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2022 News and Events

Keeping the Beat - November

(November, 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

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

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

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

2021 News and Events

19th Annual Street Strut

(September 17 , 2021)

Delta Health-Northwest Regional
Delta Health-Northwest Regional presents the 19th Annual Street Strut, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Join us at the Delta Blues Museum on Saturday, October 2nd as Clarksdale begins Breast Cancer Awareness month. Registration fee is $10 with all proceeds benefiting Delta Cotton Blues. Download Flyer

Delta Blues Museum Recieves MAC Grant

(September 08, 2021)

Delta Blues Museum
Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the grants the Commission will award in 2021 - 2022 and will be used to support ongoing operating expenses. Press Release

In Memorium

(April 20, 2021)

Mississippi Aliiance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The Mississippi Aliiance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy has shared information of the passing of Mike Ward, their friend and close colleague. Mike was a valuable consultant with The Alliance and a long-time supporter of the Mississippi Center for Non-profits. His family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Delta Blues Museum, in lieu of flowers. Please visit our General Fund donation page for details on where to mail your donation or to make your donation using PayPal. Be sure to include in the memo line of your check or in the notes to seller line on PayPal "In Memory of Mike Ward". Thank you. View Mike's obituary here

Delta Blues Museum is a Blue Star Museum

(May 20, 2021)

Delta Blues Museum
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 15, 2021 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 06, 2021. Press Release

Summer Events at the Museum!

(May 11, 2021)

Delta Blues Museum
Join us at the Museum and the Clarksdale area for live music all summer long, including Friday's at the Stage, BAM Fest and much more! E-vite

Delta Blues Museum Announces Additional Virtual Tours

(May 05, 2021)

Delta Blues Museum
Delta Blues Museum is expanding its educational offerings online to include three new Virtual Tours. The latest videos are being underwritten by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Rapid Response grant program. Press Release

Happy New Year!

(January 01, 2021)

Delta Blues Museum
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.

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