TUPELO • BancorpSouth Arena’s parking lot will be converted into a drive-in theatre April 24 for Contemporary Christian music star TobyMac.

Tupelo will be a stop on a drive-in concert tour this spring starring TobyMac, his DiverseCity Band and the group Cochren & Co, the arena announced Wednesday. The live performance in the parking lot stage will be projected onto a screen after dusk.

TobyMac was among the Christian artists who last year performed concerts at drive-ins throughout the eastern U.S., including Iuka. In addition to TobyMac, the Iuka Drive-In Theatre also hosted shows by Zach Williams, Casting Crowns, and the triple lineup of Michael W. Smith, Mac Powell and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Tickets will be sold on a per car basis (maximum of six people per car). Prices range from $99 to $275, and cars will be parked in order of arrival in the row purchased. Tickets bought for multiple cars must arrive together to be parked together.

Online ticket sales begin at 11 a.m. Friday at

Gates open at 6 p.m. The show starts at dusk.

Concertgoers are asked to observe the following:

• Access to restrooms will not be available prior to gates opening. If you arrive early, make sure to observe all traffic laws.

• Tall vehicles may be parked away from center to avoid obstructing the view of others. Oversized vehicles are not permitted.

• Be prepared to show your ticket (either printed or on mobile device) to be scanned.

• Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome but must sit inside your allocated parking space in order to maintain social distancing.

• Observe local social distancing guidelines at all times.

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