Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival - Expired Event
Downtown W 2nd St & E 2nd St Clarksdale, MS 38614
August 10, 2012 - August 12, 2012 - CONFIRMED!
From Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival Website:
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
25th Anniversary, August 10, 11, 12.
CLARKSDALE - When the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012 with a tribute to its hometown music legends, multiple celebrities and one of the world's most famous musicians - Robert Plant - will be headlining the celebration.
The Led Zeppelin vocalist, solo virtuoso, and winner of five 2007 Grammy Awards for "Raising Sand" with Alison Kraus and 2011 Americana Roots Album of the Year winner for Band of Joy with Grammy winner Patty Griffin will be in Clarksdale Aug. 10-11-12, 2012, with an entourage of 10 to perform at the Sunflower.
"This is spectacular news," says Melville Tillis, longtime festival co-chairman. "We have been in dialogue with Robert Plant for several months, and are thrilled he will be here."
Tillis says that for more than a year, festival organizers have been planning a special anniversary weekend.
The news was announced over the weekend at a media announcement party at Ground Zero Blues Club of Clarksdale.
Performing on stage with Plant will be Grammy winning vocalist Patty Griffin; globally renowned guitarist/composer Justin Adams and West African virtuoso musician Juldeh Camara, who have collaborated with Plant on special projects/tour; John Baggott, keyboard artist, Billy Fuller, guitarist and Dave Smith, drummer.