Coming off the heels of Pride celebrations across the country, Natchez, Mississippi has released the schedule for its weekend-long event celebrating diversity, Y’all Means All Natchez.
The weekend-long event includes an evening reception, tours of antebellum homes, a pool party and the inaugural Y’all Means All Battle of the Belles featuring country music star Ty Herndon.
Friday, Oct. 25: Choctaw Hall hosts a welcome reception featuring live music and heavy hors d’ouvres. Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26: Guests will tour select houses and enjoy traditional southern cocktails along the way. Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 26: The Inaugural Y’all Means All – Battle of the Belles – will take place at the Natchez City Auditorium, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Country music star Ty Herndon will perform, in addition to the antebellum “ladies,” representing the very best of the towns historic homes.
Admission to Friday and Saturday events are free. Tickets for the Battle of the Belles start at $50.
Y’all Means All Natchez is comprised of a group of LGBTQ individuals and active supporters who offer aid and assistance to those living in isolation and battling depression within the LGBTQ community. Through fundraising, community activities, and working with similar organizations, they hope to develop a level of tolerance and understanding that can be achieved in the greater, surrounding area.
Natchez, Mississippi, located 80 miles north of Baton Rouge, is quickly becoming a sought-after cultural tourism destination. Attracting over 670,000 visitors annually from around the world, Natchez is known for its culture and history, offering more antebellum structures than any other location in the United States. It is also the Bed and Breakfast Capital of the South, and “The Biscuit Capital of the World.” Natchez is one of the oldest continuous settlements on the Mississippi River and its evolution over 300 years has provided an astounding array of ways to discover and enjoy southwest Mississippi.