Anybody familiar with the now-famous Mississippi casino gaming destinations knows that we know a thing or two about entertainment and the nightlife that often goes with it. The state offers a wide variety of venues for enjoying a day of fun or a night on the town.
Both the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi and the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson play host regularly to a wide variety of sports and music events. Situated on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, the Mississippi Coliseum finds itself surrounded by the Mississippi State Fair each year, as well as the Dixie National Rodeo and a wide variety of other events.
Also in Jackson, nearby Thalia Mara Hall is home to both the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Opera. Just up Pascagoula Street from Thalia Mara is Hal & Mal’s restaurant and bar. Nestled on the north dead end of Commerce Street, this true staple of Mississippi nightlife features live entertainment most every night and is ground zero for one of Mississippi’s liveliest attractions—Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade.
Speaking of ground zero, Clarksdale, Mississippi, is home to Ground Zero Blues Club, a renowned juke joint owned in part by Oscar-winner (and Mississippi native) Morgan Freeman and his business partner Bill Luckett. Located right next to the Delta Blues Museum, the club features live entertainment starring blues legends as well as up-and-comers—along with some of the best food you’ll find in the Delta.
Of course, Mississippi’s casinos up and down the Mississippi River, in Choctaw, Mississippi, and on the Gulf Coast offer ample opportunity for enjoying live entertainment or an all-nighter with friends.
There’s no doubt about it: from bars, pubs, clubs and Mississippi casino hotspots to concerts, festivals, rodeos, sports events and much, much more—Mississippi is a true hotspot for nightlife and entertainment in the South.