Historic Duling Hall

With stained glass windows and unique architectural details, the rich history of Duling Hall is quite obvious. As you walk up to the three doors of the auditorium, you automatically feel a sense of classic times past, and you may wonder what exactly this building was used for in it’s earliest of days. Before becoming a premier venue in Jackson, Mississippi, Duling Hall was an elementary school, built in 1928.

Since, it has served many purposes and seen many changes, but has never lost its charm.


There are few people with the level passion for Jackson and live music as Arden Barnett. With 25+ years in the entertainment business, Arden has done everything from jumpstart young new artists careers to produce events with legends and superstars. He’s integrated all of this experience into his successful event planning and promotion business, ardenland. Whether it’s securing the proper location, hiring talent, doing sound, lighting, staging or advertising, Arden has helped countless people, organizations and businesses host successful events.

Arden is now taking all of that experience and passion and using it to revitalize Duling Hall, and in turn, a piece of Jackson. As Arden would say, JX//RX!!!