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We are proud to announce the lineup for the Highway 61 Stage of the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival - Highway 61 Blues Festival which occurs October 4-5, 2014 at Warfield Point Park. The performers are as follows: Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jarekus Singleton, Jimbo Mathis and the Tri_State Coalition, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, John Horton Band, Jimmy Phillips and the Ruminators, L. C. Ulmer, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Eddie Cusic, Cadillac John Nolden and Bill Abel, Jamie Isonhood,, Pat Thomas, Lightnin' Malcolm and Stud, Cedric Burnside, Mickey Rogers, Libby Rae Watson. We will also have two acts from Norway... Daniel Erikesen and Stig Sjostrom and The Bertheussen Blues Express! Come join us for a great festival on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River! The Highway 61 Blues Festival will be dedicated to two delta musicians, the recently deceased George "All Night" Allen and the very much alive, Leonard "Mac" MacIntosh. We are proud to honor these very deserving musicians!
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN" EXHIBIT OPENING
July 17th from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Delta Blues Museum
Curated by Delta historian and photographer Billy Johnson, "Gone But Not Forgotten" features color photography highlighting Delta Blues artists who left behind more than memories.
"At these festivals the crowd saw the entertainers on the stage. These photos capture the friendships and camaraderie backstage. Festivals are more of a reunion among friends than a job."
~ Billy Johnson
"Billy Johnson has been a friend, fan, supporter and promoter of Delta Blues artists. His images capture the carefree, human moments on and off the stage. The artists' ease with Billy and camaraderie amongst themselves really shows through."
~ Shelley Ritter, Museum Director
Music by Bill Abel
Food by Oxbow Restaurant
Mississippi Arts Commission, Covenant Bank, WADE Incorporated, Oxbow, Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola and
Friends of the Delta Blues Museum
Hunter Paper (print services)
The poster signing for the Highway 61 Blues - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival takes place at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center on Main Street, Greenville, MS from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. The poster artist, Cristen Craven Barnard, will be on hand signing a limited number of festival posters. Sales of festival posters directly benefits the Highway 61 Blues Museum. Please join us and support the museum!
Join us for the MIghty Mississippi Music Festival - Highway 61 Blues Festival at beautiful Warfield Point Park. Help us make this a great festival at one of the prettiest locations in the delta. The lineup will be announced very soon!
Vendors interested in applying for a position need to follow this link: Mighty Mississippi Music Festival Vendors
Printable Performer Schedule
Vendors may also call Jamie Murrell at 662-347-2920.