Box with Text that says The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Mississippi is committed to the safety, health and well-being of our staff and patrons. We were saddened to cancel the remainder of our spring season performances and the many other events planned in the facility starting March 16, 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we reevaluate our situation based on mandates from the university administrators and state and local government agencies. At this point in time, all events scheduled in the Ford Center are cancelled until August 1, 2020. When this COVID-19 Intermission comes to an end, we look forward to welcoming you back into the Ford Center to celebrate the Arts! - Julia Aubrey, Director

Rescheduled Performances

NEW DATE An Evening with Bruce Hornsby, December 4, 2020. Known, for such hits as “The Way It Is” and “Mandolin Rain”, Grammy-winner, Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Tickets purchased for March 17, 2020 will be valid for the new date.

NEW DATE BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical, January 11, 2021. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Stay Tuned for Ticket Sales Announcement!

NEW DATESTOMP, March 4, 2021.The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Tickets purchased for April 21, 2020 will be valid for the new date. Stay Tuned for Ticket Sales Announcement!

View Past Performances by UM Student Ensembles

H.M.S. Pinafore, May 2019 – UM Opera Theatre and Orchestra
Act I               Act II

Ford Center Delivers Arts-themed Masks to Patrons

The Ford Center staff members, Ashley Moss, Virginia Kerrigan and Whitley O’Neal and volunteer, Rene Pulliam sewed 66 cloth masks made with fabric celebrating music and the arts to give to Ford Center patrons to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The masks were wrapped and delivered last week. More material has been ordered. Production on the next set of masks will begin as soon as it arrives.

Left to right: Ford Center House Manager, Ashley Moss, sewing masks. Molissia and Walker Swaney wear their masks to Kroger.

Weekly Email Updates

Email 1: NEW DATE! An Evening with Bruce Hornsby
Email 2: STOMP Rescheduled! 2020-21 Sneak Peek – Shows for the Whole Family
Email 3: 2020-21 Sneak Peek – The Queen’s Cartoonists
Email 4: 2020-21 Sneak Peek – Beautiful, The Carole King Musical Rescheduled!
Email 5: Opera “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” Available to View Online
Email 6: 2020-21 Sneak Peek – Andreas Klein Concert Project with Fine Arts Photographer, Andreas Rentsch
Email 7: IN THE FORD CENTER – Chancellor Emeritus, Robert C. Khayat Welcomes Freshman to the Ford Center and Ole Miss
Email 8: UM Opera Theatre and Orchestra’s Performance of “H. M. S. Pinafore” Available to View Online
Email 9: 2020-21 Sneak Peek – The World of Musicals
Email 10: 2020-21 Sneak Peek – The Fannie Lou Hamer Story Live Stream for Juneteenth, Friday, June 19