(TUNICA, MS) – The Jus’ Blues Music Awards and Conference will be held August 1-4 at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The Early Bird VIP Conference/Awards ticket price ends March 15th.
The 2018 Class of Living Legend Honorees are Tito Jackson, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Toni Lynn Washington, Sir Charles Jones, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, John Primer, R. L. Boyce, Tyree Neal, Sheba Potts, Theodore Arthur, Larry Garner, Marquise Knox, and Dexter Allen. A Wednesday August 1st reception will be held to welcome the honorees. Friday morning, August 3rd, the “Blues Got A Soul” Historical Conference will provide a rare glimpse at Black music makers. Friday evening, the Jus’ Blues Juke Joint Fish Fry Party will feature some of the best Southern Soul and Blues artists of today. This will be a downhome “Mississippi Style” juke joint party with a purpose. Saturday night, August 4th, is the Jus’ Blues White Linen Party. Tickets are sold as a package or individually.
The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Blues heritage through cultural arts by nurturing the soul of the Blues with historical Blues education programming. We promote Blues education to youth and performing artists in communities nationwide and around the world. One of our main objectives is to acknowledge the originators of the Blues by archiving and preserving the legacy of the artists who continue to expand the ideas of the foundation of the Blues. We honor them by giving recognition to some of America’s finest African-American Blues & Soul music talents who are often left out of the more popular mainstream media and awards shows.
Like any other musical event or charitable donation, there are no refunds. The ticket price is non-refundable. All VIP tickets and day passes can be picked up at our registration office July 31st – August 4th from 11am – 2:30 pm, or at the door on the day of the event you are attending.