Saturday, June 24, 2017

Miss Vicksburg Crowned Miss Mississippi!

Anne Elizabeth Buys is crowned Miss Mississippi 2017 during the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Miss., on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post)

Miss America, Savvy Shields, Outgoing Queen, Miss Mississippi, Laura Lee Lewis crowning Incoming Queen, Anne Elizabeth Buys (Miss Vicksburg) Miss Mississippi.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Douglas The Camel Returns!

Have you ever met a camel? Now is your chance!

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Doug Baum and his camels of the Texas Camel Corps. Mr. Baum’s camels will be here representing Old Douglas, a camel that served with the 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry during the siege and campaign of Vicksburg in 1863.

The camels will be available to visit at the ‘Old Superintendent’s Quarters’ inside t...he park. This event is free; however, visitors are required to pay the entrance fee to the park.

For more information and directions please call (601) 636-0583

Times: Saturday June 24 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Live Cannon Firings

With the support of the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign, the National Park Service Living History cannon crew from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will be encamped at Vicksburg Military Park for the July 4th weekend.

Live cannon firing programs will be offered at Battery de Goyler (Tour Stop 1) at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 every day from July 1-4th. Simultaneously there will be living history programs representing the Confederate experience across the battlefield in the vicinity of the Louisiana Monument. Visitors who attend the programs at the Louisiana Monument will be able to experience the soundwave and percussion wave from the cannon firings. Visitors are encouraged to attend programs at both Battery deGoyler and at the Louisiana Monument to experience both sides of the siege.

At 4pm on July 3rd, a park ranger will present a short presentation at the surrender site on Pemberton Avenue, 154 years after the surrender interview between Generals Grant and Pemberton.

Living History events are also scheduled for July 22-23 and August 5-6. More information will be released as it becomes available. All events are free, but normal entrance fees apply. 
By Michael Logue

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Miss Mississippi 2017 Pageant

Vicksburg, MS

The 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant is June 21-24, 2017, with preliminaries on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, all beginning at 8:00 pm. The final is Saturday, June 24, at 8:00 pm.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MS Bicentennial Symphony at Sunset


MS Bicentennial Symphony at Sunset

Hosted by Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign

Join us for an Outdoor Pops Concert with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at no charge on the hallowed grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend.

The concert will be Saturday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the park in front of the VNMP Visitor Center. Handicapped parking is available in the VNMP Visitor Center parking lot. Offsite parking is available at the Outlets of Vicksburg with free shuttles running from 5:00 p.m. until the... last guest leaves the park.

A special pre-show concert featuring the Patrick Smith Band will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by MSO at 7:00 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for an evening of music in a truly sacred place.

This year celebrates the 200th birthday of the State of Mississippi.

Friends of VNMP and Campaign is grateful to our generous sponsors from both Friends of VNMP and Campaign and Four Seasons of the Arts who make this event possible for the community, especially the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Development Authority who are sponsors of this year's concert in celebration of Mississippi's Bicentennial.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Leaf River Blues Band Playing @ The Big Muddy

Leaf River Blues Band and Friends (Delta Blues)

Public · Hosted by The BIG MUDDY and Vicksburg Blues Society
Tomorrow at 7 PM - 10 PM
1414 Washington St., Vicksburg, Mississippi  39180


The Leaf River Blues Blues Band was founded in 2005 by Bobby D. Benison. Bobby is an exceptional guitarist, playing old blues "finger style". Their influences include Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James and Robert Johnson.

This very special performance will include:
Bobby D. Benison (Guitars and Harmonica)
Jimmy Burge (Bass)
Bobby Coleman (Drums)
Nathan Bankston (Vocals)
Jim Grantham (Keys)
Stan Bryant (Guitar)
Tabatha Saulsberry (Vocals)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Collages of Bluz Cruz 13

A few collages from Saturday's Bluz Cruz 22 mile paddle race into Vicksburg, MS by Paul Ingram.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vicksburg Riverfest 2017

This very talented and bright young girl designed our t-shirt for the festival this year! Danielle Shehane, you rock! They look amazing!!

30 Years & Still Rockin'!
April 7-8

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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