Follow Your Passion.
is another exciting chapter in Mississippi’s
cultural celebration. Offering a wealth of
cultural, artistic and educational experiences, the MSU Riley Center features the
Grand Opera House of Mississippi, fully
restored to its grandeur of the 1890s.
The Southern Mississippi Symphony
Orchestra at the University of Southern
Mississippi in Hattiesburg brings internationally renowned artists to Mississippi and
attracts attention across the nation. As the
oldest symphony orchestra in Mississippi,
you can always expect excellence in their
We invite you to experience Mississippi’s
musical heritage as well as other cultural
activities and attractions that make Mississippi the unique destination it has always been.
Enjoy year-round outdoor adventure
from sport fishing off the Gulf Coast to
cycling the rolling hills of the Natchez Trace
Parkway. While you’re here, sample the endless, authentic dining experiences from down
home cooking to fine dining. Play championship golf courses throughout the state at
great values and an easy pace. Try your luck
at 24-hour casinos with exciting gaming, upscale shopping and luxurious spas. Delve into
Mississippi’s unique history from Civil War
trails to Civil Rights highlights. Experience
one-of-a-kind cultural opportunities including music and literary attractions, handmade
arts and crafts as well as fine arts showcased
across the state.
Mississippi’s Gulf Coast offers 26 miles of
white beaches, world-class golf courses, casino gaming, sport fishing and a nature lover’s
paradise, the Pascagoula River.
Veteran Blues musician, Super Chikan, plays in Clarksdale and
around the world.
Mississippi is the birthplace of America’s music. Blues, country, rock ’n roll—they
all started right here. From blues legends Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and B.B. King
to the king of rock ’n roll, Elvis Presley, to
the father of country music, Jimmie Rodgers
—the only place you’ll find the history, heritage, legends and folklore that surround the
sounds of America’s music is Mississippi.
Blues Trail markers are placed at key
sites in Mississippi to honor blues musicians
and give visitors insight into this unique
musical heritage. Follow the trail and you’ll
gain a firsthand appreciation for the people
and places that inspired the invention of
The Mississippi State University (MSU)
Riley Performing Arts Center in Meridian