Greenville visitgreenville.org visitgreenvillems Mighty Mississippi Music Festival Traditional tamales In restaurants, on street corners and in kitchens throughout the Delta, the very old and time-consuming culinary tradition of tamales remains vibrant. The Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail offers cultural tourists a complete guide to a unique culinary experience. That’s how you’ll meet the Patriot, a knight in chain mail standing guard in a quiet cemetery, or find out just where that friendly musician singing ‘Highway 61 Blues’ got his talent. That’s how you’ll learn that a ‘cathead’ can refer to folk art or a homemade biscuit and realise that once you open that mojo bag, your good luck just might turn bad. Hear live music at either of our legendary festivals: the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival or the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival. Greenville is home to seven sites on the Mississippi Blues Trail and the Highway 61 Blues Museum is a must-see stop on your blues pilgrimage. Take a stroll down the Greenville Blues Walk or step inside local hot spots on historic Walnut Street for Southern hospitality and entertainment. Greenville has more museums than anywhere else in the Delta. A stroll along the Delta Museum Mile leads to unique collections commemorating everything from local history to world- renowned authors, antique fire engines and an epic flood. Here you’ll find artifacts from Delta Bluesmen and the world’s most famous frog, Kermit. His creator, Jim Henson, was born in Greenville and raised in nearby Stoneville. Some say tamales made their way to the Mississippi Delta in the early twentieth century from Mexican migrant labourers working the cotton harvest. The African Americans who shared the fields easily recognised the basic tamale ingredients: corn meal and pork. Others maintain that the Delta’s history with tamales goes back to the U.S. - Mexican War one hundred years earlier, when U.S. soldiers from Mississippi travelled to Mexico and brought tamale recipes home with them. Greenville is a historic city with a vibrant community. Blues Mural Highway 61 Hot Tamale Trail Mississippi Delta Greenville, MS In Greenville, it’s not hard to find a blues festival, a quirky museum or a hot tamale that’ll tingle your tastebuds. But dig a little deeper and that’s when the real adventure begins.