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16Nov(Nov 16)6:00 pm06Jan(Jan 6)10:00 pmShadrack's Christmas Wonderland

31Dec01JanDream Builders Gala

31Dec01JanNYE LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC

31Dec01JanNew Years Eve w/ the Kimberlie Helton Band

31Dec01Jan10,9,8... This Party Will Be Great!

31Dec01JanNew Year's Eve Gala

31Dec01JanNew Years Eve at South Street!

31Dec01JanNew Years Eve Party & Karaoke Contest

01Jan6:30 am7:30 amFirst Sunrise Hike

01Jan10:00 am1:00 pmCommitment Day 5K

03Jan(Jan 3)6:00 pm05(Jan 5)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

05Jan7:00 pm11:00 pmBlack Tie & Boxing

08Jan5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: Seasonal Stargazing

10Jan(Jan 10)6:00 pm12(Jan 12)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

13Jan12:00 pm5:00 pm2019 Jackson TN Bridal Show

15Jan5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Black Holes: the other side of infinity"

17Jan(Jan 17)4:30 pm19(Jan 19)11:59 pmLIVE & LOCAL Music

19Jan10:00 am12:00 pmCentral Mount Loop Hike

19Jan6:00 pm9:00 pmNight In The Caribbean

19Jan7:00 pm10:00 pmThe Snow Ball

20Jan10:00 pm12:00 amSuper Blood/Wolf Moon Viewing

22Jan5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Chronicle of a Journey to Earth"

26Jan9:30 am10:30 amKids' Sat Morning Planetarium Show: "Time Space"

26Jan2:00 pm6:00 pm

26Jan6:00 pm11:00 pm2019 Crystal Ball

29Jan5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Cosmic Origins Spectrograph"

31Jan7:00 pm9:00 pmNED Flicks Presents: Groundhog Day

News

2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide Released

Designed to inspire travel, the magazine-style guide features 194 pages

Looking For Live Music, December 6 Weekend

Jackson Area Music Society Partners With Visit Jackson TN to share over 27 live music events!

Things to Do

Travel Resources

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Outdoors & Sports

Sports

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Whether it's a game at The Ballpark to see the Arizona Diamondbacks' AA affiliate, Jackson Generals, or exploring one of our 12 parks covering 800 acres, outdoor recreation and sports offer something for the entire family.

The West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex offers baseball and softball enthusiasts approximately 70 acres of fields adjacent to the Jackson Generals Ballpark. The facility includes a total of 17 fields used for regional and national baseball and softball tournaments, clinics and collegiate tournaments. The season runs from March - October.
 

Outdoors

When you visit Jackson you are within an hour or two drive to numerous state parks, including Shiloh National Military Park; Reelfoot Lake, which America’s bald eagle calls home in winter; and Chickasaw State Park and Natchez Trace State Park with their rustic trails and picnic areas. Paris Landing State Park and Pickwick State Park — northeast and southeast respectively from Jackson — sit on the scenic Tennessee River and offer boating, golf courses, lodging and other recreational activities. The Hatchie River National Wildlife Refuge remains the longest continuous stretch of naturally meandering river in the lower Mississippi River Valley.

History & Civil War

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

To begin to tell the stories of the Civil War and the impact on the communities, well let's just say, we're still uncovering them. From Shiloh National Military Park to the Denmark Presbyterian Church, Jackson and West Tennessee saw tremendous activity over the course of the war.  

Yet, out of the ashes of war, Tennesseans black and white built a new society where slavery was abolished and citizenship redefined. As such, Congress has designated the state as the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. Tennessee's landscape contains many powerful reminders of the Civil War from battlefields and monuments in places such as Shiloh and Chattanooga, to the sites along the Civil War Trails stretching from Memphis to the Tri-Cities. See the maps of the time, the flags that led the regiments, and the timeline of events that forever changed the physical, social, and economic face of Tennessee.  

Visit TNcivilwar.org for a look at the State of Tennessee in it's entirety or select "Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Arts & Culture

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

The variety of arts, theater and music may surprise you — but Jackson has a long history as the entertainment center of West Tennessee, and the growing number of students and professionals keep it vibrant.

Music Heritage

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Can you hear it? It's the beat you can only find in Jackson, halfway between Memphis' Beale Street and Nashville's Broadway in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle. This is where Elvis cut his teeth with Carl Perkins and Rock-A-Billy was born. Blues music flowed throughout the cotton fields of the region and today's talent is an exciting cross between the numerous genres of the region.

The Americana Music Triangle connects you to the people, places and stories of the world's number one music destination!

Jackson’s AMP at the West Tennessee The outdoor amphitheater next to the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market hosts free concerts by local and regional artists and movies on a large screen from May to October. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket for an evening under the stars. Vendors sell food at many of the events.

Carl Perkins’ Grave Music legend and rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins is buried in Jackson’s Ridgecrest Cemetery. When he died Jan. 19, 1998, people traveled from around the world to attend his funeral. Beatles guitarist George Harrison played Perkins’ song, “Your True Love,” during the funeral.

Carnegie Tennessee Legends of Music Museum Built in 1903 as a free library, the Carnegie Center now holds the rich history of Jackson’s musical past. It highlights the lives of local artists like Carl Perkins, Wink Martindale and Sonny Boy Williamson, the location of the first Hard Rock Cafe in the United States by founder and Jackson native Isaac Tigrett, and Jackson’s role in rock’n’roll and the birth of rockabilly.

The Jackson Area Plectral Society’s Jam Session at Casey Jones Village The Jackson Area Plectral Society holds a free jam session of old-time music from 6-9pm every Thursday.

International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Discover the history of rockabilly and learn about the artists and personalities who pioneered this unique American music genre. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for the rockabilly music fan. Hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-2pm Friday and Saturday.

The Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center Attached to Jackson’s former City Hall, The Ned is the center of arts attractions downtown. You’ll find art shows, Jackson Theatre Guild productions and performers from across the country.

John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson’s Grave Blairs Chapel C.M.E. Cemetery, Blairs Chapel Road John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson was the first great blues harmonica player — easily one of the most important of the pre-war era. He made the harmonica a worthy lead instrument and opened the door for many famous players, such as Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and Junior Wells.

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

People visiting Jackson find there is a lot to like. When Country connected to the Blues in Jackson the sound was heard around the world and Rock-A-Billy was born. Jackson is where baseball players, beauty queens, heroes, and legends are all connected. Jackson offers great place to stay, great places to eat, great places to shop, fun things to do, and interesting things to learn.

The variety of arts, theater and music may surprise you, but Jackson has a long history as the entertainment center of West Tennessee. As you would expect in a city of 60,000 serving a region of over 500,000, with this many facets, Jackson offers a pleasing variety of neighborhoods, churches and religious activities, and many places to relax and get away - or to get some fresh air and exercise. People who've moved to Jackson tell us that once you live here you'll always want to stay.  

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Jackson News

2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide Released

January 8, 2019

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Franklin, Tennessee-based publishing partner, Journal Communications Inc. unveiled the official 2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide today. Designed to inspire travel, the magazine-style guide features 194 pages of Tennessee’s music, scenic beauty, creative spirit, culinary excellence and history and is distributed to nearly 500,000 visitors annually. The hand-illustrated cover depicts a quilt with the seven genres of music that call Tennessee home: blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, rockabilly, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. The metaphorical quilt represents the historical impact of music throughout the state and is a nod to the recently launched Tennessee Music Pathways.  In Tennessee, nearly every city, town and hamlet has a musical connection and story to tell; a birthplace, iconic radio station, museum, still-thriving venue, festival, a studio, a home or resting place. Within the pages of the 2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide, readers will find: “Your Soundtrack Starts Here” – All roads lead to the Tennessee Music Pathways. From Justin Timberlake’s birthplace just north of Memphis to the birthplace of country music in Bristol. From Rockabilly King Carl Perkins’ home in Jackson to Usher’s homeplace in Chattanooga. Discover the musical connection and stories to tell in nearly every city and town. “What’s Old is New” – Historic places across the state have been reinvented, including Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, now offering tours, a restaurant and moonshine. Other spots include Marathon Village in Nashville, Granville’s Sutton Old Time Music Hour at T.B. Sutton General Store and Crosstown Concourse in Memphis. “New & Noteworthy” -- New things are on tap for 2019. Explore Tennessee’s New & Noteworthy attractions, such as the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville and Dollywood’s Wildwood Grove. Nashville hosts the NFL Draft, Memphis marks its bicentennial and Knoxville hosts the Bassmaster Classic for the first time. Tennessee Songwriters Week the last full week of February will include open mic nights and special programming across the state. The guide also offers insight into Tennessee’s growing food scene, the important historical journey along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, adventures on water, making memories in a top-five destination nationally for weddings and a perfect place for family reunions, family-friendly experiences and driving tours throughout the state’s 95 counties on the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways. Stunning photography and noted writers profile the places, people and events that attract more than 113 million visitors to Tennessee each year. The 2019 Vacation Guide is available for free at any of Tennessee’s 16 Welcome Centers, and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com. About the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development: Tennessee is the home of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll-delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Tennessee’s tourism industry generates $20.7 billion in economic impact, more than $1.8 billion in state and local tax revenue and more than 184,300 tourism-related jobs.   About the Jackson, Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau / Visit Jackson TN: Whether it’s an annual event or one of our great live music venues, experience the music which could only be “Made in Tennessee” found halfway between Memphis and Nashville in the heart of the Americana Music TriangleVisit JacksonTN to connect with what is happening in Jackson and West Tennessee. Connect socially on Facebook and Twitter or call 731.425.8333.  


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Americana Music Triangle

Where History Made Music. Then Music Made History. The Americana Music Triangle connects you to the people, places and stories of the world’s number one music destination.


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TN Vacation.com

Discover the authentic experiences and places that can only be found in Tennessee. Visit the statewide tourism website!


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Walking Tall Trail

Rockabilly, rails and legendary trails. Explore Southwest Tennessee’s charming small towns, mom-and-pop eateries, courthouse squares and barbecue gems. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover the fascinating stories, people, and places that have shaped American history and culture.


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Cotton Junction Trail

Teapots to sweet spots. Get ready for a rural journey through Northwest Tennessee, named for the hypnotic beauty of the region’s signature cotton fields in early fall. It’s dotted with amazing stories, historic landmarks, and unique sights.


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