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2020 News and Events

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 receives emergency grant...

(July 16, 2020)

Delta Blues Museum reveives 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.

2019 News and Events

Giving Thanks

(December 10, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum shares its gratitude for those people who so generously donated their money, time and resources in 2019. Read More

Booksigning / Q&A

(December 03, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum will be hosting author Hank Burdine on Friday, December 6th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm for a Book Signing / Q&A for his title, "Dust in the Road: Recollections of a Delta Boy". e-Vite

Deep Blues Festival Fun Run/Walk

(September 16, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum is proud to host what is quickly becoming an annual event - The Deep Blues Fun Run/Walk. This year's fun run/walk will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Smithsonian Museum Day

(September 16, 2019)

Hosted by the Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day is an annual celebration of museums across the country. A Museum Day ticket will provide free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. For more information and to get your ticket, please visit: www.smithsonianmag.com

Delta Blues Museum Receives MAC Grant

(September 04, 2019)

Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $23,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) for general operating support for the 2020 fiscal year. Museum Press Release

Meet the Artist Event

(May 19, 2019)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, a DBM Student Band member and Clarksdale native will perform Jun 05, 2019, at the Delta Blues Museum E-Vite

Live Stream Event

(May 16, 2019)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, a DBM Student Band member and Clarksdale native will performed live May 16, 2019, in Philadelphia at the 2019 NON-COMMvention. This event was hosted by WXPN in Philadelphia and streamed live from World Cafe. And don't miss Kingfish's debut album, KINGFISH, releasing on Friday, May 17, 2019! Purchase your copy from the Museum's Online Gift Shop or visit the Delta Blues Museum.

Movie Night at the Museum

(April 16, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum will be hosting Movie Night at the Museum, featuring Cadillac Records, on April 22, 2019 with the screening beginning at 7:45pm. This event is sponsored by Hooker Grocer & Eatery which will be open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm serving up burgers and dogs from their outdoor grill. Additional snacks and beverages will also be available.

Blue Star Museum

(April 10, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum will again be a proud participant of the Blue Star Museum Program benefiting active duty military families. This years program begins Saturday, May 18, 2019 and continues through Monday, September 02, 2019. Learn More

Jukin' at the Gin

(April 04, 2019)

The Shack Up Inn is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the Delta Blues Museum April 14, 2019 with performances by Gyasi, Big A & the Allstars, and The Stoop Down Rounders.

Juke Joint Festival

(April 01, 2019)

The 16th Annual Juke Joint Festival, will be held in Clarksdale April 11th through April 14th. The main Festival itself is Saturday, April 13th. We hope you are able to join us for this great weekend in Clarksdale! For more information about the festival, please visit: www.JukeJointFestival.com

Muddy Waters Month

(April 01, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum's Muddy Waters Month kicked-off on April 4th with the Museum's annual Muddy Waters birthday celebration.

Delta Blues Museum Turns 40!

(January 02, 2019)

Throughout the month of January, new permanent exhibit installations were completed and an Anniversary celebration featuring performanes by the DBM Band and Delta musicians was held on January 31, 2019.

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2019)

The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 40th 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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