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Bridging the Blues – 2013 Schedule

You can see a list of events taking place between Friday 27th September and Sunday 13th October to help plan your 2013 blues pilgrimage.

Friday 27th September

Delta Busking Festival – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Sponsored by Cathead Delta Blues and Folk Art and the Rock & Blues Museum
Three days of blues and roots music in the Crossroads of American Music. Musicians interested in performing for tips, exposure and their own CD sales may contact blues2rock@me.com or roger@cathead.biz

Vicksburg Blues Society Heritage Music Series – Vicksburg. Mississippi
Ameristar Casino – Bottleneck Blues Bar
Music 9:00pm–1:00am by 2010 International Blues Challenge Winner Grady Champion

Saturday 28th September

Delta Busking Festival – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Sponsored by Cathead Delta Blues and Folk Art and the Rock & Blues Museum
Three days of blues and roots music in the Crossroads of American Music. Musicians interested in performing for tips, exposure and their own CD sales may contact blues2rock@me.com or roger@cathead.biz

Gateway to the Delta Festival – Charleston, Mississippi

Indian Bayou Arts Festival – Indianola, Mississippi (opposite the BB King Museum)
Artists and Live Music from 9:00am–4:00pm on the Banks of the Indian Bayou. Second year for this fine arts festival  with childrens activities, blues, BBQ and hot tamales.

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 1st stop Jackson / Vicksburg, Mississippi
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Sam Chatmon Blues and BBQ Festival – Hollandale, Mississippi

Blue Front, downtown

Vicksburg Blues Society Heritage Music Series – Vicksburg, Mississippi
Ameristar Casino – Bottleneck Blues Bar
Music 9:00pm–1:00am by 2010 Internation Blues Challenge Winner Grady Champion

Sunday 29th September

Delta Busking Festival – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Sponsored by Cathead Delta Blues and Folk Art and the Rock & Blues Museum
Three days of blues and roots music in the Crossroads of American Music. Musicians interested in performing for tips, exposure and their own CD sales may contact blues2rock@me.com or roger@cathead.biz

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 2nd stop Vicksburg, Mississippi
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Monday 30th September

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 3rd stop Vicksburg/Greenwood, Mississippi
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Tuesday 1st October

Tours and Blues Jam at Dockery Plantation Mississippi Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland, Mississippi
Music by Cadillac John and Bill Abel 1:00pm–4:00pm. Dockery is widely considered to be a birthplace of the blues, as it was the home of blues pioneer Charley Patton, who taught other local artists including Howlin' Wolf.

DMI Mobile Music Lab Mississippi Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland, Mississippi

The Culture & Geography of the Delta Blues: Photographs by Easton Selby
Capps Archives & Museum, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi Opening Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
"First Thursday" Lecture in October
Details to be announced.

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 4th stop Greenwood and Environs, Mississippi
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Po' Monkey's Blues Bash with Terry "Harmonica" Bean and His Band – Merigold, Mississippi

Wednesday, October 2

Live Blues at Airport Grocery – Cleveland, Mississippi
Music 8:00pm–Midnight

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille – East Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi


The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 5th stop Greenwood, Mississippi / Memphis
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Thursday, October 3

Art Alfresco – Downtown Greenwood, Mississippi
greenwoodms.com
Local artists will display their work and musicians will be playing in the street. Retail shops open late.

Tours and Blues Jam at Dockery Plantation – Mississippi Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland, Mississippi
Music 1:00pm– 4:00pm.

DMI Mobile Music Lab – Mississippi Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland, Mississippi

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East – Getwell Road, Southaven, Mississippi

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 6th stop Memphis
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Po' Monkey's Juke – Merigold, Mississippi

Friday, October 4

Delta Country Jam - Abbay & Leatherman Plantation Tunica, Mississippi
Music 4:00pm–11:00pm.; Headliners: Billy Currington, Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Thompson, Steel Magnolia

"Healthy Dose of Blues" Fresenius Health Fair at the B.B. King Museum with an After Party at Club Ebony
Health Fair 10:00am–2:00pm; Live music 11:00am–1:30pm and 5:00pm–9:00pm by Mickey Rogers and the Soul Blues Band and Russell Baxter and the 21st Century Band (more artists to be included; Club Ebony After Party 10:00pm–1:00am.

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East (2 locations) – Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi and Getwell Road, Southaven, Mississippi

Mighty Mississippi Music FestivalHighway 61 Blues Festival – Warfield Point Park Greenville, Mississippi

The new Mighty Mississippi Music Festival integrates the Highway 61 Blues Festival, which has been held in nearby Leland since 2000.

The Mississippi Delta: Cradle of American Culture – 7th stop Farewell Memphis
National Trust for Historic Preservation Tours
Independent transfers to the airport for return flights.
Led by Luther Brown, preservationaist and Mississippi Delta heritage expert

Vicksburg Blues Society Heritage Music Series- Ameristar Casino – Bottleneck Blues Bar Vicksburg, Mississippi
Music 9:00pm–1:00am by 2013 International Blues Challenge Finalist Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child."

Saturday, October 5

Delta Country Jam – Abbay & Leatherman Plantation Tunica, Mississippi
Music 3:00pm–11:00pm; Headliners: Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, more TBA

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East (2 locations) – Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi and Getwell Road, Southaven, Mississippi

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival / Highway 61 Blues Festival – Warfield Point Park Greenville, Mississippi

The new Mighty Mississippi Music Festival integrates the Highway 61 Blues Festival, which has been held in nearby Leland since 2000.

Mississippi Blues Fest – Leflore County Civic Center Greenwood, Mississippi

Vicksburg Blues Society Heritage Music Series – Ameristar Casino – Bottleneck Blues Bar Vicksburg, Mississippi
Music 9:00pm–1:00am by 2013 International Blues Challenge Finalist Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child."

Sunday, October 6

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival / Highway 61 Blues Festival – Warfield Point Park Greenville, Mississippi
The new Mighty Mississippi Music Festival integrates the Highway 61 Blues Festival, which has been held in nearby Leland since 2000.

Tuesday, October 8

All Night Long Blues Band at Po' Monkeys – Merigold, Mississippi

Wednesday, October 9

Michael Burks Memorial Jam King Biscuit – Main Stage Helena, Arkansas
Free live music 6:00pm–10:00pm.

Blues #TweetUp! – Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center Tunica, Mississippi
Featuring Blind Mississippi Morris

International Blues Challenge SemiFinals, Memphis Blues Society – Rum Boogie Cafe, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Starts at 7:00pm.

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East – Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi

Thursday, October 10

"Bit-O-Blues" Children's Area at King Biscuit Blues Festival
Activites include Pork-n-bean guitar making, zinse interactive drumming, Don the Balloon Man, Brian and Terri Kinder Blues Storytellers, Payton Clark Bit-o-Blues Stage, Appalachian Mountain Music and David Bernston Harmonica Lessons

International Blues Challenge Finals, Memphis Blues Society – Rum Boogie Cafe, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Starts at 7:00pm.

King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, Arkansas
Headliners: Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and more

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East – Getwell Road, Southaven, Mississippi

Friday, October 11

"Bit-O-Blues" Children's Area at King Biscuit Blues Festival
Activites include Pork-n-bean guitar making, zinse interactive drumming, Don the Balloon Man, Brian and Terri Kinder Blues Storytellers, Payton Clark Bit-o-Blues Stage, Appalachian Mountain Music and David Bernston Harmonica Lessons

Book Signing: Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 Author George Mitchell Como Public Library
Starts at 4:30pm.

King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, Arkansas
Headliners: Robert Cray, Billy Branch with Carl Weathersby, Paul Thorn, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, Gwen White and more

Live Music at Fillin Station Grille East (2 locations) – Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi and Getwell Road, Southaven, Mississippi

Vicksburg Blues Society Heritage Music Series – Ameristar Casino – Bottleneck Blues Bar Vicksburg, Mississippi
Music 9:00pm–1:00am by 2013 International Blues Challenge Winner Selwyn Birchwood

Saturday, October 12

3rd Annual King Biscuit Call and Response: the Blues Forum 2013 – Malco Theater, Cherry Street, Helena, Arkansas
12:00pm–2:00pm.

Como Arts Council's Fall Show – Main Street Gallery, Como, Mississippi
Live Music

King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, Arkansas
Headliners: Gregg Allman, Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker, James Cotton, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Blind Mississippi Morris, Larry McCray, David Kimbrough, Kenny Smith w/ Bob Margolin and more.

 

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