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September 2020

Public Hearing for Medical Marijuana Initiative

September 30, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
Free

FREE - Tickets are required. Please call (662) 915-7411 for tickets! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2020 CONTACT: Kendra James, (601) 359 6349 PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE JACKSON – The Secretary of State's Office will host a series of public hearings regarding Initiative Measure No. 65 (medical marijuana) in each of the old five Congressional districts, as required by State law. Initiative Measure No. 65 and the legislative alternative, Alternative Measure No. 65A, will be on the 2020 General Election ballot. The public hearings…

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October 2020

Safety Protocols for Fall Events

October 6, 2020

https://youtu.be/OujUd9xZIqs Masks are required at all times in the building Maintain physical distancing in lobby, theatre, backstage Controlled entrances and exit Elevators and restrooms have limited occupancy Staircase traffic designated in one direction Staircase traffic designated in one direction Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the building Reserved seating only Digital ticketing only Seating is limited to 25% capacity to observe physical distancing

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The Queen’s Cartoonists

October 6, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Ticket Now on Sale! Call the UM Box Office for Tickets - 662-915-7411 $30 Orchestra/Parterre, $25 Mezzanine $20 Balcony $30 Tier 1 Box Seat, $25 Tier 2 Box Seat 20% UM Faculty/Staff/Retiree Discount is available at the UM Box Office. UM Student Tickets are $10 for all seats. Student tickets are available at the UM Box Office. UM student ID is required. The Queen’s Cartoonists play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. The performances are synchronized to video projections…

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November 2020

UM Jazz Ensembles

November 17, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Free

The jazz concert features the Mississippians, the Collegians, and two jazz combos. It's a chance to see live music safely, said Michael Worthy, director of the Mississippians. "We'll follow Ford Center safety protocols, including masks for performers and audience members," he said. Reserved seating will ensure appropriate distancing, Tickets are free.

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December 2020

Holiday Village

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Free

2020 Holiday Village December 3-17, 2020 Enjoy the magic of the Ford Center’s Holiday Village!  This year the Holiday Village will be a little different. It is moving to the main stage to allow for safe physical distancing for our visitors. Featured are the Gingerbread Houses, Ceramic Winter Village with a working train, and our North Pole Mailbox direct to Santa! Another special feature is a LEGO Gingerbread House built by the Ford Center staff. Send a letter to Santa!…

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February 2021

Black History Month Concert

February 25 @ 7:30 PM
Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 351 University Ave.
University, MS 38677 United States

Concert Program with Notes                         Funding provided in part by the Campus Connection Fund supported by Nancye B. Starnes and the Madison Charitable Foundation Fund

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March 2021

TEDX-University of Mississippi

March 9 @ 7:00 PM

TEDxUniversityofMississippi is a student-run organization that focuses on ideas worth sharing.  Speakers from different backgrounds will take the stage to share their stories in 8-12 minutes. Founded in 2015, TEDxUniversityofMississippi has produced 34 TEDx videos that are available on YouTube. As of May 2019, the videos have been viewed a total of 1.2 million times. For more information about this event, please visit our website at tedxuniversityofmississippi.com.  

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LOU Symphony Orchestra

March 22 @ 7:30 PM

The LOU Symphony Orchestra performs live with 2020 Concerto Competition winners Angelina Meeks and Will Hamilton on Monday, March 22nd at 7:30 at the Ford Center. The program includes a clarinet concerto by Finzi, and "Creation of the World" by Milhaud. This is a live-only performance. Tickets are $10 ($5 if you have a UM ID) and can be reserved through the UM Box Office at 915-7411 or umbo@olemiss.edu. The audience will be limited due to distancing requirements, so get…

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April 2021

From the Met to Broadway and Back Again – UM Opera Theatre

April 17 @ 7:30 PM

From the Met to Broadway and Back Again - UM Opera Theatre To purchase tickets, call 662-915-7411.   Scenes from Die Zauberflöte • The Light in the Piazza Die Entführung aus dem Serail • Cinderella The Yeomen of the Guard • Hansel and Gretel The Ballad of Baby Doe The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Two Different Programs, Two Different Dates!    

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From the Met to Broadway and Back Again – UM Opera Theatre

April 18 @ 3:00 PM

From the Met to Broadway and Back Again - UM Opera Theatre To purchase tickets, call 662-915-7411.   Scenes from Die Zauberflöte • The Light in the Piazza Die Entführung aus dem Serail • Cinderella The Yeomen of the Guard • Hansel and Gretel The Ballad of Baby Doe The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Two Different Programs, Two Different Dates!

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