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Delta Blues Museum

#1 Blues Alley Lane PO Box 459

Clarksdale, MS 38614

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2012 Newsletters and Advisories

Newsletter - December 2012

Vol 5, No 3 - The Delta Blues is one very local musical culture that has been heard around the world. To make sure that this great music and its rich history continue to sound out loud and clear, we've built the Muddy Waters Addition, a new, 7,300-square foot expansion of our gallery space that features our Muddy Waters collection and special exhibits. Among our many Muddy artifacts are the cabin he grew up in on Stovall Farms; the "Muddywood" guitar, made from wood from the cabin and donated to us by ZZ Top; a replicaof the 1939 auto in which Alan Lomax drove up to the cabin to record Muddy for the Library of Congress in 1940; and many more items. Read More

Newsletter - September 2012

Vol 5, No 2 - This year's festival season ends with quite a fanfare. From Thursday, September 27 through Monday, October 8, the whole Delta region, including Mississippi, Arkansas, and Memphis, will be jamming to the music of America's great blues artists. Leland's Highway 61 Blues Festival will take place on September 29-30, followed by the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, October 4, 5, and 6. Read More

Save the Date - August 2, 2012

Sunflower Festival - The Delta Blues Museum will offer a full calendar of free events for this year's 25th Annual Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival. Read More

Save the Date - June 28, 2012

Sunflower Festival - We are putting together an exhibit for the gallery to celebrate 25 years of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival-and have created a special area of our web site to compliment it. To make the website feature more meaningful we need the help of everyone who has previously attended the Sunflower Fest. Read More

Newsletter - June 2012

Vol 5, No 1 - The long, hot Mississippi summer has begun, and so has our prime season for visitors at the Delta Blues Museum. After nearly seven years in the planning and several months of construction, Phase I of the Muddy Waters Addition expansion is now a reality. Read More Download PDF Version

Press Release - April 13, 2012

Deeper Roots Campaign - Delta Blues Museum Announces Juke Joint Festival Events, Launches "Deeper Roots" Campaign In addition to planned Juke Joint Festival events, the museum will officially launch its Deeper Roots campaign for new and expanded exhibits. Read More Download PDF Version

E-vite - April 12, 2012

Juke Joint Festival Events - Delta Blues Museum Events for Juke Joint Festival, April 13th - 15th Read More

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#1 Blues Alley Lane
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820
Email: info@deltabluesmuseum.org