Tuesday, June 29, 2010

He's coming to town...... The King of The Blues

Join in the fun, I'll be moving but that's ok I'll catch you next time!

Friday, July 2, 2010
The Annual B.B. King Homecoming

The annual outdoor concert in Fletcher Park will feature the King of the Blues and his band, and also include entertainment by Grammy-winning country music star Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Other opening bands that Friday evening will include the Mike Holloway Band from Yazoo City, L.C. Ulmer & Chase Holifield from Laurel, the Columbia College Blues Ensemble All-Stars from Chicago, and The Grady Champion Revue from Canton.
The concert will kick off at 5 p.m. and also will feature a spectacular fireworks display, beer and good food.

Tickets for the July 2 B.B. King Homecoming Concert will be available for $12 advance purchase starting May 17 at area Double Quick Stores, Indianola Pecan House, local banks, Chamber of Commerce, Indianola Main Street and the B.B. King Museum.  Adult admission at the gate will be $18. Children under 12 are admitted free accompanied by an adult.

B.B. will also be performing on Wednesday night at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland on the campus of Delta State University.  AND he'll be playing in his own Club Ebony on Friday night (about midnight) in Indianola!  B.B. will be playing THREE TIMES during the Fourth of July Week!   So come to Indianola to hear and celebrate B.B. King.....go through the  fabulous B.B. King Museum!  Ya'll come eat some Catfish, soak up some wonderful blues and just enjoy Southern Hospitality at its best!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010
A Blues, Bike and BBQ

A Blues, Bikes and BBQ Festival starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3 in the downtown areas of Indianola. A barbecue contest sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network will be a main attraction, along with an arts and crafts festival and a big rally by motorcycle clubs from across the mid-South.  A Kids Zone will include dozens of attractions for youngsters.

During Saturday’s Blues, Bikes & BBQ Festival, the B.B. King Museum will present musical entertainment by The Church of our Lord Children’s Choir, Indiana Norfleet, Brantley Catlette, Jon Boat and the Trolling Motors, Mickey Rogers and the Soul Blues Band, Jerry Fair and Alfonso Sanders, Good Paper, and Jake and the Pearl Street Jumpers.

Indianola’s Open-Air Farmers Market will be at the museum just as every Saturday in summer.  Local art will also be on display. The museum itself will be open for touring, of course.

So get out and enjoy the fun for you and me both! Maybe next time we can meet and enjoy it together!


shannon i olson said...

Just love blues...love Mississippi, so excited my dad and step mom are leaving Ellisville on Friday to come up for a visit!!