JACKSON, MS--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2014) - Jackson is known for so many things, blues and barbecue foremost among them, that only one event can capture it all. Now in its second year, the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival combines everything that makes the city great, and travelers who want to get in on the headlining acts, mouthwatering food and cultural celebration will find yet another reason to pack their bags: They can immerse themselves in the experience while staying at the Jackson Marriott, a premier Jackson, MS convention hotel.
Guests arriving at this hotel in Jackson, Mississippi will find themselves enviably situated. The property is as close to government and commercial buildings as it is to shopping, museums and the Governor's Mansion. Most importantly, it offers easy access to the Festival, which will take place August 15 and 16 at the Agriculture & Forestry Museum in the heart of the city.
Spanning 40 acres, the Agriculture & Forestry Museum makes an ideal venue for the Festival. More than 30 artists will take to the five stages (three of which are indoors and air-conditioned against the August heat), including Ziggy Marley, FANTASiA, Bobby Rush, Dorothy Moore, Boney James and Bell Biv DeVoe.
While guests sway and sing along to the music, they can bite into the best of Mississippi cooking. Ribs, pulled pork and deep-fried catfish promise no one will attend on an empty stomach. And for those who want to dig into the story behind the soul music, the Mississippi Blues Trail boasts more sites in Jackson than any other city.
Complementing the Festival's cultural vibe is this hotel near the University of Mississippi. Luxury bedding and high-speed Internet access in the guest rooms, stylish and savory restaurants and recreational amenities like the fitness center and outdoor pool make this property a favorite among downtown Jackson, MS hotels.
From the relaxed atmosphere at the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, to the relaxing amenities of the Jackson Marriott, planning a weekend escape around both destinations will undoubtedly be as memorable as it will be restorative.
About the Jackson Marriott
A distinctive choice among area hotels, the Jackson Marriott offers guests the best of location, service and amenities. A sweeping lobby greets visitors with a combination of Southern charm and modern convenience, and this ambience sets the tone for the rest of the property. Corporate travelers can look forward to 30 meeting rooms that afford 35,000 square feet of flexible and modern event space, as well as five concierge levels and a full-service business center. Plus the hotel is just steps away from government offices and private businesses. But those traveling for pleasure will be equally enamored by what they find. Not only is the hotel close to impressive destinations like the Old Capitol Museum, the Jackson Zoo and the Mississippi Children's Museum, but it's also outfitted with a wide range of comforts. Two restaurants tempt palates with contemporary American cuisine, while the fitness center and outdoor pool offer fun ways to work off dessert. Spacious guest rooms, meanwhile, are outfitted with Marriott Revive bedding, expansive desks and coffee makers.