Museum prepares for annual Blues Bash

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

LAUREL, MS. (WDAM) - The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel is gearing up for their 17th annual Blues Bash on Friday night.

The fundraiser benefits the museum's educational programs and will feature the "Daddy Rich Blues Band." Guests will be able to enjoy the tunes on the lawn of the museum and eat some barbecue from Laurel's Smokehouse Restaurant.

Museum spokeswoman, Holly Green says the featured band is from Clarksdale Mississippi, where blues music originated.

"Known for the famous crossroads, the junction of highway 49 and highway 61 where legend tells us that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for the mastery of the blues. So these musicians that come from Clarksdale grew up hearing that legend and the history of the blues, it's in their bones and they are all wonderful musicians," said Green.

The Blues Bash gets underway at 6:30 pm June 4th, and guests are encouraged to stop by the museum and reserve their tickets. Folks can also call 601-649-6374 by Thursday to purchase tickets. They cost twenty dollars.

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