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2016 News and Events

Sunflower Festival Headliners Nominated for 2017 Grammys

(December 08, 2016)

Panny Mayfield
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Congratulations to Gammy Nominees that have performed at the Sunflower Festival and Coahoma Community College Lyceum Concerts. Read More

Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2016

(November 22, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
Help Mississippi's First Music Museum Raise Funds to Complete New Exhibit Designs! E-vite

RIP - Mose Allison

(November 15, 2016)

New York Times
Nate Chinen
Mose Allison, a pianist, singer and songwriter who straddled modern jazz and Delta blues, died November 15th at his home. Read More

Delta Regional Authority, State, and Local Partners Invest...

(October 27, 2016)

Delta Regional Authority Press Release
Delta Regional Authority, State, and Local Partners Invest More Than $7.2 Million into Strengthening Mississippi Workforce, Infrastructure, and Economy. Delta Regional Authority Press Release

Booksigning: Martin Hawkins

(October 26, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum E-Vite
LSU Press Release
Booksigning and Q&A with Martin Hawkins, author of "Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge". E-Vite LSU Press Release

Museum Featured on Culture Trip

(October 25, 2016)

The Delta Blues Museum has been featured on Culture Trip in the article America's 7 Most Famous Drives: Great River Road Read Article

Mississippi Day of Giving

(October 20, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The second annual Mississippi Day of Giving is raising donations to match a grant for the museum on Thursday, October 20, 2016. To learn more about this great program or donate to the museum please visit: www.msdayofgiving.org E-vite

Southern Fried Imports Visit Clarksdale

October 17, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Mississippi based car club called Southern Fried Imports arrived in a "caravan" style cruise to Clarksdale on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Read More

Great Migration Workshop - NEW DATE!

(October 05, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will host the Great Migration Workshop for teachers to earn CEU credits on November 05, 2016. Download Flyer

Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month

(October 03, 2016)

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Join us, along with thousands of arts supporters across the nation, and President Obama in recognizing the importance of the arts! For more information, please visit: www.americansforthearts.org

Bridging the Blues

(September 30, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
During the month of September & October, be sure to check out some of the various events happening throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee during Bridging the Blues. For more information, please visit: www.bridgingtheblues.com

The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration

(September 01, 2016)

When millions of African-Americans fled the South in search of a better life, they remade the nation in ways that are still being felt... Read More

New Exhibit: Joseph A Rosen, Blues Hands

(September 01, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
New Exhibit Opening & Reception on September 08, 2016 for Joseph A Rosen, "Blues Hands", with music provided by Bill Abel. E-vite

Sunflower Cool International Success

(August 15, 2016)

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
A break in triple-digit temperatures with only a few sprinkles welcomed an international crowd enjoying the 29th Sunflower... Read More

Explore & Learn - The Blues & The Great Migration

(August 15, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
Learn how the blues grew and changed during a time of migration from the South to throughout the U.S. through our latest Explore & Learn program. Learn More

John Lee Hooker Daughter Nails Her Famous Father

(August 14, 2016)

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Zakiya Hooker loved her daddy, and her daddy loved women. But John Lee Hooker was still a male chauvinistic pig. Read More

2016 Sunflower Festival Events & More

(August 08, 2016))

Delta Blues Museum
Check out what the museum has planned for this years festival and what the events lineup are. Read More

Artist Spotlight - John Lee Hooker

(August 01, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
To celebrate his August 22nd birthday and a month of events dedicated to his legacy, the Delta Blues Museum proudly hails "The King of the Boogie" - the one, the only and Clarksdale's own, John Lee Hooker. Read More

John Lee Hooker Month

(July 21 & 26, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
Special museum events and exhibits running throughout the month of August, in collaboration with University of Mississippi Blues Archive and the John Lee Hooker Estate. Advisory E-vite

RIP - Willie Seaberry "Po Monkey"

(July 15, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is saddened by the loss of Willie Seaberry "Po Monkey". Born in 1941, Willie worked as a farmhand and was the proprietor of Po' Monkeys juke joint. Originally started in 1963, Po' Monkeys was setup in his home and open to the public one night a week. In 2009 Willie was honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker for Po' Monkeys, one of the last remaining original juke joints in Mississippi. Read More

Guitar & Drum Camp

(June 01, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will host its first annual Guitar and Drum Camp from June 20 - 24th, 2016. Students from ages 9 - 18 will focus on lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums. Press Release Download Flyer

Blue Star Museum Participant

(May 28, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museums program for 2016. 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

Don Nix: Meet the "Memphis Man"

(May 17, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The Museum will be hosting an opening reception on Thursday, May 19, 2016 for the unveiling of their new exhibit Don Nix: "Memphis Man Living High, Laying Low". E-vite

Norwegian Blues Festival Delegation is Welcomed to Clarksdale

(May 10, 2016)

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Clarksdale's Sunflower River Blues Festival members welcome delegation from from the Notodden International Blues Festival... Read More

Mad Mod Affair

(March 31, 2016)

A fun and informative architectural tour of Clarksdale showcasing the creative spirit of modernism in true Delta style. The tour started at the Clarksdale Visitors Station. A reception followed at the home of Francine & Bill Luckett. Download Flyer

Mississippi Saxophone Festival

(March 31, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The 1st Annual Mississippi Saxophone Festival will be held in Clarksdale May 16th through May 23, 2016. Join us at the DBM Stage on Saturday, May 21st for performances by Deak Harp, Watermelon Slim, Billy Gibson and others. Download Flyer

April is Muddy Waters Month

(March 24, 2016)

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

Grammy Winner - 2016

(February 17, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
Winning for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package was The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32); Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists); Label: Third Man Records / Revenant Records. The Museum's exhibit, Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits, was unveiled on September 24, 2015 at the Delta Blues Museum. Be sure to stop by and view these great drawings!

58th Annual Grammy Awards

(February 01, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held February 15, 2016. For more information about the nominees, please visit: www.grammy.com

Otis Clay - RIP

(January 10, 2016)

Delta Blues Museum
Otis Clay, born in Waxhaw, MS, and part of the Great Blues Migration, died January 8th at the age of 73. Read More

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2016)

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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