Festival Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Award

Board members of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival celebrate the Mississippi Arts Commission’s award of a prestigious $4,750 grant supporting its 33rd annual free festival August 13-15 in downtown Clarksdale. The announcement was made at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Crossroads Cultural Center. 

Pictured in the group are from left: Maie Smith, Chandra Williams, JoAnn Blue, Melvita Presley, Margaret Walker, Georgianna Smith, and John Sherman.