SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Are there really two weekends scheduled for spring break on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, or is it a scam? That's the question many of our viewers asked us to look into.
Social media is promoting April 11-13 in Biloxi and April 18-20 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for spring break activities. But that might not be the case.
The weekend of the 11-13, a promoter has contacted the Coast Coliseum to book that weekend for spring break activities.
But there are also rumors on Facebook that Lil Boosie is booked to perform at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on April 18. We checked with the fairground and officials there said Lil Boosie is not scheduled to perform on that weekend in Pascagoula. Jackson County District 2 Supervisor Melton Harris, Jr. told WLOX there is a car show booked at the fairgrounds for that weekend.
Harris said when word started spreading on Facebook about the possibility of a promoted Spring Break weekend at the county fairgrounds, the fairground board decided to call a meeting to discuss this confusion further. That meeting will be held on Tuesday.
WLOX News contacted the phone number posted on the Facebook page promoting the April 18-20 Spring Break weekend. The person who answered said Lil Boosie is booked to perform in Pascagoula on the 18.
Ticketmaster has several upcoming Lil Boosie concerts scheduled, including one set for April 19 in Lafayette and another on April 20 at the New Orleans Arena. Those tickets can be found on sale through Ticketmaster. There is no listing on Ticketmaster for a concert in Pascagoula.
Adding to the confusion, both TMZ and BET have reported in recent days on scams involving a production company using Lil Boosie's name to schedule concerts that never actually happen.
Because social media is spreading two different dates for Spring Break on the coast, law enforcement agencies across South Mississippi are putting plans together to monitor traffic both weekends.