AMTRAK & MS BLUES TRAIL celebrates National Train Day… for 3 days!

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY IS MAY 8TH… so Amtrak along with the Mississippi Blues Trail is celebrating for three days!


Thursday, May 6, 2010
1:45 p.m. New Orleans Amtrak Station ‐ Departure
3:32 p.m. McComb, Miss., Amtrak Station ‐ brief stop at Bo Diddly Blues Trail Marker
4:17 p.m. Hazelhurst, Miss., Amtrak Station ‐ brief stop at Robert Johnson Blues Trail Marker
5:44 p.m. Jackson, Miss., Amtrak Station ‐ Deboard train
Media interviews at train station
Reception at Historic King Edward Hotel (near train station)
8:00 p.m. Clarksdale, Miss., – Performance and Celebration – “Blues Train Throw Down” at Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday, May 7
9:30‐ 11:00 a.m. Clarksdale ‐ Tour of various locations, including the Miss. Delta Blues Museum
1:00 ‐ 2:00 p.m. Indianola, Miss., – Media availability and tour of BB King Museum
5:00 ‐ 7:00 p.m. Greenwood, Miss., Amtrak Station – Send off reception and media availability
7:37 p.m. Greenwood departure
10:00/10:40 p.m. Memphis Amtrak Station Arrive/Depart and media availability
Bobby Rush boards train to Chicago

Saturday, May 8
9:00 a.m. Arrival into Amtrak Chicago Union Station
12:00‐1:00 p.m. Live Blues Program at Union Station

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