Bluegrass Jamboree becomes annual event
(Photo, above): The Hatchie Bottom Boys are just one of the featured bands at this year’s Hatchie Bottom Bluegrass Jamboree Saturday, May 12, 4-8 p.m., at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn.
BROWNSVILLE TN (April 23, 2018): Bluegrass music officially takes its place among the many events and festivals held annually at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville Tenn. The 2nd annual Hatchie Bottom Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday, May 12. The free event will features bands from the Jackson, Tenn., based Golden Circle Opry. Stage performances will take place from 4 – 8 p.m.
“Bluegrass is an integral part of our music heritage,” said Sonia Outlaw-Clark, director of the Delta Heritage Center. “We feel it’s important to promote and showcase our bluegrass and string musicians.”
Featured bands returning for this year’s event includes Coley and Marilyn Graves and Friends of Bartlett, Tenn., Hatchie Bottom Boys of Corinth, Miss., and Providence Road of Jackson. Also joining the line-up is the Possum Road Band of Jackson. Shade tree pickers are invited to perform before and after the stage performances.
“Thank you to West Tennessee for making last year such a success,” said John Few, Golden Circle Opry producer. “Because of you, we’re bringing good ole bluegrass music back again to the Delta Heritage Center stage.”
There is limited bleacher seating and attendees are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for more comfortable seating. Concessions will be available and basket weaving demonstrations will also be a part of this year’s offerings. The event occurs rain or shine.
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is located at 121 Sunny Hill Cove in Brownsville, Tenn. For more information about the event, call the Center at 731-779-9000 or email [email protected]
About the Center: The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, 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