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The Hattiesburg Concert Association is a leading presenter and advocate of music, arts, and culture in the state of Mississippi.  We are committed to presenting outstanding events that entertain, engage, educate, and enrich community members, students, and tourists of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic levels. Our projects and programs improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors to South Mississippi, effect positive social and economic development, and contribute to Mississippi’s creative economy. We have served the region since 1996 and are steadfast in our commitment to strengthen the arts community.   


HCA is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency,

and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


The Hattiesburg Concert Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Gifts are tax deductible less the market value of any goods or services you receive as part of your donation.


Executive Board

Amanda Powell, Chairwoman of the Board

Dr. Connie Roberts, Vice Chairwoman of the Board

OPEN, Secretary

Carolyn McLarnan, Treasurer

David Ott, Immediate Past Chair

Marlo Dorsey

Chris Dunkley

Dr. Eddie Holloway

Yolanda Morris

David Shemper


General Board

Mo and Dick Conville

Sergey and Veronica Dzugan

Lynn and Holt McMullan


Linda Boutwell-Griffith

Susan Slaughter

Leigh Ann Underwood


HCA Staff

Dr.Mike Lopinto

HCA Executive Director

FestivalSouth Artistic Director


Dr. Jay Dean

FestivalSouth Founding Artistic Director


Rachel Ciraldo

HCA Office Manager and Development Coordinator

Brett Barnes

HCA Brand and Media Coordinator

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