From Folk to Country and Hard Rock, Here Are 5 Music Events Before March Ends

Spring is here in the Deep South, and with it, live music to delight the soul.

Here are just five of Jackson's many upcoming concerts and performances before the end of March.


On March 24, check out Pierre Bensusan at Duling Hall.

The French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer was described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene." Bensusan has created a style of playing that makes a single guitar sound like an entire band as he leads the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. A one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre, blurring lines between world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and pop. Tickets start at $20. Find out more and get tickets here.

Lady Gun

Rock lovers won't want to miss Lady Gun at Martin's Downtown on March 25.

A "fat riff rock 'n roll band" out of Jackson, Lady Gun is Warren Beebe (guitar/vocals), JD Bass (drums) and Andy Dorian (bass/vocals). Drawing influences from all eras of rock, Lady Gun creates a party atmosphere with some good old-fashioned beer drinking beats. Cheers! Tickets are $8; et them on Eventbrite.

The Molly Ringwalds

On Saturday, March 26, there's only one place to be: the annual Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival in downtown Jackson!

Deck yourselves in green, release your inner leprechaun and stake out a spot along the parade route (State, E. Capitol, West and Court Streets). Then head to Jackson's largest post-parade party at Hal and Mal's for food, libations and live music! The lineup at Hal's St. Paddy's Parade Official After-Party includes country party band Mustache the Band; perennial favorite of 80s music lovers The Molly Ringwalds; bluegrass and newgrass by Frazierband; jazz masters Southern Komfort Brass Band; and The Collective: DJ Cadillac, DJ URI & DJ Tam.

Happy Paddys, y'all! The parade is free; afterparty tickets are $20. Learn more and get tickets on the event website.

Happy Landing

Fancy some folk? On March 26 at Duling Hall, check out Happy Landing, based in Nashville.

Described first as indie-folk, after consideration, they decided to create their own genre: "America's first skate folk band."

The eclectic crew features a bluegrass fiddle in hipster-torn jeans and Vans, which adds some zing! The show is a release party for Happy Landing's newest EP (pre-order it here). The band will perform with special guest Hotel Fiction. Tickets are $10 and available on Ticketmaster.


Experience Jackyl at Hal & Mal's on March 31.

It's been 30 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock 'n' roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991; and brought rock back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger—and a "dirty" sense of humor—Jackyl's live shows are a thumping, stomping, hard-partying good time. Tickets are $25.

There's much more this beautiful spring: see all the events at Duling Hall, check out the complete musical lineup at Martin's, and Hal & Mal's music scene is always hopping. Happy listening!

Michele D. Baker


Michele D. Baker