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2022 News and Events

Keeping the Beat - December

(December 08, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Delta Regional Authority recognizes Museum Director Shelley Ritter, and board member Dr. Mary A. Williams. Shop for the holidays at the museum gift shop, buy a brick this holiday, or choose the Delta Blues Foundation when shopping online at Amazon. Read More

Keeping the Beat - November

(November 11, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
New Robert Johnson video feature, and additional virtual tours to be added thanks to MDNHA grant. Celebrate Museum Store Sunday this November, holiday shipping deadlines, and museum holiday closure dates. Buy a Brick as an alternate gift this holiday season. Read More

Delta Regional Authority 2023 Fellows Program

(November 08, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Museum Director Shelley Ritter and board member Dr. Mary A. Williams have both been named as fellows of the 2023 Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy. Read More

Celebrate Museum Store Sunday!

(November 05, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
This month, Delta Blues Museum joins with more than 1,800 museum stores around the country to celebrate museum gift shops with a special shopping event on November 27th called Museum Store Sunday. Read More

Delta Blues Museum Awarded MDNHA Funding for New Virtual Tours

(October 13, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Delta Blues Museum to expand Virtual Tours with anchor artists of blues music, thanks to funding received from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). Press Release

Fall is for Blues Fans

(October 04, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Down in the Delta, it's blues festival time. Be sure to stop by the museum while enjoying the October festivals. Advisory

Drive the Great River Road

(September 09, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission offers The Great River Road - a historic, scenic drive that traces the Mississippi River's course through 10 states and over 3,000 miles. Advisory

Keeping The Beat - August

(July 27, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Celebrating John Lee Hooker month, new permanent exhibits to be unveiled in August, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, MAC operating grant, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram and more. Read More

Delta Blues Museum Installing New Permanent Exhibits

(July 25, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Museum in collaboration with Solid Light, Inc will begin installing the much anticipated, new permanent exhibits beginning July 28, 2022. The latest phase of new exhibit designs are to be unveiled in early August. The museum will be closed to the public during installation. Press Release

Museum Awarded 2022 MAC Grant

(July 08, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $25,800 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). The Two-year grant has been awarded to help offset operating expenses. Press Release

Delta Blues Museum is a Blue Star Museum

(May 25, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Delta Blues Museum is again participating in the Blue Star Museum program, benefitting active duty military and their families. Press Release

It's "Robert Johnson Month" at Delta Blues Museum!

(May 06, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
It's Robert Johnson Month at the Delta Blues Museum. Follow Robert Johnson's life through the museum's explore and learn program. Calendar Advisory

New Trumpet Records Exhibit at Delta Blues Museum

(April 14, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is unveiling its newest exhibit on the history of Jackson-based Trumpet Records, focusing on founder Lillian McMurry and the success of Trumpet's many Delta-based artists. Press Release

Keeping The Beat - April

(April 05, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
Celebrating Muddy Waters Month, Opening Reception for Trumpet Records Exhibit, Juke Joint Festival, announcing Mississippi grammy winners and more. Read More

Kingfish Grammy Award

(April 03, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud of Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's Grammy WIN for "Best Contemporary Blues Album" at this years Grammy Awards! As a former student of the Museum's music program, Christone manifests the mission of Delta Blues Museum and embodies the future of the Blues, and we could not be more proud of his accomplishments. To learn more about Kingfish's Grammy success please visit: www.grammy.com. As an additional side note, read about How Clarksdale, MS Keeps Blues Alive.

DBM Band New CD

(April 01, 2022)

Our Arts & Education students completed their new CD "Deep Down in Blues Alley" just as COVID hit the country. As restrictions continue to lift, we are excited to be able to continue with our work to final completion and release. Currently, the cd has now been pressed and we are anticipating a release date soon. This CD is made possible thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2022)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 43rd year and with plans for this year to be filled with the return of regular events, exhibits, and so much more. Information about upcoming Museum and local events can generally be found on our home page and events page.

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