EXPLORE CLEVELAND

Nestled in the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland is a charming community, full of music history and friendly faces. The town is home to Delta State University, the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi® and 18 of Mississippi's Blues Trail markers. There is much taste, see, and hear, and we invite you to try it all.

MEET WILLIAM "WEEJY" ROGERS

By day, William "Weejy" Rogers is kitchen manager and executive chef at Hey Joe's and Mosquito Burrito restaurants in Cleveland, Mississippi. By night, he serves as event coordinator, co-founder, promoter and writer for Keep Cleveland Boring, a grassroots community organization dedicated to supporting the local arts and music scene. The organization's name is a misnomer drenched in sarcasm playing off the notion that the Delta small town has nothing to do. Weejy started his culinary journey as a dishwasher, working his way up to prep, fryer, grill and beyond. His craft was mastered as a sous chef in Fairfield, Iowa, under Chef Ryan Kutter at the oldest country club west of the Mississippi River. Weejy came to Hey Joe's in the summer of 2010 and rotates the Hey Joe's menu regularly, while coming up with some of the best monthly burger recipes of all time. To see where Weejy likes to hang out in his spare time, check out his Cleveland itinerary below.


EXPLORE INDIANOLA

Blues music may not have been born in Indianola, but the king of the blues, B.B. King, was born here. King is now laid to rest at the museum bearing his name and pays tribute to one of the most prolific blues artists of a generation.

MEET ROBERT TERRELL

Robert Terrell is director of operations for the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi. Born and raised in Indianola, Robert moved as a young adult to Chicago, pursuing a career in music management. When his parents became ill, he moved home and found himself drawn to the B.B. King legacy. As Robert is quick to tell, Mississippi is where it all began. Many of the greatest blues artists have roots in the state. To really understand the blues, you have to experience the place where it started. Take a look at Robert's Indianola recommendations for good eats and true Delta experiences below.


Thanks to Blue Magnolia Films for producing our Delta videos. To view more of their work visit http://bluemagnoliafilms.com/



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