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Friday, July 17, 2015

Lineup for the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival -- Oct. 2 - 4 in Greenville, Miss.

The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, which incorporates the Highway 61 Blues Festival, is a one of the signature events of Bridging the Blues. Located along the Mississippi River in the beautiful Warfield Point Park, the festival features a broad array of music with a good heap of traditional blues across two stages.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Come help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas - October 7 - 10

One of the key events of Bridging the Blues, The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a lineup that includes Bobby Rush, Taj Mahal, Jimmie Vaughan with Lou Ann Barton, Ruthie Foster, Paul Thorn and Lucky Peterson

In addition to the main stage, located across from the Mississippi River levee, are multiple smaller venues, including a gospel stage, a children's stage and the intimate Front Porch stage. There's also going to be lots of live music at the Delta Cultural Center along historic Cherry Street, where the King Biscuit Time radio show is broadcast every weekday -- it first went on the air in Helena in 1941!

The festival also hosts the annul Call and Response Symposium, a BBQ cook off, and a 5k/10k run. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

International Conference on the Blues -- Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi - October 5-6

One of the most unique Bridging the Blues events is the International Conference on the Blues, which was founded in 2014 in tandem with the planning of a new blues studies program at Delta State University. It's held on the premises of the Delta Music Institute, a longstanding professional music education program at the University.

Last year the Conference featured an interview with and performance from Alvin Youngblood Hart, an informal "juke joint" jam session, and multiple paper sessions, with scholars from around the world.

The conference schedule or participants have yet to be announced, but those interested in making presentations can go here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Open Mic Nights at the Blue Front Cafe, September 25 - 30

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and the Blue Front Cafe will host Open Mic Nights with Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Friends 

Friday, Sept. 25
Saturday, Sept. 26
Monday, Sept. 28
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wednesday, Sept. 30

7 PM - Until each night!

Enjoy FREE admission and live blues at the oldest juke joint still in operation in Mississippi - the Blue Front Cafe!

For updates visit the Facebook page for this event. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vicksburg celebrates native son Willie Dixon's 100th birthday on Sunday, July 5

On Sunday, July 5 the Vicksburg Blues Society is presenting a concert  at the Vicksburg City Auditorium from 4 - 9 p.m. with Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child," Eddie Cotton, Jr., Bernard Jenkins, Zecheriah Lloyd, Bobby D. Benison, Bud "Dr. Who" Carson and Mark Doyle,Artis Brown, Ben Wiley Payton and London Branch, Kern Pratt and Denise Owen

Presentations by Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation and The Artie “Blues Boy” White Youth Scholarship Foundation.

Doors Open at 3pm.
General Admission $25 advance; $30 door
VIP Seating $50; VIP table for 8 - $320
VIP Table for Eight (8) $320
Concessions by LD's Kitchen

To purchase tickets go here - https://quick.crowdtorch.com/102647