Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party to
Showcase 5 Bands, Contests, Prizes
‘Big A’ Sherrod performs on the
2011 Sunflower main stage
CLARKSDALE – Kicking off Clarksdale’s
holiday season, the annual Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party
at Ground Zero sponsored by the Sunflower River Blues
Festival is showcasing five dynamite bands, fun contests,
and zillions of door prizes tossed from the stage by MC
Opening the show at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 23, will be the Sarah Metcalf Blues Band followed by Big
Dave Dunavent at 8:45 p.m.
Veteran bluesman Razor Blade Stewart will entertain at
Ground Zero Blues Club
“Uh, huh” Razor Blade Stewart takes
the stage at 9:30 p.m., and Heather Crosse: Heavy Suga’
& The Sweet Tone at 10:15 p.m.
Clarksdale’s all-grown-up blues
baby Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, who cut his teeth on stage
playing Buddy Guy’s polka-dot guitar,
takes over at 11:15 p.m.
“The Blues party is a great place
to entertain family members and guests visiting during
the holidays,” says Melville Tillis, festival co-chairman.
It also will introduce plans for
the Sunflower’s 25th anniversary being celebrated August
For more information, visit the
festival website: www.sunflowerfest.org.