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

02Oct5:30 pm9:00 pmRunway For A Cure

04Oct(Oct 4)6:00 pm07(Oct 7)5:00 pmLive & Local Music

04Oct7:00 pm10:00 pmNed Flicks PRESENTS: The Wizard of Oz

05Oct(Oct 5)5:00 pm07(Oct 7)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

05Oct(Oct 5)9:00 pm07(Oct 7)4:00 pmReelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival

06Oct6:30 pm9:30 pmBeer, Blues, & Brats

08Oct(Oct 8)1:00 pm13(Oct 13)6:00 pmLane College Homecoming Week

11Oct6:00 pm5:00 pmLive & Local Music

13Oct10:00 am5:00 pmArt on Track Festival

13Oct4:30 pm9:00 pmJackson Walk Spooktacular!

13Oct5:00 pm8:00 pmBone Bash 5K & Walk

13Oct10:00 pm4:00 pmMilan Downtown Fall Festival

18Oct(Oct 18)4:30 pm20(Oct 20)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

18Oct6:00 pm10:00 pmTake Your Girls Night Out 5K

18Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmDancing with the STARs 2018

18Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmUnion University Scholarship Banquet FEATURING MercyME

18Oct(Oct 18)7:00 pm19(Oct 19)10:00 pmThe Wizard of Oz

19Octallday21alldayChickasaw State Park Frontier Days

19Oct(Oct 19)7:00 pm20(Oct 20)8:00 pmTheCOtober Fest

20Oct9:00 am4:00 pmFall Folklore Jamboree

20Oct(Oct 20)9:00 am21(Oct 21)4:00 pmJackson TN Exotic Pet Expo

20Oct10:00 am7:00 pm15th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest

20Oct11:00 am8:00 pmCrown Winery Oktoberfest

21Oct2:00 pm4:00 pmMommy & Me Etiquette Tea

25Oct5:00 pm8:00 pmTaste of Jackson & West TN

25Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmHalloween Glow Run 5K

25Oct6:30 pm10:00 pmNed Flicks: Young Frankenstein

26Oct3:00 pm6:00 pmHands Up! Fall Fest

26Oct5:30 pm10:00 pmJackson Downtown Ghost Tour & Dinner Theater

26Oct6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Bell Witch of Tennessee

26Oct(Oct 26)7:30 pm27(Oct 27)10:00 pmCody Nance Invitational PBR

27Oct9:00 am12:00 pmI Can TRI - A Kids Beginner Triathlon

27Oct10:00 am2:00 pmHowl-O-Ween

27Oct10:00 am7:00 pm13th Annual CelticFest

27Oct1:00 pm3:00 pmDowntown Jackson Halloween Extravaganza

27Oct1:00 pm5:00 pmJackson Brew Fest 2018

27Oct3:00 pm8:00 pmJackson-Madison County Trunk or Treat

28Oct12:00 pm4:00 pmTie the Knot ~ A Modern Wedding Show

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LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC, September 27 Weekend

Over 43 live music events in Jackson and West Tennessee

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, TN 38301

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Why What Tourism Does, Matters To You

October 15, 2018

We all know what a great place #JacksonTN is to live, work, and play. And others are starting to notice too! Visit Jackson TN's marketing over the past year has helped to produce over half a million hotel stays, generated 750,000 media impressions, and has helped Jackson become the leader in Northwest and Southwest Tennessee in economic impact for travel. Come visit #JacksonTN today! Madison county leads northwest and southwest Tennessee with over $209.14 Million in tourism expenditures, an increase of $6.32 Million over 2016.  Tax Receipts are $12.67 Million for the state and $4.51 Million locally.  Travel related payroll has increased by 3.9% to $44.42 Million.  Over 1,900 people owe their jobs to tourism and hotels pay over $2.1 Million in property taxes annually in Madison County. Visit Jackson TN to connect with what is happening in Jackson and West Tennessee. Connect socially on Facebook and Twitter or call 731.425.8333.  Also, use the new Visit Jackson TN APP to plan the best weekend ever, available on iTunesGoogle Play or our website.


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Jackson TN Weekends

There is a lot to do in Jackson and West Tennessee, but here is a great place to start. We have picked out enough things for you to have the best weekend ever in Jackson! If you are looking for more information, please request our visitors guide.


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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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