The 18th annual Real Cowboy Association Jackson, MS Black Rodeo is this weekend at the Mississippi Fairgrounds. Image: Longview New Journal

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

David Shaw – Duling Hall – Wednesday 8 pm

Fans of The Revivalists take note: artist, producer and the band’s frontman, David Shaw, will bring his solo tour to the City With Soul this week. Shaw told Billboard his record is “meant to feel familiar to fans of The Revivalists, noting ‘I wanted this album to be that steadfast old friend that you can always turn to when everything around you feels like it’s too much.’ Tickets are available.

Living Colour & Hoobastank – Hal & Mal’s – Wednesday 8 pm

Led Zeppelin-inspired “Cult of Personality” band Living Colour is in town Wednesday. The groundbreaking, double platinum rockers are joined by “The Reason” 90s rock band, Hoobastank. Tickets are available.

LIVE Music in the AC – Summer Series – Cultivation Food Hall – Thursday 6 pm

Too hot for music on the District green? No worries, as Cultivation Food Hall brings the tunes into the AC – and gives you variety of food options plus the Gold Coast Bar to provide the refreshments. Family-friendly, and the music is free. Arrive early for the noon-6 pm happy hour.

Southern Soul Live/18th Annual Jackson, Mississippi Black Rodeo – Mississippi Coliseum – Friday and Saturday

The Real Cowboy Association brings one of five Black rodeo events in the country to #JxnMS – one of the most well-attended and supported in the series, according to owner Jarriett Edwards. Friday night offers a Southern Soul concert featuring Big Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, Karen Wolfe, ROI “Chip” Anthony, Ms. Jody, Ronnie Bell and Jeff Floyd. On Saturday, after the 350+ cowboys compete in preliminaries, the main event, the rodeo featuring steer wrestling, roping barrel racing and bull riding, will be followed by a Zydeco music afterparty. Tickets are available now.

Uproar Theatre Company presents – The Sixth Stage of Grief – Ecoshed – Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2:30 pm

When journalist Claire Jansen is taken off an investigative piece to do a profile on Althea Ashford, a prominent HIV/AIDS activist, she takes it as a slight. But as the two women get to know each other, bonds are formed, secrets are shared, and Claire finds herself working on what could prove to be the story of her career. Jackson’s newest theater group presents shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30, tickets are available. With mature content themes, the play is recommended for audience 13+.

Bring the Heat – Summer Celebration – Cultivation Food Hall – Saturday 11 am

Enjoy spicy food & drinks on the District Green plus a hot sauce competition panel, dunk tank & bounce house, Princess Mulan meet & greet, face painting, live music by The Remedy, and New Orleans snoball treats from Chillin on the Rez. Free top attend and family-friendly.

Newscast Hi, Hello EP Release Party – The Bean – Saturday 7 pm

Have you heard Jackson-based indie pop duo Newscast and their new single “Bet (Mirror Talk)” off their upcoming sophomore EP Hi, Hello? The record comes out this month and the band celebrates this weekend in Fondren. Tickets are $10 and this is an all-ages show.

MS Capital City Pride Drag Brunch – Hal & Mal’s – Sunday Noon

Hosted by Courtney Cruise and featuring Dominique Davenport, Cora Bleu and Tara Shay Montgomery, the monthly event features a drag show and a brunch buffet with drinks, sponsored this time by Sam Adams and Truly Hard Seltzer.

Tickets range from $15 to $40 – from “show only” tickets to all-you-can-eat and drink brunch. These events tend to sell out before show day, so don’t wait.

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We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). See City guidelines hereStay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level, too.

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