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AUGUST IS JOHN LEE HOOKER MONTH

AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

July 30, 2018


CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI




THROUGHOUT AUGUST:

BLUE STAR FAMILIES RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION

As part of the Blue Star Museum program; available to active duty military and their family members; through Labor Day

MALACO MUSIC GROUP 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

In the Delta Blues Museum gallery

   

FRIDAY - SUNDAY,
AUGUST 10 - 12:

31st Annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

Live music on the Delta Blues Museum stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th

6:00pm - Delta Blues Museum Band

7:00pm - Heather Crosse: Heavy Suga & Sweet Tones

8:00pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod

9:00pm - James "Super Chikan" Johnson

10:15pm - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th

6:00pm - David Dunavant & The EVOL LOVE Band

7:00pm - Otis "TCB" Taylor Blues Band

7:40pm - Awards

8:00pm - Eric Deaton Trio

9:15pm - Terry "Big T" Williams & The Family Band

10:30pm - O B Buchana

   

SUNDAY,
AUGUST 12:

Special Museum hours, open Noon - 5:00pm

   

MONDAY,
AUGUST 20:

Movie Night at the Museum! with THE BLUES BROTHERS featuring an appearance by John Lee Hooker

Free and open to the public; BYO chairs/blankets; screening begins at 7:45pm

   

WEDNESDAY,
AUGUST 22:

John Lee Hooker birthday celebration at Delta Blues Museum

Free and open to the public; cupcakes while supplies last, sponsored by Walmart

   
THURSDAY,
AUGUST 30:

Teacher Night at Delta Blues Museum

Special educational tours for teachers from Coahoma County and surrounding areas; from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

   

Spread the word -- forward to a Blues fan!


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 and the nation's first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues.. 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 honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive Center.

The "Delta Blues Foundation" is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports the work of Delta Blues Museum. All funds solicited through the Delta Blues Foundation are raised to benefit the Delta Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible contributions to the Delta Blues Foundation include the Deeper Roots program and the General Fund (a monetarily unrestricted contribution made to the foundation in support of the museum). Memberships and the Buy a Brick program are funded directly to the Delta Blues Museum and are not considered tax deductible.

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

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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.