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Monday, December 1, 2014

New newsletter from the Mississippi Blues Commission

Blues Beat is a new, bi-monthly newsletter about the Mississippi Blues Trail. It's only available online, and to sign up for it send an e-mail to Allison Washington, who is the Music Trail Programs Manager at Visit Mississippi, which is Mississippi's tourism division.

Her e-mail is awashington@mississippi.org










Monday, November 3, 2014

Buddy Guy in Meridian, MS, Thursday, November 6


Guy will be performing at the MSU-Riley Center, a wonderful hall in downtown Meridian. Tickets are $43 and $37 at the MSU Riley Center box office (9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday). Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.

More info here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Festival - November 8 in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Saxophone Harmonica Festival will be held Saturday, November 8th in Clarksdale at the Delta Blues Museum Stage to honor Greg "Fingers" Taylor, who has significant medical bills. Food and drink will be served at the nearby Pinkbar, and there will be a harmonica workshop on the preceding Friday at Deak's Harp Emporium. 



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ongoing events calendar up now!

Bridging the Blues is over for the year, but we'll continue to use this space to announce regional events. Click on the "Ongoing Events Calendar" link to the left to access information about festivals and other special events. For detailed information on music in the Clarksdale area go to the Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art music calendar; for Memphis try the Memphis Flyer music calendar, and for the Jackson area visit the Jackson Free Press' music listings.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming Events! Deep Blues Festival & Booker White Festival

Bridging the Blues officially ended last Sunday, but we'll be keeping you informed about events across the region. Here's some upcoming festivals.


DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL

The Deep Blues Festival makes its debut in Mississippi this year, and starts already on Wednesday the 16th with a couple events in Memphis and Clarksdale. There's a full lineup of shows Thursday through Saturday at venues across Clarksdale, and some events for those who stick around on Sunday.

Visit the website for updates -- the New Roxy, for instance, just announced that Cedric Burnside will be playing there on the 16th







BUKKA WHIITE FESTIVAL

Also next weekend is the annual Bukka White Festival in Aberdeen, Mississippi on the east side of the state. Booker Washington "Bukka" White was born in Houston, Mississippi, but later lived in Aberdeen and in 1940 recorded the song "Aberdeen Blues."





FRIDAY, OCT. 17TH
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Leo "Bud" Welch
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. Lightnin' Malcolm
9:30 p.m. - Until Selwyn Birchwood

SATURDAY, OCT. 18TH
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mississippi Stomp
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Jason Carter & The Healers
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Zakk Knight Band
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Christone Kingfish Ingram
7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Homemade Jamz
8:30 - 9:45 p.m. Jimbo Mathus