The blues has a rich history here, from the “Farish Street Sound” to Brinkley Middle School, where Grammy-winner Cassandra Wilson found her musical calling and chose to have her marker placed—the 100th on the Trail! Visit all of Jackson’s markers for a wealth of blues heritage stories.

Blues Trail Stops

Mississippi Blues Trail Markers  •

  • Ace Records - Corner near Capitol and Roach Street
  • Alamo Theatre and Dorothy Moore - 333 North Farish Street
  • Bobby Rush - Lynch Street/Metro Parkway at Valley Street
  • Cassandra Wilson - 3535 Albermarle Road – Brinkley Middle School
  • Edwards Hotel (renamed King Edward Hotel) - 235 West Capitol Street
  • Ishmon Bracey - 2185 Fortune Street – Jim Hill High School
  • Malaco Records - 3023 West Northside Drive
  • Otis Spann & Little Johnny Jones - 547 South Roach Street
  • Queen of Hearts - 2243 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
  • Scott Records Company - Corner of Gallatin and Capitol Street
  • Subway Lounge/Summers Hotel - JSU Parkway – 619 West Pearl Street
  • Trumpet Records - 309 North Farish Street

Mississippi Freedom Trail Markers  •

The trail provides a tour of the state and those sites that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Among the first markers unveiled were the Medgar Evers Marker, located at his former home, now a museum, at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, and at the former Greyhound Bus Station, now an architect’s office, at 219 N. Lamar Street downtown. Seven more markers will be added in Jackson during the next few years.

  • Medgar Evers’ House - 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive
  • Greyhound Bus Station - 239 North Lamar Street
  • Mississippi State Capitol - 400 High Street
  • Municipal Library - 300 North State Street*
  • WLBT - 715 South Jefferson Street*
  • COFO Office - 1017 John R. Lynch Street
  • Masonic Temple (M. W. Stringer Grand Lodge) - 1072 John R. Lynch Street*
  • Tougaloo College - 500 West Countyline Road
  • Jackson State University (shootings) - 1400 John R. Lynch Street

*Markers have not been placed.