Mississippi Blues Trail
Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker commemorating the Alamo Theatre is in front of the theatre on Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Blues Trail marker for the Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Blues Trail marker for the Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

The GPS location of this Mississippi Blues Trail marker is: N 32° 18.246′ W 90° 11.320′

The marker reads:

“THE ALAMO THEATRE – The Alamo Theatre opened at this location in 1949. Prior to that the Alamo occupied two other spots in the area. The theatre showed movies, hosted musical competitions, and presented blues and jazz concerts by artists such as Nat “King” Cole, Elmore James, Louis Jordan, and Cab Calloway during the 1940s and 1950s. Gospel groups and vocal emsembles also performed. Local resident Dorothy Moore’s many victories at Alamo talent contests ultimately led to a successful recording career.”

Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

Here is a map showing the location of the Alamo Theatre:

Other Farish Street blues sites worth seeing are:

  • former Ace Records headquarters at 241 Farish Street;
  • former Trumpet Records headquarters at 309 Farish Street;
Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Alamo Theatre, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Alamo Theatre sign, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Alamo Theatre sign, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

Other Mississippi Blues Trail Sites Nearby

Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Trumpet Records, Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi

Trumpet Records

Trumpet Records operated from 1951-1954 and released the first recordings of Sonny Boy Williamson and Elmore James.

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