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The 930 Blues Cafe' preserves the legacy of Mississippi Delta Blues on historic Congress Street in the heart of downtown Jackson. The owner has recreated a vivid Delta atmosphere with artifacts such as washboards, cotton scales, and flooring of the finest of long-leaf southern pine, resurrected from an old church. Featuring local and international blues artist. Dine on one of three decks or just hang out on the second floor balcony while you listen to some of the best blues around.
Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who spent his lifetime collecting and celebrating music and musicians around the world, recording their songs, making photographs and films. His work is interwoven with the Library of Congress and the Archive of American Folk Song. During the 1950s and again in the 1970s, attracted by the lure of north Mississippi’s unique Hill Country Blues, Lomax visited the Como area. Lomax’s repatriated recordings, photographs and film capture this unique regional Blues said to be the closest to its African roots. The collection may be viewed in the Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between the hours of 10a.m.- 6p.m. or on Saturday from 10a.m.-noon.
Andrew's Tavern is a fairly young Natchez nightlife establishment compared to some others, and is located in the heart of downtown. Andrew's opens around 4 p.m. daily, except on Sunday, unless there is a Saints game on TV, and it is frequented by locals and visitors alike. Stop by and have a cold draft beer, drop a buck in the jukebox, and listen to some of your old time favorites or the latest pop smash hits.
The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a fascinating tribute to the "King of the Blues" and Indianola's most famous son. House in what was once a cotton gin where King worked as a youngster, the interactive exhibits interpret the life of King, as well as the cultural heritage of the region.
The rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta and the life of bluesman B.B. King are told in this state of the art museum through film, interactive exhibits, artifacts, and activities.
Big Walter Horton, also known as Walter "Shakey Horton," was born in Horn Lake, moved to Memphis as a child and then to Chicago, where he first appeared on the blues scene in the late 1950s. His career encompassed playing blues joints in the Mississippi Delta during the 1920s and 1930s, to studio recording with groups like Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Winter in the 1970s.
A Branson-style music show that's family friendly with live music as well as comedy.
Membership Association offering five concert performances from all over the world throughout the year. Performances open to public based on availability.
The intersection of old Highways 10 and 61 was a popular gathering place for Blues musicians to earn tips.
Adjacent to the DeSoto Civic Center, the theater has family productions throughout the year. Shows like Diary of Anne Frank, The Sound of Music and Shenandoah are just a few, as well as a summer camp program and holiday productions.
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