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DBM Wins in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

Mississippi's First Music Museum recognized as one of the Best Music Museums in U.S.

[Clarksdale, Mississippi - February 28, 2020]

Just announced, Delta Blues Museum is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Music Museum. According to the publication, nominees for all 10Best categories are chosen by a panel of relevant travel experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from and other relevant expert contributors. Delta Blues Museum joins other Mississippi-based museums in the top ten for the Best Music Museum category--the complete list is available at the following link.

Museum Director Shelley Ritter appreciates the distinction, offering, "Delta Blues Museum is honored to be a part of this select group of museums. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. This list is a great roadmap to plan spring and summer travels."

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

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Thanks for your continued and future support!

Shelly 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.

This site is made possible through support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rock River Foundation.

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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.

Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

Museum Contact information

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#1 Blues Alley Lane
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820