Must-See (and Hear) Fall Music in JXN

As fall draws near, the concert schedule in Jackson is jam-packed with vibrant sounds, flowing beats and colorful lyrics.

With two dozen concerts across the venues, music lovers can enjoy rock, country, rhythm and blues, soul and more. Here are just a few of the great choices:

Delvon Lamar Organ Trio
The Delvon Lamar Organ Trio plays Duling Hall September 30
Credit: Francis A. Willey


September 16
You might think you've wandered into the Hotel California if you come out to hear The Long Run (America's Favorite Tribute to the Eagles)! Band members have performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Eddie Money, Beach Boys, .38 Special, Doobie Brothers and Trace Adkins, to name a few. Reproducing the energy, vocal sound and guitar technique that made the Eagles great, these five voices blending will please even the most critical Eagles fans until "Hell Freezes Over." GA tickets for Martin's Downtown start at $22.

September 24

Winston Ramble
is a homegrown folk-rock n roll band based in Birmingham, Alabama. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, Alabama, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock-n-roll into the feel-good vibes of acoustic music. Get ready to ramble at Martin's Downtown @ 10 p.m. Tickets are $10.

September 27

Nikki Lane
two-steps through Duling Hall on her Denim and Diamonds Tour. The Nashville singer belts out a boisterous collection of fire-cracking "outlaw country" lyrics. Her Loretta Lynn/Emmylou Harris-style vocals deliver tales of life on the road, small-town gossip and female empowerment. GA advance tickets start at $20.

September 30

Jazz lovers won't want to miss the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, coming this fall to Duling Hall. The soul-jazz concoction goes straight to your heart (and head) and makes your body break out in a sweat. Live, the trio's fiery and intuitive chemistry is unstoppable, brimming with improvisation, instant composition, imaginative takes on classic tunes, and a booty-shaking back catalog of soulful gems. GA tickets start at $15.

September 30

Thalia Mara Hall hosts rhythm and blues heavyweights Tucka, Willie Clayton & Ms. Jody. Lovers of funk and soul will enjoy the silky caress of Tucka "The King of Swing" James' vocal style and his laid-back persona, which die-hard fans call "smooth, cool and friendly." This down-to-earth performer will have you screaming, dancing in the aisles and having a good old time! Tickets start at $48. Info and tickets.

Rock Eupora
Rock Eupora plays Duling Hall October 21
Credit: Whitten Sabbatini


October 6
Red Not Chili Peppers
pay tribute to the ultimate funk rock quartet – a band that transcended three decades of chart-topping success and developed one of the largest die-hard followings in the world. Come and be reminded of the hits and high-energy performances that brought the Chili Peppers international acclaim. A unique and high-energy live music tribute experience! Tickets for the show at Martin's Downtown are $12 (18+ only).

October 15

Jon Spencer & The Hitmakers
(members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Elliott Smith & Pussy Galore) are coming to Martin's Downtown. Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns with 12 red-hot hits, each more powerful than the last! A wizard's brew of rhythm and blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci-fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, it's a ball-peen hammer of sound guaranteed to destroy any post-modern hangover. Tickets start at $12.

October 17

Formed in Washington State in 1983, the Melvins have played rock for nearly four decades. (Their early work was crucial for developing grunge, doom and sludge metal.) Usually a trio, they also sometimes appear as a quartet with either two drummers or two bassists. Catch a show on The Electric Roach Tour at Duling Hall. GA tickets start at $25.

October 21

Rock Eupora
– Mississippi-bred, Nashville-based artist Clayton Waller – has always been a heart-on-your-sleeve musical endeavor. From his earliest recordings, Waller has asked the big, searching questions. Featuring singable, fuzzed-out guitar hooks and stuck-in-your-head-all-afternoon choruses, the discography of Rock Eupora suggests high-energy, harmony-laden early Beatles. This is an album release show featuring special guest Carver Commodore. GA tickets at Duling Hall start at $15.

October 22

Formed in Georgia in 2012, The Orange Constant creates vintage rock with a contemporary twist. The group's sound ranges from southern psychedelia to progressive composition— all with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility. With its rich vocal harmonies, hooky riffing and concise songwriting, the group's album "Peel" captures the band's most current sound. Tickets for the show at Martin's Downtown start at $12.

Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt plays Thalia Mara Hall November 8


November 8
Multi-talented singer/songwriter and 10-time-Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt is coming to Thalia Mara Hall. Hurry, it's almost sold out! Tickets start at $59. Tickets and info.

Looking for even more music?

Get the complete lineup of concerts in September, October and November at Thalia Mara, Hal & Mal's, Duling Hall and Martin's Downtown. Happy listening this fall, y'all!

Michele D. Baker


Michele D. Baker