MLK Jr. Blues Festival in Chester, South Carolina Jan 12-15, 2017

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(Chester, SC) – Listen to your heart, hear with your soul, brotherhood and the blues is for everyone! The MLK Jr. Blues Festival, brought to us by 2nd Thursday Blues,​ will be held January 12-15 at Carolina Hall (119 College St) in Chester, South Carolina. Not one of the largest festivals, but one of the more important blues festivals, the 4-day event celebrates the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, freedom, nonviolence, harmony, peace, love, brotherhood, justice through an uplifting music of freedom, the blues, in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King National Holiday weekend.

The microphone will be opened as audience members all will have an opportunity to share their thoughts of Dr. King and times past and present and their hopes for the future and now. There are outstanding blues, soul, sacred steel. gospel artists who will be performing for four straight days of deep, meaningful blues which will uplift all attending.

2nd Thursday Blues, a SC Nonprofit whose mantra is “Revitalizing Chester, SC One Song at a Time,” presents this festival and all proceeds will benefit 2nd Thursday Blues in continuing establishing Blues Music Tourism and cultural enrichment in Chester County.

Dave Claytor started pulling musicians and those who love to listen to them together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the first Blues Festival in 1995 when he was still in Tallahassee, Fla. as the owner of Dave’s CC Club. When Claytor and his wife Elizabeth came to Chester, they brought the idea of a blues festival to commemorate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader to their 2nd Thursday Blues revitalization efforts.



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