- Associated Press - Monday, May 19, 2014

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Some DeSoto County businesses are hoping to capitalize on a country music festival that’s moving from Tunica to Southaven.

Delta Country Jam announced last week that the festival, set for Friday through Sunday, was moving from the grounds of Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino to the Snowden Grove Ampitheater.

Liz Eason, manager of the Fillin Station Grille across the street from the park tells WATN-TV (https://bit.ly/1nfaV2Y ) that the restaurant hopes to capitalize on the crowds from the park across the street.

Festival organizers say in a news release that they needed to move to a location with a permanent stage to cut costs after a financial backer died. Organizers say the festival, headlined this year by Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bently, will return to Tunica in 2015.

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