May 15, 2020
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Discover an authentic setting for your next meeting in a “just-right” sized Southern location: welcome to the “City With Soul,” Jackson, Mississippi.

With a reputation for warm, welcoming locals and a spirit of perseverance, Jackson has been at the forefront of history-making events - from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. 

Want to save time and money? Jackson offers one of the South's top complimentary services packages and meeting-expense assistance. Free registration attendants, name tags, and media exposure benefit your bottom line. In addition to complimentary services, Jackson boasts an affordable, state-of-the-art convention center and a myriad of smartly-priced hotels.

The city’s rich musical heritage, seasonal events and festivals, cultural offerings, and sporting events complement Jackson's unique culinary charm. Indulge in food from mom-and-pop Southern-style to innovative modern dishes created by James Beard Award-winning chefs.

  • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum/Museum of Mississippi History - An anchor of downtown Jackson’s cultural corridor, two of the city’s 29 museums include the Two Mississippi Museums, opened on the state’s 200th birthday in 2017. Explore 15,000 years of Mississippi history through artifacts, interactive exhibits, and stories, leading to an honest and emotional chronicle of the state’s place in the Civil Rights movement. Dual admission allows visitors to take an immersive journey through the museums that share a campus with the state’s archives building.
  • Central Mississippi Blues Society “Blue Mondays” - If Mississippi is “the Birthplace of America’s Music,” you could say Jackson raised itself on rock ‘n roll, gospel, soul, and, of course, the blues. Hear the sounds that influenced a nation on Monday nights at Hal & Mal’s, a local bar and restaurant where musicians jam and often play alongside living legends (and Grammy Award winners, like Bobby Rush). Other options to hear live music include Johnny T’s, Duling Hall, and The Iron Horse Grill, home to the Mississippi Music Experience museum.
  • Eudora Welty House & Gardens - A bookshelf full of literary giants claim Mississippi as home – from Faulkner to Grisham, Willie Morris to Eudora Welty. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Optimist’s Daughter,” Welty lived and wrote here for 76 years. Before her death in 2001 at 92, she bequeathed her home to the state. It survives as one of the most intact literary homes in the nation and is open for tours throughout the week.

Learn more about Jackson meeting space by visiting Jackson's Cvent profile

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