CLARKSDALE: Delta Busking Festival 2014 – FREE!

DELTA BUSKING FESTIVAL FEATURES THE HISTORIC STREETS OF CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, AS A FREE STAGE FOR THE BLUES


Clarksdale, Mississippi – This September, the Delta Busking Festivalreturns for its second year in blues-historic Clarksdale, Mississippi.It is part of the tri-state area’s Bridging the Blues roster of events.

“As far as we know, this is the only blues festival created in tributeto the Delta’s street musician tradition,” said festival co-organizerRoger Stolle, also owner of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art. “FromRobert Johnson to Foster ‘Mr. Tater’ Wiley, the blues has always beenbuilt on the tips and exposure that street performances offerhard-working musicians.”

This year’s Delta Busking Festivalruns Friday-Sunday, September 26-28. It is a daytime event on two stages(plus pop-up performances around town) in front of downtownClarksdale’s iconic Cat Head blues store and world-famous Rock &Blues Museum. And, as co-organizer Theo Dasbach loves to point out, themusic doesn’t stop at 5pm.

“In Clarksdale, we are veryfortunate to enjoy live blues music 7 nights a week, every week,” saidDasbach, also the founder of the Rock & Blues Museum. “After youenjoy our festival stages during the day, you can go out for music at Red’s Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club and other hot spots at night.”

The festival is a free event in the City of Clarksdale, Miss.The event poster was sponsored by Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism.Attendees are encouraged to tip the festival musicians as well as buyCDs from the artists.

More information:
www.blues2rock.com
www.cathead.biz
www.bridgingtheblues.com
www.msbluestrail.org

2014 DELTA BUSKING FESTIVAL LINE-UP (subject to change):

***Friday, Sept. 26, 2014***

Cat Head Stage (252 Delta Ave.)
11am – RL SUPERBAD
1pm – Libby Rae Watson
3pm – Orland Moses with BluesGate Jams
Rock & Blues Museum Stage (113 E. 2nd St.)
11am – T.D. Boogieman
1pm – RL SUPERBAD
3pm – Made In Blues

***Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014***

Cat Head Stage (252 Delta Ave.)
11am – Stinkeye
1pm – The Blues Doctors w/Adam Gussow & Alan Gross
3pm – Zakk and Big Papa Binns

Rock & Blues Museum Stage (113 E. 2nd St.)
11am – RL SUPERBAD
1pm – Made in Blues
3pm – La La

***Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014***

Cat Head Stage (252 Delta Ave.)
11:30am – Preston Rumbaugh
1pm – Deak Harp

Rock & Blues Museum Stage (113 E. 2nd St.)
11am – RL SUPERBAD
1pm – Made in Blues
3pm – Tony Mac and The Blues Connection