We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Mississippi State Department of Health and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the national level, too.
Don’t miss out on this week’s list, #JXNMS. Additional events for this week are listed at fb.com/mycityjxnms.
Michigan Rattlers – Duling Hall – Monday 7:30 pm
Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play “heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice.” Their self-titled Michigan Rattlers EP attracted glowing reviews from No Depression, Bluegrass Situation, B3 Science, and Rolling Stone, who named the band one of their “Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2016. Tickets are available.
History Is Lunch – Virtual-only – Wednesday Noon
Photographer Suzi Altman will present “Saving a Folk Art Icon: Margaret’s Grocery,” in a virtual-only format due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Outside Vicksburg, this artfully covered location was the only such store on all of Highway 61 to have been owned and operated by a Black woman. Altman has established the Mississippi Folk Art Foundation to help preserve this unique and irreplaceable artwork. The weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History explores different aspects of the state’s past.
Covered Music: The Beatles – The South Warehouse – Wednesday & Thursday
“Covered,” recreated by a band made of impeccable local music talent, has had themes from the Beatles to Disco, Singer/Songwriter tunes and One Hit Wonders – all to raise money for a variety of causes. These causes include local and foreign missions, adoption, student mentoring and the arts. This iteration centers on the Fab 4. Family-friendly, tickets are available.
Family Movie Night – Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum (outdoors) – Friday 6 pm
Tour the Ag Aviation Gallery, talk to pilots and industry leaders, enjoy yard games, and watch Disney’s “Planes” where a humble crop duster dreams of becoming a great air racer and competes against the fastest planes around with the help of a veteran aviator. Family-friendly and free, concessions will be available.
From the Hands of Mari Pop Up Shop – Homewood Suites – Saturday Noon
Fifteen local artisan vendors will set up shop for one-day only in support and celebration of Mari Whisenton’s one year anniversary of her business. Free.
Old School Hip Hop Reunion – Mississippi Coliseum – Saturday 7:30 pm
Featuring Scarface, Bun B, 8 Ball & MJG, Mystikal, Ying Yang Twins, and the Queen Boyz, a concert presented by Xperience Jxn Entertainment to #StandAgainstHate. Tickets are available.
All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.