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Sunflower Festival Event Photos

Press Photos Releases - August, 2016

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

Panny Mayfield, publicist / photos

Here is a collection of photos from 2016's Sunflower Festival

Civic Auditorium packed for Sunflower Gospel Fest
More than 2,000 ‐ a capacity crowd ‐ packed Clarksdale's Civic Auditorium Sunday
for the 29th annual Sunflower Festival Blues and Gospel Festival
starring celebrity musicians: Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs

Lonnie Shields
(headliner)

Super Chikan Johnson
(Friday night headliner)

Bill Luckett welcoming contingent of Italian photographers to the festival at the Grits and Greens dinner

Virtuoso guitarist Vasti Jackson

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Primary sponsors being introduced on stage: (from left) Martin Marsh, Melvita Tillis Presley, co-chair, Hal Pontez, president of HPI, LC; John Sherman, co-chair, Mike Strathdee, and Craig Marsh

Paul Wilson receiving the Early Wright Blues Heritage Award Pictured with him are John Sherman, Melvita Tillis Presley, Maie Smith, and Catherine Clark

Sweet Angel

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