Governor’s Inaugural Event


The last time Mississippi inaugurated a new governor, the Jackson Convention Complex was under construction. But this month, when Governor Phil Bryant became governor, Mississippi showed up to celebrate the inaugural in Jackson’s brand new convention complex.

The Jackson Convention Complex welcomed over 3,000 guests on Tuesday, January 10, to the first ever Gubernatorial Inaugural Ball to ever be held at the Jackson Convention Complex.

There was barely elbow room at the Jackson Convention Complex as political leaders, friends, family and supporters celebrated the Inauguration of Mississippi’s 64th governor. Even before Governor Phil Bryant arrived with his wife Deborah the crowd began to swell.

The Inaugural Ball invitations said “black tie and boots optional” which fits well Mississippi’s 64th Governor, who is well known around the Capitol City for wearing cowboy boots with business suits. The inaugural theme was “Rising Together,” and here at the Jackson Convention Complex, we believe that theme was even more fitting considering our distinct privilege of hosting our first Inaugural Ball!