985 OB McClinton Road, Senatobia, MS 38668
VIA BLUE MOTHER TUPELO WEB SITE: “This picnic is certainly an Otha Turner family tradition and an old time Mississippi tradition – BMT has performed for the last several years at this nonstop down home foot-stompin’ picnic filled with great food, great folks and great music! – Past performers include: T-Model Ford, RL Burnside, Sam Carr, “Big Jack” Johnson, Kenny Brown, Robert Belfour, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Cedric & Duwayne Burnside, Kenny Kimbrough, “Slick” Ballinger, Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm, Blind Mississippi Morris, Big Daddy, The North Mississippi Allstars, Blue Mother Tupelo and of course, Sharde Thomas & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band). The gathering of friends and the music is always fantastic and the catfish & goat bar-b-q are delicious! Ice-cold beer to top things off – it don’t get no better than this!!! This year, the Turner family will carry on in the traditional picnic style with Otha Turner’s original Rising Star Fife and Drum and his granddaughter, Sharde Thomas, playing the fife and his grandsons playing the drums as well as countless other Hill Country and Delta Blues musicians. Blue Mother Tupelo will be jammin’ there with others. At this picnic, there’s never a schedule for performers and one NEVER knows who’ll be performing for this event. But the music is nonstop and this is always guaranteed to be an old-fashioned Mississippi boogie.”
Directions: On I-55, get off on the Senatobia exit and turn left (away from town) down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner’s Picnic is on the right there will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road.