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

01Nov6:00 pm03(Nov 3)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

01Nov7:00 pm10:00 pmRodney Carrington

02Nov(Nov 2)5:00 pm04(Nov 4)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

03Nov9:00 am12:00 pm2nd Annual Sirens & Heros 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run

03Nov(Nov 3)10:00 am04(Nov 4)4:00 pmPumpkin Destruction

03Nov6:45 pm10:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Famous Four Notes

04Nov9:30 am10:30 amKirkin' of the Tartans

04Nov5:30 pm7:30 pmJackson Elite Showcase 2018

06Nov5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Life: a cosmic story"

08Nov5:30 pm8:30 pmLJAA Impact Glow Run

08Nov(Nov 8)6:00 pm10(Nov 10)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

08Nov7:30 pm10:00 pmGuy Penrod at the NED

08Nov(Nov 8)7:30 pm12(Nov 12)10:00 pmUnion University Theatre Presents: Sherlock Holmes

09Nov(Nov 9)12:00 pm10(Nov 10)4:00 pmHoliday in Haywood Shopping Mart

09Nov3:45 pm4:45 pmKids After School Special Planetarium Show: "Astronaut"

09Nov(Nov 9)5:30 pm10(Nov 10)3:00 pmWhite Oaks Farm ~ Mistletoe Mingle

09Nov6:30 pm9:30 pmCelebrating Our Veterans Program

09Nov7:00 pmPatron's Party

09Nov7:00 pm10:00 pmNED FLICKS PRESENTS: Edward Scissorhands

10Nov(Nov 10)9:00 am11(Nov 11)4:00 pmLiving History & Demonstrations

10Nov11:00 am1:00 pmCelebrating Our Veterans Downtown Jackson Parade

10Nov6:00 pm11:00 pm29th Annual Charity Gala

11Nov4:00 pm5:40 pmAnother Trip Around The World

13Nov5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Light Years from Andromeda"

15Nov(Nov 15)4:30 pm17(Nov 17)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

15Nov6:00 pm9:30 pmUndocumented Screening @ the NED

15Nov(Nov 15)6:00 pm18(Nov 18)5:00 pm2018 USJ Holiday Mart

16Nov9:00 am5:00 pmF.C.E Christmas Cottage

16Nov(Nov 16)5:00 pm17(Nov 17)2:00 pm28th Annual West TN Farm Toy Show

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

17Nov9:30 am10:30 amKids' Saturday Morning Planetarium Show: "Astronaut"

17Nov6:00 pm10:00 pmUSA Championship Wrestiling ~ Tennessee Homecoming

17Nov6:00 pm7:00 pmAstronomy Night Atop Saul's Mound

20Nov5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "MarsQuest"

22Nov8:00 am1:00 pmGold's Gym Turkey Day 5K

23Nov9:30 am12:30 pmBlack Friday Hike

23Nov(Nov 23)5:00 pm30Dec(Dec 30)9:00 pmLet It Glow Light Show!

27Nov5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Season of Light"

27Nov(Nov 27)7:00 pm28(Nov 28)12:00 pmThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever

29Nov6:08 pm8:08 pmChristmas on Main

30Nov5:00 pm7:00 pmLANA Holiday Home Tours - Lighting of Campbell Lake

30Nov(Nov 30)5:00 pm02Dec(Dec 2)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

30Nov5:30 pm7:30 pmLANA Holiday Home Tour ~ Cookies & Crafts w/ Santa

30Nov(Nov 30)7:00 pm02Dec(Dec 2)5:00 pm2018 LANA Holiday Home Tour

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Live & Local Music, November 15 Weekend

Over 32 music events in Jackson and West Tennessee this weekend!

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Live Music, Nov 1 Weekend

Over 32 live music events in Jackson and West Tennessee

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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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Live & Local Music, November 15 Weekend

November 15, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the November 15th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday November 15th      

  • Ole Time Music Hour, Jackson Madison Co. Public Library, 4:30pm
  • Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6:00pm
  • Chloe Lawson, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • Pop’s Music Recital, UofM Lambuth, 7:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 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, 9:00pm
Friday November 16th
  • Boats, Boots, & Ballads Songwriter Night w/ Darryl Worley, Freddy T’s (Counce), 6:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm
  • Mandy Vixen & Gas Station Chicken, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Jessie & The Holy Smokes, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton & Doug Marcis, Samuel T. Bryant Distillery, 7:00pm
  • Steve Short & Friends, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Pamela K. Ward, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm
  • One Nyte Stand, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm
Saturday November 17th  
  • Brett Kelly, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Addison Johnson, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Main Street Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • The Best of Deer Lake Acoustic, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Bryan Moffitt, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Road to Ruins & From Within, Momz (Humboldt), 8:00pm
  • One Nyte Stand, The Mic Stand (Huntingdon), 8:30pm
  • Backroad Therapy, Mulligans, 9:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton Band, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Allen Warren Band, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm
  • Will Burton, MT Bottles (Bradford), 9:00pm
  • Willie X Evans, Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm
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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