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2017 Jus` Blues Music Awards Conference Week
Tunica, MS June 8, 2017 – The Jus’ Blues Music Foundation, Inc. (JBMF) will be hosting their 17th annual summer event spectacular - the 2017 Jus` Blues Music Awards Conference, August 2nd through August 5th. We look forward to continuing our celebration of the legacy of the Blues down in the Delta at the fabulous Horseshoe Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS.
Wednesday August 2nd will kick-off our celebration with the President's Honoree VIP Reception to welcome the 2017 Class of Living Legend Honorees.
Thursday August 3rd is the 2017 Jus` Blues Music Awards “Night of the Living Legends.” This spectacular formal banquet style event features great performances and entertainment tributes celebrating the achievements of internationally accomplished artists and industry professionals who have made an indelible mark in the history of Blues and Soul music. This year’s Honorees include: Archie Bell, Carl Sims, Ms. Jody, Karen Wolfe, Joe Louis Walker, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Grady Champion, Tony Coleman, Benny Turner, Jim Alexander, Deitra Farr, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Leola Grey and Calvin Richardson. Our hosts this year are Bev Johnson and Willie Clayton.
Friday morning August 4th will commence with the “Blues Got A Soul” Historical Conference that will feature legendary photographer Jim Alexander. Jim’s photo presentations offer a rare glimpse at Black music makers who have collectively created a vast body of music and whose accomplishments overwhelmingly contradict the tendency to relegate the artistic achievements of Black people through art and music.
Friday evening has become a summertime must attend event, the Jus’ Blues Juke Joint Hole in the Wall Fish Fry Party. Performing will be some of the best Southern Soul and Blues artists today. It's a down home "Mississippi Style" juke joint party with a purpose that includes an open invitation to all Blues lovers and fans.
Saturday night August 5th is the Jus’ Blues White Linen Party. This exclusive party will be held in ‘Soul Town’ Memphis, TN at the legendary Paradise Entertainment Center. This venue, previously well known as Club Paradise, use to be the only place Black artists could perform during the 40’s and 50’s. Artists like Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, KoKo Taylor and Johnnie Taylor played there as it was the largest club in America for Black artists to perform.
Mark your calendar and make your hotel reservations today. Mention Jus’ Blues for your special discount! For more information, go to our website at www.jusblues.org. The 2017 Jus’ Blues Music Awards Conference will be the biggest and baddest Blues celebration of the summer.
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