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Pepsi Pops – 42nd Annual Blast in The Park

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $20
Pepsi Pops 2023 is FRiday, June 2 at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Pepsi Pops 2023 is FRiday, June 2 at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Friday, June 2, 2023
The twinkling waters of the Rez offer a picnic-perfect setting for families, couples, youngsters, and oldsters to soak up the beloved pops standards that make this concert an annual draw. Add in bobbing boats, a picturesque sunset and starry skies topped-off with fireworks, and you’ve got an unforgettable outdoor experience!

Lawn chairs, blankets, shorts and snacks — this casual concert brings all the orchestral oomph of the rest of the season, but with the pops punch, swinging vibe and outdoor breeze that’ve been magnets for this season-ending splash for decades. Bike riders, hikers, boaters and drivers converge on Old Trace Park to soak up sweet sounds at one of the metro area’s loveliest spots.

This year’s concert features tunes you’ll recognize and enjoy, with selections from stage and screen — James Bond films, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Spiderman, Evita and Lord of the Rings — as well as chart-toppers such as Moon River and Killing Me Softly with His Song.

WELCOME: Chairs, blankets, and picnics 
NOT WELCOME: Glass, alcohol, and tents
5:30pm: Gates Open
6:30pm: Pre-Concert Entertainment by David Keary and Friends
7:30pm: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Crafton Beck, Music Director and Conductor
Fireworks: in conjunction with concert finale

Bottled Bubbles:  Sold at MSO Central in the grass. Cash and cards accepted.


Digio Strategies Jackson logos of 6 stations. Your Hometown Country US 96, Y-101, Mix 98-7, 93-5 the Legend, Blues 93-1 and 102 point 1 The Box

Advance tickets ($15). Tickets ($20) are also be available at the gate. Cash and Cards are accepted.

Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Click Purchase Ticket button below. Tickets shown on devices are acceptable as are printed tickets for entry. The QR code must be present.

Parking in the lot to the west of the park is free.

A $35 VIP Parking Pass permits parking in the lot closest to the green space and is accessible through the gate located on Post Road.

In-Advance Purchase Parking Passes may be requested in advance (with MSO Patron Services by phone or email).  Parking requests cannot be processed after noon May 8; please purchase at the gate. Paid passes in advance will be mailed by USPS on or before Monday, May 8. Request a pass with the button below and set up a time to pay by card over the phone with MSO Patron Services.

Gate Purchase Parking Passes can be purchased at the VIP Entry Gate off Post Road event day. Cash and cards accepted.

Map of Pepsi Pops parking and festivities.




Food truck vendors will be on site.
Green Ghost Tacos
Which Wich
Chunky Dunks Sweets Truck

Brown Bottling will have ice-cold Pepsi products for sale.


WELCOME: Chairs, blankets, and picnics 
NOT WELCOME: Glass, alcohol, umbrellas and tents



Tuesday, May 16 @8:00 AM

1. Pepsi Pops 2023 will be held Friday, June 2, 2023.
2. Tickets and parking passes for the May 12 date will be honored. 

Thursday, May 11 @1:30 PM

1. Pepsi Pops 2023 must be postponed due to the weather pattern forecast for Old Trace Park.
2.  A potential new date is Friday, June 2. Confirmation will come early next week.
3. Tickets and parking passes for today’s event will be honored for the future event.

Thursday, May 11 @9:00 AM

1. Pepsi Pops will proceed as scheduled this evening. We continue to monitor the weather forecast.
2. If needed further weather-related updates will be shared later today here and MSO’s Facebook/Instagram.

Wed. May 10 @1:00 PM

1. A weather determination will be shared Friday, 5/12 about Pepsi Pops.
2. MSO’s Facebook, Instagram, and website will share the most up-to-date information.
3. Should Pepsi Pops need to be postponed, tickets and parking passes will be honored for the new date.

Thank you for your long-time support of MSO’s Pepsi Pops. 


June 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $20
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Old Trace Park at the Rez
422 Post Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157 United States
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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
+1 123 2345 678
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