‘Spectacular’ lineup booked for Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party

CLARKSDALE – A “spectacular” lineup of blues superstars including Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, “Big T” Williams, Lucious Spiller, and James “Super Chikan” Johnson has been booked for the annual Thanksgiving Eve Blues Party at Ground Zero, says Melvita Tillis Presley, Sunflower River Blues Association chairman.

The event takes place Wednesday, November 21, at Ground Zero Blues Club.

“We are excited and most appreciative of these talented musicians performing for our Sunflower Festival’s annual fund-raiser and to Bill Luckett and his staff for hosting the event,” continues Presley.

“With door prizes, dancing, and the recognition of global and local visitors it has become a popular and fun holiday tradition as well as a showcase of Clarksdale’s incredible musical talent,” she said.

The party supports the annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival and helps keep it free and open to the public. Staged entirely by volunteers, the festival is operated by a non-profit organization, the Sunflower River Blues Association, that raises funds to pay musicians and production costs from patrons, partners, sponsors, and grants.  

The 32nd festival is scheduled August 9-10-11, 2019.