Get your shine on, JXN!
Discover new treasures – the physical and the auditory kind – or find familiar favorites on your road to the weekend.
DC Young Fly – Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues – Friday-Sunday
Atlanta’s own Westside comedian, actor, rapper and singer brings his comedy routine to Jackson this weekend. There are two shows Friday and Saturday and one Sunday (though Saturday’s early show is sold out).
Shovels and Rope – Duling Hall – Friday, 8 p.m.
The accomplished husband and wife musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, married for a decade, were musicians in their own right prior to dedicating themselves full time to Shovels & Rope in 2011. The pair have made a career together, carving out a niche in the music world with strong, roots/indie/folk/rock-inspired efforts. Hear them in one of the best rooms in the state. Tickets.
Mississippi Gem & Mineral Show – MS Trademart – Saturday & Sunday
Rock out to a different kind of beat at Saturday’s annual lapidary paradise. More than 25 dealers from across the country come here to sell minerals and fossil specimens, beads, tools and cutting materials, gems, jewelry and more. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students, $2 for Scouts and leaders in uniform and free (under 5).
JXN Flea – Duling Hall – Saturday, 10 a.m.
Lovers of arts thrifting and more unite! Last installment, the growing JXN Flea hosted 30 vendors and over 500 shoppers who enjoyed discovering new makers and fabulous vintage finds. Admission is free.
Old School Hip Hop Reunion – MS Coliseum – Saturday, 7 p.m.
Fans of Mystikal, Juvenile, Doug E Fresh, Trina, 8 Ball, MJG (with special guest, Jackson’s own Reese & Bigalow, hosted by the hilarious comedian JJ Williamson): the coliseum is where you’ll want to be Saturday for those jams of youth. Tickets ($45-$75) are available on Ticketmaster.
BRAVO IV – Best and Brightest – Thalia Mara Hall – Saturday, 7 :30 p.m.
Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto was revolutionary in its day and is now a virtuoso showcase for international pianist and acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, Anton Nel. Dubbed “a dynamic night of piano brilliance,” Dvorak’s inviting 8th Symphony ends the evening on a sparkling bright note. Tickets are $27 & up but students and children 4-18 get in for $5.