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AUGUST IS JOHN LEE HOOKER MONTH AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

July 30, 2018

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

rong>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.

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

rong>Members of the press may register in the press room on the Museum's website to access further information, downloadable images and related materials.

Shelly Ritter, Director

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Museum Contact information

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