P.O. Box 373   •   Vicksburg, Mississippi,  39181   •   601-634-6179   •   Info@VicksburgBlues.net   •   Twitter @VicksburgBlues  


     

Vicksburg Blues Society 

ADVOCATES • PRESENTERS

Affiliates of The BLUES FOUNDATION

 

About Us



  We are a leading provider of

BLUES PERFORMANCES

and CULTURAL HERITAGE EXPERIENCES

MISSION

We PRESERVE • PRESENT • PROMOTE and CELEBRATE 

the treasured art form born in the Mississippi Delta and loved around the world

THE BLUES

Our program of work includes signature events and activities

The Mississippi Juke Joint Experience

Vicksburg Blues Challenge

Heritage Music Series

Artist Development

Mississippi - Birthplace of America's Music

We present

The Mississippi Juke Joint Experience

Blues at LD's

Heritage Music Series "The BEST in BLUES"

Concerts / Performances /  Cultural Heritage Events

Ameristar BOTTLENECK BLUES BAR Vicksburg

Home of the Vicksburg Blues Challenge since 2012

Vicksburg Blues Challenge 2017 - AUGUST 27

 

Our other Venues include Restaurants, Bars, Auditoriums, Festivals, Museums and More

  We are recipients of Tourism Development Grants

From the Mississippi Development Authority - Dept. of Tourism

Within our program of work we celebrate the life and works of

WILLIE DIXON

 "Poet Laureate of the Blues"

(July 1, 1915 - January 29, 1992) 

Born in Vicksburg

American Blue Mmusician, vocalist, Blues Songwriter

ARTIE "Blues Boy" WHITE

(April 16, 1937 - April 20, 2013)

An important figure in contemporary blues and one of the artists who helped bridge the gap between the blues of the postwar era and the contemporary hybrid “soul-blues” style

Born in Vicksburg

        

 

  We Affiliates of The BLUES FOUNDATION

       

 

  We participate in the International Blues Challenge / Memphis, TN

FINALS IBC 2016 - Band Division - A DIFFERENT SHADE of BLUE

SEMI-FINALS IBC 2016 - Solo/Duo Division - MS GnH BLUES


WINNER IBC 2015 - Band Division - EDDIE COTTON

SEMI-FINALS IBC 2015 - Solo/Duo Division - ZECHARIAH LLOYD


WINNER IBC 2014 - Band Division - MR. SIPP "The Mississippi Blues Child"

29th IBC PARTICIPANT - 2013

FINALIST IBC 2013 - Band Division - MR. SIPP and Kin Folk

29th IBC Program Guide 2013

http://blues.org/programs/2013IBC-v.WEB.pdf

 

 

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CONTACT US

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MEMBERSHIP

•  You are invited to JOIN the Vicksburg Blues Society  •

We encnourage you to become a member.  Thank you for your support!

INFO and Apply HERE


BOARD of DIRECTORS

About our Directors HERE


About WILLIE DIXON

HERE