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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

County hears first report on blues concert

Friday’s event at the Tunica Arena & Exposition Center was seen as a sort of test case for the use of the facility for live music. Earlier this month, publicist Tony Jones described the upcoming event as a “live feasibility study” for future use of the arena. Jones told county supervisors on May 7 that VIP tickets on the floor had sold out and that attendance could reach 3,500 to 5,000 people.

Jones returned to a county meeting this week to give a preliminary report, saying promoters New Vision Live “hoped to move forward” and book another show in the near future, perhaps to coincide with the Southern Heritage Classic in the fall.

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