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SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL

2016 - 29th Annual Festival

Since it's creation in 1988, the Sunflower Festival has been entertaining blues fans for the past 29 years.

Throughout the years there have been numerous high profile headliners and entertainers such as Ike Turner, Dorothy Moore, Robert Plant and for this years 29th annual festival, Super Chikan, Lonnie Shields, Toni Green and Sweet Angel.

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

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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

2016 Sunflower Festival
For a complete lineup please visit SunflowerFest.org

Museum Calendar of Events - Calendar Advisory
Delta Blues Museum

Sunflower Festival Headliners Nominated for 2017 Grammys, December 08, 2016
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Sunflower Festival Event Photos, August, 2016
Check out images from the 30th Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival View Photos

Sunflower River Fest is a 'Cool' International Success, August 15, 2016
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Sunflower Fest Draws International Media, July 29, 2016
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Dynamite Lineup Booked for 2016 Sunflower Fest, July 19, 2016
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Norwegian Blues Festival Delegation is Welcomed to Clarksdale, May 10, 2016
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Lonnie Shields

Toni Green

Super Chikan

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

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