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Delta Blues E-Vite

December 05, 2017


Clarksdale, Mississippi


Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Free and open to the public

Join us for a Q&A Discussion and Photography Exhibit Opening Reception!

Panny Mayfield, award-winning journalist and photographer, will lead a Q&A discussion of her book, LIVE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Delta Blues Museum. The book features rare images and rich stories spanning decades of the blues scene in the Delta. Order the book online here.

The event will also serve as the opening for an accompanying LIVE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA photography exhibit, featuring images from the artist's own collection - the exhibit will be on display at the Museum through February 2018.

Ms. Mayfield is a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Delta and has been photographing blues and gospel musicians at festivals, clubs, churches, and juke joints for decades. Her collections have been exhibited in museums across the United States and Europe and have earned critical acclaim from Aperture magazine. She has been recognized with more than thirty awards of excellence from the Mississippi Press Association, the Associated Press, the Mississippi Film Commission, and the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi.

Sponsored By
Friends of the Delta Blues Museum
Free and open to the public from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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 and the nation's first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues. 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 winner 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 honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive Center.

The "Delta Blues Foundation" is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports the work of Delta Blues Museum. All funds solicited through the Delta Blues Foundation are raised to benefit the Delta Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible contributions to the Delta Blues Foundation include the Deeper Roots program and the General Fund (a monetarily unrestricted contribution made to the foundation in support of the museum). Memberships and the Buy a Brick program are funded directly to the Delta Blues Museum and are not considered tax deductible.

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

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Museum Contact information

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