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Energetic DRUMLine! Live Marches into MSU Riley Center on March 18
Energetic DRUMLine! Live Marches into MSU Riley Center on March 18

Get ready for an earthquake of musical energy to hit downtown Meridian. DRUMLine Live! will bring its irresistible drum rhythms, brassy musical arrangements and exuberant showmanship to the MSU Riley Center for a concert on Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.

DRUMLine Live developed from the marching band traditions at historically black colleges and universities.

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Southern Soul Assembly Launches MSU Riley Center's New Series on March 4
Southern Soul Assembly Launches MSU Riley Center's New Series on March 4

Southern Soul Assembly, featuring four of the South’s most perceptive and passionate singer-songwriters, will kick off the MSU Riley Center’s 2017 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series with a concert on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. A free pre-show party with refreshments will begin at 6:30.

The Spring/Summer Series will run through August 19 and will showcase the wide-ranging delights of American popular music.

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'Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat' Brings His Tricks to MSU Riley Center
'Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat' Brings His Tricks to MSU Riley Center

"Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" will visit the MSU Riley Center for a Family Show on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. You know what that means: mischief and mayhem to delight every child in the audience – regardless of chronological age.

The imaginative artist and clever wordsmith known as Dr. Seuss published the book "The Cat in the Hat" in 1957.

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See Whodunit in 'Murder on the Nile' at MSU Riley Center
See Whodunit in 'Murder on the Nile' at MSU Riley Center

The British-American theater company Aquila Theatre celebrates its 25th-anniversary season in high style with a wildly inventive staging of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile." The MSU Riley Center presents the show on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

The classic murder mystery, set in the 1940s, involves a Nile River honeymoon cruise, various characters who may not be what they seem and plenty of dramatic plot twists.

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'The Lightning Thief' Brings Family-Oriented Action to MSU Riley Center
'The Lightning Thief' Brings Family-Oriented Action to MSU Riley Center

A teenage hero undertakes a brave quest and battles legendary monsters in "The Lightning Thief," a high-energy musical updating of Greek myths that will be the MSU Riley Center's next Family Show. The curtain will rise on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Percy Jackson learns that he's more than just an ordinary kid struggling with school. He seems to have accidentally angered some of the Greek gods he’s encountered in his textbooks.

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Kids' Favorite Daniel Tiger Makes the MSU Riley Center His Neighborhood
Kids' Favorite Daniel Tiger Makes the MSU Riley Center His Neighborhood

Little ones will delight in seeing Daniel Tiger and his friends singing and dancing on stage as the MSU Riley Center presents its latest Family Show, "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

This live musical version of the animated PBS TV series of the same name is aimed at preschoolers ages 2 through 4.

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Marsalis Leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at MSU Riley Center
Marsalis Leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at MSU Riley Center

Superstar trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, today's finest jazz ensemble, in a very special evening of education, elegance, and wonderful music at the MSU Riley Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Marsalis, the strikingly gifted trumpeter who has won multiple Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz recordings, helped found the jazz program at New York's prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is music director of the 15-piece orchestra.

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Oak Ridge Boys Bring Their "SOLD OUT" Christmas Show to the MSU Riley Center
Oak Ridge Boys Bring Their "SOLD OUT" Christmas Show to the MSU Riley Center

The Oak Ridge Boys, as part of their 27th annual Christmas Night Out tour, will return to the MSU Riley Center for two hours of holiday cheer on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban will showcase the gospel-derived sound that revolutionized country music in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Cutting-Edge Jessica Lang Dance Comes to MSU Riley Center
Cutting-Edge Jessica Lang Dance Comes to MSU Riley Center

Jessica Lang Dance, America's most inventive and visually striking modern dance company, will perform at the MSU Riley Center on Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Lang, who studied at The Juilliard School, spent more than a decade as an in-demand freelance choreographer before forming her own company in 2011.

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Rick Springfield Brings 'Stripped Down' Solo Concert to MSU Riley Center
Rick Springfield Brings 'Stripped Down' Solo Concert to MSU Riley Center

Singer and pop star Rick Springfield brings his "Stripped Down" show, an intimate solo performance with music and storytelling, to the MSU Riley Center on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Patrons can come early for a pre-show party starting at 6 p.m., with free refreshments.

The show is made possible in part by support from The Riley Foundation.

Springfield vaulted to stardom with the hit song "Jessie's Girl" in 1981.

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Performing Arts
Whether you love legendary music or contemporary sounds, whether you like drama or want to bring the whole family to a lighthearted show, this season will treat you to a wide range of exciting entertainment.
Meetings & Conferences
For a truly memorable experience, the MSU Riley Center provides incomparable meeting space complemented by unparalleled service.
Education
From school performances for students in grades K-12 to Kennedy Center workshops for teachers, our arts education programs deliver top quality.