The National Blues Museum announced its next traveling exhibition, “The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive: Blues in Review” presented by curator, Carole L. Anthony. The collection features rare images of some of the most influential people in music and pop culture’s history, including over 30 photographs of blues artists such as W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland and more.
The National Blues Museum announced that as part of its first birthday weekend celebration, it will host a concert on Saturday, April 1, 2017, to honor blues artist, Big George Brock. The show will feature Mickey Rogers from Mississippi and St. Louis blues musicians, Skeet Rodgers and Marquise Knox. The 7 pm concert will take place in the museum’s own Lumière Place Legends Room.
The National Blues Museum is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of famed guitarist and father of rock & roll, Chuck Berry.
Mr. Berry had a tremendous and far-reaching influence on American music and the museum is honored to have worked with his family on the exhibit dedicated to his work, which includes a wall of albums by artists who covered “Johnny B. Goode” and an interactive of his famous “duck walk”.
We send our condolences to his family and join the music world in the mourning of this true legend and icon.
The National Blues Museum announced that in celebration of Black History Month, it is hosting the “Great Migration Tour: Celebrating the Sounds of Mississippi, Chicago and St. Louis” with concerts on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2017. The shows will feature 2016 Grammy nominee Vasti Jackson from Mississippi, St. Louis blues prodigy, Marquise Knox, and American Bluesman and educator from the South Side of Chicago, Fernando Jones.