Grand Opening Day

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National Blues Museum says
The day will begin with a musical procession from the Normandy High School marching band at 9:30 a.m. The band will start marching at the corner of Sixth and Washington Avenue and lead a procession to the front door of the museum.

The procession will be followed by remarks from Chairman of the Board Rob Endicott, Executive Director Dion Brown, and Mayor Francis Slay. After the ribbon cutting, the museum will officially open its doors to the public at 10:00 a.m.


Once the doors open, there will be an all-day rotation of live entertainment inside the Lumière Place Legends Room until 4:00 p.m. Blues rock band Phi will kick off the day, followed by performances from blues musicians David Dee, The Jeremiah Johnson Band, Marquise Knox, Jim McClaren, Mickey Rogers, and Renee Smith. Rogers, a singer-guitarist, and McClaren, a harmonicist, are both featured within the museum. The concerts will be emceed by Big Llou Johnson, host of Sirius XM’s Bluesville channel.

Visitors can also tour artist H.C. Porter’s “Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends” exhibition, which will be on view in the Scott and Diane McCuaig and Family Gallery.

The concert lineup for the day is as follows:

10:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. - Phi
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Jim McClaren
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - David Dee
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Mickey Rogers, Marquise Knox, Renee Smith
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.- Jeremiah Johnson Band
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