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Delta Blues Media Advisory

April 10, 2013


DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BLUES MARKER CEREMONY

Clarksdale, MS

For Immediate Release

WHAT: Join us for the unveiling of the Delta Blues Museum Blues Trail Marker.
Hosted by the Music Trails Program & the Mississippi Development Authority / Division of Tourism.

WHERE: Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 5:00 PM


About the Delta Blues Museum

Since its creation in 1979, the Delta Blues Museum has worked to preserve, interpret, and encourage a deep interest in the story of the Blues. As one of the oldest music museums in the United States--and the oldest in the state of Mississippi--the Delta Blues Museum honors the culture and the musicians that shaped this deeply rooted art form. A 2013 finalist for the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services, 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 of 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.

To find out more about DEEPER ROOTS online, visit www.deltabluesmuseum.org/deeperroots or contact the Museum Director for details.

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 museum's PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials via website registration.

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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.