OXFORD: Blues Today — A Living Blues Symposium

February 24-25, 2011
2011 Blues Today Symposium

University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS

MISSING CHAPTERS IN BLUES HISTORY

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 24

6:00 p.m.            Thacker Mountain Radio [Broadcast state-wide on MPB]
Musical guests: Reverend John Wilkins and Natchez, MS artists Gray Montgomery and YZ Ealey

Dinner on the Oxford Square

8:00 p.m.             Highway 61 Radio Blues Reception
Music, refreshments and photo exhibition.
Artists: Adam Gussow, Shine Turner and Natchez, MS blues musicians
Southside Art Gallery, Oxford Square
Sponsors: Lazy Magnolia Brewery and Cathead Vodka

9:00 p.m.              Reverend John Wilkins
                             Proud Larry’s, Oxford Square

Friday, Feb. 25

9:30 a.m.            “Inside the Blues Archive”
Greg Johnson
Blues Archive – University of Mississippi Library

10:30 a.m.            Panel Discussion: Natchez Blues
Q&A with Natchez, MS blues musicians Gray Montgomery and YZ Ealey
Moderator: Scott Barretta
Blues Archive – University of Mississippi Library

Noon            Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m.            Missing Chapters in Blues History
Early Wright Keynote Lecture
Jim O’Neal, Living Blues Founding Editor and MS Blues Trail Research Director
Blues Archive – University of Mississippi Library

3:00 p.m.            Panel Discussion: Mississippi Blues Tourism
Dr. Stephen A. King, Darryl Parker, Jim O’Neal, and Scott Barretta
Moderator: Dr. Adam Gussow
Blues Archive – University of Mississippi Library

Dinner on the Oxford Square

9:00 p.m.            Effie Burt and the Bill Perry Trio
                           Rooster’s Blues House, Oxford Square

Saturday. Feb. 26

8:30 a.m.         Run For Hope – Half Marathon
                        Oxford Convention Center

1:00 p.m. –       Oxford Winter Blues Festival

6:30 p.m.         Adam Gussow & Shine Turner, The Hancock Company,
                        Heather Crosse Band, and Aaron Moore
                        Rooster’s Blues House, Oxford Square

** All lectures/discussions on the University of Mississippi campus are FREE and open to the public.  No registration is required.  However, admission may be charged for music events.

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