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Delta Blues Save the Date

June 28, 2012




The Delta Blues Museum is celebrating the festival's rich history by paying homage to the performers and past Sunflower festivals.

We are putting together an exhibit for the gallery to celebrate 25 years of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival-and have created a special area of our web site to compliment it. To make the website feature more meaningful we need the help of everyone who has previously attended the Sunflower Fest.

Add your comments or photographs when you visit our web site: Choose the festival about which you would like to comment. There will be an image of the poster from each year's festival and information about it, as well.

Send us an email about your favorite festival moments, the musicians you saw and people you met, the good southern food and hospitality you enjoyed, or simply how much you love a man named Willis Haviland Carrier (the inventor of modern air conditioning!). We would love to hear your comments and see any pictures that you wish to share that commemorate the good times of the past.

We hope you will enjoy reading about each others' experiences and memories. There will be a link to the email address,, on the page.

Please keep the comments and pictures appropriate for all visitors of the Museum's web site.

With your help, we can make an exhibit that we will all remember. Thanks in advance!

VIP Passes

There are still a few VIP passes left for this year's festival - if you'd like to purchase, click here: VIP Tent

Our Archive Project

We'd like to thank the Mississippi Humanities Council for funding our "From the Archives" project. Our first presentation will be a panel discussion on Thursday, August 9 at 1 p.m. on "25 Years of the Sunflower Festival" moderated by festival co-founder Jim O'Neal. The panel will take place in the museum classroom.

Correction Department

Due to an editing error, our recent newsletter included the cliché comment, "the late, great James Cotton." James Cotton is indeed great, but not "late"-he is, of course, still with us. We'd like to wish him a Happy Birthday (July 1st): he's 77 years young and still playing out on the road. Catch one of his gigs listed at

Shelley Ritter, Director

For more information contact the Delta Blues Museum 662-627-6820.
The Delta Blues Museum is located at #1 Blues Alley in downtown Clarksdale.

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.

Delta Blues Museum Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Johnny Lewis
Dr. Frank Marascalco
Jim Herring

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