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29Mar01AprLive & Local Music

04Apr6:00 pm7:30 pmJackson Generals: Meet The Team

04Apr6:30 pm10:30 pmNoises Off Preview Party

05Apr(Apr 5)5:30 pm07(Apr 7)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

05Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

05Apr(Apr 5)7:30 pm08(Apr 8)5:00 pmNoises Off!

06Apr(Apr 6)5:00 pm08(Apr 8)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

06Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

07Apr9:00 am6:00 pmSihloh 156th Anniversary Living History Event

07Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

07Apr7:00 pm3:00 pmAndrew Jackson Marathon

07Apr7:30 pm9:30 pmJackson Symphony ~ Classic Rock!

08Apr2:05 pm6:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

09Apr11:05 am3:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

12Apr12:00 pm1:00 pmFirst Ladies Luncheon

12Apr(Apr 12)6:00 pm14(Apr 14)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

12Apr(Apr 12)7:30 pm14(Apr 14)10:00 pm50th Annual Spring College Rodeo

13Apr7:00 am10:00 amBreakfast for Babies

13Apr(Apr 13)5:00 pm14(Apr 14)10:00 pm3rd Annual Jacob Barker Music Festival

13Apr(Apr 13)7:00 pm14(Apr 14)5:00 pmBethel University Renaissance Theatre Production

13Apr7:30 pm10:00 pmCoffee House Concert featuring Henry Gross

14Apr8:00 am12:00 pm3rd Annual Cowboy Canter

16Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

17Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

18Apr11:05 am3:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

19Apr(Apr 19)6:00 pm22(Apr 22)4:00 pmLive & Local Music

19Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

19Apr6:30 pm10:00 pmNed Flicks PRESENTS: The Princess Bride

20Apr(Apr 20)8:00 am21(Apr 21)4:00 pmBunny Run Street Rod & Custom Show

20Apr(Apr 20)10:00 am22(Apr 22)1:00 pmCivil War Days @ Discovery Park of America

20Apr(Apr 20)1:00 pm22(Apr 22)11:00 am5th Annual Greenlight Festival

20Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

21Apr7:00 am12:00 pmClean Water Runoff 5K

21Apr9:00 am1:00 pmKeep Jackson Beautiful Earth Day Festival

21Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

21Apr7:00 pm10:00 pmTank Live in Concert

22Apr2:05 pm6:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

22Apr3:00 pm4:00 pmThe Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra ~ Spring Concert

23Apr(Apr 23)3:45 pm24(Apr 24)6:00 pmAuditions for Cinderella

23Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

24Apr5:00 pm7:30 pm6th Annual Aeneas Block Party

24Apr6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

25Apr11:05 am3:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

26Apr(Apr 26)5:00 pm28(Apr 28)4:00 pmCity Farmhouse Pop Up Fair

26Apr7:30 pm9:00 pmGlow Out 5K & 1 Mile WalkBenefit for the American Cancer Society.

27Apr11:00 am2:30 pmJackson Service League Golf Tournament

27Apr6:00 pm10:30 pmNelly

28Aprallday05MayalldayTennessee Iris Festival

28Apr8:00 am3:00 pmCXL/Rockabilly City Century/Now Free Ride

28Apr5:00 pm8:00 pmLet Love Glow 5K & Fun Run

28Apr6:00 pm10:00 pmJackson Crawfest

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Looking For Live Music, April 19 Weekend

Over 40 live music events happening!

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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Looking For Live Music, April 19 Weekend

April 19, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the April 19th weekend.  Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday April 19th      

  • Derrick Brantley, North VFW, 6:00pm
  • Best of Deer Lake, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • Jackson Plectral Society, Casey Jones Village, 6:30pm
  • T’Monde, Jackson State Community College, 6:30pm
  • Tyler Goodson & Friends, The Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7:00pm
  • Johnny Mac, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7:00pm
  • Jazz Band Concert, Union University, 7:30pm
  • Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm
  • Tap Out, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Backroad Therapy, Cadillac’s (Martin), 9:00pm
  Friday April 20th
  • Green Light Music Fest, Ricochet Bar, 6:00pm-1:00am
  • Pee Wee Sowell, Bethel Springs Community Center, 6:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7:00pm
  • Ben Jessie & The Mechanix, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Brandon Lewis, Samuel T. Bryant Distillery, 7:00pm
  • Steve Short, Rita Mac & Scott Myatt, Bistro Eleven Sixty, 7:30pm
  • Pamela Ward, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Haleigh Martin & Vince Dodd, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • Dale Murray, First & Church Pub (Union City), 8:00pm
  • Will Burton, Dana’s (Humboldt), 9:00pm
  • Lady Sundown, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm


Saturday April 21st
  • Green Light Music Fest, Ricochet Bar, 1:00pm – 1:00am
  • Dawg Creek Band, Selmer Civic Center, 4:00pm
  • Musician’s Spotlight/Open Stage, Main Street Music Center (Savannah), 5:00pm
  • Randy Cooper & Scott Myatt, Dairy Queen Car Show (Lexington), 6:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Main Street Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • Juliet & The Romeos, Century Farm Winery, 7:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, Bistro Eleven Sixty, 7:30pm
  • The Groove Band, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Will Burton, Picassos, 8:00pm
  • TANK, Oman Arena, 8:00pm
  • Amber McCain, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton, First & Church Pub (Union City), 8:00pm
  • One Nyte Stand, The Mic Stand (Huntingdon), 8:00pm
  • Bryan Moffitt, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Karaoke, 731 Sports Bar, 9:00pm
  • Cousin Marco, Lexington Moose Lodge, 9:00pm
  • Dagger, The Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • Steven Stewart, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm


Sunday April 22nd
  • Green Light Music Fest, Ricochet Bar, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra, First Baptist Chruch, 3:00pm


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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