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E-Vite - Mississippi Interpretive Marker - September 23, 2014
Join us at the museum for the unveiling of our Mississippi River Interpretive Center Marker. Reception with music by the DBM Band to immediately follow marker unveiling ceremony. Read More

Calendar Advisory - Autumn Events & Exhibits at the Museum - September 22, 2014
Mississippi Interpretive Center Blues Marker, King Bisuit Festival, Deeper Blues Festival and more... Read More

Calendar / Media Advisory - 2014 Sunflower Festival Museum Events - August 5, 2014
Honoring the legacy of Big Jack Johnson. Museum Main Stage ("Melville Tillis stage") performances from the Delta Blues Museum Band, Latimore, Super Chikan,... Read More

Press Release - MAC Grant - July 15, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum has been awarded an operating grant by the Mississippi Arts Commission for use towards... Read More

E-Vite - Exhibit "Gone but not Forgotten" - July 8, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum will unveil its latest exhibit "Gone but not Forgotten" on July 17, 2014, with music by Bill Abel and catering by Oxbow Restaurant. "Gone But Not Forgotten" features color photography by Billy Johnson highlighting Delta Blues artists who left behind more than memories. Read More

Press Release - NAHYP Finalist - June 5, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum is a proud to announce their Youth Program as a finalist by the National Arts & Humanities Association. The nation's first museum dedicated to the Blues is among only... Read More

Press Release - Blue Star Museums - May 21, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through...
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E-Vite - Tom Graves/Robert Johnson - May 7, 2014
Author Tom Graves will perform a presentation on the life of Robert Johnson, with a booksigning... Read More

Advisory - Tom Graves/Robert Johnson - May 7, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum will host a multimedia presentation and booksigning with author Tom Graves on the life of Robert Johnson.
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April is Muddy Waters Month - April 1, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum kicks off "Muddy Waters Month" this week with a new exhibit and a special birthday celebration for the famed Delta musician who continues to influence generations of musicians worldwid.: Read More
Advisory - April is Muddy Waters Month - March 27, 2014
As part of celebrating 35 years, the Delta Blues Museum will offer a full calendar of events, presentations, and new exhibits during Muddy Waters Month and the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival. Read More
Advisory - 35th Anniversary Exhibits & Events - March 19, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum will host new exhibits, Muddy Waters birthday celebration, author discussions, book signings and more during the month of April. Read More
Media Advisory - Flute of Culture - February 11, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum will host a Greek bagpipe exhibition and workshop presented by Flute of Culture, to benefit the "One Stone" Tower Raising Campaign. The two-hour presentation begins with... Read More Download Flyer
Press Release - Delta Blues Museum 35th Anniversary - January 31, 2014
The Delta Blues Museum marks its 35th year on January 31st, with celebrations continuing throughout the year. Throughout the weekend, the museum will offer cupcakes to visitors to mark the occasion. New exhibits featuring artists... Read More

Giving Tuesday - December 03, 2013
All of us at the Delta Blues Museum are thankful for, and humbled by, friends like you who support our work. Visitors, members, donors, and friends like you allow us to further our mission and to protect and preserve the musical heritage of... Read More

E-Vite - DBM Band CD Release Party - October 08, 2013
Join us at Ground Zero Blues Club on Wednesday, October 9th for the DBM Band's CD release party... Read More

Advisory - Bridging the Blues - October 2, 2013
New Exhibits, DBM Band Performances, a CD Release Party from the Delta Blues Museum and more... Read More

E-Vite - Bob Kimbrough Retirement Event - August 23, 2013
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, the Delta Blues Museum will host a public "thank you" reception for DBM employee Bob Kimbrough. Kimbrough is retiring after eight years of service. Read More

Press Release - Cathead Vodka - August 16, 2013
The Delta Blues Museum is partnering with Cathead Vodka, Mississippi's first legal distillery, on a new, limited edition series that will directly benefit the Museum's Deeper Roots campaign. Read More

Advisory - Sunflower Festival - July 31, 2013
2013 Sunflower Festival, Events and Exhibits at the Delta Blues Museum. Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones discussion and benefit, DBM Band performances, "26 Years of Sunflower" Exhibit Opening and more... Read More

Newsletter - July 2013 - Vol 6, No 2
This summer season got a really exciting kickoff in May when the Institute of Museum and Library Services named the Delta Blues Museumas a winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, our nation's highest honor ... Read More

Press Release - Museum Receives MAC Grant - July 13, 2013
The Delta Blues Museum is set to receive a $27,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.27M in grants that the Commission will award in 2013 - 2014 and will be used for general... Read More

Press Release - NAHYP Finalist - June 13, 2013
Delta Blues Museum's Arts & Education Program has been chosen for recognition as a 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist for the museum's work in providing "rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people."... Read More

Advisory - National Medal Ceremony - May 8, 2013
The Delta Blues Museum will receive the National Medal at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House today... Read More

Press Release - National Medal Recipient - April 23, 2013
The Delta Blues Museum has been named as one of ten recipients of this year's National Medal by The Institute of Museum and Library Services... Read More

Media Advisory - DBM Blues Trail Marker - April 10, 2013
Join us for the unveiling of the Delta Blues Museum Blues Trail Marker. Hosted by the Music Trails Program & the Mississippi Development Authority / Division of Tourism.
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April is Muddy Waters Month - April 9, 2013
The Delta Blues Museum will offer a full calendar of events for Muddy Waters Month and the 10th Annual Juke Joint Festival.
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Newsletter - April 2013 - Vol 6, No 1
April means one thing at the Delta Blues Museum: it's "Muddy Month!" It's the 100th anniversary of the great blues master (b. April 4, 1913) who grew up on Stovall Farm, near Clarksdale, and created the music now heard around the world. We've got a lot going on at the Museum to celebrate this milestone, thanks to...
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Press Release - Museum Selected as National Medal Finalist - February 14, 2013
Delta Blues Museum Selected as 2013 National Medal Finalist
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the Delta Blues Museum as a National Medal for Museum and Library Service finalist. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and...
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Newsletter - December 2012 - Vol 5, No 3
The Delta Blues is one very local musical culture that has been heard around the world. To make sure that this great music and its rich history continue to sound out loud and clear, we've built the Muddy Waters Addition, a new, 7,300-square foot expansion of our gallery space that features our Muddy Waters collection and special exhibits. Among our many Muddy artifacts are the cabin he grew up in on Stovall Farms; the "Muddywood" guitar, made from wood from the cabin and donated to us by ZZ Top; a replicaof the 1939 auto in which Alan Lomax drove up to the cabin to record Muddy for the Library of Congress in 1940; and many more items.
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Newsletter - September 2012 - Vol 5, No 2
This year's festival season ends with quite a fanfare. From Thursday, September 27 through Monday, October 8, the whole Delta region, including Mississippi, Arkansas, and Memphis, will be jamming to the music of America's great blues artists. Leland's Highway 61 Blues Festival will take place on September 29-30, followed by the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, October 4, 5, and 6.
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Save the Date - Sunflower Festival - August 2, 2012
The Delta Blues Museum will offer a full calendar of free events for this year's 25th Annual Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival.
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Save the Date - Sunflower Festival - June 28, 2012
We are putting together an exhibit for the gallery to celebrate 25 years of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival-and have created a special area of our web site to compliment it. To make the website feature more meaningful we need the help of everyone who has previously attended the Sunflower Fest.
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Newsletter - June 2012 - Vol 5, No 1
The long, hot Mississippi summer has begun, and so has our prime season for visitors at the Delta Blues Museum. After nearly seven years in the planning and several months of construction, Phase I of the Muddy Waters Addition expansion is now a reality.
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Press Release - Deeper Roots Campaign - April 13, 2012
Delta Blues Museum Announces Juke Joint Festival Events, Launches "Deeper Roots" Campaign
In addition to planned Juke Joint Festival events, the museum will officially launch its Deeper Roots campaign for new and expanded exhibits.
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E-vite - Juke Joint Festival Events - April 12, 2012
Delta Blues Museum Events for Juke Joint Festival, April 13th - 15th
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Newsletter - December 2011 - Vol 4, No 3
We've rolled and tumbled through another busy summer and fall festival season here at the Delta Blues Museum...But the really big event that takes place every day right outside our door is the ongoing construction of our new Muddy Waters Addition.
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E-vite - Roger Stolle Book Signing - September 29, 2011
Delta Blues Museum to host book signing for Roger Stolle, Author of Hidden History of Mississippi Blues on October 5, 2011.
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E-vite - Charles Farley Book Signing - August 9, 2011
Delta Blues Museum to host book signings for Charles Farley, Author of Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland, New Biography on August 12th and 13th, 2011.
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Newsletter - July 2011 - Vol 4, No 2
The weather this spring in the Delta was downright Biblical: historic floods, record tornadoes in both number and size, and great big hail. There was high water everywhere, but the Delta Blues Museum was undamaged.
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E-vite - New Exhibit - Son House - June 20, 2011
Delta Blues Museum to host reception for Dick Waterman, Photographer on Thursday, June 23, 2011. This event will mark the opening of the museums newest exhibit, which features 13 portraits by Waterman of Son House.
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E-vite - DBM Band CD Release Party - May 31, 2011
Delta Blues Museum and Ground Zero Blues Club to host CD Release Party on Thursday, June 2, 2011
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E-vite - George Winston Concert - April 28, 2011
Delta Blues Museum Presents George Winston Harmonica Concert and Workshop on Friday, May 6, 2011
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E-vite - Juke Joint Festival - April 12, 2011
Delta Blues Museum Events for Juke Joint Festival Week, April 13-17
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E-vite - Reminder of Events - April 5, 2011
Delta Blues Museum Reminder of events occuring April 7 - 17, 2011. Mississippi: State of the Blues Reception, Juke Joint Festival and much more...
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Newsletter - March 2011 - Vol 4, No 1
Our "quiet" winter season has been a busy time this year at the Delta Blues Museum. After a flurry of meetings in January and February to set up the final preparatory work, the Delta Blues Museum officially broke ground for the Muddy Waters Addition.
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Press Release - Muddy Waters Addition Ground Breaking Ceremony - March 22, 2011
Delta Blues Museum Breaks Ground on Muddy Waters Addition
The Delta Blues Museum hosted its groundbreaking ceremony for the new Muddy Waters addition to the museum on March 22, 2011. The new addition is planned to be open to the public in 2012.
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Newsletter - December, 2010 - Vol 3, No 3
On the eve of the holiday season, there's a lot of blues news that makes us grateful for our many blessings here at the Delta Blues Museum.
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E-Vite - Special Events Weekend - October 6, 2010
Delta Blues Museum Hosts Special Events This Weekend During 25th Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival
As you plan your trip to the 25th Annual Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival in Helena,
be sure to include the Delta Blues Museum.
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Newsletter - August 3, 2010 - Vol 3, No 2
The Museum has been jumping as we host our many summer visitors-it's the busiest season for us. Since it's been so blamed hot everywhere around the country and the world this year, our summer Delta heat is not keeping the blues fans away!
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