Cocktail demonstrations will be presented by certified Jackson bartender, Jimmy Quinn, at Friday’s Behind The Bar at the Two Mississippi Museums. Image: MDAH

Bugs, books and booze, plus music and a Downtown tour: it’s all ahead, post Memorial Day in #JXNMS!

Mississippi Bug Blues – MS Museum of Natural Science – Tuesday 11:30 am

An educational outreach program, Mississippi Bug Blues is dedicated to teaching about native insects, invasive insects, biodiversity, the environment and conservation. Stop by the exhibitor table at the museum on Tuesday, June 1, 8, 15, and 22 to see what fascinating things you can learn with them. This exhibitor is included with museum admission and is included with MMNS Foundation Membership. 

LIVE with Kiese Laymon + Ebony Lumumba – Virtual – Tuesday 5:30 pm

Join Lemuria for a Facebook LIVE event with authors Kiese Laymon and City of Jackson First Lady and educator, Ebony Lumumba, for the re-release of “Long Division.” Copies available at

JIMWEEKEND 2021 – The District at Eastover – Thursday 5 pm

A weekend of music, concerts, parties and panels celebrating independent music, arts and film kicks off Thursday at The District from 5 -8 pm with family-friendly music on the green. Grab dinner and drinks from on-site restaurants Sal & Mookie’s, Fine & Dandy and Cultivation Food Hall. No outside food and drink or coolers, please. Free and family-friendly.

Fondren Live Summer Series – Fondren – Thursday 6 pm

Beginning at 6 p.m., you’ll find buskers performing throughout the historic business district until around 8 p.m. From 6-10 p.m., there will be live music and fire-eating buskers performing in the parking lot of Fondren Public and Fondren Guitars. Scheduled to perform on June 3 are Dimitri Reeves, singer, dancer and entertainer; Mr. Honeysuckle’s Line Dancers; Zoey Girls, sister violists; Lady Gun, rock band; Gypsy.Soul.Circus, fire performers; Justin Ross, singer; Fondren Guitars Student Rock Band; Jarrett Caraway, acoustic guitar; Vish Shenay, Sitarist; Inky The Clown; and Scott Albert Johnson, harmonica player & singer. Dine at one of 25 restaurants while you’re out, too. Free and family-friendly.

Behind the Bar – Museum of Mississippi History – Friday 6 pm

An evening of Prohibition-era cocktail tasting at the Two Mississippi Museums where guests can learn the histories of cocktails featured in the Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics special exhibit and view cocktail demonstrations presented by certified Jackson bartender, Jimmy Quinn. Refreshments provided by award-winning chef Nick Wallace will be served. Tickets are $15 per person and space is limited. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required. Register online here

“Rising Toward A New Day:” A Musical Theatre Revue – New Stage Theatre – Friday & Saturday 7 pm

After being dark for more than a year, New Stage Theatre announces it will open its doors to in-person audiences for a musical theatre revue, “Rising Toward a New Day.” Conceived by Francine Thomas Reynolds and Carol Joy Sparkman, “Rising Toward a New Day” features a collection of songs that will lift you up and have you humming along. Curtain times and dates for performances are Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online at 

Downtown Jackson Walking Tour w/ More Than a Tourist – Hal and Mal’s – Saturday 2 pm

Come learn about Mississippi’s Capital City with a 3-hour stroll! From the Old Capitol building & Smith Park to the Woolworth’s Sit-In site to the Mississippi Museum of Art, discover Jackson’s past, present and future.

Begin and end at Hal & Mal’s Restaurant/Martin’s Bar. The tour begins promptly at 2pm. Tickets available.

Cordovas + Great Peacock at Duling Hall – Duling Hall – Sunday 7 pm

“A band with one foot in the present and another in the past,” says, “the Cordovas embrace the sound of classic Americana and country-rock, with the Band, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band as key influences and plenty of close harmonies and dueling guitar work.” They’re joined by Nashville-based southern rockers, Great Peacock. Doors open at 6 pm. 

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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.