02Aug(Aug 2)5:30 pm05(Aug 5)7:00 pmLive & Local Music

02Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

03Aug(Aug 3)5:00 pm05(Aug 5)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

03Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

04Aug10:00 am2:00 pmAntique Tractor Show @ Discovery Park

04Aug(Aug 4)2:00 pm05(Aug 5)5:00 pmAuditions for "Leading Ladies"

04Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

05Aug3:00 pm6:00 pmUSA Championship Wrestling

05Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

06Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

09Aug(Aug 9)6:00 pm12(Aug 12)6:00 pmLive & Local Music

10Aug6:00 pm9:00 pmJackson-Madison Co. Fabulous Feud Gameshow & Dinner

10Aug6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / Bryan Moffitt

10Aug7:00 pm9:30 pmNed Flicks: Raiders of The Lost Ark

11Aug9:00 am4:00 pmWings Over Halls

11Aug5:00 pm9:00 pm4th Annual Barnfest 2018

14Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

15Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

16Aug(Aug 16)5:30 pm19(Aug 19)6:00 pmLive & Local Music

16Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

17Aug6:00 pm10:00 pmCasting Crowns

17Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

17Aug6:30 pm10:00 pmNed Flicks: Back to the Future

18Aug(Aug 18)9:00 am19(Aug 19)4:00 pmJackson TN Exotic Pet Expo

18Aug10:00 am1:00 pmTiger Football Scrimmage at U of M Lambuth

18Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

21Aug6:00 pm9:00 pm8th Annual Books of Madison County“A Night of Southern Humor” Featuring Dr. Niles Reddick

24Aug6:45 pm10:00 pmLive Music at the AMP / Iron Horse

25Aug8:00 am2:00 pmMilan Dawg Daze Festival

25Aug6:00 pm9:00 pmAn Evening with Mandy Harvey

25Aug6:00 pm9:00 pmLet Love Glow 5K & Fun Run

30Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

31Aug5:00 pm8:00 pm3rd Annual Harry Potter Day at Woodstock

31Aug6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

31Aug7:30 pm10:00 pmReels @ the AMP ~ Goonies


Live and Local Music, August 16th Weekend

Over 38 music events in Jackson and West Tennessee

Jackson International Food And Art Festival Celebrates 5 Years

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Live Music, August 9 Weekend

Over 50 live music events in Jackson and West Tennessee

Jonathan Singleton and Brandon Lay Perform At The AMP

Toyota Bodine Hosts The Block Party At The AMP

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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Live and Local Music, August 16th Weekend

August 16, 2018

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the August 16th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday August 16th      

  • JC Clark & Linda Bryant, Libation Station (Discovery Park), 5:30pm
  • Jackson Area Plectral Society, Old Country Store, 6:00pm
  • Chloe Lawson, Redbones, 6:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, The Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm
  • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, West Alley BBQ, 7:00pm
  • Karaoke, Hillbillys Wing Shack (Adamsville), 7:00pm
  • Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm
  • Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9:00pm
Friday August 17th
  • Windal Mass, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Casting Crowns, Carl Perkins Civic Center, 6:00pm
  • Blue Eyed Sun, Mulligans, 7:00pm
  • Southern Fire Band, International Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm
  • Kimberlie Helton, Crown Winery, 7:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Bolivar Music on the Square, 7:00pm
  • Sean Austin, Freddy T’s Rooftop (Counce), 7:00pm
  • TBD, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Jessie & The Holy Smokes, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • Josh McKee, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • Case & Daniels Duo, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm
  • Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm
  • B. Steel, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm
  Saturday August 18th
  • Longshot, VFW Post 4939, 11:00am
  • Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm
  • Scott Myatt & Randy Cooper, Lexington Dairy Queen, 6:00pm
  • Tumbleweed Band, Main St. Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm
  • Groove Band & John Spears, The Deuce (Lexington), 7:00pm
  • Leather & Lace, Main Street Grill (Medina), 7:00pm
  • Bullet Town Trio, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm
  • Backroad Therapy, Mulligans, 8:00pm
  • The Skeleton Krew & To Write With Embers, The Tap, 8:00pm
  • Primal Heart, Redbones, 8:00pm
  • The Allen Warren Band, Ricochet Bar, 8:00pm
  • Burn The Harlot, The Naked Turtle, 9:00pm
  • John Sutton Band, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 8:00pm
  • One Nyte Stand, Fisherdale Marina (Decaturville), 8:30pm
  • Gloria White, West Alley BBQ, 9:00pm
  • Tyler Goodson, The Downtown Tavern, 10:00pm
Sunday August 19th
  • Johnny Mac, Breakers Marina (Buchanan), 4:00pm
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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