Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 21, 2013

 

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, Oldest In The Nation, Celebrates Its 36th Year

 

The theme of the 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival, “Da Blues Is Like Comin’ Home” is illustrated through the vast Artist line-up, the juke stage, southern soul food and lots of activities for the entire family.

 

 

Greenville, Mississippi (August 1, 2013) The 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Washington County Convention Center Fairgrounds in Greenville, MS.
 
It is now considered the oldest Blues Festival in the Country.  Thirty six years ago, on September 8, 1979, the festival was started in Freedom Village, Mississippi, on a flatbed truck as the stage. Freedom Village was a settlement in Washington County inhabited by displaced farm workers thrown off area plantations because of civil rights activities. Jake Ayers who filed the now famous Ayers Case against the State of Mississippi was the overseer of Freedom Village at the time. 
 
The theme of the 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival, “Da Blues Is Like Comin’ Home” is illustrated through the vast Artist line-up, the juke stage, southern soul food and lots of activities for the entire family.
 
Artists featured this year include: the father/daughter duo “Syleena and Syl Johnson”, Bobby Rush, Grady Champion, Bill “Howling Mad” Perry, Eden Brent, Latimore and many others.  They will entertain an expected crowd of nearly 10,000 national and international Blues fans.  Once again, Blues lovers from all over the world can’t wait to come home to the Blues.
 
For information, contact MACE at (662) 335-3523 or visit the web site at
www.deltablues.org. Tax deductible tickets can be found on ticketweb.com.





 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Howard Boutte

Email: info@deltablues.org

Phone: (662) 335-3523

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

119 South Theobald Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Web: www.deltablues.org, Phone: (662) 335-3523

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Event Date: September 21, 2013

 

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, Oldest In The Nation, Celebrates Its 36th Year

 

The theme of the 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival, “Da Blues Is Like Comin’ Home” is illustrated through the vast Artist line-up, the juke stage, southern soul food and lots of activities for the entire family.

 

 

Greenville, Mississippi (August 1, 2013) The 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Washington County Convention Center Fairgrounds in Greenville, MS. It is now considered the oldest Blues Festival in the Country.  Thirty six years ago the festival was started in Freedom Village, Mississippi, on a flatbed truck as the stage. Freedom Village was a settlement in Washington County inhabited by displaced farm workers thrown off area plantations because of civil rights activities. The theme of the 36th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival, “Da Blues Is Like Comin’ Home” is illustrated through the vast Artist line-up, the juke stage, southern soul food and lots of activities for the entire family. Artists featured this year include: the father/daughter duo “Syleena and Syl Johnson”, Bobby Rush, Grady Champion, Bill “Howling Mad” Perry, Eden Brent, Latimore and many others.  They will entertain an expected crowd of nearly 10,000 national and international Blues fans. For information contact MACE at (662) 335-3523 or visit the web site at www.deltablues.org. Tax deductible tickets can be found on ticketweb.com.  

 

Media Contact: Howard Boutte, Email: info@deltablues.org, Phone: (662) 335-3523

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.