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

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

29Nov01DecLive & Local Music

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

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

01Dec11:00 am5:00 pmSt. Nicholas Festival

01Dec12:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas In The City

01Dec2:00 pm8:00 pmBrownsville Community Parade

01Dec6:00 pm7:30 pmPolar Express

01Dec7:30 pm10:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Holiday Pops

03Dec(Dec 3)3:45 pm04(Dec 4)6:00 pmThe Jackson Children & Teen Theatre ~ Auditions for I Believe In Make Believe

03Dec6:00 pm7:30 pmPolar Express

03Dec6:30 pm8:30 pmSavannah Christmas Parade

03Dec6:30 pm9:00 pmJackson TN Christmas Parade

04Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Season of Light"

04Dec(Dec 4)7:30 pm05(Dec 5)11:30 amUnion Christmas Concert

06Dec(Dec 6)6:00 pm08(Dec 8)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

06Dec6:30 pm8:00 pmMilan Christmas Parade

06Dec7:00 pm8:00 pmHenderson Christmas Parade

06Dec7:30 pm10:00 pmJohn Berry Christmas Songs & Stories

07Dec(Dec 7)6:00 pm09(Dec 9)9:00 pmLighting of the Park

07Dec6:30 pm8:30 pmPickwick Christmas Parade

07Dec(Dec 7)7:00 pm09(Dec 9)5:00 pmThe Nutcracker

08Dec8:30 am11:30 amBreakfast with Santa & Friends

08Dec10:00 am6:00 pmToast of the Holiday's Tour

10Dec6:00 pm7:30 pmPolar Express

10Dec7:00 pm9:00 pmLexington Christmas Parade

11Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Season of Light"

13Dec6:00 pm7:30 pmPolar Express

13Dec(Dec 13)7:30 pm16(Dec 16)5:00 pmJTG Presents: Christmas Belles

13Dec8:30 pm11:30 pmSara Evans at Christmas

14Dec7:00 pm10:00 pm

17Dec6:00 pm7:30 pmPolar Express

18Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPlanetarium Public Show: "Season of Light"

18Dec6:30 pm10:00 pmNed Flicks: It's A Wonderful Life

24Dec5:30 pm2:00 pm34th Annual Old Country Store Christmas Eve Breakfast

31Dec01JanDream Builders Gala

News

Looking For Live Music, December 6 Weekend

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

Health Care Summit Coming to Jackson

Healthy Tennessee Returns to Jackson, TN

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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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Looking For Live Music, December 6 Weekend

December 6, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the December 6th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday December 6th      

  • Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6:00pm
  • Shannon Cooke, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • John Berry, The NED, 7:30pm
  • 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 November 7th
  • Jordan Skoda, The Damwrights, w/ Leather & Lace, The Dixie/Court Square (Huntingdon), 5:00pm
  • Brandon Lewis, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Hutcheson Brothers, The Coffee Shop (Humboldt), 6:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm
  • TBD, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, Main Street Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • Andy Avery, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm
  • Forked Deer Homeschool Parade & Volk, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm
Saturday December 8th  
  • Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Killing Time, Main Street Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Reagan Dance, 7:00pm
  • Lady Sundown, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Bryan Moffitt, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • TBD, Mulligans, 9:00pm
  • Colton Flanagan Band & Backroad Therapy, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Brandon Boyd Lewis & Rum Brown, Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • Stumpwater w/ Shelly Fannin, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm
  • Eric & Brittany Wood, 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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