America�s Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert


Press Release - March 22, 2012
Explore.org and the Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS and Santa Monica, CA

Concert April 28, 2012 at Ground Zero Blues Club

Special VIP Reception April 27, 2012 at Delta Blues Museum

Limited Tickets Available - Order Yours Before They're Gone
General Admission $45
VIP $150
- ticket includes special VIP reception
UPDATE: 04/27/2012 - Please stop by the Ground Zero Blues Club for general admission tickets on Saturday, April 28, 2012. VIP tickets are SOLD OUT - only General Admission is available through the club.

 
 
Bobby Keys and
Keith Richards of
the Rolling Stones
 
Morgan Freeman with
Bill Luckett
 
Bobby Keys
 
Maria Muldaur

Explore.org and the Ground Zero Blues Club Presents

America�s Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert

Special Delta Blues Event Featuring Actor Morgan Freeman Will Help Fund Music and Music Technology Education in Mississippi�s Delta Region

Clarksdale, �MS �and �Santa �Monica, �CA �-�- �This �April, dozens of Delta Blues greats from Mississippi and beyond will converge in Clarksdale, Mississippi to play their hearts out to blues fans around the�world. The event, dubbed America�s Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads�Concert,�is an effort by philanthropic media organization explore.org and the Ground�Zero�Blues�Club� in�Clarksdale�to raise attention around�the value�of music�and music�technology�education�in�the�Mississippi Delta�region, and to benefit the�America�s Delta Blues Scholarship�Fund at Delta State University. �Acclaimed actor/narrator Morgan Freeman�and�explore.org founder Charlie�Annenberg Weingarten will�be�on hand to host�the night, which�will be broadcast live nationwide on LINK TV and streamed live globally via explore.org and delayed and/or�live on XM Radio�s Bluesville Channel.

Jimmi Mayes

The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert will feature some�of the best blues and Delta Blues �acts on the scene today including performances by �Bobby Keys and Sugar�Blue of the�Rolling�Stones, �Bill Payne of Little Feat, Grammy nominated singer �Maria Muldaur, Albert Bashor, James �Superchikan� Johnson, Bill ��Howlin Madd� Perry, T-Model, Robert �Wolfman� �Belfour, Alphonso Sanders, King Edward, Mickey Rogers, �Jeremy Jemmot, Rick Lewis, Jimmi Mayes, Sharo Perry, �Stacy�Mitchhart, Mark Yacavone,�Big T, Big�A, �Big Dave,�Mark �Muleman� Massey, Stan�Street, Watermelon �Slim, Heather Cross and Heavy�Suga, Kingfish, All �Night Long Band, Abdul Rasheed,�Lightening Malcolm, �Andy Frasco, La La, Rachel Coba, Daddy Rich, and �Josh "Razorblade" Stewart. �The musicians will�perform �in an effort to raise money for the America�s �Delta Blues Scholarship Fund, which will�help children �and�young adults achieve an education in�music�or �music�technology through various programs run�by �Delta State�University�s Delta Music Institute �(DMI), �and the Delta Blues�Museum in Clarksdale.

Bill"Howl-N-Madd" Perry

explore.org, the multimedia�arm of the�Annenberg Foundation, will donate the first�$250K�to help�start the fund, which they hope will give underprivileged kids and�young�adults�a chance to�pursue their dreams and change�our world.

�Music is�the soundtrack to our life and follows us everywhere we go,� said Charlie Annenberg Weingarten. �By giving underprivileged kids�the chance to pursue their dream of working�within the music industry, we are giving them a chance�to not�only change their�own lives,�but to possibly change ours too.�

America�s Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert takes place from 8:00pm to 12:00am CST on April �28, �2012 �at �the �Ground �Zero �Blues �Club �in �Clarksdale, �Mississippi. �Tickets �are �available �in �limited quantities, and cost $45�for�General Admission and $150�for VIP. �VIP includes�a private catered reception on Friday evening at The�Delta Blues Museum featuring�the premiere of the�Explore.org�documentary Blessissippi-�-Blues Ground America, live music by Delta�Blues�musicians and�special guests.

Jerry Jemmott

The event will�be aired live on LINKTV�from 8:00 to 11:00pm CST, and streamed live on explore.org from 8:00-�-12:00am CST.

For more information please visit�www.explore.org. Tickets can be purchased through the Delta Blues Museum online or call 662-627-6820.

About Ground Zero Blues Club www.groundzerobluesclub.com

About explore.org

explore.org is�a multimedia organization that documents visionary leaders fromaround the world who have�devoted�their�lives to extraordinary causes. �Both educational and inspirational, explore.org creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing�the selfless acts of others. �explore.org�s growing library consists of more than 250 original films�and 30,000 photographs from around the world. explore.org showcases its work at film festivals,�on over 100 public�broadcast and cable channels, and on numerous online destinations including explore.org, Snag Films, Hulu and TakePart, featuring a�wide range of topics�from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty, to the environment, education and spirituality. Delivered in�short, digestible bites, explore.org films�appeal�to�viewers of�all ages, from children learning�about other cultures for the first time, to�adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around�them.

 
James "Super Chikan" Johnson
 
Bill"Howl-N-Madd" Perry
 
King Edward
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