01Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

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03Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball & Fireworks

04JulalldayalldayPickwick Landing State Park Fireworks

04JulalldayalldayParis Landing State Park Fireworks

04Jul8:00 am10:30 pmFestival of the LakesLexington

04Jul8:00 am9:30 pmCity of McKenzie Freedom Festival

04Jul10:00 am5:00 pmDiscovery Park of America's 4th of July

04Jul12:00 pm9:00 pmSelmer's Freedom Fest

04Jul3:00 pm10:00 pmFirefighters Freedom Festival

04Jul(Jul 4)5:00 pm07(Jul 7)8:00 pmLive & Local Music

04Jul9:00 pm10:00 pmFourth of July Celebration & FireworksUnion City

05Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmWild'n JacksonStarring Nick Cannon's Cast

05Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmConcert & Fireworks at the Milan Park

05Jul8:00 pm9:00 pmCity of Dyersburg Fireworks Show

05Jul8:00 pm9:30 pmMedina's Fourth of July Celebration

09Jul5:30 pm6:30 pmU of M Lambuth Planetarium Show: Capcom GO! The Apollo Show

10Jul(Jul 10)7:00 pm13(Jul 13)9:00 pmJackson SINGS the Gospel

11Jul9:00 am5:00 pmSummer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show

11Jul(Jul 11)5:00 pm13(Jul 13)11:00 pmLIVE AND LOCAL MUSIC

11Jul(Jul 11)6:00 pm13(Jul 13)11:00 pmLauderdale County Tomato Festival

11Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

12Jul3:45 pm4:45 pmUofM Lambuth Planetarium Show: "Capcom GO!"

12Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

12Jul6:45 pm9:00 pmAMP Music Series ~ Will Davenport

13Jul5:30 pmShiloh's Concert in the Park

13Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

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17Jul6:30 pm10:00 pmPreview Party

18Jul(Jul 18)4:30 pm21(Jul 21)9:00 pmLive & Local Music

18Jul(Jul 18)7:30 pm21(Jul 21)4:30 pmMamma Mia!

19Jul6:45 pm9:00 pmAMP Music Series ~ Little Boys Blue

20Jul7:30 pm10:00 pmJamey Johnson

22Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

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26Jul6:05 pm10:00 pmJackson Generals Baseball

26Jul6:45 pm9:00 pmAMP Music Series ~ Bryan Moffitt


27Jul1:00 pm6:00 pmToast of Jackson

27Jul5:00 pm9:00 pmJackson-Madison Co. Fabulous Feud

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“Big Maybelle” Receives Tennessee State Historical Marker

Known for her emotive delivery and as one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s

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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


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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

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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.  

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Arts & Culture

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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.

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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.

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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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.  


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.

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“Big Maybelle” Receives Tennessee State Historical Marker

July 19, 2019

A new Tennessee State Historical Marker will be unveiled at a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wed., July 24 to commemorate the life and music of Rhythm & Blues singer and Jackson native Mabel Louise “Big Maybelle” Smith.   The ceremony will be held at the site of the marker that is located along the west side of South Highland Ave. near the intersection with Martin Luther King Drive. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to a reception at the Tennessee Legends of Music Museum located in The Carnegie at 305 E. College St. to hear a brief presentation by Michael Baker, Audio-Visual Librarian at the Jackson-Madison County Library, outlining Big Maybelle’s life and music. Guests will also be treated to a first-person musical tribute of Big Maybelle by Rosie Robinson. Born Mabel Louise Smith to Frank W. Smith and Alice Easley circa 1924 in Jackson, Tenn., Big Maybelle because a powerful Rhythm & Blues singer. Known for her emotive delivery and as one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s, she served as an essential link between raucous 1950s R&B and the soul sounds that emerged in the next decade. Her recordings include “Candy,” which received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 and the original version of “Whole Lot of Shakin Going On.” Her career led her to sing at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. She died Jan. 23, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio and later buried there in Evergreen Cemetery. In 2001, Smith was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.   “Big Maybelle had an important influence on American music, as did other notable Jacksonians like Carl Perkins and John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson,” said Jack Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian. “For this reason, we believed that it was important to similarly recognize her with this historical marker. Jackson has such a rich and varied music history that should be both celebrated and preserved for future generations.”   The project was spearheaded by Baker and Wood and funded by private donations.   The Jackson-Madison County Library is located at 433 E. Lafayette St. in downtown Jackson.  For more information, contact the Library at 731-425-8600, visit the Library’s Facebook page at or its website at

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