July 31, 2013
FESTIVAL, EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
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"
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"
At the Delta Blues Museum, through Sunday,
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 -
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
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
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
ROOM for further information, images and materials by
registration on the Museum website.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal