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Officials: Future of Gulfport Music Festival in jeopardy


We have news that music fans in South Mississippi won't want to hear. WLOX News has confirmed the Gulfport Music Festival will not be held this May.

We just got off the phone with Kenny Vest from Alpha Media. Vest said his group should know in about a week if the annual music showcase will be held later in the year, or if it will be suspended and brought back next year.

The reason we called Vest is because his radio group promotes the Gulfport Music Festival. It has always been responsible for booking the acts that performed on Gulfport's waterfront.

We also called several city leaders and asked them what they know about the future of the annual Jones Park party. They all said they were working to find sponsors who could salvage the entertainment showcase.

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