Music

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The Guitar Man: Chad Wesley Takes the Long View

For 15 years, Chad Wesley has bent strings in nearly every venue in Jackson. He has pounded the road relentlessly through at least 10 states.

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Switchfoot Still Rides the Wave

From his home in the North County section of San Diego, Switchfoot lead guitarist Drew Shirley describes the controversy that surrounded the band's move away from gospel-centric music, into the secular mainstream.

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Mississippi Hometown to Honor Late Temptations Singer

The City of Meridian will honor the late David Ruffin, one of the lead singers of the Motown group The Temptations, on Oct. 26. The Meridian Star reports the city will add signs ceremonially naming four blocks of a downtown street "David Ruffin Boulevard."

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Artists to Watch 2019

The Jackson local music scene is constantly evolving, with new acts springing up each year and with veteran ones continuing to make waves. This overview covers a handful of music artists who are from and perform in the Jackson metro area.

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Will Hoge

Grammy-nominated country music singer-songwriter and producer Will Hoge is making his way to Jackson to share the stage with Stephen Kellogg at Duling Hall as part of the "Gentlemen on the Road" tour.

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Rapper Vitamin Cea Wants to Bring More Realness To Hip-Hop

When Charity Hicks was in eighth grade, her friend Jasira introduced her to Nicki Minaj after Jasira remixed one of Minaj's songs. Hicks loved the remix, and it inspired her to write her own.

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Music and Art at WellsFest 2019

Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson will host its 36th annual WellsFest music festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on Lakeland Drive.

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The Road Doesn’t Go on Forever: Medlocke on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour

Since May 2018, Lynyrd Skynyrd has been on a global farewell tour, entitled "Last of the Street Survivors." The Jackson Free Press caught up with Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and vocalist Rickey Medlocke in advance of the band's Sept. 27 concert at the Brandon Amphitheater.

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The Millennium Temptations

The city council honored the Millennium Temptations with a resolution for enriching community through music of reflection at the Aug. 20 city council meeting.

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Stace & Cassie

With a new single, "When We Grow Old" and supporting video released on Friday, Sept. 13, married performers Stace and Cassie Shook are looking forward to getting back into the studio to finish recording their long anticipated follow-up record.

2019 Cathead Jam

On May 31 and June 1, a large crowd gathered on the lawn of Cathead ...

Marcus King Band

The Marcus King Band performed at Duling Hall on Monday, May 6. Here are photos ...

Jenny Lewis - April 10, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performed at Duling Hall on Wednesday, April 10. Here are some photos ...

Cathead Jam 2018

Cathead Jam 2018 was June 1-2, 2018, at Cathead Distillery.

Empty Atlas, Jared & The Mill Perform at Duling Hall

Empty Atlas and Jared & The Mill perform at Duling Hall on Feb. 4, 2017.

Flaming Lips "Do You Realize?"

Flaming Lips kick-off their world-record eighth concert in 24 hours at the House of Blues in New Orleans with "Do You Realize?".