Posts Tagged ‘events’

BancorpSouth Arena officials fighting scalpers

by Published: January 10,2012

Tags: arenas, concerts, entertainment, events, online, scalping, tickets

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Arena’s officials have announced a new concert — Eric Church in April — and with that comes the battle to keep concert tickets in the hands of real — and local — music fans. Ticket scalping has jumped from street corners to shady websites. Scalpers are legally buying tickets and are reselling […] [...]

Warrior Dash bringing the party to Jackson; economic impact could be as much as $5M

Most running events don’t feature a costume party and live music among beer tents post-race. The Warrior Dash isn’t most running events, however. And having one in your town usually means big money. The event is hosted in more than 20 states as well as Australia and British Columbia and the average turnout is 15,000 […] [...]

Councilmen to meet in special session over budget

by Published: September 12,2011

Tags: budget, events, municipal government, museums, tourism, visitors

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will meet in special session tomorrow for another look at the budget and to decide on funding for Cruisin’ the Coast, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. The Sun Herald reports the city’s contribution to agencies still totals $1.8 million a year. Last […] [...]

CVB board delays final budget approval

by Published: August 14,2011

Tags: budget, events, tourism, visitors

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors has delayed final approval of the its proposed 2012 budget. The board wants to see which events that get promotion money generate the most tourism business. The bureau’s advertising assistance grant program, which helps defray the costs of out-of-town advertising for local events, is […] [...]

Commission drafts Convention Center District plan

BILOXI — Coast Coliseum Commission members have drafted a Convention Center District master plan that they expect to recommend to city planners by the end of summer. The Sun Herald reports coliseum director Bill Holmes showed the plan to members yesterday at the Commission’s monthly meeting. In the first draft, the commission will recommend the […] [...]

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