Arts & Culture | Jackson, TN
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.
The purpose of Ballet Arts, Inc. of Jackson is to bring the enjoyment and reward of dance to citizens of West Tennessee. To this end Ballet Arts will administer and sponsor a dance company comprised primarily of students from the area. Its primary objective will be to offer the community dance performances of superior quality, and to enrich the area's musical, artistic, and educational services. Ballet Arts, a community youth dance company, is open by membership to anyone regardless of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.
Jackson Arts Council
The Jackson Arts Council mission is to connect and strengthen the arts. The Jackson Arts Council is committed to: Strengthening and expanding the arts organizations in our community, Increasing arts education opportunitie, Increasing arts advocacy, Increasing communications/communication services, Strengthening administration and governance of JAC, Developing financial means to support our mission and goals.
The Carnegie Center for Art & History
The Road to Shiloh Civil War Exhibit has opened and invites visitors to explore the major battles of West Tennessee. Plans are underway for a Music Exhibit featuring the rich history of music in West Tennessee.
The Jackson Symphony
The Jackson Symphony is a professional orchestra offering great music experiences through our Masterworks and Pops Series, Legend Benefit and Community concerts such as Starlight and Christmas Gift to the Community
The Mission of The Jackson Symphony is to enrich the quality of life in West Tennessee through performances that incorporate a variety of musical styles in a welcoming atmosphere and through a broad spectrum of educational programs for all ages.
The Jackson Theatre Guild
The Jackson Theatre Guild (a 501c3 organization) exists to promote, encourage, and support quality theatrical productions, the arts, and the educational aspect of theatre in Jackson, TN and its surrounding areas.
Approaching 50 years of service to our community, the Jackson Theatre Guild was chartered in 1965 by Jesse Byrum with the help of co-founders Elizabeth Fosse and Bob Huett and was created in response to overwhelming local encouragement. Today with the aid of alumni from the Guild’s past and it's constant flow of new members, the Guild continues to be relevant as an artistic outlet and recognized as an intregal asset in growing our community.
The Guild's high caliber of professionalism has inspired many of our actors to seek careers in the entertainment industry. Our evergrowing rolodex of alumni includes Second City performer Derek Shipman, broadway actor John West, recording artist - Lauren Pritchard, who was also a member of the original broadway cast of Spring Awakening and Becky Fly, who has appeared in multiple Hollywood films to date.
The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center
Officially it is known as the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center. Locals simply call it "The Ned," and know it is the place to go to see the finest musical and stage acts available in an intimate, high-technology equipped performing arts theatre.
Advanced technology provides a facility that is of the highest quality with a staging area of over 2,200 square feet, an orchestra pit capable of seating large instrumental ensembles, and an advanced pulley system allowing any type stage production. Special lighting for the theatre can be created and a superior sound system backs performers with absolutely perfect acoustics.