(CLEVELAND, MS) – GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will host a concert on the lawn in front of the Museum on Wednesday, June 29 to celebrate the opening of its second special exhibit, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Seventeen-year-old blues guitar phenom, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will open the concert at 7:30 p.m. with blues/rock/soul emerging artist, Wes Sheffield and the Slowburners headlining the event.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Museum box office at 662-441-0100. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the Museum grounds.
Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, the Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit opens June 30 and will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of legendary bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, serves as a guest curator of the exhibit.
On display through October 16, 2016, the exhibit will feature:
Several guitars, including Vaughan’s “Number One” Fender Stratocaster;
Original stage outfits, including Vaughan’s famous Indian headdress;
Original concert posters / tour ephemera;
And much more…
“This exhibit celebrates Stevie Ray Vaughan, his brilliant career and his love for the blues,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of the Mississippi Museum. “The birthplace of the blues is the perfect location for this collection, and we are thrilled to bring Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Delta.”
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