Gulfport preparing for Saturday's Edwin McCain Concert

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport leaders are expecting a large turnout Saturday night when pop star Edwin McCain takes the stage in Downtown for a free concert.

The show is part of Gulfport's City Stage Concert Series which is designed to attract more visitors to the downtown area. City officials said they hope people, in for the concert, will spill over into local bars and restaurants, then have such a great time they will want to come back.

Right now several downtown buildings are under renovation for new businesses.

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