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

Melvita Tillis Presley, chairman of Clarksdale's Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival (center) and booking chairman Maie Smith (left) welcome Simona Ottolenghi of Rome, Italy, to the Sunflower's legendary 'Grits, Greens, and Barbecue' opening supper Thursday night. Ottolenghi, is directing Viaggi Esperienza Tibi World’s group of 11 photographers to Clarksdale and the Delta who are filming blues and gospel sites Wednesday through Monday for global websites.


Entertaining at Thursday night's Sunflower River Blues Festival’s acoustic concert beneath a VIP Tent in Clarksdale is guitarist Richard 'Daddy Rich' Crisman. Other musicians on the program were Gramm Phillips and Marshall Drew. The 31st annual Sunflower Blues Festival continues Friday and Saturday, and concludes with a gospel festival Sunday. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.sunflowerfest.org




Jan 23, 2020 - 5:36PM
hal
As always, beaucoup live jams. Tracks from Kali Malone, the Terminals, Dilloway & Wiese, and we ended the night wit… https://t.co/gUPj3RWbbx
Jan 22, 2020 - 3:51PM
Christy Bishop
@DavidCornDC Born in Clarksdale!! I hadn't realized. Clarksdale is the heart of the blues. I attended the Sunflower… https://t.co/CGG5wScMsy
Jan 20, 2020 - 10:06AM
🌹TENNESSEE JED🌹
Impossible to name one but I’ve really been enjoy John Fahey’s album “death chants, breakdowns, and military waltz”… https://t.co/ZcQri9ArqC