Miss. Choctaw Indian Fair brings top entertainment to the stage

Special to the Mississippi Link

Top country, gospel and rock entertainment takes the stage this year at the 59th Annual Mississippi Choctaw Indian Fair in beautiful Choctaw, Miss. on July 9-12, 2008.

A new twist on entertainment will be featured this year as three different genres of music, Country, Gospel and Alternative Rock, will be highlighted each night.

Beginning Wednesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., don’t miss your chance to see Choctaw traditions and culture at its finest at the annual Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant as contestants vie for the highly-coveted title of Choctaw Indian Princess.

Country music artists Jason Michael Carroll and Emerson Drive hit the amphitheater stage Thursday, July 10. At 7 p.m., country music newcomer Jason Michael Carroll, performs chart-topping singles like “Alyssa Lies,” and “Livin’ Our Love Song.” Headlining the night will be Emerson Drive at 8:30 p.m. This super hot country act with hits like “You Still Own Me” and “Moments” will be an act you won’t forget!

Top gospel acts take center stage July 11 for the Gospel Jubilee featuring hugely poplar Contemporary Christian band, MercyMe. The Jubilee starts at 7 p.m. with a variety of gospel sounds and music you don’t want to miss, Topping off the night, MercyMe takes the stage performing some of their biggest hits including mega crossover hit “I Can Only Imagine,” and current hits like “So Long Self.”

Closing out festivities on July 12, the fair brings to the stage alternative and blues superstars, Indigenous and Los Lonely Boys. At 7 p.m., guitar maestro Indigenous takes the stage. This stellar guitarist, singer and songwriter performs an eclectic blues-rock set reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. His hits include “Runaway” and “The Way You Shake.” Don’t miss your chance to see Los Lonely Boys as they take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Best known for their Grammy-award winning hit “Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys are set to follow up their hugely successful self-titled album with this summer’s next hit album, Sacred. They will awe the crowd with their stunning fusion of electric blues and soulful grooves. This is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss.

Don’t forget Family Night on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. The night features local gospel talents at the Dance Ground, stickball games and enjoy reduced carnival ride rates Tuesday night only.

In addition to the spectacular entertainment the fair has to offer, fairgoers can enjoy four fun-filled days of Choctaw culture and spirit including Tribal arts, crafts, dances, foods, and the thrilling action of World Championship Stickball. The fair offers fun for young and old alike, from exhilarating rides and contests to chart-topping, country, gospel and rock entertainers. There’s something for everyone at the Choctaw Indian Fair.

Tickets for all acts and other fair activities are: $15 for adult season passes, $10 for adult day passes, $10 for student season passes and $5 for student day passes. Children five and under get in free.

To learn more visit www.choctawindianfair.com.

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