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31May(May 31)5:30 pm03Jun(Jun 3)9:00 pmLive & Local Music

01Jun5:00 pm03(Jun 3)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

01Jun9:00 pm03(Jun 3)5:00 pmHatchie BirdFest 2018

02Jun10:00 am1:00 pm5th Annual Splash & Dash 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

02Jun10:00 am4:00 pm2nd Annual Historic Home Tour ~ Brownsville

02Jun2:00 pm5:00 pmT.G. Sheppard @ The Dixie

03Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

04Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

05Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

06Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

07Jun(Jun 7)6:00 am09(Jun 9)9:00 pmTennessee's Highway 70 Yard Sale between Memphis & Nashville 2018

07Jun3:00 pm9:00 pmSmoke on the Mountain III Dinner Theater ~ Discovery Park

07Jun5:00 pm9:00 pmTwilight Run & Downtown Rendezvous

07Jun(Jun 7)5:30 pm10(Jun 10)10:00 pmLive & Local Music

07Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

07Jun6:30 pm9:00 pmSouthern Gospel Supper Club

08Jun6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / King Beez

09Jun8:00 am12:00 pmJackson-Madison Co. Youth Fishing Rodeo

09Jun(Jun 9)8:00 am10(Jun 10)8:00 pmRockabilly Grand Prix

09Jun8:00 am12:00 pmDYAAB 5K Bomb Run

09Jun3:00 pm8:00 pmRockabilly Highway Revival Festival

09Jun5:00 pm9:00 pmJackson Hot Air Balloon Classic

09Jun(Jun 9)7:30 pm10(Jun 10)10:00 pm46th Annual Budweiser Championship Tractor & Truck Pull

15Jun6:00 pm10:30 pmJake Owen

15Jun8:00 pm10:00 pmReels @ the AMP ~ Labyrinth

16Jun8:00 am8:00 pmGrubb's Grocery Get-Down: 3 Year Celebration

16Jun10:00 am11:30 amSaturday Morning Nature Kids

20Jun(Jun 20)8:00 am23(Jun 23)10:30 pmMiss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

21Jun(Jun 21)5:30 pm24(Jun 24)9:00 pmLive & Local Music

21Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

22Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

23Jun9:00 am10:00 pmParade of Ponds

23Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

23Jun10:00 pm2:00 pm4th Annual Car Show ~ Discovery Park

24Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

25Jun6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

26Jun12:05 pm4:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

27Jun6:00 pm10:00 pmCountry Music Lends Down a Hand

28Jun(Jun 28)2:00 pm29(Jun 29)9:00 pmCinderella

28Jun7:00 pm10:00 pmNewsboys United Summer Tour

29Jun(Jun 29)6:00 pm30(Jun 30)9:30 pmSavannah Bluegrass Festival

29Jun6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / Little Boys Blue

30Jun7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Songwriter's Night @ White Oak Farms

News

Looking For Live Music, June 14 Weekend

Over 58 live music performances

Jackson Generals Sarge Joins Chase For $100K Dog Park Dream

Join Sarge as he chases the $100,000 #DogParkDash grant to create a new dog park and help Jackson to become the “Most Pet Friendly City in Tennessee!” Post pictures of your pet with the #DogParkDash and #JacksonTN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bike Share Rolls into Jackson, Tennessee

Nationally known company, Zagster, brings bikes on demand to Jackson.

Jackson, Tennessee Welcomes Visitors

Bicycle Racing, Highway 70 Yard Sale, Truck & Tractor Pull, Hot Air Balloons And More!

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, June 14 Weekend

June 14, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the June 14th weekend.  Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday June 14th      

  • Jimmy Anderson, Libation Station (Discovery Park), 5:30pm
  • Josh McKee, Breakers Marina, 6:00pm
  • Herz, Lexington Dairy Queen, 6:00pm
  • Best of Deer Lake, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • Colton Flanagan, Big Cats Pizza Company, 6:30pm
  • Juke Joint Hustle, The Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Rockin’ Randall, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 7:00pm
  • Patrick O’Connor, Ricochet Bar, 7:30pm
  • Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm
  • Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9:00pm
Friday June 15th
  • Brandon Clifton, Fox Park, 11:30am
  • Jake Owen, Jackson Generals Ballpark, 6:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, 7:00pm
  • Rev Jesse & The Holy Smokes – Josh Smith, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Mandy Vixen & The Gas Station Chicken, Selmer Country Club, 7:00pm
  • No Time Flatt, Summertown Bluegrass Fest, 7:00pm
  • Bullettown Trio, Bistro Eleven Sixty, 7:30pm
  • Skyelor Anderson, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Belle Curves, Elks Lodge 192, 8:00pm
  • John & Randall, Breakers Marina, 8:00pm
  • Wade-Moore Duo, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • The Buzz Kings, Milan TN VFW, 8:00pm
  • Fingertrick & Jupiter Stone, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm
  • The Doublewides, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm
Saturday June 16th
  • Father’s Day Fest, Gene Record Park (Henderson), 1:00pm
  • Stronghold, Breakers Marina, 2:00pm
  • ATOMIC 75 w/ Affliction of the Absent, Caging Elliot, & To Write with Embers, The Tap, 2:15pm
  • 5 Stories w/ To Write with Embers & Herz, Jamaican Me Tan, Jamaican Me Beautiful, 5:00pm
  • Gavin Richardson w/ Randy Cooper, Lexington Dairy Queen, 6:00pm
  • Little Boys Blue, Century Farm Winery, 7:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Main St Country, 7:00pm
  • Lazy Sundown, Aqua Yacht Harbor Marina, 7:00pm
  • 8 Ball Aitken, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • The Old Spirits, Breakers Marina, 7:30pm
  • One Nyte Stand, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • The Dirty Scouts, Blues Landing (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • Will Burton, Trenton Elks Lodge #1279, 8:00pm
  • Chad Karnes & The Missing Fifth, Bikini Bottoms, 8:00pm
  • Under the Radar w/ One Day West, The Stage Stop, 8:00pm
  • Derrick Brantley, The Deuce (Lexington), 8:00pm
  • Brandon Clifton, Mulligans, 8:00pm
  • Longshot, The Mic Stand Bar & Grill, 8:30pm
  • Dangerous Curves, Fisherdale Marina & Yacht Club (Decaturville), 8:30pm
  • Mike Farris, Breakers Marina, 9:00pm
  • Arnishia King & Stephanie Luckett, West Alley BBQ, 9:00pm
  • County Line, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm
  • Funky Finger, The Albi (Obion), 9:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton Band, The Tap, 9:00pm
  • Karaoke with Dana, The Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • Jon Butler, First & Church Pub (Union City), 9:00pm
  • Jack Bones, D&S Bar and Grill (Ripley), 9:00pm
  • Midnight Point, Ramz Place (Trenton), 9:00pm
  • StumpWater, The Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm
  Sunday June 17th
  • Sue & Bobby Bates, Century Farm Winery, 2:00pm
  • John McDaniel, Breakers Marina, 4:00pm
  • Steven Green Duo, Blue Landing (Buchanan), 7:00pm
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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