January 28, 2015
Mississippi's Oldest Music Museum celebrates
its 36th year with a weekend of events!
AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
us for anniversary cupcakes (while supplies last!) at the
performance* by the 2014 National Arts & Humanities Youth
Program award-winning Delta Blues Museum Band and very special
guests, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Gallery
* Event is free for Clarksdale residents.
Discounted admission is available for Clarksdale film festival
attendees and AKA sorority members.
DBM Band performed at the White House in 2014 for
the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
presentation, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Delta Blues Museum Ambassador Charlie Musselwhite participates in a Clarksdale Film Festival panel discussion, 6:00 pm at the Delta Cinema, with a special screening of the film "Take Me to the River" to follow.
Grammy nominee and long-time DBM supporter Charlie
*PLUS IN-STORE SPECIALS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND IN THE DBM GIFT SHOP*
the Delta Blues Museum
A 2013 recipient of the 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 seeks $1.2 million for new and
enhanced exhibits for its expansion, including the Muddy
Waters Addition. Expanded exhibits will enable the cultural
organization to better preserve and display the history
and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and
advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire
and educate future generations about this important American
For online donations or 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
on the Museum website to access the PRESS
ROOM for further information, images and materials.
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