Rap artist, Lil' Boosie, will not be performing at the Jackson County Fairgrounds as part of ‘Black Spring Break’ as advertised through social media. A car and bike show that was booked for the weekend of April 18th at the Fairgrounds has also been cancelled. That decision comes after Jackson County attorneys met Tuesday. In the end, public safety and traffic were concerns. Social media sites have been promoting a concert, featuring rapper, Lil' Boosie, next month as part of Spring Break festivities in Pascagoula. It turns out this concert is not going to happen. Brian Fulton, County Administrator, says, “It was involved in the car show. It was applied for the 14th of this month. It has been cancelled based on misrepresentation.”
A car show was approved for that weekend, but county leaders have cancelled that event after Tuesday's meeting. Jackson county officials were not opposed to a concert like this, but need to know in advance to prepare." Fulton also says, “We could potentially have parking issues with that many people. Public safety is of the utmost importance for us.” So just who was promoting the concert in Pascagoula? The link on the Gulf Coast Black Spring Break Facebook page offers tickets through Ticketor, a ticketing website anyone can sign up for. So just who is selling tickets to the Pascagoula concert that's not going to happen and where is the money going?
News 25 reached out to the site operator via e-mail Monday, outlining the confusion and asking for a response to our question about whether this concert was legitimate. It has been 24 hours and the operator of this Ticketor site still has not responded. An Ocean Springs attorney representing the promoters says this is all just a misunderstanding and he plans on meeting with Jackson County officials this week to negotiate a new contract.
According to the Jackson County Fair Board, there never was an authorized concert, so there's no official word yet on how to get refunds for tickets. If you have purchased tickets to the Lil' Boosie concert, we'd like to hear from you. You can call us at (228) 831-2525, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.