Citing precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that this year’s State of the City Address, to be held Thursday, October 29, will be virtual.

The Mayor will give his annual report to Jacksonians on at 6:00 pm via Facebook Live, which will be broadcast from the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Mayor Lumumba will focus on city progress, as well as recent challenges, and the implications for the work ahead. Homegrown actress and comedienne Rita Brent will serve as virtual Mistress of Ceremonies and Jackson-based acapella sensation Four Washington will offer musical inspiration.

There will be no on-site audience this year.  Watch the event at