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Marriott International

July 20, 2012 11:00 ET

Experience the Southern Crossroads Music & Tamale Festival at Jackson Hotels

Two-Day Indoor/Outdoor Festival Brings a Feast for the Senses to Mississippi Coliseum

JACKSON, MS--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2012) - For two days this August, time-honored traditions come together for the Southern Crossroads Music & Tamale Festival, an "Epic Music and Culinary experience" near the Jackson Marriott.

On August 10th and 11th, 2012, the Mississippi Coliseum, within minutes of this hotel in Jackson, MS, will set the stage for a summer celebration of music, food and art with an indoor/outdoor event offering an escape from August's blistering heat. The star of the festival is the tamale, which will be offered in numerous varieties. Wrapped in banana leaves and corn husks, savory and sweet, stuffed with everything from beef and chicken to catfish and veggies -- there'll be tamales to satisfy every taste bud.

Dining in Jackson, MS is a highlight for every visitor, and the festival will also feature other southern fare and refreshing beverages. Enjoy live music from Steve Azar, Marc Broussard, Matt Kennon, Eric Lindell, Hope Waits and WAR, and catch artists in their element as they create real-time works and display past creations. For more information on the Southern Crossroads Music & Tamale Festival, visit

As the top hotel near Mississippi Coliseum, the Jackson Marriott is the perfect choice for attending the 2-day festival. Enjoy easy access to the venue and must-have amenities for summer including an outdoor pool, fitness center and Bistro restaurant and lounge.

Guestrooms at this family-friendly hotel offer plenty of space and charm, plus stunning downtown views. Stay cool with climate control, settle in for a bit of work with high-speed Internet, a coffeemaker and work desk, and when it's time to call it a night, rest easy with the signature Revive bedding package. One- and two-bedroom suites in Jackson, MS are also available on the concierge level.

To learn more about staying at the Jackson Marriott, visit the hotel website at, where you can browse hotel specials in Jackson, MS where rates are starting from $89, discover nearby dining and attractions and plan your stay with maps and transportation information.

About the Jackson Marriott
Voted the top hotel in the city as recently as 2010, the Jackson Marriott, located in the heart of downtown's business and government district, offers the perfect combination of convenience and comfort. Whether you're here for business or play, enjoy being close to everything on your to-do list, from the Jackson Convention Center, State Capital and Jackson Evers International Airport to the MS Museum of Art, the Governor's Mansion and the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Each of the elegant and spacious guestrooms at this downtown hotel offers breathtaking city views, high-speed Internet access, climate control, two phones with voicemail, a coffeemaker, a work desk and luxurious bedding. The concierge level offers one- and two-bedroom suites with private lounge access; there you'll enjoy additional amenities including continental breakfast, early evening hors d'oeuvres and late-evening pastries. All guests have access to this family-friendly hotel's outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. For Contemporary American cuisine, cocktails and more, head to this hotel's Bistro restaurant and lounge. With a convenient location, business center and 35,000 sq ft of meeting space, the Jackson Marriott is a smart choice for business and leisure travelers.

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