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2015 News and Events

Jim Dickinson - MS Blues Trail Marker Unveiled

(December 17, 2015)

Panny Mayfield, Publicist
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Enjoying Hernando's unveiling of a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Thursday, December 17, 2015 honoring the celebrated Jim Dickinson Family of North Mississippi. Read More

Blues & Country Music Trail Marker Ceremonies

(December 16, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
There are two Trail Marker unveilings scheduled for this week: MS Blues Trail - The Dickinson Family, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:30pm in Hernando, Miss. MS Country Music Trail - Faith Hill, Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00pm in Star, Miss. Be sure to stop by the museum and check out our Dickinson exhibit! Read More

It's Christmas - Time for Gifts & Giving

(December 15, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Another year is coming to a close, a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, and to give thanks. On behalf of all of us at the Delta Blues Museum, thanks to our visitors and the blues fans who support our work. And what better way to give more thanks than with a gift to, or a gift from, the Museum? Help us preserve and present the legacy of the Delta Blues: the music, the artists, and the culture that continues today at the Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi. To learn more about several ways you can show your support, Read More

Fall Harvest Celebration

(October 22, 2015)

Coahoma Community College
Please join for this years Fall Harvest Celebration! Download Flyer

Mississippi Day of Giving

(October 01, 2015)

Please join with the Museum for this years annual Mississippi Day of Giving. To learn more about this fantastic opportunity please visit: www.msdayofgiving.org

King Biscuit Festival

(October 01, 2015)

Helena, AR
The King Biscuit Festival will be held October 07 - 10, 2015 in Helena, AR. Read More

Tennessee Williams Festival

(October 01, 2015)

Coahoma Community College
The Tennessee Williams Festival will be held October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale. Read More

New Exhibit - Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits

(September 17, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Museum will be hosting an opening reception on Thursday, September 24, 2015 for the unveiling of their new exhibit Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits, Drawings from the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 and 2. E-vite

September is the "Drive the Great River Road" Month

(September 01, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is an Official Interpretive Center during "Drive the Great River Road" event. To learn more about this program, please visit www.experiencemississippiriver.com

Eddie Cusic - RIP

(August 14, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Eddie Cusic was born in the Wilmont community, just south of Leland. He was inspired to play the blues after hearing it played at family get togethers. He learned it... Read More

Teacher Workshop

(July 09, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum and the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture will host a teacher workshop on the Mississippi Blues Trail on July 28 to 30, 2015 . The 3-day workshop will be held at the Museum and is open to teachers of all subjects and all grade levels. Upon completion of the workshop, teachers will receive 1.6 CEU credits.

DBM Band Featured in Documentary

(July 09, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Press Release
The Delta Blues Museum Band is featured in the documentary, From the Crossroads to the White House on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) television network. The documentary will air July 14, 2015 at 10:00pm. Press Release

TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award

(May 29, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.com, and a rating of 4.5 stars! Reviews of the Delta Blues Museum can be read at TripAdvisor.com

New Exhibit - "Blue Portraits in Steel"

(May 22, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
A new Museum exhibit, "Blue Portraits in Steel" featuring works by Scott Cawood, will be unveiled on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Delta Blues Museum. Read More

B.B. King - Funeral & Memorial Services

(May 22, 2015)

Mississippi Tourism Association
Memorial services for B.B. King were held in Las Vegas on May 23rd, after which he will be flown to Memphis for a tribute procession on Wednesday, May 27th. Funeral arrangements are set for Friday, May 29th in Indianola. Read More

Blue Star Museum Participant

(May 20, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museums program for 2015. It is a great way to give our support and say "thank you" to active duty military families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the country. Read More Press Release

RIP - B.B. King

(May 15, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The museum is extremely saddened to report that the legendary bluesman B.B. King, has passed away at the age of 89. A Grammy Award winner with numerous top charting hits over the years, B.B. King will be greatly missed. Read More

Charlie Musselwhite & Bobby Rush Win Blues Music Awards

(May 08, 2015)

Congratulations to Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush for their wins at the 36th Annual Blues Music Awards. Charlie Musselwhite won the award for Harmonica Instrumentalist, and Bobby Rush won the awards for B.B. King Entertainer and Soul Blues Male Artist.

36th Annual Blues Music Awards

(May 07, 2015)

The 36th Annual Blues Music Awards were held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. Charlie Musselwhite was nominated for an award as a Harmonica Instrumentalist, and Bobby Rush was nominated for three awards.

Friday's at the Stage

(April 02, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs - Friday's at the Stage begins April 24th and runs through May 29th on the DBM Stage. Each Friday will host great live music from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Download Flyer

Blues Legends of Duncan - MS Blues Trail Marker

(April 02, 2015)

MS Blues Trail
The Blues Legends of Duncan MS Blues Trail Marker will be unveiled in Duncan, MS on April 10, 2015 at 11:00am. Duncan's history is known to be the birthplace or residence of performers such as Jimmy Reed, Eddie C. Campbell, Willie Love, Willie "Rip" Butler, Ernest Lane, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod and Charley Patton's daughter Rosetta Brown. To learn more about the MS Blues Trail, please visit www.msbluestrail.org

Artist Spotlight - Muddy Waters

(April 01, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
To celebrate his April 4th birthday and a month of events dedicated to his legacy, the Delta Blues Museum proudly pays tribute to McKinley Morganfield - better known as the... Read More

Muddy Waters Month at the Museum

(March 25, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Calendar Advisory
Join the Museum as it celebrates Muddy Waters birthday and for special events during the Annual Juke Joint Festival... Advisory

Fisk Jubilee Singers

(March 20, 2015)

Coahoma Community College
The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing at Coahoma Community College on March 29, 2015. The event starts at 3:00pm and is open to the public. Download Flyer

CeDell Davis Performance at Museum

(March 03, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Join us for an exclusive performance by CeDell Davis and special guests at the Delta Blues Museum on March 7th. Event starts at 3:00pm and is open to the public. Read Media Advisory

RIP - Robert Belfour

(February 25, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
With great sadness, the Delta Blues Museum mourns the passing of blues guitarist Robert Belfour. For funeral arrangements and more information, Read More

Charlie Musselwhite Performance at Museum

(February 02, 2015)

Panny Mayfield
Celebrating the Delta Blues Museum's 36th anniversary and his own birthday over the weekend, Grammy Award winner Charlie Musselwhite and his... Read More

Artist Spotlight - Charlie Musselwhite

(January 29, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
To celebrate his January 31st birthday, the Delta Blues Museum shines a light on the Mississippi bluesman and longtime Delta Blues Museum supporter known to some as "Memphis Charlie". Read More

Museum 36th Anniversary

(January 28, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
Mississippi's Oldest Music Museum celebrates its 36th year with a weekend of events! E-vite

DBM Band Performance

(January 17, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
We hope you were able to join us and watch the DBM Band performance at the Crystal Ball black tie event "Alice in Wonderland" on January 17, 2015.

Happy New Year!

(January 1, 2015)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 38th year filled with events, exhibits, and so much more. Upcoming events at the Museum, in Clarksdale and nearby can usually be found on our home page and events page.

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