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30Aug(Aug 30)5:30 pm02Sep(Sep 2)7:00 pmLive & Local Music

31Aug(Aug 31)4:00 pm02Sep(Sep 2)6:00 pmThe 29th African Street Festival

01Sep6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

02Sep2:05 pm6:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

03Sep2:05 pm6:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

05Sep6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

06Sep(Sep 6)5:30 pm09(Sep 9)6:00 pmLive & Local Music

06Sep6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

07Sep(Sep 7)9:00 am08(Sep 8)4:00 pmCity Farmhouse Pop Up Fair

07Sep6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / Jimmy Church Band

08Sep8:00 am12:00 pm3rd Annual Toys For Tots Trot

08Sep6:45 pm10:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Arabian Nights

09Sep2:30 pm5:00 pmJackson Symphony Chamber Music ~ Flutastic!

11Sep(Sep 11)5:00 pm16(Sep 16)5:00 pmWest TN State Fair

13Sep(Sep 13)5:30 pm16(Sep 16)5:00 pmLive & Local Music

13Sep6:00 pm10:00 pm2018 ARM Salt & Light Banquet

13Sep7:30 pm10:00 pmA.J. Croce at the NED

14Sepallday16allday35th Annual Archaeofest

14Sep(Sep 14)6:00 pm16(Sep 16)5:00 pmWest Tennessee Invitational: Non-Sanctioned Tennis Tournament

15Sep5:30 am12:00 pm2018 Dixie Triatholon

15Sep8:00 am12:00 pm10th Annual Racing So They Can Ride

15Sep3:00 pm7:00 pmThe Great American Airshow ~ Discovery Park

15Sep6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP ~ Brandon Lay & Jonathon Singleton

20Sep(Sep 20)12:00 pm22(Sep 22)11:00 pm2018 Boss Hoss National Rally & Midsouth Bikefest

20Sep(Sep 20)5:30 pm23(Sep 23)4:00 pmLive & Local Music

20Sep6:30 pm9:30 pmSpeaking of Art

21Sepallday23alldayTina Turner Heritage Days

21Sep6:00 pm10:00 pmCornhole'n For CASA

21Sep(Sep 21)6:00 pm22(Sep 22)6:00 pmWest TN Christian Music & Praise Fest

21Sep6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / The Doublewides

22Sep8:00 am12:00 pmWest TN Heart Walk 2018

22Sep9:00 am5:00 pmArt Is AliveArt In The Village

22Sep(Sep 22)10:00 am03Nov(Nov 3)6:00 pmFalcon Ridge Fall Festival

22Sep6:00 pm10:00 pmRed Back Church Hymnal Singing

22Sep7:30 pm11:00 pm14th Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

27Sep(Sep 27)4:00 pm30(Sep 30)8:00 pmJackson Shrine Circus

27Sep6:00 pm9:00 pmRIFA Canstruction

27Sep(Sep 27)7:00 pm30(Sep 30)5:00 pmShakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

27Sep7:30 pm10:00 pmMillion Dollar QuartetTony Award Wining Musical

27Sep(Sep 27)7:30 pm30(Sep 30)5:00 pmJTG Presents Leading Ladies

28Sepallday29alldayChester County BBQ Festival41st Annual

28Sep7:00 pm11:00 pmMake it Shake it Martini Partyto support Redemption Road Rescue

29Sep6:00 am12:00 pmTN Rhythm Run: Half-Marathon & 5K

29Sep8:00 am12:00 pmThe Lemonaide 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

29Sep10:00 am4:00 pmJackson International Food & Art Festival

29Sep10:00 am2:00 pmChildren's Business Expo

29Sep11:00 am6:00 pmCrown Winery Harvest Festival

29Sep6:30 pm10:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Starlight Symphony

News

Looking For Live Music, September 13, 2018 Weekend

A record setting 65 live music events!!

Tina Turner Heritage Days

Returns to Brownsville, Tennessee September 21-23, 2018

Tennessee’s Governor Haslam Celebrates Continued Tourism Success With Record Setting Economic Impact

Madison County Leads Northwest & Southwest Tennessee and Ranks 12th Overall

What has 10,000 legs, Whistles, Flags and Air Pumps and Travels to Jackson, TN from 6 states?

Jackson Futbol Club’s Wolves Weekend Challenge brings over 90 teams

Things to Do

Outdoors & Sports

Sports

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

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 scroll through the listings below to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Arts & Culture

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.

Attractions

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.   Click for Event Newsletter.

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Jackson News

Looking For Live Music, September 13, 2018 Weekend

September 13, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the September 13th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday September 13th      

  • Gas Station Chicken & Blackberry Breeze, Libation Station (Discovery Park), 5:30pm
  • Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6:00pm
  • TBD, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • J. Croce, The NED, 7:00pm
  • Mike Watkins, West TN State Fair (Big Stage), 7:00pm
  • James Scroggins, West TN State Fair (Outdoor Stage), 7:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, The Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7:00pm
  • Brain Mabry, Ray Gilliland, & Johnny Ray. JR, Chequers (Dyersburg), 7:00pm
  • Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm
  • Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Backroad Therapy, Slide & Ride 2, 9:00pm
Friday September 14th
  • Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Chace Skelton, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 6:00pm
  • Dirt Pilgrims, Crown Winery, 6:00pm
  • Rita Perry, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 6:30pm
  • M. Whiskey, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton & Doug Marcis, Airways VFW, 7:00pm
  • To Write With Embers, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 7:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, 641 Music Barn (Camden), 7:00pm
  • Bullet Town Trio, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Bobby & Sue Bates, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 7:30pm
  • Bryan Moffitt, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Dagger, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 8:00pm
  • Farewell Mourning, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 8:30pm
  • Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm
  • STUMPWATER, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm
  • Memphis Yahoos, The Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • Colton Flanagan Band, West TN State Fair (Main Stage), 9:00pm
  • Will Burton, Dana’s Place (Humboldt), 9:00pm
  • The Early Roman Kinds, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 9:30pm
  Saturday September 15th
  • Backroad Therapy, Bumpus Harley Davidson, 11:30am
  • Tumbleweed Band, Selmer City Park, 11:30am
  • Patrick Carrico, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 2:00pm
  • Rita Perry, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 3:00pm
  • Revel Cain, West TN State Fair (Outside Stage), 4:00pm
  • Michael King, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 5:00pm
  • Windall Mass, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Scott Myatt, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 6:00pm
  • Jonathon Singleton, the AMP, 6:30pm
  • Bryan Moffitt, West TN State Fair (Main Stage), 7:00pm
  • Cousin Marco, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 7:00pm
  • Theone Gene & The Cowboys, Main St. Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • Brandon Lay, the AMP, 7:30pm
  • Lady Sundown, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • The Amber McCain Band, Mulligans, 9:00pm
  • Prowler Roxx, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Leather & Lace, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 8:00pm
  • Jimmy Church Band, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • Herz, Pine Ridge (Medon), 8:00pm
  • Funky Finger, Boars Nest (Alamo), 8:00pm
  • Derrick Brantley, The Deuce (Lexington), 8:00pm
  • Ethan Autry & Nathan Megelsh, Tapp’d (Dyersburg), 8:30pm
  • Tommy Aykers, The Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • Memphis Yahoo’s, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Patrick O’Conner, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 9:00pm
  • One Day West, Momz Honky Tonk (Humboldt), 9:00pm
  • Will Burton & Skyelor Anderson, MT Bottles (Bradford), 9:00pm
  • Midnight Point, Huntingdon Elks Lodge, 9:00pm
  • Juke Joint Hustle, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm
  Sunday September 16th
  • Brian Blake, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 2:00pm
  • Kaely Pearson, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 3:00pm
  • Johnny Mac & Rockin’ Randall, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 3:00pm
  • Donna Padgett Bowers, Cecil Yancy, & Alejandro Paredes, West TN State Fair (Inside Stage), 4:00pm
  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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