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Chamber to host summer events

Mark your calendars.

The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the summer with a series of fun events.

Farmers Market

The Chamber is partnering with Mississippi State University Extension Service for the return of the Farmers Market May 19.

Chamber Program Director Katie Nations said this event will last throughout the growing season in downtown Brookhaven in Railroad Park.

Girls Night Out

Advance tickets for the seventh annual Girls Night Out will go on sale May 5.

Nations said the early bird ticket purchase includes an exclusive Girls Night Out coupon book with over 75 value-saving coupons, $10 meal voucher at participating restaurants and a free entry to the 5K run.

All participating businesses provide two coupons. One coupon can be used during the night of the event and the other one will be good throughout the summer. Participants will also receive a free T-shirt.

Nations said all of the incentives that come along with the ticket purchase are worth about $50.

“Our sponsors are the reason we can provide all of this at such a great value,” Nations said.

Nations said the residents of Brookhaven, along with people from several parts of the state and south Louisiana, have participated in the event.

“It’s a good boost for the economy. We have sold 1,000-plus tickets in past events,” Nations said.

Girls Night Out will be June 8 from 3-9 p.m.

Nations said participants will have the chance to win gift cards valued up to $300 that evening.

“If you plan on purchasing a ticket, get your friends and make a night out of it,” Nations said.

Participants can pick up their T-shirt and coupon books starting June 5 at 9 a.m.

The GNO’s first 5K run will be June 10 at 9 a.m.

“I thought that the 5K would be a great way to add something,” Nations said.

Summer concert series

The Chamber is partnering with the Brookhaven Tourism Council to host its first live summer concert series.

The series will feature three performers — Ghost Town, Lindsey Cardinale and Bridge Band — during the summer months in front of Brookhaven Music and Sound Company at 203 S. Railroad Ave.

The concerts will start at 8 p.m. and are free to the public.

Ghost Town performs May 19.

Lindsey Cardinale performs June 23.

Bridge Band performs July 28.

“We’re getting cool T-shirts to print that will have the performers’ names and sponsors on them,” Nations said. “We’re trying to think of events we can offer free to our community, to bring tourism, and to get people walking around the area.”