- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is holding a free pops concert as part of the Memorial Day weekend celebration at Vicksburg National Military Park.

Organizers say in a news release that last year’s event was such a success they wanted to do it again.

The concert is Saturday at 7 p.m. on the grounds in front of the park’s Visitor Center.

Francis Koury, who is with the Four Seasons of the Arts, one of the organizers for the event, says the concert will be mix of popular and patriotic music.

The concert is also sponsored by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign. It is funded with a grant from the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative through the National Park Service.

A wreath laying ceremony at the cemetery is Monday.

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