MUST SEE (AND HEAR): NOVEMBER & DECEMBER MUSIC IN JXN

With live music somewhere in the capital city almost every night in November, plus holiday fun throughout December, there’s something for everyone. Let the music play!

Duane Betts
Duane Betts plays Duling Hall November 9

NOVEMBER

November 7, 14, 21, 28 (Mondays)

The Central Mississippi Blues Society presents Blue Monday in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s. Get there early and have a bite before the music starts at 7 PM. ($5 cover at the door)

November 8


The amazingly talented singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt brings her “Just Like That” tour to Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall. Only a handful of tickets left.

November 8, 15, 22, 29 (Tuesdays)


Every Tuesday, enjoy some Dinner, Drinks and Jazz with the Raphael Semmes Quartet in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s (no cover).

November 9


Duane Betts with special guest Nicki Bluhm
at Duling Hall. Formerly with The Allman Brothers Band, Betts presents his second solo album: impassioned six-string stories reflecting a life and a history steeped in blues, rockand country music tradition. GA tickets are $20.

November 10


Nighttrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience
at Martin’s Downtown. GA tickets are $12.

Country music sensation Ray Fulcher at Duling Hall. GA tickets are $20.

D’Lo Trio at Hal & Mal’s in the main dining room. 6:30 PM. No cover.

November 11


Straight No Chaser
at Thalia Mara Hall. This male a capella group is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music. Prepare to be moved! Tickets start at $28.

November 12


The Stolen Faces (Nashville's Tribute to The Grateful Dead)
at Martin’s Downtown. GA tickets are $10.

November 16


New Bourbon Street Jazz Band
in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s. How about some gumbo or a muffaletta while you wait? 6 PM (no cover)

November 18


Nashville’s skate-folk band Happy Landing (with Special Guests Jsco and Seth Power) is coming to Duling Hall.GA tickets are $15.

November 19


Kenny Brown Band
at Martin’s Downtown. Brown learned at the feet of blues master R.L. Burnside. Thirty years later, in a review in Guitar, blues guitarist Brown’s playing was described as “electrifying” and “worth the price of admission for Brown’s scorching slide solo alone.” GA tickets are $12.

November 26


Twist with special guest Four Way Stop
at Duling Hall. Hard rock and roll and slick vocals from two of the Capital City’s hottest new bands! GA tickets are $10.

Alexandra Kay
Alexandra Kay with special guest Julia Cole at Duling Hall is December 7
Credit: Alexandra Kay/Facebook

DECEMBER

December 1

Forgotten Space - Very Jerry Grateful Dead Christmas Party
at Martin’s Downtown. GA tickets are $15.

December 2-3


Belhaven University presents two nights of the annual Singing Christmas Tree. Bundle up, grab the kids, a blanket and some cocoa, and find seats on the lawn to hear carols by the award-winning choral department of BU. 7:30 PM. Family-friendly fun for free!

December 2, 3, 4


Join Clara, the Sugarplum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince at any of 3 seasonal performances of Ballet Mississippi’s holiday classic The Nutcracker at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets start at $15.

December 5, 12, 19 (Mondays)


The Central Mississippi Blues Society presents Blue Monday in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s. Get there early and have a bite before the music starts at 7 PM. ($5 cover at the door)

December 6, 13, 20 (Tuesdays)


Every Tuesday, enjoy some Dinner, Drinks and Jazz with the Raphael Semmes Quartet in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s (no cover).

December 7


Alexandra Kay with Julia Cole
at Duling Hall. Country music artist Alexandra Kay’s songs and collaborations have been viewed hundreds of millions of times on social media. With a voice reminiscent of Dolly Parton, Alison Kraus and Leanne Womack, AK is bringing country music back to its roots. GA tickets are $15.

December 7, 21 (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)


New Bourbon Street Jazz Band
in the main dining room of Hal & Mal’s. How about some gumbo or a muffaletta while you wait? 6 PM (no cover)

December 8


D’Lo Trio
at Hal & Mal’s in the main dining room. 6:30 PM. No cover.

December 10


Perpetual Groove
(at Martin’s Downtown) creates a cultivated, unique experience for each live show, and this new chapter showcases the continuing evolution of their music, sound and storytelling performances. GA tickets are $10.

December 11


Cirque Dreams Holidaze
at Thalia Mara Hall – Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the stage in this family holiday spectacular! Part musical, part circus, a fantastical cast of storybook characters comes to life, complete with singing, dancing and soaring acrobatics. Step right up & get $25 tickets here.

December 16-17


Enjoy two nights of The Weeks 16th Annual Mississippi Christmas Party with guests Twist at Martin’s Downtown. The Weeks’ swaggering, sludgy, and slightly southern indie rock expands over nine albums. GA tickets are $20.

December 17


Red and the Revelers with special guest Johnny Hayes
at Duling Hall. Formed by singer/songwriter Red Padilla, the band Red and the Revelers is a high energy swamp soul band from Mobile. Armed with a full horn section, Red and the boys explode on stage in a firestorm of passion and riffs. GA tickets are $10.

December 17-18


Enjoy 2 performances of Ballet Magnificat’s Most Incredible Christmas at Thalia Mara Hall. With skilled ballet dancing set to heartwarming, familiar Christmas tunes from around the world, Most Incredible Christmas is a festive event for the whole family! Tickets start at $25.

December 22


The Vamps
at Duling Hall. These stalwarts of the Jackson club scene are purveyors of an encyclopedia of styles ranging from Latin, deep funk, New Orleans, bebop, reggae, Memphis soul, jazz standards and blues. GA tickets are $15.

December 23


Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe (at Martin’s Downtown). The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. Everyone’s welcome! GA tickets are $15.

December 31


New Year’s Eve with Chad Wesley Band
at Martin’s Downtown. Multi award-winning artist Chad Wesley is a Jackson-born singer and guitarist whose musical stylings mesh a wide variety of genres ranging from blues to rock. This high energy show with incredible live band is a great way to ring in the New Year! GA tickets are just $10.

49 Winchester
49 Winchester plays Duling Hall January 27
Credit: 49 Winchester

BONUS

January 27, 2023

49 Winchester
takes Duling Hall by storm! With its latest album, “Fortune Favors the Bold,” the Virginia-based band is ready to go with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. Says Rolling Stone: “...razor-sharp guitar licks and honky-tonk swagger.” GA tickets are $15.

January 31, 2023


Shen Yun
at Thalia Mara Hall. Featuring classical Chinese dance, dynamic animated backdrops, and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, with deep spiritual roots and a profoundly optimistic worldview. The performance has been described as “divine... and hope[ful]. You have to see it to believe it.” Tickets start at $80.

For the full event calendars for each location, visit Hal & Mal’s, Martin’s Downtown, Duling Hall and Thalia Mara Hall.

Michele D. Baker

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Michele D. Baker

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