Duck Hill, Mississippi

Grassroots Blues Festival

“Blues in the Hills”

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Please Join us for two evenings of

“Blues in the Hills”

at the

12th Annual

Grassroots Blues Festival

in

Duck Hill, Mississippi.

Starting Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 till 10:00 pm

and

Through Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:00 till 10:00pm.

 


Chris Gill VChris Gill1McKnight Wilie Cobbs JWONN
     
Starting Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 till 10:00 pm
6:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Gill
7:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood
8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danny Lancaster
 

Through Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:00 till 10:00pm.

MCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cyreio Hughes
4:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superman Sipp

5:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lewis Johnson and The No Name Band

6:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val “Vivacious V’ Mcknight
7:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Cobbs & Hi Rhythm
8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Little Willie Farmer
9:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JWONN

 

Donation Tickets

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 night.

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 Recreation Center.

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 the Festival

Please click on the link below to download the:

NOTE: All Forms are in Adobe PDF format Files.

FOR VENDOR BOOTHS AND ADVANCED TICKETS,

CALL (662)565-2478 OR (662)809-7002


Little Willie Farmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 year old drummer Taya Perry, of the Homemade Jamz

Presented by:

"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

National Endowment for Arts,

a Federal Agency.

 

Southern Partners Fund

 

Marguerite Casey Foundation

 

One Voice

www.uniteonevoice.org

 

The Kellogg Foundation

 

Kirk Auto - 662.226.3632

www.kirkautoco.com

 

Dixie Roofing - 662.283.4463

 

Townes Construction

and Ready Mix, Inc.

Grenada, MS

662.226.4894 or 662.226.4816

 

Local Business Supporters

 

Local Community Based Organizations

 

The City of Duck Hill

 

Montgomery County Board of Supervisors

www.mcedp.ms  

 

www.bluesfestivalguide.com


In 2008, 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.

Elmo Williams


Willie King

Duck Hills fest brings out some of the best

"I've been playing there since they started the festival"

says King. "I like meeting with the people and the old-time

 blues players in the area there on the hillside."

"There's some nice down home people in that area -

my kind of people."

Scott Barretta - Special to The Clarion-Ledger •

July 10, 2008

 


Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc.

ACER - www.acerms.org

“Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”

www.grassrootsblues.com


Homemade Jamz at the 4th Annual Grass Roots Blues Festival.

 

Click to see the New Video on YouTube

"The Duck Hill Stomp"

from

Homemade Jamz

Blues Band latest CD

"The Game"



 Festival Media, Video and Photo Archives:

 

Video Archives:

Grassroots Blues Festival Videos at the:

Grassrootsblues's Channel on YouTube

 

Grassroots Blues on Facebook; Click Here.

For more ACERMS Information and Updates go to:

ACERMS on Facebook

ACERMS on YouTube

ACERMS on Twitter

Photo Archives for the Grassroots Blues Festival:

 

2008 Day Festival Photos

2008 Night Festival Photos

2008 Festival Line Up

 

2007 Festival Photos

2007 Festival Line Up

 

2006 Festival Photos

2006 Festival Line Up

 

2005 Festival Archive

2005 Festival Photos

 


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


For more information call (662) 565-2478 or (662) 809-7002

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Grassroots Blues on Facebook; Click Here.

For more ACERMS Information and Updates go to:

www.acerms.org

ACERMS on Facebook

ACERMS on YouTube

ACERMS on Twitter


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