Oct. 10 – Willie Nelson, Riley Center, Meridian. 601-696-2200, msurileycenter.com.
Oct. 11 – Willie Nelson, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 800-745-3000, tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
Oct. 13-14 – Fall Flower and Garden Fest (booths, garden tours, seminars), Crystal Springs. extension.msstate.edu/fallfest.
Oct. 14 – West of Shake Rag’s Halloween Show, Link Centre, 1800 W. Main St., Tupelo, 7:30 p.m. facebook.com/westofshakerag/.
Oct. 19-21 – Delta Hot Tamale Festival (contests, celebrity chefs/authors, more), Greenville. 662-378-3121, mainstreetgreenville.com.
Oct. 20-22 – Great Mississippi River Balloon Race (music fest, arts, rides, beer garden), Natchez. 800-445-2510, natchezballoonrace.com.
Oct. 21-22 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts, Northport, Alabama. kentuck.org.
Oct. 23 – Kings of Leon (with Dawes), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 800-745-3000, tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
Oct. 26 – RENT, 20th anniversary national tour, Ford Center, Oxford. 662-915-2787, fordcenter.org.
Oct. 28 – Dancing Rabbit Festival, downtown Macon (begins 9 a.m.; 5K earlier). 662-726-4456 or Facebook.
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