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“Moonlight, Music, and Meteors” Event at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park
The weather is altering the plans for the Moonlight, Music and Meteors event.
With the thunderstorms on Friday comes a cold front. So not only is Friday rained out, the cold front is dropping the temperature to below 65 degrees during the performance time of the original “rainy day plan date” the Sunday April 23.
This means the Symphony’s instruments will not function well, and we are rescheduling the event entirely.
The new date for the event will be Friday, May 19th .
Saturday May 20th will be the “rainy day plan date”.
The times will remain the same: 7:30pm-10pm
Imagine a night under the stars with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO)! Guests may also visit with area physicists, astronomers, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors during the Lyrid meteor shower! “Moonlight, Music, and Meteors” will be held on April 21, 2023 from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at “The Den” in beautiful LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Tickets are available for $20 at the door or in advance for $15 until Noon on April 20 at https://bit.ly/moonlightmusicmeteors. Concessions will be available (not included with admission).
“We are delighted to provide a creative program of music from Star Wars, Apollo 13, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park to enrich an evening of star and planet-gazing. We look forward to exploring the cross-section of MSO and the Museum’s missions,” said MSO Maestro Crafton Beck.
This collaborative event between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS), the MMNS Foundation, and the MSO is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. “We are grateful for our partners and their support in helping us offer our community a unique evening under the stars that’s fun for the whole family!” said MDWFP Deputy Administrator Angel Rohnke.
“We can always count on the MDWFP to provide quality programming for our community. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to engage their senses of sight and sound, embrace nature, and feel the wonder of music. The partnership that made this event possible speaks to the heart of collective ambition of shared interests and values to improve the quality of life for our citizens and visitors,” said Visit Jackson President & CEO Rickey Thigpen, PhD.
For more information, visit www.mdwfp.com/museum or call (601) 576-6000. Follow us at www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience, www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum, and www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.