Ford Center Set for Thursday Jazz Concert

The Hot Sardines bring mix of classics and original numbers

The Hot Sardines are set to bring live jazz to the Ford Center for a 7:30 p.m. show Thursday. Submitted photo

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host The Hot Sardines for an evening of jazz on Thursday (Sept. 13).

The band offers a traditional jazz music experience, playing original songs and covers. The group’s most recent album, “French Fries & Champagne,” held a No. 1 spot on iTunes’ Jazz Chart in the United States and internationally.

Kate Meacham, Ford Center marketing director, said she looks forward to the 7:30 p.m. performance.

“They seem to have a lot of energy,” Meacham said. “They are great musicians, but from what I have seen (they) are also great performers. It would be a great introduction to jazz for someone who has never seen a jazz performance before.”

The Hot Sardines was formed by bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol in 2007. Within the past two years, the eight-member group has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival and sold out multiple New York City venues.

Tickets are $30 for orchestra/parterre and Tier 1 Box-level seating, $25 for mezzanine and Tier 2 box-level seating, and $20 for balcony seating. A 20 percent discount is available for UM faculty, staff and retirees. Ole Miss student tickets are $10.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ole Miss Box Office at the Ford Center or online at Discounted and student tickets are available only at the Box Office with a valid ID.

For more information on The Hot Sardines, visit