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2023 News and Events

Delta Blues Museum Announces New Virtual Tours Through Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grant

- December 21, 2023

Delta Blues Museum continues to expand its Virtual Tours, thanks to a $20,000 grant received from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). Press Release


60 Minutes - Blues revival in Mississippi Delta brings "Kingfish" to music scene

- October 29, 2023

60 MINUTES visits the blues mecca of Clarksdale, Mississippi, during Juke Joint Festival plus spends some quality time with hometown blues hero Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. Watch Here


Museum Awarded 2023 MAC Mini Grant

- October 24, 2023

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Thanks to a generous Mini Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), Delta Blues Museum staff will be afforded professional development opportunities in order to better serve Museum visitors. Press Release


Drive the Great River Road

- September, 2023

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. Learn More


From Hand to Hand: Passing Down the Blues Panel Discussion

- August 10, 2023

DMI instructor at Delta State University and a past graduate of the Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education program, Travis Calvin will moderate over a panel featuring recent graduates Jaxx Nassar, "Big A" Sherrod, and Lee Williams. Watch Here


Museum Awarded 2023 Mississippi Humanities Mini Grant

- July 21, 2023

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Delta Blues Museum is adding a special event to kick off its 2023 Sunflower Festival activities, thanks to a Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Mini-Grant just announced. The grant will support a special panel discussion, "From Hand to Hand: Passing Down the Blues," featuring three graduates of the Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Program - Jaxx Nassar, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod and Lee Williams. Read More


Delta Blues Museum Receives $24,000 MAC Grant

- July 13, 2023

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Delta Blues Museum awarded $24,000 two-year operating grant from Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for fiscal year 2024 to help with educational programs and special exhibits for the museum's 45th anniversary. Director Shelley Ritter said these funds are vital to the Museum as it approaches a milestone year. Read More


Delta Blues Museum Honoring Blue Star Families Again This Summer

- May 24, 2023

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Delta Blues Museum celebrates nine years as a Blue Star Museum, benefitting active duty military and their families. Press Release


Friday's at the Stage - E-vite

- May 05, 2023

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is hosting live music performances at the DBM Stage each Friday of May. Check out the e-vite for more information and other events in Clarksdale.


Keeping the Beat - April

- April 13, 2023

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Kicking off Muddy Waters month at the museum with new virtual tours and gift shop merchandise. Plan your trip to Clarksdale for the Juke Joint Festival, and learn about other museum related items in this issue of Keeping the Beat. Read More


Keeping the Beat - March

- March 01, 2023

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Delta Blues Museum announces a new virtual field trip featuring Robert Johnson, a new exhibit by Bill Steber in the museum gallery, gift shop items featuring Charlie Musselwhite, and the upcoming Muddy Waters Month. Read More


Happy New Year!

- January 01, 2023

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The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 44th year with plans for new virtual tours and field trips, education plans, and a new explore & learn feature to be added to the website. We are also excited for the upcoming festivals, local events and museum events. More information about upcoming Museum and local events can generally be found on our home page and events page.

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