Jenna Bush Hager headlines the Baptist Luncheon & Style Show at Mistletoe Friday. Image: Moody College of Communication, Austin, TX

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. 

“We know that success at controlling the spread of this virus depends upon all of us adhering to recommended social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

The calendar’s loaded up: find your fun in the City With Soul this week with events including Mistletoe. Additional events for this week are listed at

Tuesday TriviaCultivation Food Hall – Tuesday – 6 pm

Get a group together and put your minds to the test in the Living Room at Cultivation. Playing as a team or single, this event is free and open to the public. Grab a drink from Gold Coast Bar & order food from vendors (tacos are 3 for $10 at Yo Mama’s).

City With Soul Spotlight Series: Bobby Rush – JXN Welcome Center – Wednesday – 11 am

Join Grammy-winning blues legend Bobby Rush for storytelling, live music and a Q & A about his legendary career and new book, “I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story.” Books will be available for purchase and One Guy Steak & Chicken will be on-location to purchase lunch. By request of Rush, attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks, by order of the City of Jackson, are required.

Mistletoe Marketplace – MS Trademart – Wednesday-Saturday

A JXN holiday tradition, Mistletoe Marketplace, presented by the Junior League of Jackson celebrates its 41st anniversary. The Wednesday-Saturday event includes Wednesday’s Mistletoe Marketplace Preview Gala; Thursday’s Mistletoe Morning “sneak peek”; general shopping hours Wednesday-Saturday; Friday’s Baptist Luncheon & Style Show with special guest, Jenna Bush Hager; Friday night’s party with The Molly Ringwalds; and Saturday’s Children’s Event.

COVID-19 safety protocols, developed with local health leaders, mean some events require full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours while others require masking at all times. Learn more about those requirements here. Get tickets and more information about Mistletoe events here

Reggae Yoga – Ecoshed – Thursday – 5:30 pm

Breathe and stretch to some Rastafarian rhythms with gentle yoga. Instructor and guide Niketa shares her Jamaican heritage with Mississippi by teaching a fusion of yoga breath, postures and reggae music. Tickets are $20.

Struggle Jennings + Tommy Vext – Hal & Mal’s – Thursday 7 pm

The grandson of legendary country music icon Waylon Jennings, Struggle is “part of a long legacy of Gangsters, Outlaws and Rock Stars.” The outlaw hip-hop rock & roller is joined by special guests Caitlynne Curtis, A Killer’s Confession and Grin Cynic. Tickets are available.

Fondren Foodie Tour w More Than a Tourist – Fondren Neighborhood – Saturday – 1 pm

Join More Than a Tourist & give your taste buds a sample of Fondren’s restaurants along with a tour of this funky neighborhood. The tour begins at and includes Green Ghost Tacos, along with Aladdin, Brent’s Drugs, The Pig and Pint,
Barrelhouse, Rooster’s and Fondren Public. Tickets are $90 and available.

After Hours Concert Series featuring Pyinfamous and VIC – Urban Foxes – Friday – 7 pm

Longtime Crystal Springs resident and local rap artist Pyinfamous describes his music as “blatantly against the grain.” Hear him and special guest VIC in a concert that allows room to curate his music and allows the audience to share in something a little different than your typical show. Urban Foxes remains open for attendees’ enjoyment with pie, grilled cheese, coffee and beer.

CBDB with Raccoon Brothers Live – Martin’s Downtown – Saturday – 9 pm

Relix says, “CBDB combines impressive musicianship and solid songwriting with more than a hint of having a good time —a trifecta that is rarely seen in any band, let alone one as ambitious as they are.” Raccoon Brothers is an Americana rock band from Austin, Texas whose sound marries Midwestern sensibilities to Texas attitude. Hear both this weekend. Tickets are available.

Zach Person with Chris Gill – Martin’s – Sunday 8 pm

Zach Person is an artist and guitarist based in Austin, Texas, who is considered to be “The future of American indie music – the illegitimate love child of The Black Keys and Lenny Kravitz.” Hear the singer and local blues man Chris Gill live. Tickets are available.