New Jackson Shed

Brandon, Miss., is getting a multimillion-dollar new amphitheater thanks to a recent vote.

Brandon Mayor Butch Lee got approval from the city’s board of aldermen to move forward on securing a bond for the venue that will seat 5,500-6,000 people, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

Workers have already started clearing the site and Lee told the paper the city has opened bids on construction of the project. The venue, located about 10 miles from Jackson, Miss., is expected to be completed in two years.