Several organizations help launch the seventh edition of Jackson Indie Music Week


The seventh edition of Jackson Indie Music Week kicked off on Sunday. The event was to have not only an economic impact, but also a group of talented artists and performers. The event will last until January 16. The City of Jackson, Visit Jackson, Visit Mississippi, and MBAR have all come together to bring this event to the subway. Organizers said it was one of the fastest growing music festivals in central Mississippi. Jackson’s Independent Music Week brings a wide range of talent not only to City With Soul, but also to the birthplace of American music. we are different, and that makes us special from everyone else in this country. So we wanted to have a festival that showcases independent music in Mississippi, and showcases independent musical culture and showcases creativity, ”said executive director Brad Kamikaze Franklin. The festival also features several panels, social events and honors the pioneers who made their mark in the music industry. “The fact that we even organize events is important,” said Yolanda Clay-Moore, Visit Jackson’s director of communications. said they expected thousands of dollars to arrive in the city as a result of the event. This is considered a good thing after the impact COVID-19 has had on tourism and events. angel for us tomorrow, but today this week we celebrate music and support these artists, ”said Clay-Moore. The people responsible for Music Week are also keeping safety a top priority. Participants are required to wear a mask, respect social distancing, and monitor their symptoms when attending events. “We have to get through this pandemic together, and that means working together to make sure everyone is safe and healthy.” Franklin said this festival will highlight different points of Jackson each day, to show what the capital has to offer. just Fondren, but downtown, parts of West Jackson as well. We can reach every part of the city because we want everyone to be able to enjoy it. It’s the Jackson Music Festival, ”Franklin said. Click here to find out more about the lineup and what the event has to offer.

The seventh edition of Jackson Indie Music Week kicked off on Sunday. The event was to have not only an economic impact, but also a group of talented artists and performers.

The event will last until January 16. The City of Jackson, Visit Jackson, Visit Mississippi, and MBAR all came together to host this event in the subway.

Organizers said it was one of the fastest growing music festivals in central Mississippi. Jackson’s Indie Music Week brings a wide range of talent not only to City With Soul, but also to the birthplace of American music.

“All the great music that I walked on the ground, that are buried in the ground, that makes us different, and that makes us special from everyone else in this country. So we wanted to have a festival that puts highlights independent music in Mississippi, and showcases independent music culture and showcases creativity, ”said executive director Brad Kamikaze Franklin.

The festival also offers several panels, social events and honors the pioneers who made their mark in the music industry.

“The fact that we even organize events is important,” said Visit Jackson communications director Yolanda Clay-Moore.

Executives at Visit Jackson said they expected thousands of dollars to return to the city from the event.

This is considered a good thing after the impact of COVID-19 on tourism and events.

“It’s a very fluid situation, and that could change for us tomorrow, but today, this week, we can celebrate music and support these artists,” Clay-Moore said.

The people in charge of the music week also ensure security. Participants are required to wear a mask, social distancing, and monitor their symptoms when attending events.

“We strongly encourage vaccinations and booster shots. And we just want everyone to watch themselves,” said Rachel James, media director. “We need to get through this pandemic together, and that means working together to make sure everyone is safe and healthy. “

Franklin said this festival will highlight different points of Jackson each day, to show what the capital has to offer.

“Not just Fondren, but also downtown, parts of West Jackson. We can reach out to all parts of town because we want everyone to be able to enjoy it. This is the Jackson Music Festival,” Franklin said.

Click here to find out more about the lineup and what the event has to offer.

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