Join us for two
Grassroots Blues Festival
Starting Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 till 10:00 pm
Through Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:00 till 10:00pm.
1-Day Pass - $15 Advance -
$20 At Gate
2-Day Pass - $20 Advance -
$25 At Gate
Kids 13 & Under $1 (each day)
High School Students $5
Duck Hill, Mississippi - 12th Annual Grassroots Blues Festival set
for July 11-12, 2014 featuring Willie Cobbs and Hi Rhythm, Louis "Gearshifter"
Youngblood, Val 'Vivacious Val' McKnight and local artists, Little
Willie Farmer, Danny Lancaster, Lewis Johnson and the No Name Band.
ACER (Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc.) will
host its Annual Grassroots Blues Festival in Duck Hill, Mississippi.
The Grassroots Blues Festival is a celebration of our rich cultural
heritage of blues music, and the artists who have demonstrated
mastery of their artistic discipline and quality of work. Our goal
is to educate and preserve this traditional art form of music for
future generations to come.
Through Project CAM (Cultural Arts and Multi-media), ACER
began the Annual Grassroots Blues Festival in 2003 to provide a
platform to present traditional blues musicians and other artists in
celebrating this unique American art form birthed in Mississippi.
This year will mark the twelfth year of our annual event. The
12th Annual Grassroots Blues Festival will take place Friday, July
11, 2014 from 6:00 -10:00 pm and Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 4:00 –
10:00 pm at the Elliott Field in Duck Hill, Mississippi. Donation
Tickets are $15 in advance for each night; $20 at the gate for each
night; or $20 in advance for both nights, $5 for high school
students (14-17) for each night; and $1 kids 13 and under for each
This year, we are continuing the Grassroots Blues Festival 5K
WALK with the Mayor to help promote a healthy lifestyle. The
Grassroots Blues Festival 5K WALK with the Mayor will take place
Saturday, July 12 at 6:00 am. It will begin and end at the Duck Hill
The Grassroots Blues Festival is an effort of ACER to educate,
preserve, and celebrate the blues music as an art form. The
attraction of the Grassroots Blues Festival has also had an impact
in our communities as people from diverse backgrounds visit the
community before, during, and after the festival.
The Grassroots Blues Festival is made
possible thru partial grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission,
(the grants are made possible by continued funding from the
Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the
Arts), Mississippi Development Authority/Division of Tourism, and
ACER/Project Cultural Arts and Media.
For information regarding setting up a Vendors Booth at
Please click on the link below to download the:
NOTE: All Forms are in Adobe PDF format Files.
FOR VENDOR BOOTHS AND
CALL (662)565-2478 OR (662)809-7002
year old drummer Taya Perry, of the Homemade Jamz
"ACER" - Action Communication &
Education Reform of Mississippi
This project is supported in
part by funding from the
Mississippi Arts Commission,
a State Agency and in part from the
Endowment for Arts,
a Federal Agency.
Kirk Auto -
Dixie Roofing -
and Ready Mix, Inc.
Community Based Organizations
The City of
County Board of Supervisors
the 6th Annual Grassroots Blues Festival was held in Duck Hill, MS with a great turnout
of fans from practically every state in the union,
according to the Grassroots Blues Director, Al White. White stated, "Some
fans were just passing thru the state on Interstate 55 and heard the live broadcast
on the local radio (WGNL, FM 104.3 Greenwood) and stopped to check it out. Most of the
fans from out of state had planned their vacation or family reunion events
around the festival. White also stated, that," the festival is growing and
becoming very popular in the community and everyone is looking forward to next
year." The Grassroots Blues Festival focus is young artists, traditional
blues artists, and up and coming blues artists in an effort to give them a platform
to showcase their artistic skills, at the same time preserve the rich
heritage of blues music. The festival was sponsored in part by a grant from the
Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Media, Video and Photo Archives:
Grassroots Blues Festival Videos at
Grassrootsblues's Channel on YouTube
Grassroots Blues on Facebook; Click Here.
more ACERMS Information and Updates go to:
ACERMS on Facebook
ACERMS on Twitter
Archives for the Grassroots Blues Festival:
2008 Night Festival Photos
2008 Festival Line Up
2007 Festival Photos
Festival Line Up
2006 Festival Photos
Festival Line Up
This project is supported in part by funding
from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and, in part, from the
National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Barbara Looney of the
Delta Blues Revue