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Delta Blues Advisory

October 2, 2013


CALENDAR LISTING / MEDIA ADVISORY

"BRIDGING THE BLUES" AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi's oldest music museum to offer visitors a variety of events as part of regional promotion



ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT DESK

OCTOBER 2: EXHIBIT OPENING -

"1967 MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY BLUES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY GEORGE MITCHELL"

Showcasing black and white photographs that George Mitchell captured in the Hill Country of Mississippi over thirteen days in the summer of 1967. Photography book also on sale in Museum Gift Shop. Exhibit organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and supported with funds provided by the Museum's statewide Traveling Exhibition Endowment, a fund made possible through significant private contributions matched by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

At Delta Blues Museum, through December 2013.

Photo Credit: George Mitchell (born 1944), Joe Callicott on his porch, 1967. Archival pigment print, copyright the artist.

OCTOBER 9: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND CD RELEASE PARTY

"From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. II" CD featuring blues artists Kenny Brown and Bill Abel as special guests. CD on sale for $10 with proceeds benefiting the Museum's Arts & Education program.

At Ground Zero Blues Club, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

OCTOBER 10: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BOOTH @ KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL

Through Sunday, October 12th in Greenwood, MS

OCTOBER 12: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND @ COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Homecoming performance, 4:30PM

OCTOBER 13: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM SPECIAL HOURS

Open on Sunday from 1:00PM - 5:00PM



About "Bridging the Blues"

"Bridging the Blues" is a partnership between Mississippi Delta Tourism, Arkansas Delta Byways, Arkansas Parks & Tourism, Mississippi Development Authority, Memphis CVB and the Mississippi Arts Commission to employ musical heritage for the economic betterment of the region. For more information, visit www.bridgingtheblues.com.



About the Delta Blues Museum

Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest music museum. A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community - the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues.

The Museum's current DEEPER ROOTS campaign seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits for Phase II of its expansion -- which includes the new Muddy Waters Addition -- enabling the Museum to better preserve and display the history and work of Blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advancing the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form. Find out more at www.deltabluesmuseum.org/deeperroots.asp.

For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.

Members of the press may access the PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials by registration on the Museum website.

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Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.