Eat Shop Play Live Blog

West: 100 Things Jackson featured on WJTV

A few weeks ago, Andrew Harrison contacted me about featuring 100 Things To Do In Jackson, MS Before You Die on WJTV. The feature aired on WJTV’s “What’s Working” segment. If you missed it you can watch it below: We started off at Lefleur’s Bluff State Park in the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, headed to Fondren … Continue reading “West: 100 Things Jackson featured on WJTV”

Area runners beat the blues after marathon cancellation

After an unexpected winter storm covered area roads and bridges with a thick layer of ice, the organizers of the Blues Marathon canceled Saturday’s race, citing safety concerns.  By Saturday afternoon, a small group of runners hoping to shake the blues began making plans to run 13.1 miles around The Rez Loop. Word spread quickly. … Continue reading “Area runners beat the blues after marathon cancellation”

ESPL Jackson rings in the New Year with new changes

Happy 2017, Jackson! Eat Shop Play Live Jackson ( is celebrating the New Year with the addition of a new website, new features and a new staffer. Eat Shop Play Live (ESPL) Jackson’s redesigned site includes an interactive event calendar to help you plan the week and make the most of your downtime. We’re adding … Continue reading “ESPL Jackson rings in the New Year with new changes”

My Story – John Dolan

John Dolan, 44, of the Reservoir area of Brandon, is president of Eat Shop Play Live Jackson, a website that directs visitors to suggested venues for dining, shopping, entertainment and real estate in the Jackson metro, Hattiesburg, Gulf Coast, Memphis and New Orleans areas, at A native of Carthage, he has served as a … Continue reading “My Story – John Dolan”