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2012 - 25th Annual Festival

Pamphlet of 2012 Sunflower River Blues and gospel festival

Since its creation in 1988, the Sunflower Festival has been entertaining blues fans for the past 25 years.

Throughout the years there have been numerous high profile headliners and entertainers such as Ike Turner, Dorothy Moore and for this years 25th annual festival, Robert Plant.

The Delta Blues Museum has partnered with the Sunflower Festival for many years with coordinating various performances, booths and special promotions.

For the 25th annual festival Vickie Winams will be the headliner for the Gospel Festival.

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We would love to hear from you and share the great times you have had at the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. Please email any comments and photos you would like to share with us to sunflower@deltabluesmuseum.org

Robert Plant and Patty Griffin in Clarksdale Over Weekend
Press Release, March 25, 2012 - Sunflower River Blues and
Gospel Festival
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Robert Plant to Perform at Sunflower Blues Fest
MeridianStar.com, March 6, 2012
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Album cover photo of Robert Plant
Robert Plant on the cover for Band of Joy, his latest album that won the 2011 Americana Root Music Award
Robert Plant and Patty Griffin standing on stage
Robert Plant and Grammy winner Patty Griffin perform together at the Americana Root Music Awards ceremony in Nashville

Robert Plant to Headline 25th Sunflower Festival
Multiple celebrities to perform include Charlie Musselwhite and
Bobby Rush Read More

Sunflower Fest to Announce Superstars March 2, 2012
Public invited to attend announcement news at Ground Zero
Blues Club Read More

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara sitting side by side with their instruments
Justin Adams and African instrument virtuoso Juldeh Camara
Side shot photo of Bobby Rush smiling at the camera
Entertainer of the Year Award winner Bobby Rush
Charlie Musselwhite standing next to a large sign with his name on it
Multiple Grammy nominee Charlie Musselwhite, at the dedication of his Blues Trail Marker

For more information regarding the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival please visit www.sunflowerfest.org.

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