Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gill Street Duo Wins 2nd Place

Chris Gill and Stan Street placed 2nd in the 11th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo Competition.  The Challenge was held at The Blue Biscuit in Indianola.  Photo: Ricky Stevens, Chris Gill, Shelley Ritter.  Not pictured: Stan Street. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bernie Jenkins Band Wins

The 11th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge band competition was held at Club Ebony in Indianola on Sunday, October 19th.  Bernard Jenkins and his band from Ridgeland, MS won the Challenge.  A total of seven bands competed.  The other groups came from Pearl, Clarksdale (Big A-2nd Place), Sumner, Booneville, Petal, and Brandon.

Bernard will represent MDBSI at The Blues Foundation’s 31st Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 21-24, 2015. See for more information and updates.

2nd Place Band Winner

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod and his band came in 2nd Place in the Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge.  This competition was held at Club Ebony on Sunday, October 19th.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Solo Challenge Winner, Libby Rae Watson!

The Indianola blues society’s solo/duo competition was held on Sunday, October 26th at The Blue Biscuit across from the B.B. King Museum.  Libby Rae Watson from Pascagoula won this Challenge.  Other competing acts came from Oxford, Sumner, Houlka, Leland, McComb, and Jackson-Clarksdale.    Libby Rae now advances to the 31st Annual International Blues Challenge – January 21-24, 2015 in Memphis.








Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jazz with Alphonso


The B. B. King Museum is having a Jazz Concert at Club Ebony on September 6th.  Doors will open 6pm with the first performance beginning at 7pm.  The seating chart is located on the website. Link:


“We host Jazz at the Museum featuring Alphonso Sanders the first Thursday of the month and it has really been a great event to bring the community together.  The audience is very diverse and our guests come from not just Indianola, but from around the Delta (Greenville, Belzoni, Greenwood, etc.).  From polling our guests at Jazz night, we decided to have this Jazz Concert.  The jazz night patrons wanted to have a night at Club Ebony.  Please come out and relax to some great Jazz music September 6th.” 

Thanks,  Dion Brown


Dion Brown

Executive Director

BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

400 Second Street

Indianola, MS 38751

Phone:  (662) 887-9539


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Clarksdale Fest

Roger Stolle
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
252 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
662-624-5992 •
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- Moonshine & Mojo Hands web TV series

- We Juke Up In Here blues film
- M For Mississippi blues film
- Hidden History of Mississippi Blues book
- Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale


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Monday, May 5, 2014