Here’s to the Week Ahead: May 24-30
Music, books and a flea market, too: here’s to your last week of May, #JXNMS!
LIVE with Maggie Shipstead + Katy Simpson Smith – Virtual – Tuesday 5:30 pm
Lemuria hosts a a Facebook LIVE event with authors Maggie Shipstead and Katy Simpson Smith for the release of “The Great Circle.” Signed copies are available at lemuriabooks.com.
The Wild Feathers – Duling Hall – Thursday 7:30 pm
Nashville, Tennessee’s Wild Feathers’ prefer the term “American” over Americana when describing their sound, which falls somewhere between the earnest, neo-Southern rock of the Black Crowes, the bluesy swagger of the Black Keys, and the wide-open-road country-rock of the Eagles. Formed in 2010 around the talents of Ricky Young, Joel King, and Taylor Burns, all of whom had served as lead singers in their previous bands, the Wild Feathers came together out of a shared love for all things Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Band, and the Allman Brothers. Purchase tickets here.
R.E.A.D. (Read, Engage, and Discover) Museum of Mississippi History – Friday 11am
A summer enrichment program, the first edition will feature a book reading and discussion of Carole Boston Weatherford’s “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer” by guest speaker Rukia Lumumba of the People’s Advocacy Institute. Children will engage in a hands-on activity following the reading. This event is free and will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required.
The JXN Flea May Market, Too! – Ecoshed – Saturday 10 am
“The dopest market it in Jackson meets the coolest new co-working/event venue in Jackson” supporting local small businesses and artisan vendors. Masks will be required indoors, and are highly encouraged outdoors. This is a rain or shine event. Vendors can sign up at bit.ly/thejxnflea
Terrell & Sedric Brinson Old School vs New School – Alamo Theatre – Saturday 8 pm
2Dream Productions presents “Like Father like Son, Old School vs New School,” an R & B Battle between Terrell Brinson & Sedric Brinson, hosted by Lady V of 107.5fm. Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite as well as at the door. Special Guest Bridget Harthorne Shield. Masks are required.
Steven James Foundation’s 5th Annual Old School Party With a Purpose – Mississippi Trademart Center – Saturday 9 pm
A benefit for Stewpot Community Services, the concert features Goodie Mob – among the first Southern rap acts to attain nationwide recognition, particularly with their classic debut, Soul Food and featuring CeeLo Green (Outkast) – & DJ Kid Capri. Tickets are available here.
Additional events this week at fb.com/mycityjxnms.
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 here. Stay 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.