Neon Night is Saturday at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Image: MCM

Don’t miss out on this week’s list, #JXNMS, with lots of music, a market, weightlifting competition and more. As always, find additional events this week in the City With Soul at

Blue Monday – Hal and Mal’s – Monday 7 pm

Join the Central Mississippi Blues Society – in person – as they present Blue Monday, a regular gathering of musicians, with special guest performers. You never know who might stop by! Admission is $5.

Steve Earle & the Dukes with The Mastersons – Duling Hall – Tuesday 7:30 pm

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, a worthy heir to Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, his two supreme musical mentors. Earle has distinguished himself as a master storyteller throughout twenty studio albums, and his songs have been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, the Pretenders, and more. Tickets are available.

World Snake Day – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Friday 10 am

A hybrid virtual and on-site event, World Snake Day showcases a variety of snakes at exhibitor tables in-person where you can learn about their habitats and lives. On the museum’s Facebook page, they’ll broadcast a snake lecture from noted snake expert, Terry Vandeventer. Family-friendly and included with museum admission and with MMNS Foundation Membership. 

Meet the Artists – Pearl River Glass Studio – Friday 5 pm

Pearl River Glass Studio invites you to take part in a tour of their Midtown studio to experience artists in process as they restore and conserve Memphis, Tennessee’s Historic Clayborn Temple stained glass. During this one-time tour, visitors will have the opportunity to meet guest artists Lonnie Robinson and Sharday Michelle, hear their stories and ask questions about the historic journey of preserving our civil rights.

Record Store Day Drops – Offbeat – Saturday 8 am

Special discounts and exclusive records at Offbeat, an alternative-culture and record store in Jackson’s Midtown neighborhood. Mask required for entry. Free and family-friendly.

COFO Mural Celebration – COFO Center at JSU – Saturday 10 am

A Mississippi Arts Commission-funded project celebrating pioneers of West Jackson, the mural – by artist Sabrina Howard – was a collaboration of the communities that surround JSU that include Washington Addition, Hemingway Circle, and Pecan Tree Park. The public is invited on Saturday to celebrate the new work featuring Representative Alyce G. Clarke, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Rose Elizabeth Howard Robinson, Albert Powell and Louise Marshall.

Magnolia Sunset Markets – Foot Print Farms – Saturday 4 pm

Magnolia Sunset Markets, a curated urban marketplace mixed with over 25+ vendors from across the southern region, is set outdoors at Foot Print Farms. The market will take place every third Saturday through the end of the year, weather permitting. Entry is $5 (per vehicle – advance pay here); receive a $5 food voucher when you spend $10 on fresh produce with Foot Print Farms. Family-friendly.

40th Annual NPC Mississippi Championships – Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center – Saturday 6 pm

The public is invited to attend this national-qualifier event for bodybuilding, figure, bikini, physique, classic physique and wellness featuring guest poser, four-time Mr. Universe, Mike O’Hearn. The event benefits the Mississippi School For the Deaf Athletic Fund. Tickets are available.

Neon Night 2021 – Mississippi Children’s Museum – Saturday 6 pm

The signature fundraising event for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, presented by MCM Partners, brings the museum to life with glowing lights, electrifying music, specialty drinks, and savory snacks from several of Jackson’s food truck favorites, an adults-only evening of revelry. Due to ongoing playground construction, parking will be limited. MCM highly encourages carpooling or Uber/ Lyft. Tickets are available.

Sunday Summer RockFest featuring Faster Pussycat w/special guests Lillian Axe & Enuff Z Nuff – Hal and Mal’s – Sunday Noon

The first-ever Sunday Summer RockFest featuring Faster Pussycat (three decades of “sleeze rock”) with special guests Lillian Axe (“a fine amalgam of infectious rockers and hard-edged pop tunes”) & Enuff Z Nuff (colorful pop-metal outfit with a sizable cult following) is a unique festival for the whole family, featuring stages indoors and out. Arts vendors, as well as food and beer trucks, will be featured. Family-friendly and tickets are available.

Mississippi Japan Fest 2021 – Mississippi Museum of Art – Sunday Noon

Ever wanted to see an exhilarating Japanese dance performance, enjoy impressive Japanese drum music or play a traditional Japanese game? Presented by the Japanese Outreach Initiative at Jackson State University, Japan Fest will showcase performances from the Baton Rouge Iaido (traditional Japanese martial arts), Taiko performance (Japanese drum), Miyabi-Kai (Japanese dance group), and Sol Kendamas (traditional Japanese cup and ball game tricks performance). In addition, there will be an opportunity to experience Japanese culture through interactive exhibits like learning how to write Japanese calligraphy, wearing Yukata (traditional Japanese robes), and making origami. 

Additional events for this week are listed at

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.

All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.