Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

11/29/21: Sunflower Thanksgiving Eve Fundraiser at Ground Zero

11/17/21: Thanksgiving Eve Sunflower party

08/02/21: Sunflower River Blues Fest kicks off August 13-15 with top sponsors: CCC, HPI, and Visit Clarksdale

07/15/21: Festival Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Award

07/12/21: 'Sunflower Supremes' guarantee super welcome Thursday, August 12, 2021

07/01/20: 2020 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest postponed


03/19/20: International sister blues festivals exchange cheer during crisis

12/28/19: Global blues fans pack every seat and standing room inside Red's Blues Club

12/14/19: Blues Grammy Nominee ‘Kingfish’ Ingram honors Deceased mother with emotional ‘Amazing Grace’

11/29/19: Record crowd pack Ground Zero's Sunflower Festival Thanksgiving Eve fund-raiser

11/21/19: Five dynamite blues bands booked for Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve party

08/11/19: Despite stormy weather, the 32nd Sunflower, a 'howling success'

08/11/19: 2019 Festival Photos

08/09/19: 'Everyone loves Chikan,' Sunflower headliner

08/07/19: Big George Brock joins Sunflower Fest lineup

07/21/19: Sunflower Fest promises international attractions Aug 9-11

07/06/19: Super Nova Blues Musicians Ignite July 6

06/27/19: Sunflower Fest certified a 'Southern Travel Treasure'

01/24/19: February's First Friday Blues Mixer features 4 super stars

11/10/18: 'Spectacular' lineup booked for Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party

11/07/18: Superstars Headline Annual Sunflower Festival

08/09/18: Italian photographers enjoy Sunflower River Blues Festival's opening event

08/08/18: Expect high-octane show from hometown celebrity O.B. Buchana

08/08/18: Count on 'Kingfish' for a spectacular show

08/04/18: Sunflower honors music giants: 'Razorblade' Stewart, C.V. Veal

08/04/18: Sunflower River Festival centers on Delta blues, but also stars 'Hill Country' & 'Bentonia'-styles

07/10/18: Mississippi Arts Commission awards $4,500 grant to Sunflower River Blues Association

07/05/18: Amazing hometown talent booked for 31st Sunflower Fest

05/10/18: Extraordinary musician C.V. Veal, 91, dies May 8

04/25/18: Bluesman Josh ‘Razorblade’ Stewart dies in Memphis

04/15/18: Norwegian Grammy winner (and great friend of the Sunflower) recording gospel song here in Clarksdale over the weekend

02/19/18: Panny Mayfield, nominated for MIAL Award

11/14/17: Sunflower's Annual Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party set Nov. 22

07/24/17: Sunflower Fest earns accolades but retains distinctive signature

07/09/17: Sunflower Fest finale with Musselwhite, Jim O’Neal Sunday, Aug. 13

07/08/17: The 30th Annual FREE Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

06/12/17: Grammy winner Charlie Musselwhite headlines Sunflower’s Saturday stage; Hometown favorite O.B. Buchana spins top soul performance Friday night

05/15/17: Sister Festival Leaders Visit Clarksdale

04/26/17: April’s Muddy Waters Month celebration at the DBM features top attraction

02/27/17: A Night At Red's Juke Joint In The Mississippi Delta Is A True Blues Experience

02/17/17: NPR interviews blues club owner Red Paden

02/13/17: Bobby Rush, William Bell, win Grammy Awards in LA

12/28/16: Super soul star performs at Sunflower's Christmas Blues Party

12/19/16: Sunflower Fest sets Christmas Blues Party Dec. 23

12/09/16: 2017 Grammy Nominees

11/28/16: Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve blues party a howling success with 30th preview, Word family reunion & pint-size ‘Blues Brothers’

11/11/16: Thanksgiving Eve blues party features 6 bands at Ground Zero

10/10/16: Mayors and officials of Clarksdale and Notodden, Norway renew sister city relationships

08/22/16: Paul Wilson receives Early Wright Blues Heritage Award

08/15/16: Sunflower River Fest is a ‘cool’ international success

08/15/16: Civic Auditorium packed for Sunflower Gospel Fest

08/11/16: Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival welcomes top Italian photographers

08/09/16: Sunflower River Fest headliners ready to roll

08/09/16: Sunflower Fest draws international media

07/27/16: Sunflower Fest to join John Lee Hooker Month observance

07/15/16: Sunflower mourns the passing of Po' Monkey

07/05/16: WROX Partners With Free Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

05/20/16: Outstanding Lineup Booked for 2016 Sunflower Festival

05/10/16: Norwegian Blues Festival Delegation is Welcomed to Clarksdale

04/28/16: Charlie Musselwhite Recalls Early Days in Chicago with Muddy Waters - "Muddy Gave Me a Career"

03/17/16: ‘Razorblade’ Stewart expected home Sunday

02/29/16: C. V. Veal Honored By Chapel Hill Baptist Church

01/08/16: Orlando Paden sworn into the Mississippi State House of Representatives at noon Tuesday, Jan. 5 in the Mississippi Capitol

12/30/15: VisitSouth Features Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

12/18/15: Blues Trail unveiling honoring the Dickinson family

11/30/15: Vibrant Musicians Rock Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve Party

11/18/15: Five top bands booked for Thanksgiving Eve party

10/28/15: Gearing up for the Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party

08/17/15: Revered bluesman Eddie Cusic dies at 89

08/09/15: Sunflower River Gospel Festival

08/07/15: Sunflower artist and media check-in set in former Greyhound Bus Station

08/03/15: Sunflower Festival Promises ‘Most Authentic’ Music

07/27/15: ‘Women in Blues’ brings international flair to Sunflower

07/21/15: With Elvis, Tina Turner as role models, Sweet Angel promises a unique show

07/20/15: Expect triple-digit show from Nathaniel Kimble

07/20/15: Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest awarded $4,500 grant from Mississippi Arts Commission

03/09/15: Vintage musician honors master guitarist Robert Belfour

02/26/15: Bluesman Robert Belfour passes Feb. 25

12/09/14: Blues Museum kids designated Clarksdale’s Music Ambassadors

11/18/14: Delta Blues Museum Band members enjoy

08/15/14: Big Jack Johnson tribute rockets into history

08/04/14: Big Jack's birthday party rocks

08/04/14: 'Grits, Greens, & Barbecue' lure visitors from Beale Street

07/31/14: Sunflower Artist/Media check-in site moved to Bus Station

07/30/14: Anthony Sherrod 'channels' the energy of Big Jack Johnson

07/28/14: Latimore returns with steamy soul show Aug. 8

07/16/14: Red Paden talks about Big Jack Johnson

06/26/14: 2014 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival T-Shirts Arrive

06/20/14: Sunflower Fest rated a Top 10 summer event

04/19/14: Top Norwegian vocalist records gospel in Clarksdale with locals

12/09/13: Sunflower congratulates former festival headliners

11/29/13: International crowd packs Sunflower party at Ground Zero

11/16/13: Sunflower books 7 top bands to play Thanksgiving Eve party

08/19/13: 2013 Sunflower Festival

07/29/13: Stax Music Academy students to perform at Ground Zero Friday

07/29/13: The North Mississippi Allstars ‘link’ Hill Country masters to Rock ‘n Roll

07/28/13: Sunflower Fest to honor Melville Tillis, his legendary blues club

07/14/13: Priscilla Presley at Robert Plant concert in Memphis

05/24/13: Extraordinary musician/songwriter Arthneice Jones passes

04/11/13: Mississippi Heritage Blues Trail marker unveiling honoring Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum

04/10/13: North Mississippi AllStars, Bobby Rush to headline Sunflower 26th annual free festival Aug 9-10-11

04/02/13: Mr. Johnnie Billington taught students much more than music

03/11/13: Downtown stage renamed the Melville Charles Tillis Sr. Delta Blues Stage

03/06/13: Sunflower River Blues Fest members honor late co-chairman Melville Tillis

03/03/13: Sunflower Co-Chairman, Melville Tillis, Passes Away

01/16/13: Musselwhite to perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ Tuesday, Jan. 22

11/25/12: Sunflower's annual Thanksgiving Eve party packs Ground Zero

11/08/12: Sunflower Fest’s annual Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party to feature 5 bands at Ground Zero

10/29/12: Robert Plant, Morgan Freeman interviews at the Sunflower Fest to air on Mississippi Roads

08/23/12: And the lucky winner of the John Lee Hooker-signed guitar is….

08/22/12: Letter to the Editor 8 /19/2012 Sunflower Festival rockets Clarksdale into global recognition

08/15/12: Robert Plant Supernova explodes at 25th Sunflower River Blues Fest

08/07/12: DARTS, Rebel Rides to shuttle visitors downtown at Sunflower River Festival

08/06/12: Signed John Lee Hooker guitar offered for raffle

08/06/12: Robert Plant creates ‘a bit of a stir’ in Clarksdale

07/30/12: Sunflower photography credentials closed

07/29/12: Sunflower Fest features extraordinary bonus events

07/18/12: Homeland Security increases manpower for Sunflower Festival crowds Aug. 10-12

07/09/12: Sunflower Festival Security Earns Top Priority

05/11/12: Vickie Winans to Headline the 25th Annual Sunflower River Gospel Festival

04/24/12: 2012 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival Tentative Lineup Released

04/17/12: Ella Wright, widow of famed radio broadcaster, dies April 14

03/25/12: Robert Plant and Patty Griffin in Clarksdale over the weekend

03/03/12: Robert Plant to headline 25th Sunflower Festival

02/23/12: Sunflower Fest to announce superstars March 2

12/02/11: Melville Tillis named Clarksdale’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

11/26/11: Fresh new sounds mark Sunflower party

11/15/11: Sunflower’s Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party to showcase 5 bands, contests, prizes

08/16/11: Sunflower Awards

08/14/11: Dorothy Moore crowned Sunflower Fest favorite

08/07/11: Getting’ ready for ‘Grits, Greens, & Barbecue’

08/07/11: Virtuoso blues artists punctuate acoustic stages with intimacy

08/02/11: Steamy nights no problem for cool Southern soul artists at the Sunflower

07/28/11: Two historic marker dedications kick off Sunflower Blues Fest activities August 12

07/17/11: Dorothy Moore draws international fans

06/19/11: Crystal Hicks creates 2011 Sunflower Fest design

06/14/11: Sunflower program at Tuesday Rotary Club

06/13/11: 24th annual Sunflower Blues Fest headliners

03/14/11: Big Jack Johnson dies Monday, March 14

02/03/11: Sunflower offers $1,000 prize pack for best 24th annual festival design

01/02/11: 24th Sunflower Fest to celebrate five

11/27/10: Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party at Ground Zero Blues Club

11/04/10: Sunflower Fest’s Thanksgiving Eve party to feature seven bands plus gilt-edge prizes

09/12/10: Tater FosterWiley - Visitation and Services

08/25/10: Photos from The 2010 Sunflower River Blues Festival

08/25/10: Clarksdale's 23rd Sunflower, tribute to Ike Turner a 'howlin' success despite triple-digit heat wave

08/02/10: Po Monkey and the Sunflower River Blues Festival

07/28/10: Proclaiming Ike Turner and Rocket 88 weekend

07/28/10: Blues musicians needed to play on train trips during Sunflower

07/18/10: Sunflower acoustic stage moves to New Roxy

07/06/10: Blues-lovin' trains return for Sunflower Festival

07/02/10: Ike Turner to be honored in Clarksdale Walk of Fame

07/02/10: Make advance reservations for the VIP Tent

06/02/10: 2010 Lineup Announced

05/21/10: Sister blues festivals toast the summer season

01/22/10: Sunflower Festival to pay tribute to Ike Turner, Rocket 88 musicians

12/07/09: Sunflower Fest's Thanksgiving Eve party

12/03/09: Superstar Robert Plant addresses Tutwiler Blues Marker Unveiling

11/12/09: Four Top Bands, including Cedric & Malcolm to play Sunflower Fest's fund-raiser Nov. 25

11/26/07: Six Blues Bands Pack Ground Zero for Sunflower Fest Fund-Raiser

11/17/07: Rocking blues party set Thanksgiving eve at Ground Zero

08/15/07: Despite sizzling triple-digit temps, 25,000 celebrate Sunflower Fest

08/06/07: Sunflower Fest Promises to be 'best ever'

07/30/07: 2007 Festival Lineup Revised

07/19/07: Photos from the Sunflower Art Unveiling

07/18/07: Barnard's Sunflower artwork, a signature

06/18/07: Quintessential stars Bobby Rush, Denise LaSalle to Headline 20th

03/12/07: Sam Carr honored with Governor's Award

03/12/07: Sunflower, Notodden Blues Festivals Turn 20

03/12/07: Not too early to reserve Sunflower VIP tickets

11/10/06: Thanksgiving Eve Fundraiser to Feature 4 Blues Bands

08/14/06: More than 25,000 attend Sunflower Fest

08/09/06: Allstars offer unique mix steeped in tradition

08/07/06: Expect a steamy Latimore show plus a few surprises

07/19/06: Global documentary to feature Sunflower Festival

07/10/06: International Flavors Spice Sunflower Festival

06/27/06: Artist Cristen Barnard creates a 'masterpiece' for the Sunflower

06/27/06: Tamale mobile boosts Sunflower Fest

05/17/06: The 19th Sunflower Fest is Sam Carr's Houseparty

10/03/05: Sunflower Festival returns to 3-day format


08/10/05: Musselwhite talks Southern roots, blues history in Clarksdale

08/04/04: International notes invade the down-home Sunflower Festival

06/24/04: Charlie Musselwhite buys massive Clarksdale building

06/16/04: Headliners Comin' Home

05/28/04: T-Shirt Contest

01/12/04: Dates for 2004

05/14/03: Sunflower chosen for Year of the Blues

07/17/02: Lineup Is Complete

05/15/02: Get Ready for the 15th Annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival


08/06/01: Deadline Ticking Down before Clarksdale’s 14th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

07/10/01: Festival Talent Announced

06/29/01: July 4th Benefit

06/13/01: Benefit A Success!

03/16/01: April 6, 2001 - BOBBY RUSH to headline Festival Fund-Raiser

03/16/01: Sunflower Dates Set for 2001

07/21/00: Bobby Rush and Koko Taylor Heat Things Up in Clarksale

06/29/00: The Travel Channel to Visit Clarksdale

03/15/00: Welcome to SunflowerFest.Org