LRMA hosts 23rd annual "Blues Bash"

LRMA hosts 23rd annual "Blues Bash"

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art mixed Blues and Barbecue Friday night to raise money for its education program.

The annual "Blues Bash" brought out Laurel-area residents for the cajun-blues sounds of New Orleans artist Johnny Sansone.

Barbecue plates from the Hog Heaven BBQ restaurant were also sold.

It was all done to help its arts program for children.

"It was a way for us to celebrate something other than the visual arts," said George Bassi, museum director. "And so, Mississippi is blessed with a wonderful blues heritage and so, one of the things we wanted to tie in early on was to bring that to the museum and bring that to Laurel and so we've had a lot of fun doing it."

This was the 23rd year for the "Blues Bash."