Thursday, the Delta will celebrate again, the legend of B.B. King. On Thursday from 9 to 3 on the campus of Mississippi Valley University in Itta Bena, MS, a series of talks will be led by Dr. Alphonso Sanders in the Business School Auditorium. Many of B.B. contemporaries in music, like Bobby Rush, Jesse Robinson, Denise LaSalle and many others will be on hand for tributes and a little music.
On Thursday Night, the B.B. King Museum will host all those musicians and scholars at a special performance in the Gin Building at the B.B King Museum. Dr. Sanders always has his First Thursday of the Month, Jazz It Up performance, but this week it will be a big tribute to Indianola's own, B.B. King. Music will start at 7:00 and go until 10. Don't miss this outstanding program. Jazz It Up costs only $5.00 per person and is FREE to Museum Members......What a joy to celebrate the KING of the BLUES in his own Museum, along the banks of Indian Bayou in Indianola, Mississippi! I'll be helping with the refreshment Thursday night, serving my Blue Cheese Caraway Seed Dip from my new cookbook, The Crown of Southern Cooking, Recipes from the Birthplace of the Blues. It's on sale at The Crown and in the Gift shop at the Museum!
If you have time before the night performance, come by The Crown for a cup of coffee (we close at 5:00) and enjoy our gift shop and Art Gallery. Lots of pictures of B.B. on the walls in the Crown by a Greenwood Artist. Then find a great place to eat supper in Indianola before the Museum. Nola is open for supper and Pea Soups and Lost Pizza and Sookies....plenty of places to enjoy supper on Thursday.