Historic Beale Street will be the site for each of the challenge rounds, opening with the International Showcase on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.
A highlight of this weekend's festivities will be Dublin, Mississippi native and master guitarist Jimmy Burns, playing at the Hambone Art Gallery...
This year’s headliners included John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, and slide masters Roy Rogers and Sonny Landreth together.
If you happened to be at the right stage at the right time you could witness things like The Reverend Peyton playing slide on a three-string cigar box guitar, or, catch a rip-roaring musical sermon from soulful Nashville singer Mike Farris.
Kingfish walked off the stage, joining the crowd on the green, jamming out using a wireless amplifier. It was reminiscent of a recent Buddy Guy performance I saw...
Among other treasures are a hand-written song book from Lightnin' Hopkins, a signed B.B. King Gibson "Lucille" guitar, and much, much more.
"This festival will become an annual event that attracts world-renowned performers, as well as jazz and blues music lovers from across the region and country."