2015 SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL EVENTS & EXHIBITS
AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND PERFORMANCE??
Award-winning student band opens the 2015 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival.??
On the Delta Blues Museum stage, at 5P.M.??
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 ?? ?? ?? ?? DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC??
From 9A.M. – 5P.M.??
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? DELTA BLUES MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC??
Special Festival hours from noon – 5P.M., with an additional “Meet the Artist” Q&A with Scott Cawood at 2P.M.??
About Delta Blues Museum
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 Mississippi’s oldest music museum and the nation’s first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services–the nation’s highest honor for museum and library service to the community–and a 2014 winner of the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive Center.
Through its DEEPER ROOTS campaign, the museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits:??Expanded exhibits, including those to be housed in the Muddy Waters Addition, will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum’s ability to “tell” stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.
For online donations or for more information on events or programs, please call
(662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.