Got your free Band Perry Tickets? If not, you better get them soon

The state’s biggest party is rapidly approaching. Less than two weeks remain until the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport. The two-day party concludes Saturday, April 1, with a free concert featuring The Band Perry, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and Paul Thorn.

Celebration organizers say more than 12,000 tickets had been issued as of Tuesday.

“The free tickets were available online and there are no more online tickets available,” Gulfport city spokesman Chris Vignes said.

If you missed the window to grab the tickets online, do not fret; there are still some tickets out there. However, when they are gone, no more tickets will be issued.

Tickets can be obtained at participating Wal-Mart stores in exchange for canned goods. There is a limit of one ticket per person for the donation of one or more canned food items. The donated items will be used to help feed those in need along the Coast.

While tickets are going quickly for the April 1 show, there are still tickets left for the March 31 concert featuring Coast Big Band. The tickets available at the Sun Herald office at 205 DeBuys Road in Gulfport in exchange for a canned item or they can be found online.

Tickets for the April 1 festivities can be found at the following Wal-Marts:


9350-A U.S. 49 North


235 Frontage Road


4253 Denny Avenue


2681 C.T. Switzer Drive


460 U.S. 90


3615 Sangani Blvd.

Pass Christian

1617 East Beach Blvd.