Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Friday, August 8

Main Stage (Next to Delta Blues Museum)

3:45 p.m. - Delta Blues Museum students
4:15 p.m. - Jacqueline Gooch with Delta State University's Barry Bays & Joey Cummings
5 p.m. - "Mr. Johnnie" Billington and students
6 p.m. - The Deep Cuts
7 p.m. - James "Super Chikan" Johnson
8 p.m. - Miss Brown Sugar
9 p.m. - O.B. Buchana
10 p.m. - Floyd Taylor


Saturday, August 9

Acoustic Stage No. 1 - (Inside air-conditioned Clarksdale Station, Restored Passenger Depot where Muddy left for Chicago, seating limited; Get there early.)

10 a.m. - Tater Foster
10:30 a.m. - John Ruskey
11 a.m. - Pat Thomas
11:45 a.m. - Eddie Cusic
12:15 p.m. - Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin and Carey Bell
1:15 p.m. - Tribute to Othar Turner and his daughter, Bernice Turner Pratcher featuring a documentary by filmmaker Scott Jennison and music by Othar Turner's granddaughter, Sharde and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band

Acoustic Stage No. 2 - (Delta Avenue beneath tent on 200 block of Delta, located on site of the Sunflower Festival's first acoustic stage in 1988)
1:30 p.m. - Guelel Kumba
2 p.m. - Terry "Harmonica" Bean
2:45 p.m. - Willie King
3:30 p.m. - James "Super Chikan" Johnson
4:15 p.m. - Robert Belfour
5 p.m. - Cadillac John and Bill Abel


Blues Alley Main Stage (Next to Delta Blues Museum)
1:30 p.m. - Othar Turner Tribute continues featuring Sharde and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band.
2 p.m. - Pure Blues Express
3 p.m. - The Wesley Jefferson Southern Soul Band
4 p.m. - Big T (Terry Williams) and the Family
5 p.m. - Big George Brock and the Houserockers
6 p.m. - Willie King & the Liberators
7 p.m. - James (Jimbo) Mathus and the Knockdown Society
7:30 p.m. - CeDell Davis with James Mathus
8:30 p.m. Welcome to delegation from Clarksdale's Blues Sister City, Notodden, Norway, and presentation of the Early Wright & Julius Guy Award recipients
9 p.m. - David "Honeyboy" Edwards
10 p.m. - Bob Margolin's Blues Allstars featuring Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Carey Bell

Gospel Festival (Inside air-conditioned City Auditorium, 506 East Second St, seating capacity 1,800, short walk - 1 block- from Clarksdale Station and Post Office.)
Noon - Donald Grant (soloist)
12:30 p.m. - Sensational Travelers
1 p.m. - Rev. Lloyd Johnson
1:30 p.m. - Harvest Time Gospel
2 p.m. - True Believer with Lee O. Surrell
3 p.m. - Haven United Methodist Church Choir
3:30 p.m. - The Myles Family Singers
4:15 p.m. - Tribute to James Williams and The Soulful Messengers

BLUES FESTIVAL BONUS - Beginning at 8 or 9 p.m. Thursday night, Aug. 7, "live blues" partially subsidized by the Sunflower River Blues Association is being planned at Ground Zero Blues Club, Hopson Commissary, Sarah's Kitchen, Jacqueline's Blues Bar and Red's - expect reasonable cover charges.



· Subject to change
· Free admission to all events: no coolers, no video cameras, no pets, still cameras welcome but no photography on stage

Come to Clarksdale, Mississippi!




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