Jackson Hilton Garden Inn unveils renovation

The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown, an iconic historic hotel located in the heart of the city center, has completed renovations to its 7,321 square feet of meeting and event space, 186 guest rooms, full-service restaurant and bar, lobby and fitness center.

City Unveils New Parking Meter Pilot Program

The City of Jackson has now installed 146 new parking meters on Capitol Street, as well as on Lamar, Pearl and President Streets. The current meter system is being replaced with a whole new system that will offer new ways to pay, including credit card. An app that will allow users to pay from their … Read More

Downtown’s Newest Coffee Shop Brings an Air of Freshness

“When I did more research about what was around me, I noticed that it was very corporate. I (thought), ‘These people probably need coffee when they wake up in the morning.’ That’s how I incorporated the coffee piece, but I was like, ‘If I am going to do coffee, I am going to do coffee … Read More

Green Bean Coffee & Juice Cafe Opens in Downtown Jackson

Opening a restaurant during a pandemic can seem impossible. After placing orders for a cold pressed juice machine and the perfect furniture for the sitting area, Kenya MomPremier had no idea it would take two months for delivery due to coronavirus. Even though this hurdle deemed difficult to jump, MomPremier handled the opening of her first cafe with grace … Read More

Museum Trail Groundbreaking

 A chance to keep healthy and see the sights in downtown Jackson is on its way to the Capital City. A ground breaking was held Tuesday for the Museum Trail. The project is designed to offer…

Pig Ear Sandwich: An Iconic Dish of the American South

“The ears give you lots of juiciness and tasty pork flavours all at the same time,” said cook Lavette Mack as she stirred a simmering pot on the stovetop. “Add a little crunch with some slaw, give it a kick with some homemade hot sauce, put it all together in a bun and you’ve got … Read More

First Look at the new Walthall Lofts

A downtown building that has been boarded-up for a decade is just about ready for its grand reopening. The Walthall opened as a hotel in 1929 and served travelers under various names until it shut down ten years ago because of water damage. New owners revealed plans to turn it into…

Painting The Town: JXN’s Public Art Scene

Throughout Jackson, public art has become both more common and more widely celebrated. Our city has long been vibrant, but now, our streets, walls, and common spaces match our soul. Public art gives a human element to the cityscape, connecting those that walk its streets. When you head downtown, you’re sure to see the “Welcome … Read More

“Fertile Ground” Doc Airing On MPB And PBS

The City of JXN announced that Fertile Ground, a documentary examining the extensive impact the industrial food system has on Jacksonians, will air on June 10 at 7pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting TV. MPB will re-air the documentary on June 21 at 5p.m.

Visit Jackson, Perryman Complete ‘Jxn Icons’ Mural

Visit Jackson and the agency’s Creative Design Manager, Reshonda Perryman, have completed a new downtown mural, “Jxn Icons.” The boldly colored painting, located on the back wall of the Old Capital Inn on North Street, showcases a diverse representation that spans age, ethnicity, and notoriety while focusing on a few of the many things Jackson … Read More

Due to pandemic, Cathead switches gears, producing hand sanitizer

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Cathead Distillery has temporarily switched gears, from making vodka to producing hand sanitizer by the ton. On Tuesday, Cathead, in partnership with the City of Jackson, made access to four 55-gallon drums of the sanitizer available, at no charge. People, needing the sanitizer to help fight the virus, … Read More

Historic hotel to reopen in April as lofts

A historic hotel building in Downtown Jackson is set to reopen as lofts in April. The Edison Wathall Hotel, originally opened in 1928, closed in 2010 due to water pressure issues. The Capitol Street building reopen date is set for April 4.

The Fertile Ground Project Expo

In a state where one in four children go to bed hungry at night, solutions to the food insecurity that plagues Jackson and other southern cities are the goal of a series of public art installations and workshops. The Fertile Ground Expo, scheduled for April 9-11, aims to address the history and future of food access … Read More

2020 Governor’s Arts Awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards, presented by the Mississippi Arts Commission, is an annual event recognizing Mississippi’s top artists, organizations and individuals who have made noteworthy contributions of achieved artistic excellence in…

Best of Jackson 2020

Here is who was voted as the best local people, places, food and more of Jackson, Mississippi for 2020!

New JXN Welcome Center

Visit Jackson has officially opened the first full-service welcome center in the Capital City, located on Pearl Street in the heart of Downtown Jackson. Tourists who visit the city now have a center dedicated to everything Jackson, Mississippi – from welcoming staff, to city information, and even Jackson merchandise!

Free Wi-Fi in Downtown

There’s now free Wi-Fi in parts of Downtown Jackson. It’s phase one of transition to a tech city. Robert Blaine, the city’s chief administrative officer, said the Wi-Fi pilot program is just the beginning.

Mississippi Museum of Art Gallery Garden

If you have not strolled through downtown Jackson lately, then you may be missing out on the steady transformation of historic area. The streets beam with pride as the lights from bustling and revitalized buildings illuminate the streets, many paved anew. The Mississippi Museum of Art complements the grandeur of the Capital City with a … Read More

Mayor Discusses City & Downtown Growth

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – A civil suit is now out of the way and that is smoothing the path for possible development on Farish Street, and the numbers are in on occupancy in downtown Jackson.

Inktober at Mississippi Museum of Art

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- The Mississippi Museum of Art’s Inktober is making its way back for families to enjoy the annual showcase of sketchbooks and drawings by artists across the state.

JSU Homecoming Parade Relocates Downtown

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Jackson State University will go head-to-head against Alabama State University during its Homecoming football game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

PARK(ing) Day 2019

The City of Jackson will host PARK(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 20. PARK(ing) Day is a national event held the third Friday of September each year. The goal is to bring together businesses and residents to transform metered parking spaces into temporary park installations or community spaces for one day.

Jackson Chalk Walk Festival

While Eli Childers has been busy around Jackson painting murals for places like Coffee Prose, he has also been using another medium: chalk.

Mississippi Artists paints Big K.R.I.T.

Michael Roy, an artist and Moss Point, Miss., native, has been drawing for as long as he can remember, but it was attending the Mississippi School of Arts in Brookhaven that solidified art, and murals, as a serious profession for him.

10 Things to do at MS Book Festival

Known as the Magnolia state’s “Literary Lawn Party,” the 2019 Mississippi Book Festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary Saturday on the grounds of the State Capitol.

Shiro Opening

On the ground floor of Capital Towers downtown, a recently opened Jackson restaurant is offering something new (and healthy) to the city’s cuisine.

Jackson Receive AARP Grant

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The money for the AARP Community Challenge Grant is meant to help communities become better places to live for residents of all ages.

Big K.R.I.T. mural

So that new mural in downtown Jackson across from Thalia Mara Hall. What’s the story?

Shiro Opens

The second episode of Capital Cuisine takes place at a new, Ethiopian restaurant in downtown Jackson.

The Faulkner Opens

The Faulkner, at 518 E. Capitol St. in downtown Jackson, opened its doors for office space lease and events this month. A preview was held on Tuesday, June 25.

The Faulkner Opens

As you might imagine, a great-nephew of William Faulkner has a story or two. Thomas W. “Buddy” Faulkner bought the five-story building at 518 Capitol St. in 1993 out of foreclosure.

Parlor Market Review

Capitol Street in downtown Jackson is an integral part of the city’s long history. Once a bustling two-way street lined with department stores, small businesses and restaurants of every description, the street has undergone numerous changes.

Foodie Friday

On the first and fourth Friday of each month, the area around Smith Park is abuzz with activity. Downtown workers gather from the different offices, and some people outside of the downtown area gather at the park for one thing: Downtown Foodie Friday Festival.

El Centro Review

Located in the old Jaco’s Tacos location on State Street, El Centro, is serving up traditional Mexican dishes, house specialties, craft cocktails, and cold beer in their spacious dining room and covered patio.

Hal & Mal’s Review

Stepping into Hal & Mal’s is like slipping on a cool pair of old shoes that’re still comfy, still stylish and still perfectly capable of skipping out on a dance floor at a moment’s notice.

Mayflower Café Over 80 years

The longevity of some restaurants is measured in a few years or a decade or two at most. This Jackson landmark restaurant continues to create memories of delicious meals while passing through generations of families like a treasured keepsake.

4th Avenue Lounge Review

4th Avenue Lounge distills an urban spirit into a corner of downtown Jackson. It has the physical address of the long-ago diner the Lamar Restaurant — 209 S. Lamar St. — but the slate has been scrubbed clean in the service of a sleek, upscale after-hours gathering spot.


Located downtown on Capitol Street, Lounge 114 is one of Jackson’s newest upscale lounge and restaurant in the heart of downtown. Though they are only open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday, Lounge 114 is serving up delicious southern cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails in a fun and inviting environment.

Martin’s Downtown

JACKSON — Martin’s Downtown, previously known as Martin’s Restaurant & Bar, has long been a staple of downtown Jackson, showcasing both local and touring bands, as well as giving Jacksonians a place to hang out.

Best Blue Plates

When you’re in the mood for an authentic Southern comfort meal, nothing beats a blue plate. Usually consisting of a meat and two or three sides with a drink, blue plates are filling, tasty, fresh, and always a go-to when it comes to getting a quick lunch.

Steve’s Deli Review

Jackson has some pretty amazing local delis, each with their own signature offerings, but few push the culinary envelope like Steve’s Downtown. Whether it is their plate lunches, sandwich specials, quiches, pizza, or signature soups, Steve’s sets the bar for this foodie.


It was a busy day as usual at Keifer’s Downtown. The smell of freshly baked pita bread filled the two-story space in the beginning of December while chicken sizzled on the grill for a gyro order. That’s when a customer…