Settled on the banks of the beautiful mighty Mississippi River, Vicksburg casinos double down on all the amenities. You’ll find giant casino buffets offering gluttonous amounts of fine seafood, cafés serving American favorites and steakhouses offering fine cuts of perfectly-cooked beef. Hundreds of cozy casino hotel rooms with flat-screen TVs, Jacuzzis and plush linens. And of course star-studded entertainment! No matter the time of year — or even the time of day — you’ll find Vicksburg casinos with jackpots ready to hit. (3 hours)
Vicksburg has a thriving theater community including two groups that regularly put on performances and cinema showings. The Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s original production of “Gold in the Hills” has earned the Guinness Book of World Record’s designation as the world’s longest running show having been presented every year since 1936! The guild presents 3 additional productions throughout the year in addition to “Gold in the Hills.” The Westside Theatre Foundation also regularly produces theatrical performances at the Historic Strand Theatre throughout the year. They also present cinema showings at The Strand monthly and host film festivals. (seasonally, 2 hours minimum)
Vicksburg’s native sons and daughters in the music industry have long been recognized for their contributions to jazz, blues, rock ‘n roll and country music. Their musical legacy is still alive today in clubs and at festivals. Live blues music is offered on various weekends at The Biscuit Company of Vicksburg, Key City Brewery and Eatery, Waterview Casino, and Ameristar Casino’s Bottleneck Blues Bar. Each venue has a superb dining menu as well for great dinner options. (3 hours)
Be sure to check our Calendar of Events at www.visitvicksburg.com/events for seasonal events including the Music and Arts Festival, Alcorn State University Jazz Fest, Mississippi Symphony at Sunset Concert, Vicksburg Second Saturday, Vicksburg Blues Challenge, and more for exciting music-themed events.