Honoring the music of Blues pioneers Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell and “Sleepy” John Estes, music fans of all ages are encouraged to gather Saturday, May 23rd at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN for the 5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest.
This festival attracts Blues enthusiasts from all over the region. Presented by the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (recent recipient of nine Tennessee Association of Museum Awards in honor of the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School), this free festival will include live music from an eclectic gathering of West Tennessee Blues men and women, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition.
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 Time: 12pm – 10pm Location: Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN
Address: 121 Sunny Hill Cove/Brownsville, TN 38012 (located minutes East of Memphis – off of Tennessee’s “Music Highway” Interstate 40, Exit 56 in the heart of the Tennessee Delta)
Tickets: Free Admission
Schedule: A complete schedule is available online at www.Exit56Blues.com, or by calling the Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000.
This year’s Exit 56 Blues Fest music line-up opens with Bonafide Blues Band with Linzie Butler. Also performing throughout the afternoon is Sean “Bad” Apple, Last Chance Jug Band, Elam McKnight Band with West Tennessee Bluesman Dudley Harris, Dylan Whitney Band, James “Super Chickan” Johnson, Little Boys Blue and Travis “Moonchild” Haddix.
Blues music has deep roots in American history, which got its start in the Delta regions of the South. “We are excited to be one of the stops on the Americana Music Triangle and after their launch last week, it is clear to see the relationship these genres have along the ‘Gold Record Road,’” says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. “We are pleased to recognize the launch during this festival and also to present entertainers and musicians from sister locations such as Clarksdale, Mississippi.”
For information on the Exit 56 Blues Festival and to see the detailed schedule, please visit http://exit56blues.com, https://www.facebook.com/Exit56BluesFest or call the Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000.
About The Americana Music Triangle:
The Americana Music Triangle is the world’s #1 music destination – a preservation project along a 1,500-mile stretch of highway that birthed nine uniquely American genres of music (Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock & Roll, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Southern Gospel, Cajun/Zydeco and Bluegrass). Spanning more than 30 communities along the “Gold Record Road” (the Natchez Trace Parkway, I-10, Highway 90, Highway 61 and I-40), the Americana Music Triangle is a milestone collaboration of cultural attractions across the South. http://americanamusictriangle.com/