Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Closes Rocky Springs Site at Milepost 54.8 – Claiborne County, MS

August 27, 2012

The Natchez Trace Parkway will close the Rocky Springs Site at noon, Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The closure is necessary to prepare for the heavy rains and winds forecasted for the storm “Isaac.” Travelers are also advised to avoid using the Parkway in southern Mississippi during the storm and in the aftermath, due to the possibilities of falling trees and other obstructions.

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

August 22, 2012

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 08, 2012, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.

Tupelo Honors Elvis with Statue

August 13, 2012

TUPELO, Miss. – On Thursday, August 9, 2012, Tupelo unveiled a larger-than-life statue to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Hundreds of fans gathered in the Tupelo Fairpark District, former site of the Tupelo fairgrounds where Elvis performed the famous homecoming concert in September of 1956, to see the statue unveiled.

The Natchez Trace Parkway to Offer Photography Program

August 10, 2012

TUPELO, MS: To celebrate the 96th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Natchez Trace Parkway will offer an interactive photography program at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 near Tupelo, Mississippi) on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 8:00 a.m.

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, August 25, 2012

August 8, 2012

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012

“Exploring Summer Stars”

August 2, 2012

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for this summer season called “EXPLORING SUMMER STARS “. This presentation will be given on Friday, August 10, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. by teacher and astronomer, David Teske.

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

July 24, 2012

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.

Muscle Shoals Musicians Are ‘Taking The Funk To Franklin’

July 16, 2012

Franklin, TN – A top-shelf contingent of Muscle Shoals musicians will travel to Franklin, Tenn., on August 11 to showcase the signature sound that garnered international fame. Headlining the show at the historic Franklin Theatre will be rhythm and blues icon Percy Sledge.

“In Harmony With Nature” Initiative Encourages Litter-Free Outdoor Events

July 12, 2012

Keeping outdoor events litter-free allows us to showcase two of the Shoals area’s most valuable assets – our rich musical heritage and the incomparable natural beauty that surrounds us. “In Harmony With Nature” (IHWN), an initiative that was launched two years ago and continues to gain momentum, is focused on encouraging environmental stewardship by supporting litter-free venues at festivals throughout Northwest Alabama.

PARKWAY CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT MILEPOST 94.8 SOUTH OF RIDGELAND, MS – ATTENTION BICYCLISTS

July 11, 2012

Road construction will begin July 11, 2012 on a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at Milepost 94.8, south of Ridgeland, MS.