BROWNSVILLE, TN – April 23, 2019 – Blues fans from around the world will go to Brownsville for the 9th annual Exit Blues Fest May 25-26 at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.
The festival, presented from the porch of the last home of blues legend Sleepy John Estes, will showcase two full days of blues performances including a “Women in Blues” line up on Sunday, May 26.
The Exit 56 Blues Fest features live music from an eclectic gathering of blues men and women, arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition.
This year's entertainment line-up includes:
Saturday, May 25
• 10 a.m.: Dijango Riders
• 11 a.m.: "Poor Howard" Stith
• Noon: Lucious Spiller
• 1 p.m.: Robert Kimbrough Sr.
• 2 p.m.: Maxwell Russell & The Shakedown Kings
• 3 p.m.: Corvette Car Show Announcements & Deep Fried BBQ Eating Championship
• 4:30 p.m.: Old Guys Play the Blues
• 6 p.m.: RL Boyce
• 7 p.m.: Little Boys Blue
• 8 p.m.: Sean "Bad" Apple
• 9 p.m.: Dylan Whitney Band
Sunday, May 26 - Women in Blues Showcase
• 11 a.m.: Rita Nicole Perry
• Noon: Sandy Carroll
• 1 p.m.: Lorina McMinn
• 2 p.m.: Barbara Blue
• 3 p.m.: Joyce Henderson
• 4 p.m.: Women in Blues Jam
Admission is free.
About the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, is a music heritage destination that 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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