Summer shows on the schedule at BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove include Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty and ZZ Top, and Jason Mraz.  (Photo by James Wessels)

Live Nation has entered an exclusive three-year agreement to book BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove in Southaven, Miss., a suburb of Memphis, Tenn.

The 12,500-capacity amphitheater opened in 2006, and in the last few years artists including Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Journey and Alt-J have performed at the venue.

“We jumped at the chance to work with BankPlus Amphitheater and the city of Southaven,” Live Nation regional president Russell Doussan said in a statement. “Amps are a key part of the touring pipeline, and officially operating this venue enhances our ability to serve artists looking to make stops in Mississippi and the South.”

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite added: “Live Nation is the best in the business, and the BankPlus Amphitheater is in great hands under their leadership. With the world's largest touring operation, Live Nation will bring more artists to Southaven than ever before, which will improve the appeal of our city for locals and tourists alike.”

Live Nation will maintain its satellite office in Southaven, which is operated by Doussan's regional team in New Orleans.

Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty and ZZ Top, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Jason Mraz are already scheduled to play the amphitheater this summer.