Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
07/29/13: Stax Music Academy students to perform at Ground Zero Friday

Return Aug. 11 for concert at the Sunflower River Gospel Festival   

MEMPHIS – The Stax Music Academy’s June 2013 Music Summer Experience focused on “Soul Rockin’ Blues,’ and now the SMA Summer Soul Tour is taking 25 students on a trip through the Mississippi Delta performing at some of the region’s top venues, including Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale and the 26th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.

They will present a 4 – 5 p.m. concert in Clarksdale Friday, August 2, at Ground Zero Blues Club and return on Friday, Aug. 11, for a 8:30 p.m. performance on the downtown Melville Tillis Stage at the Sunflower River Gospel Festival.


With a send-off concert Thursday, August 1, at BB King’s Blues Club on Beale Street, they will depart for Clarksdale Friday, Aug. 2 and also visit the Delta Blues Museum.


The tour moves on to Indianola where students will perform at Club Ebony, once owned by BB King and now owned by the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.


On Sunday, DMA will perform during a special music festival at Tipitina’s in New Orleans hosted by the Tipitina Foundation, a Berklee College of Music City Music Network site.


Previous SMA Summer Soul Tours have taken place in Italy, Australia, New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and other locations.





Nov 15, 2018 - 3:07PM
Roger Stolle
Here's the lineup (so far) for Thanksgiving Eve's annual SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST fundraiser at Ground Zero Blues… https://t.co/tQp7pbKAxC
Nov 12, 2018 - 5:35PM
Joe Rosam
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (1974 Version) https://t.co/FHY5emy2Zy
Nov 10, 2018 - 2:26PM
Christian B
John Fahey-Sunflower River Blues https://t.co/4dTUsJ8Urn via @YouTube
Nov 9, 2018 - 8:40PM
Yousei Suzuki
john fahey 「sunflower river blues」 思い入れありすぎる曲、やっと良い感じのカバーのバージョンできたかも。本人も何回も録音していて全部違うバージョンで弾いているから、カバーするにあたっても変奏は必要… https://t.co/wsatFmvUxN