WTDHC Announces Exit 56 Blues Fest Entertainment Line-Up
9th annual celebration showcases the Blues May 25-26
BROWNSVILLE TN (March 18, 2019): The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center invites blues fans from around the world to the 9th annual Exit 56 Blues Fest May 25-26 in Brownsville, Tenn. 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.
(Photo, right) Lucious Spiller performs at noon on Saturday, May 25.
“We’re excited to showcase the region’s top Blues performers and offer a mix of traditional blues, rhythm and blues, rockin’ blues and everything in between at this year’s festival,” says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. “It’s a pleasure to see dedicated Blues fans return to Brownsville each year and to welcome new audiences to the festival. It’s our mission to help preserve and honor our rural Blues heritage.”
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.
This year’s entertainment line-up includes:
Saturday, May 25
• 10 am: Dijango Riders
• 11 am: “Poor Howard” Stith
• Noon: Lucious Spiller
• 1 pm: Robert Kimbrough Sr.
• 2 pm: Maxwell Russell & The Shakedown Kings
• 3 pm: Corvette Car Show Announcements & Deep Fried BBQ Eating Championship
• 4:30 pm: Old Guys Play the Blues
• 6 pm: RL Boyce
• 7 pm: Little Boys Blue
• 8 pm: Sean “Bad” Apple
• 9 pm: Dylan Whitney Band (Photo, right)
Sunday, May 26 – Women in Blues Showcase
• 11 am: Rita Nicole Perry
• Noon: Sandy Carroll
• 1 pm: Lorina McMinn
• 2 pm: Barbara Blue
• 3 pm: Joyce Henderson
• 4 pm: Women in Blues Jam