park, Tupelo. Registration 5 to 7 p.m June 5, 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 6. Tee-off at 10 a.m. Registration fees from $20 to $50. (662) 891-2656, discgolf.tupelo.ms.
ELVIS PRESLEY FESTIVAL: June 5-7, Tupelo. Headliners are Jason Michael Carroll on June 6 and Southern rock band Lucero on June 5, plus local talent. Tickets $10 for June 5 and noon to 5 p.m. June 6, and $15 for after 5 on June 6. Tickets bought before May 31 are $20 for weekend pass. Children’s tickets $5/12 and under and free/children under 42 inches tall. Gospel show on June 7. (662) 841-6598, www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
VERONA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6, College and Main streets, Verona. Pancake breakfast, 6-10 a.m., opening ceremony at 10 a.m., motorcycle poker run at 10:30 a.m., pet parade at 11 a.m. and reenactment of Vernon and Gladys Presley’s marriage at 2 p.m. (662) 401-4946, 213-4297.
MISS MISSISSIPPI CONTESTANTS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30, Mall at Barnes Crossing food court. Featuring contestants for Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant. (662) 680-3288, 842-3015.
DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS: June 1-5, Rockwell Center Camp, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $45/Tupelo residents, $50/non-resident. June 3-5, Augustus Center Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $10. June 15-19, Oren Dunn City Museum’s History Hounds Detective Agency Camp, 8 a.m.-noon, $45. July 13-17, Oren Dunn City Museum’s Junior Curator Museum Madness Camp, 8 a.m.-noon, $45. Registration open now. (662) 841-6440 for Rockwell and Augustus Center camps. (662) 841-6438 for museum camps.
CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT: June 12-14, Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield, Baldwyn. 145th anniversary re-enactment. Battle of Brice’s Crossroads at 2 p.m. June 13, Battle of Tupelo at 2 p.m. June 14. Spectator parking across from Bethany A.R. Presbyterian Church for $5 per car per day. Shuttle bus will run from Visitor Center at 607 Grisham Street all day Saturday and Sunday for $2 per person. (662) 365-3969, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY LECTURE: noon May 28, Union County Heritage Museum, New Albany. David Bridges to present program on 1949 wreck of the GMamp&O Rebel train near Cottonplant. Free. (662) 538-0014.
PEGGY WEBB AND ELVIS: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. June 6, Elvis Presley Festival VIP tent on front of Lyric Theatre, Tupelo. Peggy Webb will sign copies of her book, “Elvis and the Dearly Departed.” (662) 841-6598.
CORINTH THEATRE-ARTS’ “CINDERELLA”: 7:30 p.m. May 29-30 and June 5-6, 2 p.m. May 31 and June 7, Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. $10/adults, $5/students. For reservations, (662) 287-2995.
QUEEN FOR A KING PAGEANT: 6 p.m. May 29, Lawhon Elementary School Auditorium, Tupelo. Female contestants age birth through 21. Deadline to enter is May 22. Applications at (662) 841-6598, www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
OUR ARTWORKS: Thru May 31, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Featuring carvings by Robbie Pipkin, and a variety of work by Ruth Weaver and Josh Macalpine. (662) 841-9013.
ARTWORKS: Thru June 12, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Paintings and Works on Paper by Carlyle Wolfe. Contain and Deliver Ceramics Group exhibition. (662) 234-9090.
WALTER ANDERSON EXHIBIT: Thru January, Williams Library, University of Mississippi, Oxford. The 60-piece display, “Walter Anderson and World Literature,” features work inspired by “Son Quixote,” “The Iliad, “Alice in Wonderland.” (662) 915-7408., www.oldmiss.edu/depts/general_library/.
WWE SMACKDOWN AND ECW: 6 p.m. June 2, FedExForum. Tickets start at $15 at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office or (800) 745-3000.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: Thru June 6, Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Featuring works by Lea Alexander, Brooke Foy, Elisha Gold and Chase Malone. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (901) 678-2224.
KEITH URBAN AND SUGARLAND: June 12, FedExForum. Tickets start at $20 at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (901) 525-1515.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: 7:30 p.m. July 2, Mud Island Amphitheatre. Tickets $42.50 to $75 at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, (800) 745-3000.
AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE TOUR 2009: July 26, FedExForum. Tickets $40.50 to $69.50 at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK”: Thru Nov. 13, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. $8/adults, $7.25/seniors, $6.25/children with group rates available. (901) 320-6362, www.memphismuseums.org.