(CHESTER, SC) – Tue, Jan 14, 12:00 PM – Sun, Jan 19, 3pm, Carolina Hall, 119 College Street, Chester, South Carolina with be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s ideals, nonviolence, equal rights, freedom, justice, harmony, love, peace and live blues
The original blues festival created in recognition of the MLK Jr. National Holiday is 6 days of world class blues, heartfelt speakers and discussions on Dr. King and our hopes and dreams for today and the future. Performances at the 26th Annual MLK Jr. Blues Festival include blues-soul great Clarence Carter; Mississippi Blues Soul Great Johnny Rawls; Hammond B-3 Organ Master Bruce Katz the kings of Swamp Blues; Packrat’s Smokehouse; Austin “Walkin” Cane; Doris “Lady D” Fields; Jazz Oasis; and the Ric Holly Experience. Special speaker Rev. Lewis Bohler, Episcopal Priest, Civil Rights Captain, a lifetime friend of Martin Luther King Jr. is spending 6 days at the Festival.
The week includes the MLK Jr. Blues Festival Community Lunch, Gospel Blues Dinner Show, Community Breakfast, and Gospel Blues Brunch at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Carolina Hall, and Inn Upon Moon River Plantation Bed & Breakfast.
“NONVIOLENCE begins with me. Experiencing Heaven on Earth, Now.“ Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Clark Claytor and David Claytor founded the MLK Jr. Blues Festival in 1994 at Dave’s CC Club in Tallahassee, Florida. It was the first such Blues Festival in the United States established in honor and recognition of the newly established Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday.
They encourage you to order your tickets and attend. “It will be an uplifting, experiencing on earth, as it is in Heaven, Now. This will be a series of events full of peace, love, joy, understanding, harmony, and all the blues you can use,” say the founders.
If you can’t attend and wish to be supportive of the ideals and principles of Martin Luther King Jr., nonviolence, brotherhood, equal rights, freedom, justice, liberty, you can make a donation at the Ticket link and click on Freedom Donor to make your donation.
MLK Jr. Festival artist details and Tickets