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Center of the Blues Universe
Gravesite of Charley Patton, the founder of Delta Blues.
The son of a Sledge sharecropper, Charley Frank Pride first won notice as a singer when music was just a sideline to his early baseball career. Taking a shot at what seemed an unlikely career in Nashville, he went on to record fifty-two Top Ten singles, twenty-eight of them No. 1 hits.
Choose your own tree from a wide variety, open Thanksgiving-December
Church Street catered to every need of the African-American community during the segregation era, when most area residents worked in the cotton fields during the week and came to town on weekends. Church Street (later designated Church Avenue) offered everything from doctors' offices to tailoring shops, from shoe shine stands to ice cream parlors, from Saturday night Blues to Sunday morning church services. B. B. King often played for tips on the street as a teenager in the 1940s.
pumpkin patch, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, hay rides, snacks & refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, gift shop
Miniature golf, pony rides, petting zoo, playground area, bounce room, punpkin patch, hay rides, fee fishing, parties, camps and field trips.
Club Ebony is one of the best known juke joints in the state. Since 1945, the club has hosted such icons as Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner, Little Milton, Willie Clayton, Albert King, Bobby Bland, Howlin' Wolf, and B. B. King.
The intersection of old Highways 10 and 61 was a popular gathering place for Blues musicians to earn tips.
This active dairy farm offers visitors the exciting opportunity to witness the milking of Jersey cows and the making of hormone free dairy products, to pet the calves and tour the farm, the milking and processing facilities. The best in non-homogenized milk, cheese and butter products can be purchased on site. This is a rare opportunity in Mississippi as many of our dairy farms have closed or do not allow tours. The farm is open from 6:00 am till 8:00 pm. Call to make reservations for group tours.
Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Day festivals of the 1950s, the first held May 26,1953, became known as National Country Music Days, marking a turning point in the nation's enthusiasm for country music. Stars and fans from every country music style, from old-time hillbilly to pop balladry and rockabilly, came together in this celebration of music that was to win fans around the world.
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