Blues Music

Pictured: Bobby Rush performing at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale, Mississippi

It’s a fact that every Mississippian will proudly tell you: Our state spawned the genre that is the taproot of modern popular music. Whether you're a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of entertainment, you'll discover facts you never knew, sights you've never seen and a whole new appreciation for the area that gave birth to the blues.

Throughout the state, the markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail tell the stories of blues artists both renowned and obscure through words and images. From sprawling cotton fields and rustic train depots to cemeteries, clubs and churches, you’ll see firsthand how the people, places and culture around them influenced and shaped their music.

  • PEPSI POPS: Picnic in the Park

    May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Pops Series Saturday, May 11, 2018, 7:30pm-10:00pm Old Trace Park, Ridgeland Tickets $12&up ($5 student) at or 601.960.1565 Details: The Rez, picnics and pop tunes make this concert an annual family magnet to be enjoyed by blanket, lawn chair or boat. Our 37th annual Pepsi Pops promises a unique outdoor …

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