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31Jan(Jan 31)6:00 pm02Feb(Feb 2)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

01Feb8:00 am03(Feb 3)4:00 pmReelfoot Lake Eagle Festival

01Feb5:00 pm03(Feb 3)5:00 pmFriendly Franks Flea Market

01Feb6:30 pm9:00 pmSecret Keeper Girl

05Feb5:30 pm6:30 pmU of M Lambuth Planetarium Show: Hubble Vision

07Feb(Feb 7)6:00 pm09(Feb 9)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

08Feb3:45 pm4:45 pmKids' After School Special Planetarium Show: "Astronaut"

08Feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLantern Boardwalk Hike

08Feb6:30 pm10:00 pm

09Feb10:00 am6:00 pmValentine Chocolate, Wine & Moonshine Tour

09Feb6:00 pm10:00 pm2019 Hub City Classic: Battle of the Bands + Greek Stepshow

12Feb5:30 pm6:30 pmU of M Lambuth Planetarium Show: "Life: A Cosmic Story"

13Feb4:30 pm9:30 pmGarden Bros. Circus

14Feb(Feb 14)6:00 pm16(Feb 16)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

16Feb(Feb 16)9:00 am17(Feb 17)4:00 pmJackson TN Exotic Pet Expo

16Feb7:30 pm10:00 pmJackson Symphony ~ Everybody Love Somebody

17Feb2:30 pm5:00 pmJackson Symphony Chamber Music ~ String Ensemble

19Feb5:30 pm6:30 pmU of M Lambuth Planetarium: "Light Years from Andromeda"

22Feb7:30 pm10:00 pmMelinda Doolittle

23Feb8:00 am10:00 amJackson Polar Plunge

23Feb9:30 am10:30 amU of M Lambuth Kids Saturday Morning Planetarium Show: Astronaut

23Feb10:00 am12:30 pmEastern Citadel Loop Hike

23Feb7:00 pm10:00 pmBlue Suede Dinner & Auction

23Feb7:00 pm11:00 pmJSL Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball

24Feb7:30 pm9:15 pm

26Feb5:30 pm6:30 pmU of M Lambuth Planetarium Show: "Oasis In Space"

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Over 29 performances in Jackson and West Tennessee

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Visit Jackson TN Joins US Travel Association January 29, 2019

Things to Do

Travel Resources

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Campgrounds
Joy-O RV Park
Chickasaw State Park
Parkers Crossroads RV Park
Natchez Trace State Park

McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport provides flights with Air Choice One direct service to Atlanta and St. Louis  
 

Outdoors & Sports

Sports

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

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

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

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 select "Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Arts & Culture

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

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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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

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.

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

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.  

Group
Travel

Find the perfect hotel. Identify the right set of attractions. Create a balanced list of restaurant options for every taste and budget. Most important, design a complete travel experience that will be appealing to every visitor. The job of the group tour operator can be challenging, and no one knows that better than Visit Jackson TN!

The ultimate liaison, Visit Jackson TN can help you save time, money and create a memorable visitor experience by connecting you to hotels, attractions and restaurants. You don’t need to make the calls or send out the leads, we do it for you.

Visit Jackson TN can also assist with numerous other services, including but not limited to:

    • • Personalized welcome
    • • Welcome packets
    • • Preset itineraries
    • • Arranging site inspections
    • • Access to a photo library with photos of the destination, attractions, hotels, etc.

Contact Paige Keith at pkeith@jacksontn.com or 731.425.8333 and learn more!





Jackson/Madison County Convention & Visitor Bureau


197 Auditorium Street
Jackson, TN 38301

731.425.8333 | lnunnery@jacksontn.com


Jackson News

Looking For Live Music, February 14 Weekend

February 15, 2019

Looking for live music this weekend? Jackson and West Tennessee are home to numerous live music venues and special events over the February 14th weekend. Thanks to our friend Matt Barnacastle and the Jackson Area Music Society for sharing the weekend's live music events! Thursday February 14th • Dave Thomas, Redbones, 6:00pm • Open Jam, Elks Lodge 192, 7:00pm • Cotton Clifton & The Pickers, Downtown Tavern, 7:00pm • Open Mic w/ The Skeleton Krew, Cody’s, 8:00pm • Backroad Therapy, Slide & Ride 2, 9:00pm • Open Mic w/ Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9:00pm Friday February 15th • Blake Dixon, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm • Southern Fire Band, Int. Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm • Bryan Moffitt, Mulligans, 7:00pm • Tyler Goodson Trio, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm • Andy Avery, Redbones, 8:00pm • Karaoke w/ Amethyst, The Office Lounge, 9:00pm • Brandon Boyd Lewis w/ Rum Brown, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm • Josh Smith, William Criss, & Dave Thomas, The Tap, 9:00pm Saturday February 16th • Songwriter Showcase & Open Jam, West TN Delta Heritage Center (Brownsville), 1:00pm • Tyler Goodson, The Blacksmith, 6:00pm • Mary Katherine Mueller, The Coffee Shop (Humboldt), 6:00pm • Pure Country, Int. Rockabilly Hall-of-Fame, 7:00pm • Tumbleweed, Main Street Country (Humboldt), 7:00pm • Bullettown Trio, Flatiron Bistro, 7:30pm • Backroad Therapy, Redbones, 8:00pm • See This Through, Batter Hum, Affliction Of The Absent, & Tentative 3 The Naked Turtle, 8:00pm • Jordan Skoda & The Damwrights, The Mic Stand (Huntingdon), 8:00pm • Austin Jenckes & Zack Logan, Hub City Brewing, 8:30pm • Colton Flanagan Band, The Tap, 8:30pm • Amber McCain Band, Mulligans, 9:00pm • Allen Warren Band, Ricochet Bar, 9:00pm • Jamie Meyer, Downtown Tavern, 9:00pm • One Day West, Hideaway Bar (Dyersburg), 9:00pm • Deep River Band, The Deuce (Lexington), 9:00pm • Brian Johnson Band, Pine Ridge (Medon), 9:00pm 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 Triangle! Visit 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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