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Delta Blues Advisory

September 22, 2014


AUTUMN EVENTS AND EXHIBITS AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI




OCTOBER 8:

NATIONAL RIVER PARKWAY INTERPRETIVE CENTER MARKER UNVEILING / RECEPTION

 

Open to the public at Delta Blues Museum.

Ceremony at 5:00pm; reception immediately following with music by the Delta Blues Museum Band, a 2014 finalist for the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.

Reception sponsored by Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board

   

OCTOBER 9 - 12:

KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL (HELENA, ARKANSAS)

 

Special Museum hours, as part of "Bridging the Blues," on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

   

OCTOBER 16:

WELCOMING RECEPTION FOR NEW INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

 

Open to the public

Sponsored by Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center

   
OCTOBER 17 - 19: DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL

Events held primarily at Shack Up Inn

Special Museum hours TBD




About the Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, Mississippi

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--as well as a 2014 Finalist for 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'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.

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 Museum's PRESS ROOM to access additional information, images and materials 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.