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Delta Blues Calendar Listing

August 08, 2016


2016 SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL,

EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI




AUGUST 11 - 14:

2016 SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL

Special Museum hours on Sunday, August 14th, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

   

AUGUST 12:

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE

On the DBM Main Stage, at 5:00pm

BOOKSIGNING WITH JUDY FLOWERS

Clarksdale & Coahoma County (Images of America) author leads a Q&A in the DBM classroom

Open to the public, at 1:30pm

   

AUGUST 13:

BOOKSIGNING WITH JOSEPH A. ROSEN

Blues Hands author leads a Q&A in the DBM classroom

Open to the public, at 2:30pm

SUPER CHIKAN PERFORMANCE

"Barnyard Show" features handmade guitars and treasures

From 2:00pm - 2:45pm in the VIP tent

   
AUGUST 14:

MUSEUM SPECIAL HOURS

Open to the public 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Q&A WITH ZAKIYA HOOKER

Daughter of John Lee Hooker shares memories of the great bluesman, as part of "John Lee Hooker Month" at DBM

Open to the public, in the DBM classroom at 2:00pm

   

Featured exhibits include Joseph A. Rosen's photography as well as the John Lee Hooker special exhibit and a special collection "celebrating 29 years of the Sunflower festival." Featured podcast on John Lee Hooker available exclusively on the DBM website beginning August 9th, as part of "John Lee Hooker Month."


About the Delta Blues Museum

Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest music museum. A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community - and a 2014 recipient of the National Arts & Humanities' Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The Museum is also recognized as a Great River Road Interpretive Center.

Through its DEEPER ROOTS campaign, the museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits: Expanded exhibits, including those to be housed in the Muddy Waters Addition, will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.

For online donations or for more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.

Members of the press may register on the Museum's website to access the PRESS ROOM further information, images and materials.

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Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.