Sunday April 15, 2018

JJF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JJF ACTIVITIES

Activities run all day. Starting times are variable.

JJF EVENTS

Cat Head Mini Blues Fest - FREE!

Natchez-based drummer, harmonica player and vocalist Hezekiah Early was born on October 7, 1934 on a farm in the community of Anna’s Bottom, located about a dozen miles north of Natchez adjacent to the Mississippi River. Some of first music that Early heard as a young man was that of local fife and drum groups, which consisted of a fife player, two snare drums, and a bass player. His father, Wilson, played fife, and Early learned to play all the instruments himself. He continued playing in such bands until 1970, and says that he would like to revive the tradition.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=early_hezekiah

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Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.

http://www.bigdamnband.com

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BIG GEORGE BROCK... Bigger-than-life, legendary 78-year-old Clarksdale-raised blues harmonica player, singer and band leader who has shared stage or studio with everyone from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin Wolf to Watermelon Slim, Jimbo Mathus and Steven Seagal. Multi-Blues Music Award nominee who has played festival stages from Chicago to Clarksdale, the UK to France... and beyond! Recorded three acclaimed CDs for the Cat Head Presents label; starred in the film-festival-favorite documentary film "Hard Times; recorded hit "M for Mississippi" theme song for the award-winning film of the same name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgkQ8JBj6I

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Baptized in the fire water of Clarksdale, MS., Sean “Bad” Apple began his spiritual journey of learning the blues by seeking out the old blues musicians that were willing to share their years of knowledge. Sean is working hard to keep Hill Country Blues alive and well. People are always in for a good show and never leave disappointed when the Bad Apple is on the stage

http://seanbadapple.com

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Brief presentation of Miss Sarah Award to Mr. Walker's family.

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Rare chance to catch the blues bird in a SOLO "live" performance!

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The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

https://www.lightninmalcolm.com

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Born in St. Louis, Lucious Spiller discovered at an early age that God had blessed him with a special gift. Music permeated his home and he absorbed it all. His father gave Lucious a guitar when he was four and taught him his first chords. He was a natural. He hails from the Spiller family that has contributed to and enhanced the musical experiences of countless people across the country and the world. His family has their own permanent marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, "Black Prairie Blues". His early memories include his father, Lucious Spiller, Sr., his uncle "Magic Sam" and his cousins, Eddie Clearwater and Vernon and Joe Harrington, and many other blues greats performing at his childhood home during family reunions. He was itching to play. He started out playing bass guitar in church. And the rest is history!

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiller/

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Other Music

(Cover may apply.)

10:00 am

O’Neill Blues

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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10:00 am

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

.FRI APRIL 13
10AM BREAKFAST AND BLUES WITH "ROBERT KIMBROUGH" 12am CRAW FISH BOIL REG MENU MUFFULETTAS WITH "LALA :CRAIG" 4PM CRAW Fish Boil and dinner menu "Lucious SPILLER"
SAT APRIL 14 9AM BLUES AND BREAKFAST WITH GHALIA VAUTHIER 12PM CRAWFISH BOIL AND REG MENU WITH AGATHIE SWISS BLUES BAND 6pm Dinner and Craw Fish Boil with DICKY JAMES and Nite Shift
SUN APRIL 15 10AM BLUES and Breakfast with ROBERT KIMBROUGH 5pm Jam hosted by BIG T WATERMELON SLIM AND DICKY James

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Ever since I was knee-high to a duck, my dad called me “Willey Woot” and it sticks with me today. That’s what I am calling this CD. This is a mix of songs from my previous self produced CDs in the COTTON PATCH BLUES STYLE that I was raised on. That original SOUL BLUES like my Poppa played. I hope you enjoy.

https://robertkimbroughsr.com

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11:00 am

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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With roots going back to the Ozark Region of Southwest Missouri & influences ranging from John Lee Hooker to Hank Senior, Matthew J Brings experience, authenticity, and a unique touch to his blues. Jimbo Mack has over 40 years of performing both Rock and Blues. Getting his start in the 1970’s touring the U.S. on a Triumph Chopper drifting from town to town he cut his teeth as a session and sit-in bassist during the latter part of Americana Music’s formative years.

https://matthewjandjimbomack.com

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11:00 am

LaLa and Steve Kolbus

Where: Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale's largest real-deal blues music venue offers "live" Mississippi blues music every Wednesday to Saturday... plus special events during festival time periods. Co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett and music agent Howard Stovall, Ground Zero Blues Club will celebrate its 5th anniversary in May 2006. Besides the plethora of incredible local blues acts who have performed there, musicians from Mavis Staples and Alvin Youngblood Hart to Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Rush have been filmed playing there.

http://www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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12:00 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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Dicky James is an American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is a highly skilled performer specializing in Chicago, Memphis, and Mississippi Hill Country style Blues. “The Blues is like a jealous lover. You be true to her, she’ll be true to you.” --Dicky James

http://www.dickyjames.com

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12:00 pm

Organ Grinders

Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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12:00 pm

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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Theo D makes his home here in the Delta dividing his time between Clarksdale, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, he moved to the USA and started playing the piano again. After encouragement from Clarksdale bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Theo D began performing locally in and around the Clarksdale area. Self-taught, Theo D plays simple, straight forward blues and boogie piano. Although his parents wanted him to play classical guitar, he fell in love with what he calls the greatest American musical heritage to the world, the blues. In the early sixties, Theo taught himself to play blues on the old piano in the living room. Theo D “The Boogieman” would perform at parties anytime people wanted to hear him. He also became the (self-appointed) road manager of the popular local band, THE BATS, in Apeldoorn. After finishing high school, Theo D moved in 1969 to Amsterdam to study law at the University of Amsterdam where he managed one of the Student Clubs and disc jockeyed. In 1978 he began his International Trust Banking career living in St. Maarten, Switzerland and the USA, returning in 1996 to The Netherlands. Loving the blues and all its fruits, Theo D opened the first Rock & Blues Museum in The Netherlands in 1997, where he displayed his collection of music memorabilia acquired during his travels all over the world. The museum was relocated to the USA in 2005, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After 2 successful CDs, Theo recently released his his 3rd CD and is currently composing songs for a 4th CD.

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12:30 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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Blues Music Award nominee

http://www.watermelonslim.com

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1:00 pm

Where: Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

New, old-style venue at the world-famous Shackup Inn and Cotton Gin Inn.

https://www.shackupinn.com

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1:00 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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I’m Mick Kolassa, also known as Michissippi Mick. I am a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation. My love of the blues began 50 years ago and with this and my previous album I am able to share that love with you. You can see that I love all styles of blues, and I also love to find the blues song hidden in tunes that most people wouldn’t think of as blues. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together.

http://www.mimsmick.com

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1:00 pm

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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Liz got her first guitar at 16 and started playing professionally soon after. Her guitar style tips its hat to her oldest influences: Mississippi John Hurt, Chet Atkins and Muddy Waters mixed with T-Bone’s swing, soul from Curtis Mayfield and the Chicago Blues of Jimmy Reed. With a sense of humor that shines through her impassioned performance, Liz is a polished, professional, and consummate entertainer, not to be missed!

http://lizmandeville.com

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1:30 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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David Dunavent and EVOL LOVE is a hard hitting blues rock band hailing from the heart of the Mississippi Delta. David, the front man and namesake, has played along side blues legends like Bill "Howl n Madd" Perry, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, current Blues sensation Jarekus Singleton, and many more before striking out on his own.

http://artistecard.com/daviddunaventandevollove#!/bio

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2:00 pm

Ghalia & Mama's Boys

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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2:00 pm

Organ Grinders

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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3:00 pm

Layla Musselwhite

Where: Hambone Art & Music

"Hambone Art Gallery" and bar, Artwork by Stan Street , is located at 111 East Second St.,between Madidi's and Theo's Rock and Roll Museum . Formerly Conerly shoes [ co- owned by Charlie Conerly, quarterback of the New York Giants and Old Miss.] Before that, the building was the old Delta theatre. Owners Stan and Dixie Street moved to Clarksdale from So. Florida. Both blues musicians, they were drawn here by the city's historical roots. Stan is a poster designer for many roots and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Artwork is mostly musical, but the Gallery also has landscapes from the Delta, Abstracts, and ecclectic Found Object pieces.

http://www.stanstreet.com

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3:00 pm

Where: Rock & Blues Museum

The Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale features Blues, 50ties Rock & Roll, British Invasion, 60ties Psychedelic Rock displays, and more! In the giftshop CDs and used vinyl records, t-shirts & more. Admission/donation $5 per person. NEW DISPLAYS:TINA TURNER, ACE CANNON. www.blues2rock.com Rain or Shine under the tents in front of the Rock & Blues Museum 113 East 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS!

http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock

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Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

https://www.facebook.com/MississippiMarshall/

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3:30 pm

Where: Levon's Bar & Grill

Steak, Catfish, Burgers Pizza, Pasta Live Music Friday: 12:30 PM Ghalia & Mama’s Boys 8:00 PM Jax Nassar Saturday: 2:00 PM T.C.B. Blues Band 3:00 She Wolfe Jones 5pm Blackwater Trio 7pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 8pm 3D LIONS--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required 9pm RIP LEE PRYOR--Juke Joint Festival Wristband Required Sunday: 3:30 pm BLACKWATER TRIO

https://www.levons.net/

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Clarksdale's most popular non-blues act is this mostly acoustic trio.

http://www.blackwatertrio.com

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3:30 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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4:00 pm

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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Rachelle has consistently brought the house down to cheering audiences around the world by bringing her own high-powered brand of Blues; from soul, to country, to uptown, onto the stage. Rachelle’s take on the blues is unexpectedly honest and mesmerizing.

http://rachellecoba.com

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5:00 pm

Open Jam hosted by Big T, Watermelon Slim, Dicky James

Where: Bluesberry Cafe

Blues Berry Cafe 1st place winners 2007 Jubliee BBQ Cook Off Past Performers: Malted Milk Band, Lala , Incode, Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks, Heavy Suga, Razor Blade, Shake it Like A Caveman, The Blind Ducks, Jeff Lewis, and many more. Good Food, Good Music, Good Drinks, = Good Times

https://www.facebook.com/Bluesberry-CAFE-245591678792724/

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7:00 pm

Annual Post-JJFest Blues Jam

Where: Red's Lounge

Red's Lounge? It's the definition of a real-deal Mississippi juke joint. Don't expect to be spoiled with amenities. All you need is a been-there-done-that owner, some beers as big as your head and some "live" blues you'll never forget. (Oh, and MAYBE something out front on the grill.) This is how blues became blues... how the music grew up out of the cotton fields and onto a round piece of vinyl. Speaking of which, the building itself was called "Levine's Music Center" back in the day, and it's where Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm bought the instruments that played the first rock 'n roll song. Yeah, Red's is the real thing for sure...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reds-Blues-Club/163702543685722

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RELATED EVENTS

(Cover may apply.)

9:00 am

Sunflower River Camping

Wednesday - Sunday, April 12-15th, 2018 In partnership with the Clarksdale Police Dept Quapaw Canoe Company is offering bathroom and shower access to persons camping along banks of Sunflower River in the City Park around our facility and in other places downtown. Bathroom and shower access is $25/tent/night for 2 people, $10 each additional person/night. Proceeds generated will be donated to our partners the Clarksdale Police Dept. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. Don’t park on asphalt drive which the police use for access. Camping is in grassy areas of City Park to north of ramp, and any flat grassy places down along the river. Please don’t block gravel road access to Canoe Company. No open fires, but camp stoves, hibachis or small personal-sized BBQ okay. No smoking (city ordinance in public places). For more information contact: Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885. Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.

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Where: Quapaw Canoe Company

All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 - 4pm every day Thursday April 20 – Saturday April 22. For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220.

http://www.island63.com

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12:00 pm

Delta Blues Museum - April is Muddy Waters Month

See our new exhibits "Live from the Mississippi Delta: Photographs by Panny Flautt Mayfield" and "In that Land of Perfect Day: Photographs by Brandon Thibodeaux." Monday DBM open 9 - 5 p.m. See our new exhibits "Live from the Mississippi Delta: Photographs by Panny Flautt Mayfield" and "In that Land of Perfect Day: Photographs by Brandon Thibodeaux." 7 p.m. Special screening "The Last Waltz" featuring Muddy Waters.

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Where: Delta Blues Museum

Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is the state’s oldest music museum.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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1:00 pm

Gallery Pop Up

til 4 pm

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