April 13, 2012
CLARKSDALE, MS (April 13, 2012) -
On Friday, April 13th, the museum will offer "Conversations
with Big George Brock and Louis 'Gearshifter' Youngblood"
at 2 p.m. in the museum's Arts & Education Room, where the
artists will share their experiences as Blues musicians.
Immediately following, the Delta Blues Museum Band will
On Saturday, April 14th, entertainment on the museum's Honeyboy Edwards Memorial Main Stage will begin at noon with "Juggology" followed by performances by the Delta Blues Museum Band, W.A. Higgins Rock Ensemble, Stax Music Academy and Delta State University's Ol' School Revue. All performances are open to the public.
The DEEPER ROOTS campaign aims to raise $1.2 million designated to expand current exhibits and create new installations.
Through the DEEPER ROOTS campaign, the museum's permanent collection will be augmented with items and artifacts on loan
from artists and collectors from around the world. New and expanded exhibits-some to be housed in the museum's new 7,300 sq.
foot Muddy Waters Addition-will utilize film, video and music. Listening stations and interactive kiosks will offer visitors
a chance to hear the music created by these artists and follow its development from Africa to modern day.
Juke Joint Festival visitors can learn more about DEEPER
ROOTS by stopping by the Delta Blues Museum's information
booth. Donations of any amount are welcome-special naming
opportunities are available, beginning at the $25,000 level
and above. To find out more about DEEPER ROOTS online, visit
www.deltabluesmuseum.org or contact the Museum Director
The City of Clarksdale, located at the intersection of Highways 61
and 49 ("the crossroads"), and the surrounding Delta region are known as "the land where the Blues began." Since its creation, the
Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the Blues. The Delta Blues Museum classroom hosts a year-round music education program as well as lectures and symposia.
The Delta Blues Museum Stage, adjacent to the museum, serves as the main venue for local festivals such as the Sunflower River Blues
and Gospel Festival in August and the Juke Joint Festival in April.
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 agency.
Special Museum Hours - the museum will be open 1:00pm to 4:00pm
WA Higgins Academy
Dance & Band Program at 6:00pm Delta Blues
VIP Private Reception - 5:00 - 7:00pm VIP Ticket Only Event
Tickets can be purchased through the Delta Blues Museum
online or call 662-627-6820
WA Higgins Academy
Dance & Band Program at 6:00pm Delta Blues Museum Stage
Foundation Master Class Reception
|Delta Blues Museum
Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Dr. Frank Marascalco
to the Delta Blues Museum
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