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Delta Blues Advisory

July 31, 2013


CALENDAR LISTING / MEDIA ADVISORY

2013 SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL, EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI



ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT DESK

AUGUST 6: TRIBUTE TO ARTHNEICE "GAS MAN" JONES

Performers to include original Stone Gas Band members Terry "Big T" Williams, Howard Stovall, Andrew "Shine" Turner and Harvell Thomas, as well as world-renowned harmonica player/former Johnnie Billington student Billy Gibson and many more.

At Ground Zero Blues Club, 7 - 11PM, $5 cover with proceeds benefiting the Arthneice Jones family

AUGUST 8: "FROM THE ARCHIVES" PANEL DISCUSSION

A Mississippi Humanities Council multimedia event focusing on the life and music of Clarksdale's Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones and his Stone Gas Band, with panelists Terry "Big T" Williams and Howard Stovall .

At the Delta Blues Museum, 5:30 - 6:30PM

AUGUST 8: "26 YEARS OF SUNFLOWER" EXHIBIT OPENING

At the Delta Blues Museum, through Sunday, August 11

AUGUST 9 - 11: 2013 SUNFLOWER GOSPEL & BLUES FESTIVAL

Museum Main Stage ("Melville Tillis stage") performances from the Delta Blues Museum Band, Bobby Rush, North Mississippi Allstars and more-details at www.sunflowerfest.org.

Special Museum hours on Sunday from noon - 5PM

AUGUST 10: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND @ GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

Student band to perform; no cover, tips encouraged

At Ground Zero Blues Club, 2 - 2:45PM



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-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's current DEEPER ROOTS campaign seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits for Phase II of its expansion -- which includes the new Muddy Waters Addition--enabling the Museum to better preserve and display the history and work of Blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advancing the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form. Find out more at www.deltabluesmuseum.org/deeperroots.asp.

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 access the PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials by registration on the Museum website.

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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.