Red Beans & Rice
About The Event

Stewpot's Red Beans and Rice Celebration has become one of Jackson's most anticipated family fun festivals. Each year, 15-20 restaurants, congregations, professionals, and individuals vie for the coveted title of Best Red Beans & Rice Recipe in the Jackson Metro Area, decided on by a People’s Choice vote.

Planned by a hardworking committee of volunteers and sponsored by the great corporate citizens of the Jackson Metro area. This family festival offers good, clean fun, for everyone!

Music is one of the many highlights of the event. Past performers include Marcia Ball, Hunter Gibson & The Gators, Chris Gill & The Soul Shakers, Eddie Cotton, Colour Revolt, The Vamps, Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Association Band, The Red Hots, Drivin' N Cryin', The Mulligan Brothers and many others. This year will be a year to remember.


The 2019 music lineup is:


   1:15 - 11:30 STEWPOT KIDS


11:45 - 12:15 ST ANDREW’S BAND*




   2:15 -    3:30 HUNTER GIBSON


Visit the Stewpot booth where our staff will be serving up refreshments, signing up volunteers and telling everyone about the 17 different ministries that Stewpot provides.


Stewpot Community Services provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet.


We believe the sacred is encountered in the common events like sharing a meal. We are all fed, spiritually and physically, by our fellowship with each other.

Festival Facts



- 100% of the proceeds from the Red Beans & Rice Festival benefits Stewpot Community Services.


 - Between 1,000 and 1,500 people attend the event every year.


 - Over 300 gallons of red beans are consumed each year!


 - Anyone can be a contestant!

If you think you or your group has the best red beans & rice recipe download a contestant registration form here  or contact Michelle Bingham at 601.353.2759 or