Shiloh, Rock-a-Billy and High-Minded Heroes


Set to a mix of rock and blues music, the stories of Southwest Tennessee begin on rural backroads, travel along historic main streets and preserved battlefields and weave in stories of determined and inspiring individuals.

Blessed by quiet natural beauty, Southwest Tennessee welcomes you to heritage-rich landmarks, world-class fishing and towns brimming with Southern hospitality. Our Southern specialties from catfish to barbecue have our guests coming back for more. Courageous characters and courthouse squares are just waiting to be discovered and explored.

Strong leaders have come out of Southwest Tennessee. Learn about Casey Jones, the train engineer who saved all his passengers but perished in the act. Visit the home of Buford Pusser, the tall-walking sheriff who challenged moonshiners and gamblers. Explore where Civil War soldiers from both sides left hats, guns and loved ones behind. These and more portray a diverse, courageous culture.

Civil War history is rich here. April 1862 saw Union and Confederate troops clash near Pittsburg Landing. Walk the hallowed ground of the beautifully preserved Shiloh National Military Park, where 24,000 men fell in a bloody battle. Youll find Indian mounds within the park as well.

Carl Perkins, “Mr. Blue Suede Shoes,” was known for up-tempo rock-a-billy music. International superstar Tina Turner and legendary bluesman Sleepy John Estes also represent Southwest Tennessee’s legacy to music heritage.

Catch up on history’s most famous sporting dogs at the National Bird Dog Museum. See Brownsville’s quirky sculpture collection of Billy Tripp’s The Mindfield. Fish and enjoy golf, walking trails and wildlife at Pickwick Landing State Park in beautiful Southwest Tennessee.

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Southwest Oct 24 Arts At The Park Parker's Crossroads, TN Come out and experience a unique day shopping for handmade crafts and spectacular arts, listening to wonderful local talent, while grazing through the fresh local produce and products, in a family friendly atmosphere. This is a FREE event to the public. Classic Cars & Hot Rod "Cruisin th' Park, Blues music under the stars with the Elam McKnight Band, tickets for concert are $10.00 learn more Southwest Oct 24 The Jackson Symphony PRESENTS A Classic Halloween Jackson, TN Get ready for a bloodcurdling evening of your favorite haunting music which will feature The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra in their annual Side-By-Side concert with The Jackson Symphony. Come join the fun! Repertoire to include: Herrmann: Psycho: Suite for Strings Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Ensemble: The Jackson Symphony Orchestra. For further information, please contact the Offices of The Jackson Symphony at (731) 427-6440 or visit us on –line at www.thejacksonsymphony.org. learn more Southwest Oct 24 Arts at the Park Parker's Crossroads, TN Come out for a fun filled day of Classic Cars & Hot Rods, Handmade Arts & Crafts, Wonderful Music, Great food. learn more Southwest Nov 7 - 8 Celtic Fest Parker's Crossroads, TN 10th annual Celtic Fest learn more Southwest Nov 7 The Jackson Symphony PRESENTS A Baroque Evening Jackson, TN Join the Jackson Symphony for an evening of Baroque milestones from the intimacy of Bach's Air on a G String to the boisterous intensity of Handel's mighty Royal Fireworks. Pre-Concert Lecture starts at 6:45 PM. Repertoire to include: Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350 Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 Ensemble: The Jackson Symphony Orchestra For further information, please contact the Offices of The Jackson Symphony at (731) 427-6440 or visit us on –line at www.thejacksonsymphony.org. learn more

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