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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