Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
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24th Annual FREE
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
(Lineups are subject to change - visit website: http://www.sunflowerfest.org for updates)

The 2011 Festival is celebrating the lives of our 'Sunflower Family' - musicians/artists/key contributors in our history for more than two decades until their recent deaths. James Alford, Michael James, Wesley Jefferson, Big Jack Johnson, Sarah Moore, and Foster "Tater" Wiley.


Celebrating 24 Years

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011 - Main Stage
4:15pm - 4:45pmThe Delta Blues Museum Band
5:00pm - 5:45pmRichard 'Daddy Rich' Crisman
6:00pm - 6:45pmDeuce & Quarter Band
7:00pm - 7:45pmJoshua 'Razor Blade' Stewart
8:00pm - 8:45pmDavid Brinston
9:00pm - 10:00pmNathaniel Kimble
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011 - Main Stage
1:30pm - 2:00pmNeicy Keyinessa
2:15pm - 2:45pmTerry 'Harmonica' Bean
3:00pm - 3:45pmAll Night Long Band
4:00pm - 4:45pmDr. Feelgood Potts
5:00pm - 5:45pmTerry 'Big T' Williams & The Family Band
6:00pm - 6:30pmTribute to Blues Legends
6:45pm - 7:30pmBill 'Howl-N-Mad' Perry
7:45pm - 8:30pmEarnest 'Guitar' Roy
8:30pm - 8:45pmPresentation of Early Wright Blues Heritage Award and
Julius Guy Heritage Awards
8:45 pm - 9:45pmJohnny Rawls
10:00pm - 11:00pmDorothy Moore
 
Acoustic Stage #1
9:00amArthneice 'Gas Man' Jones
9:35amRobert Belfour
10:10amEddie Cusic
10:40amPat Thomas
11:15amT-Model Ford
11:50amJohnny Billington and the Midnighters
12:20pmSharde Turner & The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
 
Acoustic Stage #2
1:00pmMellow Blues Duo
1:35pmCharles Fowler
2:10pmAnthony 'Big A' Sherard
2:45pmLucious Spiller
3:15pmBill Abel & Cadillac John
3:50pmJimmy "Duck" Holmes
4:30pmKenny Brown
5:05pmTerry 'Harmonica' Bean
5:45pmJohnny Lowe Bow
 
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Gospel Festival - Clarksdale Civic Auditorium
4:00 - 4:30 pmChris Coleman
4:45 - 5:15 pmEdna Nichole Luckett
5:30 - 6:00 pmChapel Hill Men's Chorus
6:15 - 6:45 pmThe Myles Family
7:00 - 8:00 pmJamar Esaw Triad & Christ
8:15 - 9:15 pmEvelyn Turrentine-Agee
 
Special Free Blues Events Open to the Public

At 2 p.m. Friday, August 12, A Walk of Fame Bronze Plaque honoring the late Big Jack Johnson will be unveiled on the sidewalk outside Red's Blues Club on Sunflower Ave. The event is sponsored by the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors.

At 3 p.m. Friday, August 12, a memorial program paying tribute to six key Sunflower Festival figures: James Alford, Michael James, Wesley Jefferson, Big Jack Johnson, Sarah Moore, and Foster 'Tater' Wiley, will be held at Ground Zero Blues Club sponsored by the Rock River Foundation: Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett.

(Time/ location of the panel is subject to change)

The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival is produced by the Sunflower River Blues Association - a 501 c 3 non-profit organization - composed of bi-racial volunteers - 50 percent African-American - 50 percent Caucasian - who donate their time and services all year to showcase the unique cultural heritage of Mississippi Delta blues and gospel music. New members are welcome to join and attend meetings at the Delta Blues Museum. Membership dues are $25 per year. Tax-exempt donations are welcome, needed, and may be mailed to the Sunflower River Blues Association, Box 1562, Clarksdale, Miss. 38614. Many thanks. For additional information, view www.sunflowerfest.org.




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