2021 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest
2021 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival Lineup
Thursday, August 1Grits, Greeens & BB Que VIP Party
7:00pm-7:45pm Lucious Spiller
8:00pm-8:45pm Mississippi Marshall
9:00pm-9:45pm Terry "Big T" Williams
Friday, August 13, 2021 Main Stage
7:00pm-7:45pm Delta Blues Museum Band
8:00pm-8:45pm Heather Crosse: Heavy Suga & The Sweet Tones
9:00pm-9:45pm Steve "Lightin" Malcolm
Saturday August 14, 2021 Acoustic St (at the VIP Tent)
10:00pm-11:00pm James "Super Chikan" Johnson
Headlining the Sunflower River Blues Festival's Friday night stage August 13, 2021, is James "Super Chikan" Johnson, an international and hometown favorite musician, ambassador, songwriter, and folk artist pictured performing at an earlier festival and also welcoming and entertaining a delegation of Norwegian visitors from Clarksdale's Sister City/ the International Notodden Blues Festival. Chikan is a recipient of the Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission. He also traveled with Gov. Haley Barbour to open Mississippi's Pavilion at the World Fair in Japan. Pictured also with "Chikan" on the porch welcome with our Norwegian "cousins" are State Rep. Orlando Paden, and Nancy Foley, Sunflower members.
We miss Super Chikan over here in Norway. Here is an attached photo where Super Chikan and Lee Williams are present when The City of Clarksdale is being honored with a star on Notodden Blues Walk of Fame in 2017.
10:00am-10:45am Pat Thomas
11:00am-11:45 am Kenny Brown
12:noon-12:45pm Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
1:00pm-1:45pm Bill Abel
2:00pm-2:45pm Little Willie Farmer
3:00pm-3:45pm Sean "Bad" Apple (Acoustic Stage moves to the Main Stage)
4:00pm-4:45pm Bill "Howlin' Madd" Perry
5:00pm-5:45pm Mark "Muleman" Massey
Saturday August 14, 2021 Main Stage
6:00pm-6:45pm Lucious Spiller
7:00pm-745pm Terry "Big T" Williams
8:00pm-8:45pm Jimbo Mathus
9:00pm-9:45pm Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
10:00pm-10:45pm Sweet Angel
11:00pm-12:00am Nathaniel Kimble
Gospel Stage Coming Soon
Festival Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Award
Board members of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival celebrate the Mississippi Arts Commission's award of a prestigious $4,750 grant supporting its 33rd annual free festival August 13-15 in downtown Clarksdale. The announcement was made at Tuesday night's meeting in the Crossroads Cultural Center.
Pictured in the group are from left: Maie Smith, Chandra Williams, JoAnn Blue, Melvita Presley, Margaret Walker, Georgianna Smith, and John Sherman.
'Sunflower Supremes' guarantee super welcome Thursday, August 12, 2021
With the Sunflower Supremes lining up to serve our opening night's famous "Grits, Greens, and Barbecue" menu, you definitely do not want to miss Thursday night's party kicking off the 33rd annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2021.
It's open wide and welcoming to VIP patrons who have a great time renewing and toasting friendships with unlimited beverages while enjoying dynamite musicians beneath the tent up close and personal.
Booked for the evening are super stars: Lucious Spiller from 7 to 7:45 p.m.; Mississippi Marshall from 8 to 8:45 p.m. and Terry "Big T" Williams from 9 to 9:45 p.m.
Click on Order Your VIP Tent Tickets link for VIP wristband admission details explaining how VIP donations keep the festival free and open to all.
The VIP Tent is located adjacent to the Main Stage, but does not restrict the access of blues fans cheering their favorite musicians in front of the stage.
Returning to Thursday night's popular menu that originated initially to acquaint "our Sister City cousins from Notodden Norway,"" with Southern Soul food - the menu includes Mrs. Louise Campbell's famous turnip greens and cornbread; Charlie Musselwhite's favorite Rotel-flavored baked cheese grits; Abe's awesome barbecue, and watermelon plus beverages.
The party's safe and outside and waiting to happen!!!
VIP Buffet line
Rep. Orlando Paden and several Supremes helps consolidate Mrs. Campbell's famous turnip green
Our famous Sunflower Supremes ready to serve "Grits, Greens, and Barbecue."