Bridging the Blues is the Do-Not-Miss Blues Event of the Year

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Bridging the Blues LogoFor nearly three decades, fans have been coming to King Biscuit Blues Festival, one of the country’s most prominent, longstanding blues events. This year, however, something special is happening down in the delta.

Over an eleven day period beginning Thursday, September 27th and lasting through October 8th, Mississippi, Memphis, and Arkansas will be overflowing with incredible music and blues-related happenings in a landmark event called Bridging the Blues. 

Blues festivals, blues movie screenings, book signings, jams, juke joint parties, museum events, and much more are happening every day. For any true blues fan, Bridging the Blues will be the biggest, most exciting blues event of the year! Book your room today.

Discover the schedule below, and be sure to use the official hashtag: #BridgingTheBlues

Thursday – 9/27/2012

Vicksburg, MS, AmeriStar Bottleneck Blues Bar
“Vicksburg’s Got the Blues” with Stevie Jay (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Friday – 9/28/2012

Leland, MS, Highway 61 Blues Museum
“Catfish & Cotton” Book Signing with authors Luc & Marc Borms (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Vicksburg, MS
Walnut Hill Blues

Leland, MS, HobNob
“Da Delta Black Music & Me” Book Signing with author Lamar Thomas (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Leland, MS, Bud’s Blues House
Kick off party for Highway 61 Blues Festival Show (7:00)

Indianola, Ms, Club Ebony
Get close & personal with live music from legend Bobby Rush in an intimate, authentic Juke Joint 6:00ish

Saturday – 9/29/2012

Leland, MS, Downtown Leland
Highway 61 Blues Festival $10 in advance or $15 at the gate (12:00 PM)

Charleston, MS, Charleston Square
Gateway to the Delta Festival in Charleston Square (9:00 AM)

Vicksburg, MS, Walnut Hills
Walnut Hills Blues featuring Mark Doyle and Dr. Who

Sunday – 9/30/2012

Indianola, MS, Da’ House of Khafre, 105 Main Street
MS Delta Blues Gospel Brunch (12:00 PM)

Holly Ridge, MS, The Holly Ridge Store
FREE Holly Ridge Jam (2:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Monday – 10/1/2012

Greenville, MS, Greenville Arts Council
Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues Photographs of William Ferris (9:00 AM – 400 PM)

Clarksdale, MS, Hopson Commissary at Hopson Plantation
Live blues hosted by Ronnie Drew

Tuesday – 10/2/2012

Vicksburg, MS, LD’s Kitchen
Live Blues with Central Mississippi Blues Society (8:30 PM)

Cleveland, MS, Dockery Farm
Tours and live music with Cadillac John and Bill Abel (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Merigold, MS, Po’ Monkey’s
Po’ Monkeys Blues Bash with Terry Harmonica Bean & His Blues Band (8:00 PM)

Helena, AR, The Wild Hog Saloon
Film Screening – Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones perform at Chicago’s Checkerboard Lounge, 1981 (7:30 PM)

Wednesday – 10/3/2012

Tunica, MS, Gateway to the Blues on Highway 61
#BridgingTheBlues #BluesTweetUp with live music from Super Chikan & free giveaways
presented by Gateway to the Blues & American Blues Scene (4:30 PM)

Helena, AR, King Biscuit Main Stage
FRE Biscuit & Jams (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Helena, AR, The Wild Hog Saloon
Birthright Blues Project Blues Jam (7:00 PM – 12:00 PM)

Memphis, TN, Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street
IBC Memphis Blues Society Finals (7:00 PM)

Thursday – 10/4/2012

Helena, AR
King Biscuit Blues Festival Begins

Merigold, MS, Po’ Monkeys
Live Blues at Po Monkey’s Lounge (8:00 PM)

Greenwood, MS, Downtown Greenwood
Art Alfresco in Downtown Greenwood (4:30)

Helena, AR, King Biscuit Main Stage
King Biscuit Blues Festival headliner: Bobby Rush

Friday – 10/5/2012

Helena, AR, King Biscuit Main Stage
King Biscuit Blues Festival headliner: Taj Mahal

Memphis, TN, Rum Boogie Cafe
Eric Hughes Band & Bob Margolin (10:00 PM)

Vicksburg, MS, Walnut Hills
Walnut Hills Blues from Mark Doyle and Dr. Who

Saturday – 10/6/2012

Helena, AR, Bit O’ Blues Stage
Kid’s Zone (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Helena, AR, King Biscuit Main Stage
King Biscuit Blues Festival headliner: Bonnie Raitt

Greenwood, MS, Lefore County Civic Center
Mississippi Blues Fest with Ms. Jody, Andre Lee, Vic Allen, Jeff Floyd, and more (7:00)

Rosedale, MS, The River Resort
Otherfest (1:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Hollendale, MS
Sam Chatmon Blues & BBQ Festival with music by Eden Brent, John Horton, T-Model Ford, Eddie Cusik, and Libby Rae Watson, with bike ride and Gospel!

Vicksburg, MS, Walnut Hills
A blues combo of Mark Doyle and Dr. Who

Clarksdale, MS, Rock & Blues Museum
FREE 2012 2nd Street Party with free street music

Sunday – 10/7/2012

Clarksdale, MS, Rock & Blues Museum
FREE 2012 2nd Street Party with free street music

Clarksdale, MS, Cat Head Folk Art Gallery
FREE Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III (9:00 AM til ?)

Clarksdale, MS, Hopson Commissary at Hopson Plantation
2012 Pinetop Perkins Homecoming at Hopson – $20 at door (2:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Monday – 10/8/2012

Clarksdale, MS, Hopson Commissary at Hopson Plantation
Live blues by Ronnie Drew featuring Bernie Pearl at Hopson Comissary at Hopson Plantation

 

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