Soul of the City held in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local organization focuses on the community.

The Our Jackson Home organization is hosting a series of events celebrating the past, present and, tonight, the future.

All this with the help of music.

“We have artists from all over the West Tennessee, Memphis, Jackson area coming together,” said Soul of the City stage manager Jaylon Flagg.

Our Jackson Home wraps up its Soul of the City event, which featured local entrepreneurs and focused on music.

“R&B and rap, and basically we explore all the origins of music. Not trying to leave anything out because the music is awesome regardless of genre,” Flagg said.

Flagg says this event helps local musicians.

“Show what you’ve got, and if you don’t get that opportunity in the first place, people will never know what you can do. So basically it really starts with that, just being able to have a place to show off your talent and having enough courage to not be afraid to get up there and do your best with what you have,” said Flagg.

Local music fans say this unique event helps in many ways.

“You will meet new people. Many groups that have been separated will reunite and reunite downtown,” said Hope Cunningham, who lives in Jackson.

“It’s fair for everyone. There’s something for everyone here, and it’s good music and it’s just a good time,” said Morgan Walker, who lives in Jackson.

Flagg says there will be another event like this soon, but no date has been set yet.

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David H. Henry