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The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center invites blues fans from around the globe to attend the 7th annual Exit 56 Blues Fest May 27-28. The festival, which expanded to two full days of entertainment last year, will be presented from the porch of the last home of blues legend Sleepy John Estes.
"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:
o 11 am: Eric Hughes
o Noon: Elam McKnight Band
o 1pm: Delta Project
o 2pm: Tyler Goodson
o 3pm: Dylan Whitney
o 4pm: Cruise-In/Corvette Car Show Winners Announced; Deep Fried BBQ Eating Contest
o 5pm: Sean "Bad" Apple
o 6pm: Lucious Spiller
o 7pm: Little
o 8pm: Eddie Turner
o 9pm: Mississippi Bigfoot
Sunday, May 28th - Women in Blues Showcase
o 10am: Verlinda Zeno
o 11am: Dorothy
o 12pm: Sandy
o 1pm: Barbara
o 2pm: Reba Russell Trio
o 3pm: Lorina McMinn & the Myxx
o 4pm: Women in Blues Jam Session
Admission is free. Those looking for more information about the event can visit www.Exit56Blues.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: www.westtnheritage.com