MSU Lyceum Series: Renewal period for season ticket holders open through July 30

Mississippi State Lyceum Series’ upcoming 76th season

Five acts spanning a variety of genres will entertain fans with live performances during the Mississippi State Lyceum Series’ upcoming 76th season.

The 2023-24 event year begins with a performance by Kings Return, a Grammy-nominated acapella vocal group, at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium. Drawing from R&B, jazz, gospel and pop influences, the group defies the constraints of a single musical genre and explores a myriad of sonic shades and textures. For more information, visit

Other fall and spring Lyceum events, which are all scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Bettersworth Auditorium, include:

-- Nov. 16, Masters of Soul, a Motown review authentically reproducing the look, choreography and style made famous by Motown Records, Stax and other hit-making record labels. For more information, visit

-- Feb. 6, 2024, Aquila Theater’s presentation of “Fahrenheit 451,” a stage adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 dystopian novel. For more information, visit

-- Feb. 29, 2024, Hiplet Ballerinas, a Chicago, Illinois-based troupe that fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color. For more information, visit

-- March 27, 2024, the Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience featuring Ensemble Mik Nawooj, led by composer and pianist JooWan Kim. The performance is part concert, dance party and club night featuring original music that samples from classical and hip-hop -- all presented in an underground setting like the New York City scene that birthed hip-hop. Their music uniquely challenges MCs and classical musicians to push the boundaries of both hip-hop and concert music, creating something completely new. For more information, visit

The renewal period for season ticket holders is open now through July 30, and new season tickets go on sale July 31. Mini-series tickets will be available Aug. 22, with individual event tickets on sale Sept. 12.

General public season tickets are $150 per person and $135 for MSU employees and senior citizens; mini-series tickets are $75 per person and $65 for employees and senior citizens; and individual tickets are $30 per person, $25 for MSU employees and senior citizens, and $10 for children.

Individual tickets are free for students and available for pickup at the Center for Student Activities, located on the third floor of Colvard Student Union, at any point in the year or reserved online at least one week prior to each show.

The Lyceum Series is MSU’s longest running performing arts series and is a key part of the university’s continued commitment to the arts. For more information about the 2023-24 season and tickets, visit or call 662-325-2930.

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Carl Smith | Public Affairs

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