MS) – Join us in Tunica, Mississippi for a free concert on our Gateway to the
Blues front porch stage featuring Big A & The All-Stars on October 9, 2019
from 6-8 pm. Whether you’re in need for something to do outside our casinos or
you’re headed to the Helena Blues Festival, make sure to stop by and begin your
blues journey at the Gateway to the Blues located on Highway 61.
to the Blues Museum, a fully restored train depot circa 1895, is a must-stop
for music lovers and fans of art, history and folklore. You can’t miss it with
its authentic rustic charm and striking neon sign.
sure to Tour the Museum Where the Blues Comes to Life
journey begins! Inside this larger-than-it-looks museum, you will learn where the
blues genre came from, why it’s called the blues, and how the blending of
cultures – African, European, Native American – would ultimately birth the
blues. Through interactive exhibits, videos and recordings you can see and hear
blues performers. Learn what makes the Delta unique. Hear how Robert Johnson traded
his soul to the devil to be able to play the blues like a master. Learn to play
the lap steel guitar and the diddley bow. See more than 20 famous guitars on
display. There’s even a recording studio where you can record your own blues
song, then take it with you via email. That’s just a short list of what awaits
a mesmerizing “starlit” room, encircled by artist George Hunt’s deeply
evocative paintings of eight blues greats, you will feel like you’re right
there: in a field, in a juke joint, on the front porch listening to the true
stars of the Delta sing the blues as naturally as breathing air. It’s truly
Tunica: Where it Began, Where it’s Going Strong
of the most influential blues artists were born and raised in the Mississippi
Delta: B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Charley Patton,
Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many others. These bluesmen gave birth to
the distinctive high lonesome sound forever after equated with the Delta.
Tunica is located on the Mississippi Blues Trail, which features over 200
historical markers throughout the state. If you’d like to visit the six
markers in Tunica, the Visitor Center staff is happy to assist with the next
leg of your journey, as well as help you find the perfect Tunica souvenir in
the gift shop.
Then make sure
to visit Tunica’s six resort casinos for table games, slots, live entertainment,
lip-smacking dining and more. And plan a stop in the charming town of Tunica
itself, cozy, welcoming and steeping with southern charm.