Halfway on the highway between Memphis—the home of the Blues and birthplace of Rock n Roll—and Nashville—the nation's country music capital—lays Jackson, a town that takes pride in its harmony of neighboring music and cultural influences.
Whether a Rock-a-Billy tune or performing arts space for local and regional talent, the sounds of Jackson, Tennessee truly stick with you. Join us in taking a look at a few music-driven daily gems of the city:
The international museum not only features the Southeastern famed rock-n-roll and hillbilly country combo genre, but it also offers line dance classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings to put your moves to the music. Walk through halls of photography, memorabilia, and 1950s hits made famous by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
THE CARNEGIE CENTER FOR ARTS & HISTORY
A 100-year-old Downtown Jackson landmark, the historic Carnegie Center showcases Jackson-raised rocker Carl Perkins "Blue Suede Shoes" treasures, an Eddie Arnold display case, gold records, and miscellaneous rock music memorabilia.
The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, referred to locally as "The Ned," houses an intimate, high-tech performance space, complemented by a rotating art gallery with student and professional exhibits.
The Jackson Plectral Society meets weekly in the Casey Jones Village for open jam sessions, carrying on traditions of old-time string music and contemporary tunes. The free Thursday evening event is open to the public.