CLARKSDALE: MS Blues Trail Marker Dedication, 10amfor Ike Turner (during Sunflower River Blues Fest

Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 10am in front of the former Alcazar Hotel (127 Third Street, Clarksdale, MS) which once housed WROX Radio where the young Ike Turner worked.

Blues/R&B/rock ‘n roll pioneer IKE TURNER of Clarksdale — Mr. “Rocket 88” — will be honored by the Mississippi Blues Trail and Blues Commission for his early work as a blues pianist/guitarist, recording artist, talent scout and band leader.

Stay around all weekend for the annual Sunflower River Blues Festival (www.sunflowerfest.org) and Cat Head Mini Blues Fest (www.cathead.biz) that weekend.