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."
Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, Voo Davis, Paul Thorn, and Danielle Nicole are among the many exciting artists scheduled to perform.
Bridging the Blues, a multi-week celebration of the musical heritage of Memphis and the Delta regions of Mississippi and Arkansas, marks its fifth anniversary with dozens of activities in late September and early October.
Don't miss the chance to enjoy blues, gospel, and a bit of country music while sharing good food and tall tales with friends and neighbors. Remember: Admission is free!