BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. – The Exit 56 Blues Fest has added R&B trilogy author Steve Bergsman to the line-up 5 p.m. May 27. Bergsman will speak and sign copies of his books.
The Exit 56 Blues Fest features live music from an eclectic gathering of blues men and women, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle cruise in, Corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition.
Admission is free.
About Steve Bergsman
Veteran journalist and travel writer, Steve Bergsman is also the author 10 books including The R&B Set: The Death of Johnny Ace, The Seduction of Mary Wells and The Friends of Billy Preston. Although he has a history writing about business and real estate, his passion has always been about the history of rock 'n' roll. His taped interviews with Mary Wells were used in Peter Benjaminson's book, Mary Wells: Motown's First Superstar, and in TV Ones Unsung Documentary. Bergsman is originally from Levittown, New York and now resides in Mesa, Arizona.
About the Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. The Delta Heritage Center is also a featured stop along the Americana Music Triangle connecting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. To learn more about the Center, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.
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