This week’s events in JXNMS:
Blue Monday – Hal and Mal’s – Monday 7 pm
Join the Central Mississippi Blues Society – in person – as they present Blue Monday, a regular gathering of musicians, with special guest performers. You never know who might stop by! Admission is $5.
Blacktop Mojo at Hal & Mal’s – Tuesday 8 pm
A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Voodoo 13 and Candybone open this 18+ show. Tickets are available.
“Southern Ground” with Jennifer Lapidus + Robert Raymond – Virtual – Wednesday 5:30 pm
Highlighting a curated collection of 80 recipes from twenty acclaimed craft bakeries in the South, Lemuria Books in association with Square Books, presents “Southern Ground,” a book that showcases superior cold stone-milled flour and highlights the importance of baking with locally farmed ingredients. Jennifer Lapidus is the founder and principal of Carolina Ground Flour Mill in Asheville, North Carolina and Robert Raymond is the baker behind Sunflower Oven in Jackson, Mississippi. An RSVP is required.
Will Breman Live – The District at Eastover – Thursday 6 pm
A top 8 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” season 17, hear the Santa Barbara, California-based singer/songwriter in a “one-man-band” performance at The District. Family-friendly and free to attend, food and drink are for sale from Cultivation Food Hall, Sal & Mookie’s and Fine & Dandy.
Science @ Sunset – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Friday 4 pm
A night of science demonstrations, trivia, and games that are fun for the whole family as students get ready to go back to school. This event is included with museum admission and with MMNS Foundation Membership.
Induction Weekend – MS Sports Hall of Fame – Friday & Saturday
This annual induction weekend celebrates the MS Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Friday night features a Drawdown of Champions Party. Saturday morning the museum is open for “Meet the Inductees.” Saturday evening, the weekend culminates with a formal banquet and enshrinement of our Class of 2021 Hall of Famers.
Eddie Griffin Live – Chuckles Comedy House – Friday-Sunday
A comedian turned actor, Griffin was voted class clown three years in a row in high school. At 16, he opened his own dance studio and choreographed the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But when one of his cousins dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club, he performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully, purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream and now, he brings his act to Jackson, Mississippi. Two item minimum purchase, casual dress, and masks required. Multiple shows with tickets available here.
The JXN Flea July Market – Ecoshed – Saturday 11:30 am
Bring friends and family, including the pet kids, and support local small businesses including artisans and food and drink vendors. Free, and masks are highly encouraged for all patrons.
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit mschildrensmuseum.org
(through September 6) Mississippi Children’s Museum • 601.981.5469
Experience the first children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s award-winning series, Doc McStuffins. Join the magical storytelling as you help Doc and her friends in the new McStuffins Toy Hospital! Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, learn life-lessons about wellness. There is so much you can do to take care of you! Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Disney Character live appearances are not part of the exhibit. ©Disney
Wild Weather mdwfp.com
(through December 31) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
A highly interactive exhibit, developed and produced by Science North in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre, illustrates severe weather as a powerful and unpredictable force. From thunderstorms to summer heat waves, hurricanes to blizzards, uncover the science behind the weather all around us and learn how exciting, new discoveries are unraveling many of weather’s mysteries.
Evicted: An Exhibition jsums.edu
(through October 3) Johnson Hall Art Gallery, Jackson State University
Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the Evicted exhibition brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. The exhibition challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems, while providing context for the crisis and a call to action.
Mississippi Ag & Outdoor Expo foundationmwfp.com
(August 6-8) MS Fairgrounds
Mississippi’s premier outdoor show will feature large displays of everything for fishing, hunting, agriculture and outdoor recreation, a Big Buck contest, and activities for the entire family including Fetch & Fish High Flying Dogs and Ax Women Loggers of Maine plus live music featuring Tyler Farr and Adam Doleac (Saturday August 7).
2021 Mississippi Invitational msmuseumart.org
(August 14-November 7)
The Mississippi Invitational, a biennial exhibition, is a survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working in the state. Artists from across the state are invited to submit for consideration. This year’s works were selected by Houston-based guest curator Danielle Burns-Wilson and is the largest number of artists represented since the Museum launched the annual program in 1997.
Bright Lights Belhaven Nights greaterbelhaven.com
(August 14) Historic Belhaven Neighborhood • 601.352.8850
Enjoy an evening arts and music street festival celebrating Jackson’s unique Belhaven neighborhood. Belhaven is “lit up” with art, children’s events, vendors, one-act plays, regional and national musical acts, food and libations.
Lan Bar Barrel Racing – The Mega Barrel Race lanbar.com
(August 19) MS State Fairgrounds
Barrel racing with a $60,000 purse. Exciting equine action that annually calls Jackson home.
Mississippi Book Festival msbookfestival.com
(August 21) Mississippi State Capitol
“Mississippi’s Literary Lawn Party” features visiting authors, panel discussions, book signings, booksellers, food trucks and family-friendly fun.
Symphony at Sunset fondren.org
(September 16) The Cedars • 601.981.9606
Enjoy an evening under the stars on the grounds of the historic Cedars house, circa 1840, held in conjunction with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Free and family-friendly.
Mississippi Science Fest mssciencefest.org
(September 18-20) LeFleur Museum District
The 6th annual Mississippi Science Fest (MSF), presented by C Spire, is a fun event hosted by the four museums of Jackson, Mississippi’s LeFleur Museum District (LMD) to showcase the Magnolia State’s innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries and organizations.
(September 25) Jamie Fowler Boyll Park • 601.353.0658
A family festival held to benefit a different non-profit service organ- ization each year. Activities include a 5k race, fun walk, food, children’s games, arts & crafts, silent auction and plenty of live music by area entertainers.
Sanderson Farms Championship sandersonfarmschampionship.com
(September 27-October 3) Country Club of Jackson
Jackson is one of only 39 other cities hosting a PGA event which includes some of the world’s top players.
Mississippi State Fair mdac.ms.gov
(October 6-17) Mississippi State Fairgrounds
This is one of the South’s largest fairs, featuring amusement rides, con- cessions, entertainment by national recording artists, a variety of agricultural and livestock competitions, exhibits and educational demonstrations.
Mistletoe Marketplace mistletoemarketplace.com
(November 3-6) Mississippi Trade Mart
A three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 100 merchants from across the nation. Each day features special events designed to fuel the excitement of the approaching holiday season.
Harvest Festival msagmuseum.org
(November 9-13) Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum • 601.432.4500
Live demonstrations throughout the museum grounds will give visitors a glimpse of Mississippi’s past and show the impact agriculture has made on our lives. Demonstrations will include the operation of the cotton gin, saw mill, cane mill, print shop, blacksmith shop and more.
Homestead for the Holidays msagmuseum.org
(December 9-10) Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum • 601.432.4500
Enjoy breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus and a picture with Santa and Rudolph! Take a stroll through Small Town and see demonstra- tors, visit Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the late 1800s. Carousel and train rides will be available as well as hands on historic crafts and live music throughout the grounds.
A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration msmusemart.org
(Opening April 2022) MS Museum of Art
Newly commissioned works by 13 of the most acclaimed African American artists working today examining the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States.