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The evolution of Miss Jackson, Adelaide’s party scene’s favourite hip hop night

Since March, Miss Jackson has been hosting a series of pop-ups and takeovers at much-loved Rocket Bar, and it seems like there’s more on the horizon.

Photos: Rocket Bar x Miss Jackson.

Many bars have cult followings; There’s likely a time in your life––which may be right now––where the bartenders of a certain venue know your name and your drink order, and maybe even make comments when you take a week off. 

However, it’s rare for one particular night of a club to have regular party goers, but this was the case for since-closed Big Window. The Hindley Street nightclub’s Saturdays were basically their own entity, and they even had their own name: Miss Jackson. The alcohol-infused parties were filled with bright lights, mosh pits, and hip hop. Perhaps because the nights were consistent for three years, or perhaps they went on until the wee hours of the morning, the parties seemed like they would never end. 

When host venue Big Window closed down in March, though, it seemed unlikely that Miss Jackson would live on without a home, but the hip hop night had carved out enough of an identity of its own, and it has since been living on despite the venue closure. 

Since March, Miss Jackson has been hosting a series of pop-ups and takeovers at much-loved Rocket Bar, and it seems like there’s more to come. Big Window posted that Miss Jackson will continue “throwing some one-off parties with friends around Adelaide until the official relaunch of Miss Jackson.”

Manager Nic Wilson was tight-lipped when asked about relaunch specifics, described by Big Window as “BIGGER and BETTER than ever,” but he hints that there’s more on the horizon.

“I would say the pop-ups are leading to something bigger down the road,” he says. 

“Exciting things are coming; That’s all I can say.” 

Although mum’s the word on what’s specifically next for Miss Jackson, the manager believes Adelaide is ready for more parties with the same type of energy, which he describes as “always mental.”

“I think now more than ever, a hip hop rave is what Adelaide is wanting,” Wilson says. 

“There’s not a whole lot of options for that sort of thing in Adelaide, and Miss Jackson is what everyone turns to in Adelaide for this sort of thing.”

To follow along with Miss Jackson’s pop-ups and stay up to date with what’s next, follow them here.

Find Rocket Bar & Rooftop at 142 Hindley Street.

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