Sunflower Festival's Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party

Press Release - 11/16/2013
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Panny Mayfield, publicist

Sunflower Books 7 Top Bands to Play Thanksgiving Eve Party

Annual Celebration at Ground Zero on November 27, 2013 Previews August Festival

Playing bass, Heather Crosse, is a Sunflower and Thanksgiving Eve party favorite
In a spectacular preview of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival’s 2014 celebration, seven top blues bands will kick off the holidays Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 27 at Ground Zero Blues Club, announce co—chairmen John Sherman and Charles Tillis.

Booked to perform from 7:30 p.m. to midnight are James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Heather Crosse: Sweet Sugar and the Sweet Tones, Josh “Razor Blade Stewart, Big Dave Dunavant, Daddy Rich, Sean Apple and the All Night Long Band, and Kingfish.

“We guarantee an extraordinary evening of music and fun,” agree the Sunflower’s new leaders. “It’s also a great opportunity to entertain family and visitors here for the holidays and to showcase Clarksdale’s amazing talent.”

An attorney, CPA, and past Chamber president, Sherman, served as Sunflower co-chairman five years with the late community leader and historian Melville Tillis, father of Charles Tillis .

Charles Tillis has served several years as a key festival volunteer.

With planning under way for its 27th annual season, the 2014 festival is scheduled August 8-9-10. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate.

For more information, visit the festival website:

Big Dunavant
James ‘Super Chikan’ Johnson playng guitar at the 2013 Sunflower is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
Josh "Razor Blade" Stewart
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