Festival of Music, tours set for weekend

Published 12:11 am Thursday, May 19, 2016

NATCHEZ — This weekend in the Miss-Lou offers the usual: great music, a chance to see old friends and the kick-off of some historical tours.

The weather is expected to start off dreary with thunderstorms predicted for Friday, but clear skies and highs in the low 80s will make the rest of the weekend perfect for enjoying outdoor activities.

Natchez Festival of Music

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The Natchez Festival of Music continues this weekend with three shows for varying music tastes.

For those interested in classical music, the festival will present “Impressions and Expressions: Classical Music of our Time.”

The concert will explore classical music that is changing the classical music world today.

It will take place at First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, with a cash bar opening at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20

The British are taking over Friday night as the festival presents “The British Invasion of Natchez.”

Music from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Who and British bands will be played.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. with a cash bar opening at 6 p.m. Admission to the event at Natchez Performing Arts Center at Margaret Martin is $25.

The last festival performance of the weekend takes place Saturday night.

“Show Boat,” the 1927 musical, will be performed at the Natchez Performing Arts Center at Margaret Martin.

The show starts at 7 p.m., with a cash bar opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $40.

Tickets can be purchased at natchezfestivalofmusic.com.

McCall/East Franklin School Reunion

The McCall and East Franklin School reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at McCall Creek Baptist Church.

Activities include a program and lunch prepared by the local cafe at McCall Creek.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the expense of food and rent for use of the church.

For more information, contact Billy Mullins at 601-643-2345.

Tea and Tombstones Cemetery Tour

Sunday afternoon kicks off the first of the Tea and Tombstones Cemetery Tours.

The tour promises the chance to explore four of Natchez’s many historic cemeteries.

Four of eight will be chosen by Lee Jones, who is leading the tours.

Possibilities include Brandon Children’s Cemetery, Dunbar Cemetery, Ogden Cemetery, Elgin Cemetery, Dunbarton Cemetery, The Cliffs Cemetery, Jefferson Cemetery or Shields Cemetery.

The $25 tickets for this weekend are sold out, however two more opportunities will exist for those interested to explore the cemeteries through the tour on June 12 and Sept. 18.

Refreshments are included in the ticket cost.

The tour begins at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center at 2:15 p.m.