Desoto County News

Mid-South Fair announces stellar music lineup

More than 20 acts set to perform Sept. 21-Oct. 1

Photo: Brian Kelley is one of the artists to appear during the Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven. (Courtesy photo)

The Mid-South Fair, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, announced the music lineup for its annual event set for Sept. 21-Oct. 1 at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. All performances will be held outdoors on the Main Stage and are free with Fair admission. The schedule features more than 20 acts and DJs spread out across nine days of the Fair’s 11-day run. 

The full music lineup is as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 21: Lauren Watkins at 6:45 p.m. and Brian Kelley at 7:45 p.m. presented by 99.7 The Wolf.
  • Friday, Sept. 22: Charvey at 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy at 7 p.m. and Pokey Bear at 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24: Latin musicians perform throughout the day, including Brazeros Musical De Durango, Los Caminanes De Humberto Nabarro, Sonora Tropicana, Los Del Zello Oficial, Alianza Juvenil, Los Galvan De Gto and Alegria Rivereña.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26: Reagan Strange at 5:15 p.m., Visible Worship Collective at 5:45 p.m. and Cochren & Co at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: JR Moore at 7 p.m. and Scotty McCreery at 8 p.m. presented by 99.7 The Wolf.
  • Friday, Sept. 29: Soundbox at 6 p.m., The Persians at 7:15 p.m. and StopGap Solution at 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30: DJ Saint at 4 p.m., Bassventura at 5 p.m., DJ Marcat at 6 p.m., Jayy Snow at 7 p.m. and Glow Party at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Gospel musicians perform throughout the day, including LaTocha, Damon Little, Otis Kemp, Darrel Petties, Hallelujah Highlights Memphis, Julian Cross, Priscilla Bowden, Shawn Xavier Jones & The Company and more presented by 95.7 Hallelujah FM.

“Regardless of age or experience, whether you call our community home or are just passing through, the musical lineup for this year is a treasure trove,” said Todd Mastry, Landers Center’s executive director. “We’ve not only secured the return of familiar local talents like Reagan Strange and JR Moore, who have previously graced our stage, but we’ve also proudly added Florida-Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and country music hitmaker, Scotty McCreery, to our roster. Each of our nine unique concert days holds a special experience that will be fun for the whole family to enjoy.”

For more information about what to expect during the 2023 Mid-South Fair and its music lineup, please visit

Bob Bakken

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