Here's to the Week Ahead
From music to family activities, Jackson's events calendar is always full of fun.
Check out our editor picks here and keep up with our full calendar here.
JUNE 5 - 11
RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
New Stage Theatre
Through Sunday, June 11
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Tickets are available.
VOICES OF COURAGE AND JUSTICE 60th COMMEMORATION FESTIVITIES
Tuesday, June 6 - Monday, June 12
Medgar and Myrlie Evers are regarded as two of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In this 60th year since his assassination in Jackson, "Voice" celebrates his and Ms Evers's lives and legacy. The commemoration will include the Voices of Courage and Justice Gala on Friday, June 9. Myrlie Evers will be honored with a lifetime achievement award celebrating her storied career, and other dignitaries will be bestowed with the inaugural MMEI Voices of Courage and Justice Award. Sign up for updates and resister for events.
THE BEAN 3rd BIRTHDAY BASH
Thursday 6:30 pm
Join The Bean in Fondren for a night of music by TB Ledford & The Accumulators with specials and door prizes in the backyard. The event is free.
FUN FRIDAY: TRAILBLAZING TRILOBITES
MS Museum of Natural Science
Friday 10 am
Come and learn about ancient arthropods that lived for almost 300 million years - Trilobites - with Conservation Educator Dalton Knight. Included with museum admission.
RED AND THE REVELERS
Friday 8 pm
Formed by singer/songwriter Red Padilla, the band Red and the Revelers is a high energy swamp soul band from Mobile, AL. Armed with a full horn section Red and the boys explode on stage in a firestorm of passion and riffs that dare you not to move. Tickets are available.
2023 MISSISSIPPI INVITATIONAL
MS Museum of Art
Saturday through September 17
The 2023 Mississippi Invitational is a survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working in the state. The exhibition will feature works across a variety of media.
USA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
Thalia Mara Hall
Saturday through June 24
The world’s best dancers take the stage June 10 -24, 2023, as the official international ballet competition for the United States convenes in Jackson, Mississippi. Two divisions (junior, ages 14-18, and senior, ages 19-28) compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals as well as cash prizes and contracts. Come for a day, a round, or two full weeks of competition performances, special programs and exciting events. Get tickets.
MISSISSIPPI PICKLE FEST
MS Ag Museum
Saturday 3 pm
The Mississippi Pickle Fest is all about celebrating our favorite fermented things. This fun-filled festival is a day of music, games, contests, vendors, and so much more. Pickle Fest is an outdoor event taking place rain or shine! Admission is $12 (ages 3 and up).
FRANK FOSTER WITH TREA LANDON LIVE AT MARTIN’S DOWNTOWN OUTDOOR SERIES
Saturday 7:30 pm
This rural Louisiana native and former oilfield man has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched. Tickets are available.
PRIDE MONTH DRAG BRUNCH
Hal & Mal's
Sunday 12:30 pm
Featuring Joey Jay, the brunch offers tickets, from food-only to VIP meet & greets. Presented by MS Capital City Pride. Get tickets.
This is Home: Medgar Evers, Mississippi and the Movement at the Two Mississippi Museums - through June 30
Exhibition: Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! at the MS Children's Museum - through September 4
Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs at MS Museum of Natural Science - through December 31
This blog post is typically updated weekly no later than Monday morning at 9 am reflecting the upcoming week's events. This blog is not all-encompassing of the week's events. Additional events can often be found on our events calendar or listing of annual events. Event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Visit Jackson nor its associated brands are responsible for presenting any event unless otherwise noted. Always check with individual event promoters, entities and locations to confirm the event is still scheduled.