The 53rd Annual Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo runs from Feb. 8-14 in Jackson. The Dixie National is the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi River.

A full event listing can be found at www.dixienational.org.


Shovels & Rope is coming to town to play a special intimate performance at Duling Hall on Feb. 10. This husband and wife duo know how to put on one incredible live show, playing as a two piece and switching between multiple instruments seamlessly.

“An Evening With Shovels & Rope” will serve as a more personal look at the pair, with a limited run of shows specially curated for smaller, more intimate venues. The night will still feature their full set up, but also finds them performing deep cuts, testing out new songs and telling stories in a way that isn’t possible in larger venues.

Shovels & Rope recently released their second surprise collaborative effort, Busted Jukebox Vol. 2, which finds them performing new versions of a thoughtfully curated selection of songs with a celebrated group of artists/friends.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit dulinghall.ticketfly.com.


"Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Come be a part of the incredible Bacchus Ball on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Country Club of Jackson as the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi rolls out the Mardi Gras carpet for Bacchus Ball 2018. Originally organized by the late Warren and Elsie Hood, the party has grown each year and is the grandest of galas. It caters to those who enjoy the pure magic of Mardi Gras.

Wear your finest and bring your dancing shoes as our chosen band wows you with a dazzling display of musical talent that will leave you breathless! Bid on incredible artwork, jewelry, sports memorabilia and amazing deals from the Jackson area and beyond as part of the silent and live auctions.

Held every year during Carnival Season, the Bacchus Ball is a way to showcase and celebrate the South’s most legendary holiday, while benefiting Mississippi’s only diabetes organization caring for every child, every adult and every family affected by diabetes. Money raised at the Bacchus Ball will support Camp Kandu, the Diabetes Foundation’s biannual camp for children with diabetes and their families, as well as provide life-saving medications to individuals who have diabetes and no insurance.


On Feb. 10, Special Olympics Mississippi Capital Region will host its 6th Annual “Race for the Laces.” The event will be held at D-1 Sports Training Center in Madison with the 5k starting at 8 a.m. and the fun run starting at 9 a.m.

The race name is based upon the International Special Olympics “Wear the Laces” campaign which is intended to raise awareness of the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympic athletes.

Awards will be given for male and female overall and in all age groups for the 5k run and walk and in the fun run.

Advance registration is $25 for the run and $15 for the walk. Day of the race, registration is $25 for the 5k run/walk and $15 for the fun run.

The race is dedicated to the memory of Nate Rogers, a Capital Region Special Olympic Athlete.

On-line registration may be completed at racesonline.com until Feb. 2.


The Junior League Jumble is the ultimate rummage sale! It’s your opportunity to get a steal of a deal on great furniture, home décor and other household items. It’s also a way to help others as your patronage helps the Junior League of Jackson fund more than 30 community projects in Jackson.

The third annual Junior League Jumble will be held Feb. 9-10 at 6510 Old Canton Road in Ridgeland.

The fabulous bargains begin with our Reveal Party on Friday evening, Feb. 9. Ticketholders take advantage of exclusive access to the best merchandise before general shopping begins. The bargain hunting continues the next morning with early access to steals and deals. General Shopping for rock-bottom bargains rounds out the ultimate rummage sale.


Krewe de Cardinal is St. Richard Catholic School's signature fundraiser and has evolved into Jackson's biggest Mardi Gras ball.

This festive evening features live music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band, premium silent and live auctions, a cash drawing, and New Orleans-style cocktails & cuisine.

Join friends and family Friday, Feb. at the Railroad District, located at 824 South Street in Jackson, for the 5th year celebrating Jackson's biggest Mardi Gras party.

 The proceeds from the event directly benefit the new STREAM lab and lab curriculum at St. Richard Catholic School.