Down on Main July 21 Artists Announced!

The Down on Main free summer concert series kicks off Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Fairpark.

This month’s free concert will feature the bluegrass band, Town Mountain, based out of Asheville, N.C.

Budlight and Coca-Cola products will be available to purchase that night. Local food trucks will also be available. Official 2016 Down on Main merchandise can be purchased during the event.

2016 marks the eighth summer of the Down on Main free summer concerts. The series is planned by a group of volunteers in partnership with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. 


ABOUT TOWN MOUNTAIN: The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. Town Mountain was formed out of the fertile music scene of Asheville; locate in the mountains of western North Carolina. After recording their first two albums, Town Mountain signed with Pinecastle Records label. That led to a pair of acclaimed recordings with 2011’s “Steady Operator” as well as “Leave The Bottle.” In 2013, Town Mountain received “Band of the Year” and lead singer Robert Greer for “Vocalist of the Year” at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass convention. The band includes Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, and Nick DiSebastian on Bass.

ABOUT DAPHNE & THE MYSTERY MACHINES: Daphne Culver went from turning wrenches to turning heads on stage with the help of Jenn Palmer, a fiery redhead with a voice and a story that will leave you covered in goosebumps. The two of them joined forces very naturally with a kindred friendship and a common love for music as an outlet. They sing of love, loss, death, addiction, hope, and the occasional lack there of. Daphne and the Mystery Machines have been on quite an extensive festival tour, and has plans to continue to bring this unique musical experience to music festivals across the US and to do a radio tour after the debut album releases.

67th Annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) is thrilled to announce the 67th annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will be held Friday, December 4th in downtown Tupelo. The 2015 theme for the Christmas Parade will be “A Night of Lights” and our grand marshals will be Major Jeff Daniels and his wife celebrating the Salvation Army Campaign to build a new wing to the homeless shelter.

DTMSA is honored to partner with Express Employment and welcome the Express Clydesdales to their second appearance in the annual event. These specific Clydesdales were also guests in the 2012 parade.

The 67th annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will be Friday, December 4th on the streets of downtown Tupelo.  The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Groups can register to be in the parade by downloading the application HERE
or picking up an application at the DTMSA office, located at 108 S. Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo. The registration deadline is Friday, November 6th. Any entries postmarked after November 6th will be accepted until November 13th if space is available and must include a $25 late fee.

Reed’s is the title sponsor of the annual parade. They are a 110-year-old department store in downtown Tupelo and are a long time supporter of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.

Chili Fest Tickets Available

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) will host the 16th annual Chili Fest on Friday, October 16th.  The one-day festival will be held on South Broadway Street between Main and Troy and will consist of lunch, music and a chili cook-off.

Lunch will be served from 11:00am – 1:30pm. Patrons will receive a bowl of chili, provided by annual sponsor BBQ by Jim, with all of the fixins’ for $5.00. Patrons are invited back at 5:00pm for the chili cook-off portion of the event. For $10.00 patrons will be able to sample chili from all of the registered teams. Awards will be presented at the end of the night, including a “Crowd Favorite”. Tickets are available now at the DTMSA office located on South Broadway Street or online HERE.

The 16th Annual Chili Fest is presented by AT&T and sponsored by Bud Light.  “This is a great Downtown event and we are proud supporters of community events,” said Tommy Taylor of Bud Light.