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
Add your comments or photographs
when you visit our web site: www.deltabluesmuseum.com.
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
We hope you will enjoy reading about
each others' experiences and memories. There will be a
link to the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org,
on the page.
Please keep the comments and
pictures appropriate for all visitors of the Museum's web
With your help, we can make
an exhibit that we will all remember. Thanks in advance!
There are still a few VIP passes left
for this year's festival - if you'd like to purchase, click
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.
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 www.jamescottonsuperharp.com.
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
Blues Museum Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Dr. Frank Marascalco
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