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Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival May 12-14, 2017
Fri, May 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM CDT
“Junior Kimbrough is the beginning and end of all music” Charlie Feathers
Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival celebrates the life and legacy of David “Junior” Kimbrough at The Hut, Holly Springs Ms., May 12-14, 2017
Hey there blues fans and freaks. Robert and the friends of Junior Kimbrough have put together a super FANCY! weekend. Filled with a packed schedule of activities to get you in the Cotton-Patch Blues mood.
Curated by Robert Kimbrough Sr., Junior’s youngest son, an Original Soul Blues Boy Joe Ayers. Both lifelong residents of Holly Springs have come together to help recreate Sunday Night at Junior’s.
Friday May 12th
Scheduled events kick off Friday night May 12th, an opening reception for the exhibit The Life and Legacy of Junior Kimbrough at Rust College in the gallery space located in Leontyne Price Library. The exhibition will feature photos by master photographers Bill Steber, Adam Smith, David Stevens as well as amateur photos, candid snap shots, personal items, collected stories, film and video. Also photos by famed folklorist Cheryl Thurber from the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC, Chapel Hill. Plus a number of photos and artifacts on loan from the University of Memphis Music Library, University of Mississippi Blues Archive, Tulane University Special Collections, Rust College Archive, and the Ida B. Wells Museum in Holly Springs.
The exhibit is open to the public and runs until May 31st.
Followed by an Open Floor Jam at The HUT. Show up. Plug in. Turn up. Robert gonna LITE IT UP. Food available.
Saturday May 13th An all day guitar workshop with Robert Kimbrough Sr., David Kimbrough Jr., Kinney Kimbrough, Garry Burnside, Eric Deaton, and Joe Ayers.
Learn the Cotton-Patch Hill Country guitar style from the masters themselves. Spend the day with the your heroes and learn from the pros. The guitar workshop provides a chance to learn and play along side master bluesmen. Robert and the crew will sit you down and teach the fundamentals of playing the blues and demonstrate their styles in an up-close and personal environment. This is an incredible opportunity to sit and observe and learn from true artists on their own turf. They will answer questions, provide instruction and have you jamming with them before the day is done. Join Robert and the band on stage later that evening at The Hut. Beginners and seasoned ax-slingers welcome. Bring your guitar, a desire to learn and your appetite. Food will be available!
Breakfast service begins 8:30 am
10 am- 4pm
(Limited to 20 people, 15 spots available)
Followed by a Saturday Night Jam. A “Real” Juke Joint Night. Nothing FANCY! but the Blues. Cheap beer, great burgers, plus LIVE hot blues. Jam along, all night long with local artists and Cotton-Patch Blues legends.
May 14th, Sunday morning meet up at The Hut for a hearty country breakfast with Robert and Joe before embarking on a guided historic tour around Holly Springs. Visit sights significant to Junior’s life: Junior’s home he shared with his sons, Marshall Scrubbs Club, Sammy’s Rib Joint, Junior’s club Chulahoma location, Hyw 4 East home, Hyw 311 House Party location, Junior’s grave and The Blues Marker dedicated to Junior in the Square.
Reserved limited seating available for $25.00
Late Sunday afternoon return to The Hut for the recreation of Sunday Night at Junior’s with an ALL STAR LINE UP many who played with Junior. Presented in the true JUKE JOINT tradition of guesting, and switching off. The night will feature The Kimbrough Brothers. Robert Kimbrough Sr., BluesConnection will be the house band for the evening. Confirmed artists to appear are The Kimbrough Brothers, Robert Kimbrough Sr., BluesConnection, The David Kimbrough Jr. Band, Lil’ Joe Ayers, RL Boyce, Garry Burnside, Kent Burnside, Cedric Burnside Project, Eric Deaton, Leo Bud Welch, Cam Kimbrough, Joyce SheWolfe Jones, KM Williams, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and His Thunder Band, Dale Beavers, Carlos Elliott, Daniel Russell, Robert Eskew, Pork Chop Willie, Janky
Outdoor stage. Food and beverages available.
AT DOOR CASH ONLY $25
Camping, and RVs welcome
Coolers $10 (NO GLASS containers)
Vendors space available
The Hut is located @ 475 West Valley Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
West Valley Ave. off of Boundary in Holly Springs
V.I.P. COTTON-PATCH FESTIVAL PASS: $175.00 (limited 20, 15 spots left)
Includes all day guitar workshop, play alongside the Blues masters Saturday night at The Hut, guided blues tour, and entrance to Sunday Night at Junior’s.
SUPER SPECIAL: $50
Entrance to The Hut Saturday and Sunday, and reserve seat for guided tour.
ADVANCED TICKET: $20
Buy your ticket online early for Sunday Night at The Hut for the recreation of Junior’s.
Advanced tickets also available in Holy Springs at:
Mr. Chic’s Barbershop 673 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Christine’s Fashions & Music 239 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Holly Springs Multi Purpose Building 235 N Memphis St.
Mrs. Annie's Restaurant 500 South Craft Street
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Please present receipt upon arrival.
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