Calendar

01Oct5:30 pm6:30 pmLight Years From Andromeda

01Oct5:30 pm9:00 pm

01Oct6:00 pm8:00 pmPottery Painting & Wine Tasting

02Oct1:30 pm2:30 pmLight Years From Andromeda

03Oct1:30 pm8:30 pmFall Plant Sale

03Oct(Oct 3)5:00 pm05(Oct 5)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

03Oct7:00 pm9:00 pmDuo Guitiano

03Oct7:30 pm10:30 pmThe Legacy Tour at Casey Jones Amphitheater

03Oct(Oct 3)7:30 pm06(Oct 6)2:00 pmDon't Dress for Dinner

04Oct11:00 am2:00 pmFood Truck Friday

04Oct7:00 pm9:00 pmMusic at the Mounds

04Oct7:00 pm11:30 pmRacktoberfest

05Oct8:00 am11:00 am2019 Jackson Walk to End Alzheimer's

05Oct9:00 am5:00 pmJackson Comic Expo

05Oct9:00 am12:00 pmBirth Choice Walk for Life

05Oct9:00 am12:00 pmPrincesses and Pancakes

05Oct10:00 am3:00 pmWalk & Raize

05Oct12:00 pm3:00 pmBridal Run

05Oct1:00 pm4:00 pm2019 DSAWT Buddy Walk

05Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmJohn P. Kee - I Made It Out Tour

07Oct6:30 pm9:30 pmTennessee Music Awards

08Oct5:30 pm6:30 pmCapcom GO!

09Oct1:30 pm2:30 pmCapcom GO!

10Oct(Oct 10)5:00 pm12(Oct 12)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

10Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmTurn Up the Pink

10Oct6:30 pm8:30 pmFriends Trivia

11Oct3:45 pm4:45 pmKids' After School Special Planetarium Show

11Oct(Oct 11)5:00 pm13(Oct 13)3:00 pm2019 Tennessee State Open Adult Tournament

11Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmCountry & Clays with Darryl Worley

11Oct6:00 pm11:30 pmVillains Gala

12Oct7:00 am4:00 pmKent Jones Bicycle Century Tour + 5K

12Oct10:00 am4:00 pmArt on Track Festival

12Oct10:00 am6:00 pmCeltic Fest

12Oct1:00 pm5:00 pmBluegrass Jamboree

12Oct7:00 pm10:00 pmOctober Fest

15Oct6:00 pm8:00 pmThis One's For the Girls

15Oct6:00 pm9:00 pm22nd Annual Union University Scholarship Banquet

15Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmPaint & Sip - Century Farm

16Oct1:30 pm2:30 pmPublic Show: "Oasis in Space"

17Oct(Oct 17)10:00 am20(Oct 20)6:00 pmFall Colors Tour

17Oct11:00 am1:00 pmAdventures in Learning

17Oct(Oct 17)4:00 pm20(Oct 20)7:00 pmLane College Homecoming

17Oct(Oct 17)4:30 pm19(Oct 19)11:50 pmLIVE AND LOCAL MUSIC

17Oct6:00 pm10:00 pmDancing with the STARs

17Oct6:30 pm8:30 pmAn Evening with Dale Murphy

17Oct(Oct 17)7:00 pm18(Oct 18)9:00 pmThe Jackson Children's and Teen Theatre - Oliver!

18Oct6:00 pm9:00 pmMonsters of Madison County

18Oct9:00 pm11:30 pmKenton Bryant with Ashland Craft

19Oct8:00 amMaking Strides of West Tennessee

19Oct(Oct 19)9:00 am20(Oct 20)4:00 pmJackson TN Exotic Pet Expo

19Oct10:00 am6:00 pm16th Annual Hatchie Fall Fest

19Oct10:00 am5:00 pmJackson Pride Fest

19Oct11:00 am8:00 pm

19Oct7:30 pmThe Jackson Symphony - Classical Night Fever

20Oct3:00 pmThe Jackson Symphony - Woodwinds Deconstructed

20Oct5:00 pm8:00 pmMonsters of Madison County

22Oct5:00 pm8:00 pmA Taste of Jackson

22Oct5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Chronicle of a Journey to Earth"

23Oct1:30 pm2:30 pmPublic Show: "Chronicle of a Journey to Earth"

24Oct5:30 pm8:30 pmTake Your Girls Night Out 5k

24Oct7:30 pm10:00 pmThe Cleverlys

24Oct7:30 pm10:00 pmAn Evening with Laurice Lanier

25Oct5:30 pm8:30 pmDowntown Ghosts Dinner Theater

25Oct5:30 pm7:30 pm2nd Annual Fall Fest

25Oct7:30 pm10:00 pmLOLO with Coopertheband

26Oct7:30 amThe Varnick

26Oct9:00 am11:30 amI CAN TRI

26Oct9:30 am10:30 amKids' Saturday Morning Planetarium Show - Astronaut

26Oct10:00 am6:00 pmCrazy Costume Parade

26Oct12:00 pm5:00 pmBrewfest

26Oct1:00 pm3:00 pmDowntown Jackson Halloween Extravaganza

26Oct1:00 pm4:00 pmFirst Annual Jackson Cigar Fest

26Oct3:00 pmJackson-Madison County Trunk or Treat

26Oct3:00 pm10:00 pmBrew-Wing: A Night Benefiting the Scarlet Rope Project

26Oct6:00 pmRed Back Church Hymnal Singing

26Oct7:30 pm10:30 pmAutism Awareness 5K

27Oct12:00 pm4:00 pmTie the Knot - Jackson, TN

27Oct3:30 pm5:30 pmFBC Bemis 2019 Trunk or Treat

27Oct9:30 pm10:45 pmFamily Funday

29Oct6:00 pm5K Glow Run & Wicked Walk

31Oct6:00 pm7:00 pmTrick or Treating

31Oct7:00 pm11:00 pmHalloween Party

31Oct8:00 pm12:00 amHalloween Party at Hub City Brewing

News

Union University Campus Selected

Home School National Speech Debate Competition Returns In 2020

2019 Lane Homecoming Festivities

Join us in welcoming Lane College alumni home to Jackson, TN

Parkers Crossroads Becomes Part Of The National Park Service

Join Parkers Crossroads and the Tennessee Historic Commission September 6, 2020

Tourism Economic Impact of 2018 Released

Madison County Ranks 1st in Northwest and Southwest Tennessee

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

Looking for Live Music?

 

Visit our Weekly Listing of Live Music

"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.

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.

Attractions

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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

Union University Campus Selected

October 18, 2019

A national speech and debate tournament for home school students will be held on Union University’s campus May 24-30, 2020.

This is the second time Stoa, a national junior high and high school speech and debate league for privately educated Christian home-schooling families, has hosted the National Invitational Tournament of Champions on Union’s campus. NITOC was also hosted at Union in 2017 and is held in a different location each year. “I am so excited to be partnering with Stoa again to host the 2020 National Invitational Tournament of Champions,” said Dan Griffin, Union’s vice president for enrollment management. “This is a great opportunity for the Union community to be involved in such a wonderful event. It is such an honor to be hosting NITOC for a second time.” The tournament is one of the largest high school forensics national championships in the country, including public and private schools, according to Stoa. Patricia Shaw, Stoa board member, said she was impressed with Union’s staff and campus during NITOC 2017. “What a joy it is to return to Union — every interaction has proved to be one that exemplifies Union’s commitment to excellence and care toward the body of Christ,” Shaw said. Griffin said about 1,000 judges from the Union and Jackson community will be needed for the competition. No experience in judging debate competitions is required; Stoa will provide the necessary training. More information on becoming a judge will be available on Union’s website at a time closer to the event.


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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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TN Vacation.com

Discover the authentic experiences and places that can only be found in Tennessee. Visit the statewide tourism website!


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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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