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2021 News and Events

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2021)

The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 42nd year to hopefully be 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.

2020 News and Events

Delta Blues Museum Named as Finalist for International Tourism Award

(November 19, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum has been shortlisted by the British Guild of Travel Writers for 'The Armchair Award' for its Muddy Waters virtual tour in the 2020 BGTW International Tourism Awards. Read More

MAC Rapid Response Grant Funds New Virtual Tours at Delta Blues Museum

(October 28, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum is announcing the creation of new virtual tours through a grant recieved by the Mississippi Arts Commission. Read More

Delta Blues Museum receives Mississipi Arts Commission Grant

(October 08, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $19,400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Read More

Experience Delta Blues Museum During John Lee Hooker Month!

(August 04, 2020)

The Museum has re-opened to the public! We hope to see you soon, but in case you can't drop in, join us to celebrate John Lee Hooker Month by visiting our online gift shop. Read More

Delta Blues Museum receives Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grant

(July 23, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum is the recipient of a $8,085 grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. Read More

Delta Blues receives emergency grant...

(July 16, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum receives MAC Cares emergency grant from Mississippi Arts Commission. Read More

EXPLORE & LEARN online this summer...

(May 29, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum has something for every blues fan to dive into this summer. Read More

Together We...

(May 01, 2020)

We presently have the opportunity to have your donations matched up to $100,000, but we need your help! Read More

You're Invited: Take Our *New* Virtual Tour

(April 29, 2020)

Our newest feature, a *free* virtual tour of Delta Blues Museum following the footsteps of Blues legend Muddy Waters, is live and online. Read More

Delta Blues Museum to Offer New Virtual Tour

(April 10, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum Director Shelley Ritter is announcing plans for a forthcoming "virtual tour" of the Museum, in response to its temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Delta Blues Museum Extends Closure

(April 3, 2020)

We have a responsibility as a civic institution. Out of continued public health concerns for our visitors, volunteers, staff and students, Delta Blues Museum will remain closed until further notice. Read More

Delta Blues Museum Temporary Closure

(March 18, 2020)

THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED MARCH 18th THROUGH APRIL 2nd. We are hoping to RE-OPEN FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd in time for Muddy Waters Month at the Museum. Read More

Delta Blues Museum Infectious Disease/Pandemic Policy

(March 13, 2020)

The Delta Blues Museum is committed to the health and safety of all our guests, staff, students and volunteers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reinforcing our public health practices and policies. Read More

DBM Wins in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

(February 28, 2020)

Mississippi's First Music Museum recognized as one of the Best Music Museums in U.S. Read More

Grammy Awards

(January 26, 2020)

The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a nominee for "Best Traditional Blues Album" at this years Grammy Awards. Join us in wishing him good luck and watching for his hopeful win on Sunday, January 26th at 8:00pm (EST) on CBS.

Film Festival Events at the Museum

(January 25, 2020)

The Delta Blues Museum will be hosting panel discussions by Clay Motley and a workshop by Coop Cooper on Saturday, January 25th. For more information and times of these events, please visit our Events Page.

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