8th Exit 56 Blues Fest May 26-27 Showcases Women In Blues & more

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Exit 56 Blues Fest(BROWNSVILLE, TN) – The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center will once again showcase the Women In Blues at the 8th annual Exit 56 Blues Fest with a full day of female performers on Sunday, May 27. The festival, presented from the porch of the last home of blues legend Sleepy John Estes, will showcase two full days of blues performances at Interstate 40 at Exit 56, is hosted by N Da Kno’s Jazzii A, an entertainment industry veteran that has toured with Bobby Rush.

“We’ve got an incredible line-up of ladies who are pioneers on the blues scene both in the delta and around the globe,” says Executive Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. “This showcase includes artist who have performed on the David Letterman Show and Conan O’Brien. They’ve been immortalized on the Beale Street Walk of Fame, in memorabilia cases at The Hard Rock Cafes in Memphis and Pittsburg, garnered numerous Blues Music Award nominations and shared the stage with acts like U2, Bon Jovi and Huey Lewis and the News. It’s absolutely astounding the accomplishments these blues singer/songwriters have received. We’re honored to present them at the 2018 festival.”

Here is the full 2018 Women In Blues showcase:

10 am: Sandy Carroll

11 am: Joyce Henderson

12 pm: Barbara Blue

1 pm: Queen Ann

2 pm: Reba Russell

3 pm: Lorina McMinn

4 pm: Women in Blues Jam

The Exit 56 Blues Fest features live music from an eclectic gathering of blues men and women, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition. A full line-up of events and entertainment for Saturday May 26 is below:

Saturday, May 26

10 am: Tyler Goodson

11 am: Elam McKnight Band

12 pm: Doctor Ocular

1 pm: Sean “Bad” Apple

2 pm: Maxwell Russell & The Shakedown Kings

3 pm: Linzie Butler & the Blues Gentlemen

3:45 pm: Car Show Winner Announcement

4:30 pm: Deep Fried BBQ Eating Contest

5 pm: Dylan Whitney Band

6 pm: Lucious Spiller

7 pm: Little Boys Blue

8 pm: Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers

9 pm: Al Corte’

Admission is free. Those looking for more information about the event can visit the website or Facebook or contact the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at the following: (731) 779-9000 or email.


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