St. Patty's Sched | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

St. Patty's Sched

St. Patrick's Day is officially March 17, but in Jackson, the party only starts then, with goings-on around town right through Sunday. Make sure to check jfpevents.com for lots more fun.

Wednesday, March 17

Noon-3 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Fatman Squeeze at Fenian's.
7:30 p.m. Hal & Connie O'James at Hal & Mal's.

Thursday, March 18

2 p.m.-8 p.m., Renaissance Rocks the Queens 
Welcome Party and shopping specials at The Renaissance shopping center in Ridgeland.
6 p.m., Sweet Potato Queen gathering with local musicians at Fitzgerald's at the Jackson Hilton.
7 p.m., St. Paddy's Ceili with Jackson Ceili Band & Irish Dancers.
7:30 p.m., Backstage Entertainment at The 
Auditorium.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Beth Patterson at Fenian's.
8:30 p.m., Shaun Patterson at Time Out Sports Cafe.
9:15 p.m., Eddie Cotton at The Auditorium.

Friday, March 19

10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sweet Potato Queen Big Hat Luncheon at BRAVO! Restaurant (reservation required). $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 601-982-8111.
Noon-8 p.m., Sweet Potato Queen Chillin' Gossipin' & Tellin' of Lies in Fitzgerald's at the Hilton with The Delta Mountain Boys (Noon-4 p.m.) and Chris Gill (4-8 p.m.)
2-5 p.m., Sweet Potato Queens' The Everyday Gourmet Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margarita Party.
7:30 p.m., Backstage Entertainment at The 
Auditorium.
8 p.m.-until, Firefly Sweet Tea and Vodka Sweet Potato Queen Ball & Afterglow at the Hilton with the Bouffants and Kacey Jones. $10 tickets at the door.
9 p.m., Parade Warm-up Party: Kickass Krewe of Joosy Jones Dance Party with Passenger Jones. $5.
9 p.m.-midnight, The Peoples at Fenian's.
9:15 p.m., Eddie Cotton at The Auditorium.

Saturday, March 20

8 a.m., Parade line-up begins.
8 a.m., St. Paddy's Day Run, beginning and ending at BancorpSouth Building at Capitol and State streets. Call 601-856-9884.
9 a.m., Trustmark Children's Festival at the Mississippi Museum of Art
10 a.m., Pet Parade benefiting the Animal Rescue League at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
11 a.m., Sweet Potato Queen Class of 2010 group photo shoot behind the Hilton.
Noon-5 p.m., Sweet Potato Queen Million Queen March at the parade.
11 a.m., Trustmark Children's Parade at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
11 a.m.-until, Fenian's Fourth Annual St. Patrick's Block Party with Sound Wagon (1-4 p.m.), Cary Hudson (8-11 p.m.), Captain Mackey's Goatskin and String Band (2-5 p.m.) and St. Adonis (6-10 p.m.).
1 p.m., The Mal's St. Paddy's Parade begins.
1 p.m., Doors open at Dreamz for a free all-day St. 
Paddy's day party, with three floors of entertainment.
After-Parade Street Party at Hal and Mal's featuring the Bluz Boyz, Pinstripe Brass Band and more. $6 (21 and over).
After Parade-Chef Luis Bruno's Big-A## Boo-Fay at the Hilton for Sweet Potato Queens.
Post-Parade St. Paddy's Crawfish Boil at Fire with Crossin' Dixon, Grunge Factory and The Rock Shop.
5 p.m., St. Paddy's Party at Ole Tavern with Dixie 
Nationals, Red Hill City, Furrows and The Peoples.
7:30 p.m.-until, Michelob Ultra Sweet Potato Queen Pearls and PJs Party at the Hilton with These Days, Jewel Bass and Kacey Jones.
7:30 p.m., Backstage Entertainment at The 
Auditorium.
8 p.m.-until, Sweet Potato Queen Pepsi Karaoke Contest at the Hilton.
9:15 p.m., Eddie Cotton at The Auditorium.
10 p.m., St. Paddy's Parade Blowout featuring Good Enough for Good Times at Martin's Lounge.

Sunday, March 21

Morning, Sweet Potato Queen Bathrobe Brunch at the Hilton Jackson with food by QueenChef Brenda, with music by Lelon Thompson and Jamie Ward. $29 advanced reservation, $39 at the door.
12:30 p.m.-until, Fenian's Fourth Annual St. Patrick's Block Party continues with a Ceili (2-4:30 p.m.), Jim Flanagan (1-2 p.m.), Legacy (12:30-1 p.m. and 
6-7 p.m.), Captain Mackey's Goatskin and String Band (2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.), Spirits of the House (3-4 p.m.) and St. Brigid's (5-6 p.m.).

Check jacksonfreepress.com for more event information. For updates and info on Sweet Potato Queen events, go to sweetpotatoqueens.com/parade. The official Mal's St. Paddy's Parade [http=www.halandmals.com/stpat/]Web site]/url]

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