HATTIESBURG, MS. - Hattiesburgers have a fun-filled agenda for the next two and half weeks. Festival South is back for its 8th year in a row in Hub-City.
The Hattiesburg Concert Association presents Mississippi's only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area's rich creative economy.
Artistic Director Mike Lopinto said its a perfect time to for Hattiesburg since University Southern Mississippi's baseball team will host NCAA Regional this weekend.
“And again with the Regional here and so many people coming, probably never been here before, what a great time" said Lopinto.
He said, "If you know people that are coming, to invite them, and say 'hey, you’re going to this game, but after this we could go do this or before the game we can go to this'."
Along with celebrating music, art, and shows, Festival South is celebrating Mississippi's bicentennial year.
The state will celebrate its 200th year anniversary of statehood with a reflection on Mississippi's history and culture.
Festival South will highlight events honoring people, places, and achievements in the arts.
For more information on Festival South you can click here.