Sitting about halfway between Nashville and Memphis, Jackson is believed to be the subject and inspiration for Johnny Cash’s widely famous tune “Jackson”. Cash and other early artists such as Elvis Presley are featured in the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, just a mere 15-minute drive from McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport.
Music isn’t the only thing to enjoy in Jackson. Explore the rich Civil War heritage by visiting Shiloh National Military Park, or enjoy minor league Jackson Generals baseball games at the Ballpark at Jackson. Jackson also hosts a variety of annual events including the Firefighters Freedom Festival in July, the African Street Festival in September, and the Fall Folklore Jamboree in October.
For more information on Jackson, be sure to visit the official Jackson website HERE.