Music in Mississippi

Visitors come to Mississippi from around the world to enjoy our excellent cuisine, southern hospitality, and magnificent music. Whether you’re looking to dive deep into blues music history or add live entertainment to your vacation itinerary, Mississippi speaks to generations of music lovers. Visit Mississippi can help you find ways to enjoy the historical landmarks, fun festivals, and up-and-coming musical acts during your stay.

Deeply intertwined in the fabric of Mississippi’s past are the legends of the blues and country music that defined the genres forever. From B.B. King to Charley Pride, the Mississippi Blues Trail and Mississippi Country Music Trail plot courses for music lovers that span the state and decades throughout history.  

Take a Journey Through Music History

Deeply intertwined in the fabric of Mississippi’s past are the legends of the blues and country music that defined the genres forever. From B.B. King to Charley Pride, the Mississippi Blues Trail and Mississippi Country Music Trail plot courses for music lovers that span the state and decades throughout history.  

Mississippi Blues Trail 

Known as the Birthplace of the Blues, Mississippi is where Sunnyland Slim, B.B. King, and other blues music trailblazers called home. Each mile marker and museum along the trail share an important piece of blues history, while seasonal festivals and special events enhance your journey along the way. 

Mississippi Country Music Trail 

Watch country music history unfold before your eyes. Organized by region, the Mississippi Country Music Trail lets you learn more about the roots of country music and the influences that have contributed to the sounds of country music as we know it today. Whether you prefer to reminisce about old favorites or learn more about modern musicians, this trail offers something for everyone. 

Musical Hot Spots

Whether you’re on a road trip with the family or embarking on a weekend escape away from the grind, the Magnolia State has much to offer music lovers and history buffs. While plotting out your itinerary, make time for memorable stops along the way. Here are some popular locations that are sure to help your vacation hit all the right notes: 

  • GRAMMY Museum 
  • B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center 
  • Delta Blues Museum 
  • Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience 
  • Ole Miss Blues Archive 
  • The Lewis Ranch, Home of Jerry Lee Lewis 
  • Maywood Music House 
  • Elvis Presley’s Birthplace 

If you prefer hard-rocking anthems played digitally or soulful blues on vinyl, these points of interest allow you to travel through history and soak up the sounds of the region. 

Plan Your Vacation Around Our Events Calendar

In Mississippi, dinner and live music are never too far away. While taking in the downtown scene near your hotel or bed and breakfast, make time to catch a live show. Pair southern downhome cooking and live music at an intimate venue in town or score tickets to see your favorite performer live in concert. Many names grace local stages on a regular basis. Plus, seasonal festivals and special events will often bring big names in the music industry to the state. Check out our events calendar to see who’s headlining during your stay. 

Experience Mississippi Music for Yourself

Whether you’re into blues, rock, gospel, or country, Mississippi is home to some of the greatest musicians and bands of all time. Let Visit Mississippi help your find the best tunes in town. Request a tour guide or use our trip planner to get started. For more information, reach out to us today. 

MS Blues Trail Markers

Vicksburg, MS

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The markers tell the stories of blues men and women through words and images, and focus on how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed- and continue to exist influenced their music. Vicksburg is home […]

The Killer’s, Jerry Lee Lewis’, home is referred to as “The Lewis Ranch” – a popular draw for visitors. The Lewis Ranch invites small group tours, which creates an intimate, unrushed experience with a behind the scenes look at Jerry […]

Maywood Music House

Olive Branch, MS

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Musical Instrument Store with a relaxed atmosphere and a great selection of instruments & accessories, including a wide variety of strings and other miscellaneous instruments. Maywood Music House even has it’s own “jam room”, which guitarist seem to enjoy! In […]