(Memphis & Clarksdale MS) Tonite, May 11, 2017 the Blues Music Awards (BMA) 2017 are being held at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Once the awards gala is over there is still plenty to do in the Delta area, not to mention enjoying the clubs, friends, fans, shops, museums and food!
Down in Clarksdale the 11th Annual Caravan Fest will be held May 12-14, 2017 with free live music outside of Cat Head (252 Delta Ave), and the Rock & Blues Museum (113 E. 2nd Street) plus, on May 12 it’s the 5th Annual Michael Burks Celebration at Hopson Plantation (8141 Old Highway 61, Clarksdale, MS) 4pm to benefit the HART Fund and Generation Blues. Also May 12 in Memphis there’s the Bobby “Blue” Bland Statue Dedication at SE Corner of S. Main & Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. at 11am; the 6th Annual Play-It-Forward Fundraiser at Hard Rock Cafe (126 Beale St.) 5pm to benefit the HART Fund and Generation Blues; plus Nine BMA Fests on Beale St. alone including a Tribute to Bobby “Blue” Bland at B.B. King’s (143 Beale St.), and Bob Margolin’s 10th Anniversary Vizztone Blues Party at Rum Boogie Cafe 10pm – 12am.
On Sat, May 13 it’s the 5th Annual Pinetop Boogie & Crawfish Boil at Ground Zero Blues Club (252 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, MS) 3pm, and a Blues Spectacular featuring 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Latimore at Paradise Entertainment Center (645 Georgia Ave.) 8pm.