Mayor: Vicksburg may pull the plug on downtown dusk concerts

Photo Credit: City of Vicksburg
Photo Credit: City of Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Small crowds could mean that a downtown concert program funded by the city of Vicksburg, may not last.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. tells The Vicksburg Post that “Downtown at Dusk” hasn’t been getting the attendance and participation he thought it would. He said the city might better spend its money elsewhere.

Flaggs said, the Vicksburg Main Street organization or a nonprofit will have to take the concert series over if it is to continue.

Kim Hopkins, the executive director of Main Street, said the group would be happy to take over “Downtown at Dusk,” and has been looking for ways to draw more people. However, she also said the group’s budget is tight.

Hopkins said the last concert this year will be Sept. 29.

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