Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grady Champion at The Blue Biscuit

The Indianola Blues Society and The Blue Biscuit announce Grady Champion is coming to perform THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.  Champion is the 2009 Winner of the Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge and 2010 International Blues Challenge Winner.  Showtime:  8 – 11 pm   Cover $5   No Cover - Indianola Blues Society Members

Monday, August 15, 2011

Delta Center provides heritage tour for Sam Houston State students

CLEVELANDDelta State University’s Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently provided a heritage tour for a class from Sam Houston State University. The class was taught by Dr. John B. Strait, who brings a group through the Delta every summer on a week-long field trip. This year, he was accompanied by Dr. Alan Marcus from Towson University, near Baltimore. Dr. Marcus plans to bring his own college class to the Delta next summer and also wants to explore student exchanges between Delta State and Towson. The Delta Center's Lee Aylward led the tour. 



Friday, August 12, 2011

Festival News from Highway 61 Radio - Scott Barretta

Dorothy Moore, Johnny Rawls, and more-Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival!

Listing of Clarksdale’s events this weekend-August 12-14:



Tommy Johnson family gains access to his gravesite....

Wednesday, August 10th the Copiah County Board of Supervisors decided to build and maintain a road to the Warm Springs Cemetery, just north of Crystal Springs, where Tommy Johnson is buried. A gravestone was dedicated in his honor in 2001, but it couldn't be placed because of legal issues concerning cemetery access, which have now been resolved.  Press release: