PRESS RELEASE: The Comeback of Laurel Main Street’s Downtown Countdown


Susan Ladd
Laurel Main Street
(601) 433-3255


Laurel, MS––December 1, 2021–– Laurel Main Street and BancorpSouth Bank are proud to announce the return of Downtown Countdown after last year’s cancellation in caution of COVID-19.

On New Year’s Eve, starting at 5:00 PM, event-goers can expect food trucks, beer and champagne service, live entertainment, and Countdown Kids, a fun-filled kids area sponsored by Shug’s Cookie Dough & Candy Bar.

The stage at the intersection of N Magnolia Street and Central Avenue, will feature live entertainment from 5:00 PM to midnight, with two Rhinestone Pinecone drops and Firework shows. The kids drop is at 8:00 PM, and the main drop will be at midnight with a performance from Sistaz with Soul.

During the festivities, many shops and eateries will be open for extended hours. Be sure to not miss the fashion show by Elegant Evenings in front of their shop on Oak Street from 7-8PM.

This event is free to attend and family-friendly. Laurel Main Street encourages event-goers to leave their furry friends at home and maintain CDC guidelines to protect the community from COVID-19.

Founded in 2007, Laurel Main Street is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Laurel, Miss., through preservation and economic growth. To learn more about Laurel Main Street and find more information on Downtown Countdown, please visit

Written by Kaitlyn Warden

Kaitlyn Warden, a Jones County resident, recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA in Marketing with a certificate in Professional Selling. She also graduated from Pearl River Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 2020 and is a South Jones High School class of 2018 graduate. Kaitlyn is the Social Media and Website Content Creator for Laurel Main Street. She also works at Elegant Evenings in Downtown Laurel, where she works as a consultant and social media manager. Kaitlyn enjoys being involved in Downtown Laurel and helping grow this amazing community through social networking!