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2013 Sunflower Festival, Events and Exhibits at Delta Blues Museum Clarksdale, Mississippi

August 1, 2013

AUG 6:  TRIBUTE TO ARTHNEICE "GAS MAN" JONES
Performers to include original Stone Gas Band members Terry "Big T" Williams, Howard Stovall, Andrew "Shine" Turner and Harvell Thomas, as well as world-renowned harmonica player/former Johnnie Billington student Billy Gibson and many more. $5 cover with proceeds benefiting the Arthneice Jones family.
- Ground Zero Blues Club, 7 - 11PM
 
AUG 8:     "FROM THE ARCHIVES" PANEL DISCUSSION
A Mississippi Humanities Council multimedia event focusing on the life and music of Clarksdale's Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones and his Stone Gas Band, with panelists Terry "Big T" Williams and Howard Stovall 
- Delta Blues Museum, 5:30 - 6:30PM
 
AUG 8:     "26 YEARS OF SUNFLOWER" EXHIBIT OPENING
- Delta Blues Museum, through Sunday, August 11
 
AUG 9 - 11:     2013 SUNFLOWER GOSPEL & BLUES FESTIVAL
Museum Main Stage ("Melville Tillis stage") performances from the Delta Blues Museum Band, Bobby Rush, North Mississippi Allstars and more-details at  http://www.sunflowerfest.org
Special Museum hours on Sunday from noon - 5PM
 
AUG 10: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM BAND @ GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB
Student band to perform; no cover, tips encouraged
- Ground Zero Blues Club, 2 - 2:45PM