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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Pinetop Homecoming Celebration honors legendary blues pianist Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (1913-2011), and is put on by the non-profit Pinetop Perkins Foundation. The event takes place on the Hopson Plantation just outside of Clarksdale, where Perkins resided in the 1940s. Perkins was the honored guest at the event for many years, playing wonderful piano well into his 1990s.

Held the day after the King Biscuit Festival in nearby Helena, Arkansas, the event draws many artists from the Festival. This year confirmed performers include Super Chikan, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin' Malcolm, Bob Margolin, Jonn del Toro Richardson, Bob Stroger, Sweet Betty, Kenny Brown and Clay Swafford, Rip Lee Pryor and Stephen Blues Dude Duncan.

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