About Soul-Filled Weekend

Jackson MS, THE CITY WITH SOUL, Jackson State University, and Mississippi Valley State University are excited to host the 1st Annual “Soul-Filled Weekend.”  An HBCU Football weekend unlike any other. For the first in history, The Soul-Filled Weekend bring together two classic back-to-back football games.  Saturday, September 25, 2021 Jackson State University challenges Delta State University for the WC Gordan Classic.  Sunday, September 26, Mississippi Valley takes on Southern University for the Delta-Bayou Classic!  This special curated weekend of experiences will feature signature interactive, and themed activities that we believe will stand as the standard for years to come.   Expanded tailgating will include Food, Music, Vendors, and more.   So gather your friends and family and MEET ME IN MISSISSIPPI for Soul-Filled Weekend. The weekend’s festivities is expected to bring 20,000 people to the city of Jackson with an economic impact of $15 Million. Click here to see the full list of official scheduled events and activities.  


THE MISSION – The goal of  Soul-Filled Weekend 2021 is to set the tone as a hallmark experience and economic driver for the City of Jackson, MS, as well as the Mid-South! Hosting two HBCU classic football games with Jackson State University Vs. Delta State and MS Valley State vs. Southern University provides the perfect opportunity to show the world what southern hospitality is all about.  Jackson, MS, The City With Soul, will honor the “Soul” theme of the weekend with activities and experiences that are sure to delight locals and visitors alike. When it’s all said and done, visitors to Jackson, residents of the Metro Area alike will experience a weekend feeling like their souls have been “Filled UP!” 


THE VISION –   Soul-Filled Weekend grew out of the need to expand the seating capacity for the Mississippi Valley State University home game  as they take on Southern University and their tremendous traveling fanbase.  In addition, it provides an opportunity to showcase the talent of HBCU Football in Mississippi’s historical stadium, as well as encapsulates The City of Jackson  and Jackson State University’s, true commitment to southern hospitality.  As this also serves as a home game for Mississippi Valley State University, even their stadium field will be changed to receive them on their big game day!