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Delta Blues Calendar Listing

July 21, 2016


CELEBRATE "JOHN LEE HOOKER MONTH"

AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

Special museum events and exhibits running throughout the month of August,

in collaboration with University of Mississippi Blues Archive and the John Lee Hooker Estate.






THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

JOHN LEE HOOKER SPECIALTY ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Including the new John Lee Hooker Lane street sign and several titles on CD and vinyl, in addition to boxed sets and the biography, "Boogie Man."

In the Delta Blues Museum Gift shop during normal business hours.

JOHN LEE HOOKER "ARTIST SPOTLIGHT" FEATURE

On the Delta Blues Museum website.

   

MID-MONTH

SPECIAL PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: "THE ROOTS OF JOHN LEE HOOKER"

Compiled by Mike Rugel and available on the Delta Blues Museum website.

   

AUGUST
11th - 14th

2016 SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL

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

   
AUGUST 12th

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE

With a special tribute to John Lee Hooker

On the DBM Main Stage, at 5:00pm.

   
AUGUST 22nd

JOHN LEE HOOKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Sponsored by Kroger. Open to the public; cupcakes free while supplies last.

 

 

*All events sponsored by Shack Up Inn, Kroger, MAC, and Friends of the Delta Blues Museum.


An assortment of JLH merchandise, available in the Museum gift shop.


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.

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 in the PRESS ROOM on the Museum's website to access further information, downloadable images and related 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.