(CLARKSDALE, MS) – Delta Blues Museum is pleased to announce a special summer exhibit in partnership with the legendary Malaco music group, in celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary year.
On July 19, Delta Blues Museum will open “The Last Soul Company: 50 Years of Excellence” honoring Malaco’s milestone. The Museum is working in collaboration with Malaco to create the display, which will also be promoted at their gospel concert in Jackson, Mississippi, on July 12. Of the collaboration, Malaco co-founder Tommy Couch Sr. says, “We are excited to curate the exhibit in conjunction with DBM to showcase our contribution to the historic blues genre.” We hope you’ll join us for the opening reception and help us celebrate Malaco and its music.
From the Malaco catalog, our “Featured Video” in this week’s e-Guide is a great performance featuring Bobby “Blue” Bland, Bobby Rush and Johnnie Taylor.
For even more music from great blues artists, listen to Malaco’s Spotify playlist curated for blues fans everywhere.
*Through Labor Day*: Blue Star Museums / Free Admission
Now in our eighth year of participation in the NEA’S Blue Star Museum program, Delta Blues Museum will again offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, beginning Memorial Day weekend.
Save the Date – June 28: Opening Reception for “in That Land of Perfect Day” with photographer/author Brandon Thibodeaux, from 5-7 PM. Additional event details to come.
August 10-12: Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
DBM Student band performance and festival programming, details coming soon;
special Museum hours on Sunday Aug 12.