The Meridian Council of the Arts is hosting their third-ever Third Thursday next week on the 15th and is hoping to bring in even more locals. They are a chance for the community to come out to Dumont Plaza for fun, food, and entertainment. There will be music from Brother Josh and the Quickness from Hattiesburg, along with the Burt Byler Band from Clinton. One of the council's members says these events are a way to pour back into Meridian's art and education projects.
“We’ve done two so far, and our attendance has doubled. So, we expect about 600 people here next Thursday, which is amazing. So, we encourage everyone to come, have a family-friendly night, bring all the family with you, bring a blanket and a lawn chair, and get your food here at one of the many food trucks. We have different vendors here every time,” said Leslie Lee. The festivities will kick off at 5 pm.