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2017 News and Events

Exhibit Opening Reception

(December 05, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Panny Mayfield, award-winning journalist and photographer, will lead a Q&A discussion of her book, LIVE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Delta Blues Museum. The book features rare images and rich stories spanning decades of the blues scene in the Delta. E-Vite

PayPal Giving Fund

(November 27, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum This holiday season (and as a part of #GivingTuesday) from November 28th through December 31, 2017, PayPal will match 1% of all donations made to the Museum. To have your donation be matched by PayPal, please use the following link: The Museum greatly appreciates your support! The Museum greatly appreciates your support!

Holidays at the Crossroads

(November 21, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Cyber Monday and Black Friday at the Museum Gift Shop Advisory

We Did It!

(November 03, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum On behalf of the Delta Blues Museum Board of Directors, staff, students and volunteers, I want to thank each of you who generously donated to help us meet our urgent fundraising goal. Advisory

Help Mississippi's First Music Museum Match Funds by October 31st!

(October 24, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum The Delta Blues Museum has been approved for a $30,000 grant that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by October 31 in order to receive the grant money. Advisory

Interview: Shelley Ritter with Josephine Reed (NEA)

(September 25, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Interview between Shelley Ritter, Director of the Delta Blues Museum and Josephine Reed of the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the Transcript

Deep Blues Festival 5k Run/Walk

(September 22, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Delta Blues Museum and CARES are co-hosting a 5k Run/Walk that will benefit both the museum and animal shelter. Download a printable Entry Form

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

(September 12, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Delta Blues Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine's thirteenth annual Museum Day Live! Press Release

Booksigning with Q&A

(August 31, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum The Museum is hosting a booksigning with Q&A session for the Celebration of the Mississippi Encyclopedia on Thursday, September 07, 2017 E-vite

Drive the Great River Road Sweepstakes

(August 29, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Want to explore the heart of America? September is Drive the Great River Road Month, and it's the perfect time to explore one of the country's oldest and longest National Scenic Byways. www.experiencemississippiriver.com

John Lee Hooker Opening Reception

(July 25, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Join us for the exhibit opening reception to kick off "John Lee Hooker Month" at Delta Blues Museum! Read More

Advisory - Museum Celebrates John Lee Hooker Centennial

(July 18, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum The Museum celebrates John Lee Hooker during the month of the Sunflower River & Blues Festival. Read More

Press Release - Museum Awarded MAC Grant

(July 11, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for general operating support. This grant represents the first year of a two-year Operating Grant, made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Press Release

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

(July 05, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum The Museum has been approved for participation in Smithsonian Magazines annual Museum Day Live! For more information please visit: www.smithsonianmag.com

Advisory - Summer Events at the Museum

(June 27, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum John Lee Hooker month, Blue Star Museum, Sunflower Festival and much more this summer at the Delta Blues Museum. Read More

NEW! 78s Record Collection

(May 25, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Since our founding in 1979, the Delta Blues Museum has generously been given donations of thousands of 78s in every conceivable genre. Now, with a Preservation Grant from the Grammy Foundation, the Museum has been able to catalog and archive the 78s that belong in our Collection.We hope you enjoy our 78s Record Collection

Blue Star Museum Participant

(May 24, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museums program for 2017. 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

Opening Reception - R. Kim Rushing "Parchman"

(May 19, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Join us at the Museum Thursday, May 25th at 5:00pm for the Opening Reception featuring author and photographer R. Kim Rushing. E-vite

NEW! Artist Spotlight - Little Walter

(May 05, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum In time for his May 1stbirthday and continuing our celebration of what would have been John Lee Hooker's centennial year, the Delta Blues Museum pays tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame harmonica legend Little Walter. Read More

Monday Movie Nights

(May 02, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum In honor of Mississippi's 2017 Bicentennial, the Delta Blues Museum will present a monthly outdoor film series that reflects the state's rich musical heritage. Read More

Explore & Learn - John Lee Hooker: Endless Boogie

(May 01, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Whatever your expectation about the blues, John Lee Hooker first denied it and then surpassed it. Follow John Lee's Endless Boogie to learn more about his life and history. Read More

Press Release - Museum Awarded MAC Grant for Continuing Education

(May, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a mini grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for continuing education to allow Museum Director Shelley Ritter to attend the Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting in September. Press Release

Friday's at the Stage

(April 04, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Bring your blankets and lawn chairs - Friday's at the Stage begins April 28th and runs through May 26th on the DBM Stage. Each Friday will host great live music from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Download Flyer

April is Muddy Waters Month at the Museum

(March 23, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Annual "Muddy Waters Month" to feature special museum events... Advisory

Little Junior Parker Celebration

(March 23, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Join us throughout the day as we pay tribute to Little Junior Parker... E-vite

RIP - James Cotton

(March 16, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81 Read More

NEW! Artist Spotlight - Johnny Winter

(February 23, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Born in Mississippi but raised in Beaumont, Texas, Johnny Winter gained much of his fame as a guitarist with a style inspired by... Read More

Booksigning Event - Sergio Poroger

(February 16, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Join us for a Q&A and booksigning event with the author of Cold Hot, a journey of sights and sounds through the most musical region in the United States. E-vite

RIP - Marvell Thomas

(February 03, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Born in 1941, Marvell Thomas has passed away on January 23, 2017 at the age of 75. Read More

Artist Spotlight - Charlie Musselwhite

(January 30, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Updated Spotlight - In honor of his January 31st birthday and the Delta Blues Museum's own 38th birthday, the Delta Blues Museum is proud to shine a light on the Mississippi bluesman and longtime DBM supporter known to some as "Memphis Charlie" - Kosciusko, Mississippi, native Charlie Musselwhite. Read More

Museum's 38th Birthday Bash

(January 24, 2017)

Delta Blues Museum Come one, come all to the Delta Blues Museum's 38th birthday bash! E-Vite

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2017)

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 . If you are looking for Museum specific events - our calendar page is always a good place to check.

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