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In 2010, local and state leaders made Meridian, MS's reputation for quality entertainment official by declaring in Meridian the state’s first designated entertainment district.
Meridian, Mississippi's culture is all inclusive with theater, art, music and fun – most within the historic districts in the area.
Meridian, Mississippi is a haven for community actors, directors and patrons of the performing arts.
Proceeds from annual festivals such as 59Twenty Music Festival and Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival in Meridian, MS go to help good causes.
Meridian, Mississippi's Dentzel Carousel is a beloved family friendly attraction and National Historic Landmark located in Highland Park.
Meridian, MS Mardi Gras festivities include a gumbo cook-off, crawfish boil, block party and a Battle of the Bands competition, as well as a popular pet parade.
Live music scene in Meridian, MS features the Meridian Underground Music Exchange and the Sucarnochee Review.
MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS is a performing arts center, a conference center, an educational center and a catalyst for downtown revitalization.
Meridian is known as The Strategic Center of the South. Due to its location, major industries such as military, which includes Naval Air Station Meridian and Key Field, manufacturing, and health care thrive here. The city is also the first in the state with a Designated Entertainment District. Other popular attractions include nine historic districts, MSU's Riley Theater, Meridian Little Theater and the Dentzel Carousel, which dates from 1896.
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