FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Reflecting Jackson, Mississippi in the Blues”
The Central Mississippi Blues Society, Inc., with support from Visit Jackson, the Mississippi
Humanities Council, South Arts, Mississippi Blues Foundation and affiliates National
Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts and Mississippi Arts
Commission, will celebrate Jackson’s bicentennial with a two-day “blues” extravaganza. The
headliner for all events will be international blues star, Castro “Mr. Sipp” Coleman. All events
are free and open to the public. The schedule of events is:
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 1-4 pm. Blues musician panels with noted Jackson blues
personalities, held in the auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown
Jackson. The panel, “The Lived Experience of The Blues in Jackson” will be moderated
by blues journalist, historian and sociologist, Scott Barretta, with panelists Castro
Coleman (Mr. Sipp), Sherrill Holly, Willie Silas and Jimmi Mayes. The panel, “Jackson
Women in the Blues – Past, Present, Future”, will be moderated by journalist and blues
promoter Dr. Brinda Fuller Willis, with panelists Dorothy “Misty Blue” Moore, Nellie
“Mack” McInnis and Maya Kyles.
Monday, November 14, 2022, 11:30 am – 1 pm. “Success Over Fame in the Music
Business”, a workshop led by Castro “Mr. Sipp” Coleman, at the Jackson State
University Department of Music. This workshop will focus on information relevant to
managing a successful music career.
Monday, November 14, 2022, 7-11 pm. – Bicentennial Concert at Hal & Mal’s Big
Room in downtown Jackson, featuring Castro “Mr. Sipp” Coleman, with the Blue
Monday Band opening the show. A full bar and limited menu will be available at this
This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities
Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views,
findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily
represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi
Humanities Council. This event is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in
partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Mississippi Arts Commission.
This event is also supported by the Mississippi Blues Foundation and Visit Jackson.
For more information, contact Central MS Blues Society, Inc. at
firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.centralmississippibluessociety.com, or
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