November 4, 2017
Downtown Tupelo, Mississippi
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
in celebrating 10 years in North Mississippi.
To show its thanks for the community’s support since groundbreaking 10 years ago, Toyota Mississippi is hosting “Back Porch Blues,” a FREE outdoor community concert featuring a powerhouse lineup that has a little something for everyone.
Through collaboration with community partners, Toyota has shown that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen. The automaker is an engaged and impactful member of the community, working with nonprofit agencies to help to build an even stronger community.
The company’s commitment so far:
- Local donations of more than $3.4 million
- Plus, ongoing volunteer efforts and over 25,000 hours of volunteer work.
To mark its 10-year anniversary, Toyota Mississippi will announce a special donation to a community partner during the Back Porch Blues event. The donation, valued at $60,000, is sure to get motors racing.
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. This stunning work isn’t just soul stirring, it’s also soul baring, and the combination is absolutely devastating to behold. You don’t just listen to this record—you experience it. So it’s entirely fitting that the self-titled album will bear the iconic logo of Stax Records, because at certain moments Rateliff seems to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. But as this gifted multi-instrumentalist honors the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he’s also setting out into audacious new territory.
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
To describe the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, trumpet player Gregory Davis employs a tried-and-true New Orleans-centric analogy: “It ends up being like a pot of gumbo – you drop in a little okra, drop in a little shrimp, you drop in some crabs. Before you know it, you’ve mixed in all these different ingredients and you’ve got a beautiful soup. That was our approach to music early on and it still is today.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the concert free?
Will there be reserved seating at the concert?
No, there is no reserved seating. You will need to bring you own chairs or blanket.
Is there designated parking for the concert?
No, Downtown Tupelo parking lots will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Will there be food available at the concert?
Yes, there will be food and beverages for purchase at the concert venue.
Where is the concert?
The outdoor concert is at the Fairpark Amphitheater.
What if it rains?
The outdoor concert will go on, rain or shine.
What can I bring?
Chairs or blankets
What can I NOT bring
The following items are not permitted at the concert venue:
Outside food or beverages
Detachable lens photo or video cameras
Weapons of any kind