Indie Music Week starts Sunday in Jackson MS

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Jackson Indie Music Week is back for 2024 and will take place from Sunday, January 7 to Sunday, January 14, organizers announced.

Presented by Southern Beverages and known as “The Culture Concert”, Jackson Indie Music Week is celebrated every two weeks in January and honors independent musical artists and filmmakers with different entertainment events, including concerts, showcases , parties and much more.

Jackson Indie Music Week will highlight different music genres including rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, blues and more, with Mississippi known as the “Birthplace of American Music.”

“We are happy to announce that this year, hip-hop artist and performer Juvenile will be here in Jackson performing at Hal & Mal's and One Block East as part of Wednesday night's events and will also be doing meet-and-greets during his stay to promote his new product that Southern Drinks called 'Juvie Juice,'” said Brad Kamikaze Franklin, founder and executive director of Jackson Indie Music Week.

Many of the artists performing or showcasing their talents, including Prep Cashmere, Ahmil Wilson and more, at events scheduled throughout the week, are from Mississippi and are well known in their towns and communities.

Maranda Joiner, author and motivational speaker, will also host a two-hour segment on self-care for upcoming creatives and artists. Sunday evening's finale event will include a screening of the documentary “Thank You” by Meezy, from Jackson, creator and director of the films “Crosses” and “Double Crosses.”

“Mississippi is the birthplace of American music and it is only fitting that Jackson, Mississippi, hosts this seven-day festival,” said Kamikaze Franklin. “It's fitting that we have something here that highlights our independent music scene and our creatives. So in our ninth year, we've proven that our creative community and our music community can be an economic driver for the city of Jackson. and we bring revenue to this city, which is why it is so important that politicians and business people support the creative community.”

Below is the full schedule of Jackson Indie Music Week events.

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Full calendar of events below:

Sunday January 7

Monday January 8

  • Jam Week Rocks: with performance by Black Water Boogie — 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fondren Guitars2771 Old Canton Road, Jackson

Also on Monday January 8

Prepare the cashmere
  • Blue Monday: with performances by Columbus Toy, Terrance Davis and Prep Cashmere — 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Hal & Mal200 Commerce Street, Jackson

Tuesday January 9

  • Maranda Joiner will lead a two-hour exploration into the heart of the dialogue about self-care and self-care for artists — from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Central Mississippi Scene1625 E. County Line Road, Jackson

Also on Tuesday January 9

  • New Wave Part I: featuring performances by Will April, Suave, DJ Real Crazy, Willy Hutch, Aisha Racquel, King Discern and more — 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • MS Center Stage1625 E. County Line Road, Jackson

Wednesday January 10

  • Many Moons: An all-female showcase featuring performances by Elsie, Niecey Red Da Gawdess, Val and more — 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Hal & Mal (Main Room), 200 Commerce St., Jackson

Also on Wednesday January 10

  • New Wave part II: Featuring performances by Ahmil Wilson, Zach Servis, Sateeva and more — 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • One block east642 Tombigbee Street, Jackson

Thursday January 11

  • The eighth annual Icon Awards and R&B Showcase: featuring performances by Meelah Dawn, Daniel Coleman and more – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Duling Hall622 Duling Avenue, Jackson

Friday January 12

  • The cultural concert with performances by Ray Kincaid, Jo 2 Federal, 5th Child and more — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Downtown Martin214 State Street, Jackson

Saturday January 13

Sunday January 14

Jonathan Minor, the director of "Crosses, seen on Tuesday April 19, 2022, presents the sequel to the film, "Double crossings" at the historic Alamo Theater in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
  • On view: Documentary “Merci” by Meezy / Film and video showcase — 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Capri Theater3023 N. State St., Jackson

Purchase all tickets at eventbrite.com by searching “Jackson Indie Week” and all event passes are $40.

Do you know of an upcoming event or have a good story idea? Reporter Kiara Fleming can be reached by email at KDFleming@jackson.gannett.com

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