Kellye Cash concert and Miss Volunteer America kickoff mark the weekend

Ned’s concert series has the last concert of the season on Friday with a local favorite as Kellye Cash is joined by family and friends for her performance: Cash & Cline Tribute Concert.

Cash, from Milan, made history as the only Miss Tennessee winner to win Miss America.

She’s a regular performer throughout the region as she and her family pool their talents while performing country classics made famous by her uncle, country icon Johnny Cash, and others.

Cash will be joined by her parents Billie and Roy, who wrote Johnny Cash’s song, “I Still Miss Someone”, husband Todd Sheppard, daughter Cassidy Spencer and husband Tanner, and son Brady Sheppard and wife Lauren.

They will perform country classics by Cash, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, George Jones and many more.

Tickets are available and can be ordered online at for $25 each. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s a rundown of other things to do this weekend in Jackson and West Tennessee:

Kellye Cash will perform at The Ned on Friday.


Business after hours: The Jackson Chamber Monthly Networking Opportunity takes place this month at First Horizon Bank (325 Oil Well Road) from 5-7 p.m. Attendees have the chance to socialize and network while enjoying appetizers. This event is free for Chamber members with no prior registration required.


Colloquium on military history and the armed forces: Discovery Park of America is hosting a full weekend of events planned to honor and recognize the military history of the United States, which will include a variety of programs and interactive activities exploring the past, present and future of the United States. US Army. From special guest presentations and panel discussions to static and active demonstrations of military equipment and vehicles to gallery discussions, this comprehensive event will be the largest ever held in this region. Guests will also experience historical interpreters and period musicians throughout the museum and park. The weekend will begin with General John Castellaw’s commencement address at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, then the slate is full of presentations, musical concerts and other events at the park at 830 Everett Boulevard in Union City.

Movie After Hours: The Jackson-Madison County Library (433 East Lafayette Street in Downtown Jackson) celebrates National Jazz Month with a screening of one of Disney and Pixar’s latest films, Soul! Snacks and refreshments provided. The screening starts at 5:30 p.m.

Bicentenary Bicycle Awareness Ride: Take a ride with Madison County Parks and Recreation and the City of Jackson Parks and Recreation in Celebration for Jackson Madison Co. 200 Bicentennial. You will pass through some of Jackson’s beautiful historic neighborhoods. This event also promotes bike paths, cycling infrastructure and makes the streets safe for everyone. It starts at the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market (91 New Market Street in downtown Jackson) at 5:30 p.m.

Miss Teen Volunteer America: Ahead of the inaugural Miss Volunteer America pageant next week, Liberty Tech High School will be the venue to host the inaugural teen pageant with a preliminary pageant on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the final on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Friday tickets are $50. , and Saturday tickets are $100. Both are available online at

2,500 pounds of crawfish were served to customers at the second annual Crawfest fundraiser for the Scarlet Rope Project at the West Tennessee Farmer's Market in Jackson on May 4, 2019.


East Jackson Historic Tour and Wellness Walk: This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This march will begin at the Macedonian Missionary Baptist Church (106 Glass Street) and continue through East Jackson with speakers and historic landmarks. Participants are asked to bring two cans of food to the walk which will be donated to RIFA. Each person will receive a commemorative business card.

Visiting historic structures: The Old Country Store invites you to tour its historic structures to celebrate Jackson Madison County’s Bicentennial theme this April: Architecture and Open Houses. Tickets are $12 per person and include a guided tour of Casey Jones House, Village Chapel, Providence House, and a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream at Miss Anne’s Ice Cream Shoppe. Tours start every hour, with the first tour beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the last at 2:00 p.m. You must have a reservation and present your printed ticket or email receipt when checking in at the Casey Jones Museum at the start of your tour. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your booked tour time, so your group can quickly begin visiting these incredible historic structures.

Author’s speech: West TN’s Griot Collective and Friends of the Jackson-Madison County Library feature Charles Dodd White, fiction writer and essayist, discussing his works including ‘How Fire Runs’, a novel about white supremacy and other problems in our society in East Tennessee. . The discussion will take place at the Jackson-Madison County Library at 2 p.m.

Crab Festival: The fifth annual Crawfest benefiting the Scarlet Rope Project is back this year. Once again it’s sure to be filled with food, live music and competition. There will be a contest for the best crayfish cooking team, games for the kids and maybe even a concert. It’s a great way to start the summer. It will be at Hub City Brewing (250 West Main Street in downtown Jackson) from 3-10 p.m.

Allison DeMarcus discusses the inaugural Miss Volunteer America pageant, which will take place in March 2021 during a press conference on Thursday.


Launch of Miss Volunteer America: The Miss Volunteer America opening ceremony will take place at The Ned at 2 p.m., where all 47 contestants will be introduced and present state flags. A time to purchase the contest program ($20) and get autographs from contestants will be held that evening at the Hub City Brewing at 7:30 p.m.

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