Back Porch Blues (Nov 4)

Toyota Mississippi having free concert to celebrate 10th anniversary 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary in Northeast Mississippi, Toyota is hosting a free concert in Fairpark in downtown Tupelo on Nov. 4, starting at 5:30 p.m

Billed the “Back Porch Blues,” the event has what Toyota calls a “powerhouse lineup that offers a little something for everyone. Soul Shockers will showcase its classic R&B styling at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band bringing the brass and the funk at 6:45 p.m. The seven-man soulful combo, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, will bring down the house when they roll out an eclectic sound of vintage rhythm and blues at 8 p.m.”

Here’s Toyota Mississippi’s official announcement:

Toyota is making Mississippi mobile.

Beginning with furniture production more than a 70 years ago, the northeast corner of the state has a long history of manufacturing, and Toyota’s 2-million-square-foot facility continues the tradition. The state-of-the-art facility, nestled among the pastoral rolling hills in Blue Springs, has rolled almost one million Corolla vehicles off the line.

“The progress our team members have made over the past 10 years has been amazing,” says Vice President of Administration Mike Botkin. “Their commitment to quality and safety, plus the unwavering support we have received from the community, is the foundation of our success.”

Earlier this year, Toyota announced plans to build a nearly $10 million visitor and interactive training center. The facility will offer public tours showcasing how nearly 2,000 Mississippians produce ever-better Corollas vehicles, the world’s best-selling sedan of all time.

Toyota Mississippi also is turning up the tunes to celebrate 10 years since its groundbreaking.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Complete details will be available soon online at

Also during the event, Toyota will announce a special donation to a community partner.


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