What’s Happening in Jackson, TN | September 28th – October 4th, 2016

Sep 27, 2016 | 0 comments



September 28th: Carson & Barnes Circus

Date: Wednesday, September 28th

Time: Shows begin at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Ballpark at Jackson // 4 Fun Place • Jackson, TN 38305


The Carson & Barnes Circus is The World’s Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring. Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early, the Midway opens one hour before showtime with a Free Petting Zoo, plus Elephant and Camel rides.

Ticket pricing:
Adult: $16.00
Child: $10.00

Online sales end at midnight the day before Circus Day!
Adult: $14.00
Child: $8.00

Adult: $12.00
Child: $6.00
**Come out at 3pm and watch your local fire department bathe the elephants for FREE**

For more information about this event please visit www.carsonbarnescircus.com.



September 29th – October 2nd: The 39 Steps Presented by the Jackson Theatre Guild

Date: Thursday, September 29th – Sunday, October 2nd

Time: Thursday • 7:30 p.m. // Friday • 7:30 p.m. // Saturday • 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. // Sunday • 2:00 p.m.

Location: Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center // 314 E. Main St. • Jackson, TN 38301


Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This show is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 5), handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt.

Ticket pricing ranges from $8-$16.

For more information please visit www.jtgonline.com // call 731.427.3200 // email contact@jtgonline.com.



September 29th: Construction 2016: An Evening with Michael W. Smith

Date: Thursday, September 29th

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center // 400 S. Highland Ave. • Jackson, TN 38301


Join RIFA for Canstruction 2016: An Evening with Michael W. Smith to help recognize the efforts and talents of the participating teams.

• Schedule of Events •

**Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner & Structure Viewing – 6:00pm to 6:15pm
(opened for table and Individual table tickets only)

**Balcony opens for balcony tickets – 6:45pm

**Program begins – 7pm

Ticket Pricing:
*Balcony Ticket – $15
*Table (seating of 8) – $750
*Individual Table Ticket – $100

**Dress is business attire**

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit:



October 1st: Jackson International Food and Arts Festival

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Jackson // 100 E. Main St. • Jackson, TN 38301


Jackson’s International Food and Art Festival grew from the work of the Citizens’ Commission on Unity, formed by Mayor Gist, to help our community grow in understanding of the diversity which makes Jackson. The mission of the Citizens’ Commission on Unity was, and still is, to foster cultural exchange to create a spirit of education and non-violence. The commission looked at many ways to bring different people together and from this effort the Jackson International Food and Art Festival was born.

The event will consist of the following:
• Parade of Cultures
• Food Booths
• Performances (Music, Demonstration, Dancing and, Storytelling)
• Booths (Merchandise or Business, Artists and Craftsman, Cultural Activities and Demonstrations)

Co-chairs Dr. Sandra Dee, and Eduardo Morales have planned a great event to foster the city’s different cultures to a spirit of sharing, education and non-violence. They are accompanied by the following institutions: City of Jackson and Mayor’s Office, The Jackson Arts Council, Jackson-Madison County Library, Jackson Downtown Development Corporation, Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Union University, Lane College, Jackson State Community College and several other local colleges, clubs, and civic groups

To learn more about registration and sponsorship opportunities, or to be a part of the festival visit JacksonInternationalFoodandArt on facebook, JacksonIFAF@gmail.com or 731.425.8239. The Jackson International Food and Art Festival is the opening ceremony for the Season of Unity held from October – December.



October 1st: Music at the AMP featuring Paula Bridges & The Bandstand Revue

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Jackson // 100 E. Main St. • Jackson, TN 38301


Join us for the last performance of the 3rd season of live music at the AMP. Bring a picnic basket OR visit a food truck or two!! Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at this family friendly event! Music will begin at 7:30 pm.

**Free parking is available throughout Downtown.

In the event of rain, performances will be moved to the West Tennessee Farmers’ Market shed.

To connect with what’s happening at the AMP, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacksons-AMP-at-the-Market/1489592794594440.



October 4th: Union University’s Scholarship Banquet featuring Donald Rumsfeld

Date: Tuesday, October 4th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center // 400 S. Highland Ave. • Jackson, TN 38301


We’re pleased to announce that Donald Rumsfeld will be the keynote speaker for our 19th annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 4. We hope you’ll join us for this wonderful event and help support student scholarships.

Please visit http://www.uu.edu/news/release.cfm?ID=2417 for more information.






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