Duling Hall

Walking into an empty Duling Hall, it’s possible to get a glimpse of what Jackson’s entertainment-seekers see in the space, which is a renovated school from the 1920s. There’s about 6,000 square feet of dance floor, which holds about 400 partygoers, a top-of-the-line sound and lighting system, and a bar to keep the beer flowing.

For a building that opened nearly a century ago, Duling Hall has a lot going on. Often, several nights a week, people pack the former schoolhouse for private parties and cool concerts, with the high-quality sound system, lighting and back-of-the-room bar as some of its biggest draws.

Thanks to efforts of entertainment-booking company Ardenland and property owner Peters Development, Duling Hall has received the most votes for the city’s Best Live Music Venue for a third consecutive year, also scooping up a second win in a row for the title of Best Place to Book a Party or Shower.

While some of the biggest names that Arden Barnett and company brought to Jackson last year required equally big venues, there’s been no shortage of powerful performers in Duling Hall. In the past year alone, the space hosted acts such as Galactic, Joe Thomas, Indigo Girls, Amanda Shires and Keb’ Mo’.

In between wedding showers, fundraisers and other private events, Jacksonians will have plenty of big shows to look forward to at Duling Hall this year, including Isaiah Rashad on Feb. 19, Son Volt on March 7, and on March 10, Experience Hendrix, which features artists such as Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Johnny Lang and Dweezil Zappa. And those are just a couple that we know of so far.—Micah Smith


WINNER: Best Live Music Venue; Best Place to Book a Party or Shower

Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216

Phone number: 601-292-7121

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