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Paul Thorn, Sara Evans to headline Elvis Festival entertainment

Paul Thorn and Sara Evans will be the headline acts at the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival June 4-7 in downtown Tupelo The lineup for Friday, June 5 has Memphis Jones as the opening act, followed by Thorn. On Saturday, June 6, the opener is Charlie Worsham, followed by Evans. The Fairpark stage will kick each night off with an Elvis […]

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Posted in Business news, Elvis Presley, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Tupelo Center Positivity

Tupelo Tourism Leadership Program taking applications

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Tourism Leadership Program. Designed to create a core of knowledgeable people with a unique, first-hand experience of the vast components of Tupelo’s tourism product, the program is open to anyone working in the hospitality industry.  “The Tourism Leadership Program helps educate members of […]

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Tupelo Center Positivity

Tupelo CVB wins several tourism awards at state conference

At the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, which wrapped up today, the City of Tupelo was well represented, winning four awards via the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.  • CVB of the Year • Promotion of the Year for its “Center of Positivity” campaign • Attraction of the Year for […]

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Tupelo Oktoberfest

Tupelo Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 30 in Fairpark

Ready for some music, beer and food, German style?  Then prepare for Tupelo Oktoberfest. Details are just now being rolled out, but Fairpark will be the site of the Tupelo Oktoberfest on Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no admission charge, but a $30 wristband for adults over 21 gives them access to […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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Kay Bain

Kay and Buddy Bain exhibit opens at Tupelo CVB

At the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, an exhibit opened today, highlighting Kay and Buddy Bain‘s extensive music career, which took them to the Grand Ole Opry several times, as well as an appearance on “Hee Haw.”  “Kay and Buddy were pioneers in the music industry,” said CVB Executive Director Neal McCoy. “We’ve been blessed to have […]

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