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Here’s a look at things going on in and around Jackson in the next couple weeks.

April 18

Business After Hours

This month’s edition of The Greater Jackson Chamber’s largest networking event will happen at Brookdale Jackson Oaks (3131 North Highland Avenue) from 5-7 p.m. The event is free to attend with no required registration. Make contacts, network and spend time with old and new friends after work for a couple hours.

April 19

The Breakfast Club

The Greater Jackson Chamber will be hosting the Commissioner of Tourist Development Mark Ezellat the next Breakfast Club event for a look at Tennessee Tourism. Commissioner Ezell will share updates regarding the state of Tennessee’s thriving tourism industry, as well as how it benefits the community by increasing revenue to local businesses and lifting tax revenue. Cost is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for future members. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and will be at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel at 1770 Highway 45 Bypass.

April 20

Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

Check out the Spring Arts & Craft Festival at The Ledge. Local artisans will gather and showcase their crafts. This one-of-a-kind event in Spring Creek at The Ledge (3581 Highway 70 in Spring Creek) will feature live performances, demonstrations, a children’s area, and unique vendors with a variety of handmade wood crafts, artwork, jewelry, candles, and more. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day celebrating the arts and craft community in West Tennessee. Event opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday and shuts down at 5 p.m. both days.

Hemp Festival

Join the third annual 420 Hemp Festival in celebration for legalization. Visit and learn from local hemp/CBD stores, various creative vendors and register to vote. Enjoy the music festival at The AMP and have fun with live music, games, food trucks and vendors. The event is at the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market at 91 New Market Street in Downtown Jackson.

Jackson Choral Society

The Jackson Choral Society, under the direction of Zach Young, will be joined by members of the Jackson State Community College Innovation ensemble, directed Esther Gray. The 80+ member combined choir will be accompanied by a string orchestra. The program will consist of several shorter pieces around the theme of “Light!,” followed by the the Mid-South premier of Illuminare, a recently-composed multi-movement choral work by Elaine Hagenberg. The piece takes us through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. But as Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating our future and guiding us in peace. The concert will be held at First Baptist Church (1627 North Highland Avenue) on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 for students.

Pink Floyd cover concert

Join the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center on the square in Huntingdon as The Machine performs Pink Floyd at 7:30 p.m. The Machine has forged a 30+ year reputation of extending the musical legacy of Pink Floyd. The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. Tickets are available online at $27, $32, $37 and $42 at dixiepac.net.

April 25

Home Show Tour at Jackson Walk

Join us for the Home Show Tour happening in the Jackson Walk from April 25-30. Explore the latest trends in home decor, innovative designs, local art work, and expert insights. Don’t miss this chance to gather inspiration for your dream home. Save the date and get ready for a fabulous showcase of all things home related. These homes will be open the 26-30th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Suzanne at Suzanne.dement@nestrealty.com.

Celebrate the Earth Collage Night

Enjoy a two-hour earth-themed collage night and leave more relaxed with one or two completed collages. The event is from 6-8 p.m. at Modern Ancient Mysticism at 201 S. Shannon Street in Downtown Jackson. The cost is $25. For more information, send an e-mail to jmtrently@outlook.com.

April 26


Join The Greater Jackson Chamber for a town hall meeting featuring state legislators, Sen. Ed Jackson, Rep. Johnny Shaw, and Rep. Chris Todd at the Carl Grant Event Center at Union University from 7:30–9 a.m. Free to attend – no registration needed.

Teapot Festival

A West Tennessee annual tradition kicks off in Trenton with the Teapot Festival. There will be a busy schedule of events each day for a week to celebrate the county seat of Gibson County and its teapot heritage.

April 27

Cledus T. Judd

731 Comedy Club (615 Vann Drive in North Jackson) will host one of the memorable names from 1990s country comedy, Cledus T. Judd. Judd made his name in the 1990s by releasing albums of parodies of country’s biggest hit songs from the decade. He’s toured with Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and others. He will have two shows – one at 7 p.m. and the other at 9 p.m. For tickets, log on to 731comedyclub.com.

To submit events for The Post’s upcoming events calendar, e-mail them at least two weeks in advance to brandon@jacksonpost.news.

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