FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MSO Presents the 40th Annual Pepsi Pops – “A Blast in the Park”

A popular tradition that will follow State & Municipal Safety requirements 

Jackson, Mississippi, April 28, 2021—On Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:30pm, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra ends its Season of Color with the 40th Annual Pepsi Pops – “A Blast in The Park” at the Ross Barnett Reservoir favorite haunt. Event is sponsored by Brown Bottling Group, who is celebrating their 50th anniversary, EastGroup Properties, iHeart Media and WLBT.

The outdoor event will be emceed by Maggie Wade, Dave Roberts and Marshall Ramsey. Gates open at a new time of 5:30pm and guitarist David Keary will perform from 6:30pm – 7:15pm. Concert begins at 7:30pm with a program that features movie themes, Broadway faves and Pops hits performed by the orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. The line-up includes Burt Bacharach selections, themes from Forrest Gump, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean, “Downton Abbey”, Ashokan “Farewell”, and selections from “Oklahoma”, to name a few. Chairs, blankets and food are welcome. Pepsi products and glowsticks will be available for sale.

Advance tickets ($15) will be available beginning May 10 at Online ticket purchase confirmation email will serve as ticket, which can be printed or shown on smart phone at the gate. Children (ages 4-18) are $5, and under age 3 are free. Tickets will be $20 at the gate. VIP Parking Passes will also be available for $30. There is NO Will Call. Groups will be asked to set up socially distanced, and masks are requested when moving around. No glass, alcohol or tents allowed in The Park. For more information visit our website or find us on Facebook.

40th Annual Pepsi Pops Concert – A Blast in the Park

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra with Crafton Beck, Conductor

Friday, June 4, 2021, 7:30pm

Old Trace Park at the Reservoir
422 Post Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Brown Bottling Group
EastGroup Properties
iHeart Media

Rachael Roberts, Director of Marketing & Box Office


This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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