Music by KOTA August 13, 2022 (Tourism Summer Concert Series)

Come on out to Pontotoc Park and Reduce Stress,relax, get a sense of community and have fun!

Reduces Stress

Studies show that just listening to music has positive impacts on your health. It is good for stimulating your brain, lifting your mood, and reducing your stress. Attending concerts, however, has a similar effect but in a different way. Attending a live music event is a scheduled, carved out time for you to simply enjoy being entertained. It reduces stress because it allows you to step out of everyday life and not worry or think about anything aside from the experience. Just like when you take time to participate in an activity that gives you joy, or allows you to rest, and forget about what’s stressing you.

Sense Of Community

Even though everyone’s concert experience is individual, concerts create a sense of camaraderie and community. Concerts create common ground between strangers — a similar taste in music, and support for the artist playing. This act of thousands of people joining together to listen to a favored artist creates a positive feeling of connection to those around you. Feeling connected to others is beneficial to your outlook on life, as well as your overall longevity. It gives you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction stemming from connection to another person. Whether or not you actually speak to those around you at a concert, the event itself still promotes a sense of connection between you and those around you, and you and the artist.

Allows You To Reflect

Listening to songs played live that you’ve heard a thousand times can take you back to the first time you heard the song, or perhaps a happy memory of a time when you listened to the song. Reliving joy, or any positive experience is soothing. As humans, we are able to distinguish between music and noise, and connect music to memories. Concerts serve as a unique opportunity and space to relive old feelings, and process them over again, which is a common practice in psychiatric therapy sessions.