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

02Mar6:00 pm9:00 pmSip & Savor

02Mar(Mar 2)7:00 pm03(Mar 3)5:00 pmCamelot presented by The Dixie Players

03Mar11:00 am1:00 pmWest TN 2nd Annual GenerosiTEA Party!

04Mar12:00 pm5:00 pm2018 Jackson Bridal Show

08Mar(Mar 8)5:30 pm10(Mar 10)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

09Mar(Mar 9)12:00 pm12(Mar 12)10:00 pmNCAA DII Women's Basketball National Tournament

10Mar8:00 am12:00 pmHula Hustle 5K

11Marallday13alldayGrover Page Golf Classic

14Mar10:00 am12:00 pmCasey Jones 155th Birthday

15Mar(Mar 15)9:00 am16(Mar 16)9:00 pmThe Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

16Mar(Mar 16)6:00 pm18(Mar 18)11:00 pmLooking For Live Music, March 15 Weekend

17Mar8:00 am12:00 pm5K Undie Run/Walk

17Mar9:00 am4:00 pm8th Annual Motor Mania Car Show

17Mar10:00 am5:00 pmCasey Jones 155th Birthday

17Mar2:00 pm5:00 pmPam Tillis @ The Dixie

17Mar(Mar 17)5:30 pm18(Mar 18)5:00 pmBeauty & The Beast Ballet

17Mar6:30 pm3:30 pmThe Jackson Sounds Concert Series

18Mar3:00 pm5:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Chamber Concert: Love in Springtime

22Mar6:30 pm9:30 pm2018 West TN Go Red For Women Dinner

23Mar7:30 pm10:00 pm7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience

24Mar(Mar 24)8:00 am25(Mar 25)5:00 pmAKC All Breed Dog Show

24Mar(Mar 24)10:00 am31(Mar 31)5:00 pmFalcon Ridge Easter Festival

24Mar12:30 pm2:00 pmRubber Duck Race @ Discovery Park

29Mar6:00 pm9:00 pmMarvin Sapp Live in Concert

30Mar(Mar 30)10:00 am31(Mar 31)4:00 pmScavenger Egg Hunt Easter Festival

30Mar7:00 pm10:00 pmBoots Bands & Bingo!

31Mar8:00 am10:30 amKiwanis Pancake Day w/ The Easter Bunny

31Mar9:00 am11:00 amDream Center Bunny Run 5K

31Mar10:00 am12:00 amCommunity Easter EGGstravaganza

31Mar10:00 am1:00 pmEggsplosion 2018

31Mar2:00 pm3:00 pmDino Egg Hunt @ Discovery Park


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Things to Do

Outdoors & 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.


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 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.


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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NCAA DII Women’s Basketball National Tournament South Region

March 9, 2018

PARTICIPATING TEAMS  |  GSC  |  SIAC  |  SSC #Seed - Team Name (Record) - Location - Conference - (Bid) - Twitter #D2WBBSouth

#1 Seed - Union University Lady Bulldogs (28-3) - Jackson, Tenn. - GSC (Tournament Champion) - @UUAthletics

#2 Seed - Florida Southern College Mocs (25-4) - Lakeland, Fla. - SSC (Tournament Champion) - @FSC_Athletics

#3 Seed - University of North Alabama Lions (24-4) - Florence, Ala. - GSC (At-Large) - @unaathletics

#4 Seed - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles (23-7) - Daytona Beach, Fla. - SSC (At-Large) - @erauathletics

#5 Seed - Eckerd College Tritons (22-7) - St. Petersburg, Fla. - SSC (At-Large) - @ectritons

#6 Seed - Lee University Lady Flames (23-7) - Cleveland, Tenn. - GSC (At-Large) - @LeeUFlames

#7 Seed - Valdosta State University Lady Blazers (21-8) - Valdosta, Ga. - GSC (At-Large) - @BlazerAthletics

#8 Seed - Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers (20-8) - Atlanta, Ga. - SIAC (Tournament Champion) - @caupanthers

MEDIA NCAA DII Women's Basketball National Championship Digital Guide Region Bracket (PDF) TOURNAMENT: LIVE STATS  |  LIVE VIDEO  |  POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE Team Radio/Audio Links: UNION  |  NORTH ALABAMA  |  LEE  |  VALDOSTA STATE  |  EMBRY-RIDDLE NCAA DII Women's Basketball National Tournament (all regions): Bracket  |  Scores

SCHEDULE/RESULTS -- Note: All times are listed as central standard time

Friday, March 9, 2018 - Quarterfinal Round  |  #D2WBBSouth  |  #NCAAD2 

Game 1:  12:00 p.m. - #3 North Alabama vs. #6 Lee (box)  -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Game 2:  2:30 p.m. - #2 Florida Southern vs. #7 Valdosta State (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Game 3:  5:00 p.m. - #1 Union vs. #8 Clark Atlanta (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Game 4:  7:30 p.m. - #4 Embry-Riddle vs #5 Eckerd (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Semifinal Round  |  #D2WBBSouth  |  #NCAAD2

Game 5:  5:00 p.m. - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Game 6:  7:30 p.m. -  Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 winner (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

Monday, March 12, 2018 - Championship Game  |  #D2WBBSouth  |  #NCAAD2

Game 7:  7:00 p.m. - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner (box) -- Stats | Video | Flipcard

VOLUNTEER LINK (for student/local volunteers to help staff event)

HELPFUL LINKS/CONTACT INFO Directions to Union  |  Jackson, Tennessee Visitor Information  |  Weather in Jackson, Tennessee Safety and Security (24 hours): 731-394-2922 (cell) Director of Athletics: Tommy Sadler; 731-661-5218; Assistant AD for Compliance/SWA:  Pam Harrison; 731-661-5709; Assistant AD for Sports Communication/Media Contact:  Steven Aldridge; 731-661-5027;


Tickets will be available at the Fred DeLay Gymnasium ticket office at the front (south) entrance on hour prior to the first game of each day. Tickets will be available at the game and will not be sold online. The prices for tickets are $10 for reserve, $7 for general admission, $5 for students (college or younger)/military with ID. Once tickets are purchased by the fans, the teams will be provided cards to pass out to up to 100 fans to be able to sit behind their team's bench.

Fred DeLay Gymnasium is located in the center of campus facing south. It is directly off the south entrance facing the soccer, baseball and softball fields. Parking is available to the right and left of the main entrance to the gymnasium. The address to the campus is 1050 Union University Drive; Jackson, TN 38305. There are entrances to the campus from Country Club Lane (south), Union University Drive (north) and Pleasant Plains Extended (west).

@UUAthletics @FSC_Athletics @unaathletics @erauathletics @ectritons @LeeUFlames @BlazerAthletics @caupanthers

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Jackson TN Weekends

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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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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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