7th Annual Celebration to Feature Live Entertainment May 27-28

“The Exit 56 Blues Fest has become a community staple” says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. “We are so excited that dedicated blues fans continue to enjoy themselves, and we’re pleased to continue to expand the festival and grow the genre’s audiences.”

The Exit 56 Blues Fest features live music from an eclectic gathering of blues men and women, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition.

A full line-up of events and entertainment is below:

Saturday, May 27th

11 am: Eric Hughes
Noon: Elam McKnight Band
1pm: Delta Project
2pm: Tyler Goodson
3pm: Dylan Whitney
4pm: Cruise-In/Corvette Car Show Winners Announced; Deep Fried BBQ Eating Contest
5pm: Sean “Bad” Apple
6pm: Lucious Spiller
7pm: Little Boys Blue
8pm: Eddie Turner
9pm: Mississippi Bigfoot

Sunday, May 28th – Women in Blues Showcase

10am: Verlinda Zeno
11am: Dorothy Guinn
12pm: Sandy Carroll
1pm: Barbara Blue
2pm: Reba Russell Trio
3pm: Lorina McMinn & the Myxx
4pm: Women in Blues Jam Session

Admission is free. Those looking for more information about the event can visit Exit56Blues.com or call or email the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at the following: 731-779-9000 or info@westtnheritage.com.

About the Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside, visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also, located on the grounds is Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner now home of the world renowned Tina Turner Museum, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is located along the Americana Music Triangle, 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). For more information, visit the following:

Delta Heritage Center: westtnheritage.com
Americana Music Triangle: americanamusictriangle.com