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B.B. KING HOMECOMING:

Saturday, June, 02
Indianola, Mississippi

FLETCHER PARK (711 Main Street, Indianola, MS)
Headliners: Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band • Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child” • The Good Paper of Reverend Robert Mortimer • Lady L • Truck Patch Revival • Famous Amos & the Moorhead Crew • United Male Chorus • B.B. King AllStars
Advance Tickets (18+) $10
Youth Tickets (Age 6-17) $5
Kids 5 and under get in FREE.
Tickets at the gate will be $15.
Call 662-887-9539 or visit Eventbrite to purchase.

CLUB EBONY (404 Hanna Avenue, Indianola MS)

Headliners: Grady Champion + Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band
Advance Tickets (18+) $10
Youth Tickets (Age 6-17) $5
Kids 5 and under get in FREE.
Tickets at the gate will be $15.
Call 662-887-9539 or visit Eventbrite to purchase.

Mississippi Delta Community College Car and Truck Show
June 2nd, 2018

For additional vendor or sponsor information, contact Robert Terrell at 662 887-9539×222

For Homecoming and Club Ebony merchandise, click here.

Schedule for SATURDAY, JUNE, 02, 2018

12:00 pm: Food and art vendors in the park
2:00 pm: Music in Fletcher Park with Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” The Good Paper of Reverend Robert Mortimer, Lady L, Truck Patch Revival, Famous Amos & the Moorhead Crew, B.B. King AllStars and United Male Chorus
8:00 pm: Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band perform in Fletcher Park

10:00 pm: Grady Champion + Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band perform at Historic Club Ebony (food and beverages on site for purchase)

Featured Performers

Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band

Legendary superstar and pop music icon, Tito Jackson, of the pop super group The Jackson 5 and The Jackson’s, has just released his third solo album “Tito Time,” featuring “One Way Street,” “When the Magic Happens,” featuring Jocelyn Brown, and “Get it Baby,” featuring Big Daddy Kane. Tito has just teamed up with legendary former members of B.B. King’s Blues Band to tour and promote his newest album; along with carrying on the legendary music of The Jackson 5, The Jackson’s, and B.B. King.

For over half a century, B.B. King and B.B. King’s Blues Band defined the blues to the world, averaging over 250 sold out concerts per year, with classics like “The Thrill is Gone,” “Every day I have the Blues,” “How Blues Can You Get,” and “Why I Sing The Blues”.

Now combining over 100 years of musical talent, it is your chance to see these two legends together.

Promo reel on YouTube

The Good Paper of Reverend Robert Mortimer

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to playing major festivals, Rob Mortimer remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a gravely Mississippi Delta spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His stage presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk bounce, or sometimes a Weezerish Otis Redding, and other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. Born and raised in the rich, fertile soil of a Mississippi Delta (in the back of a Hearse/Ambulance combo) in Belzoni, Mississippi, Robert Mortimer bases his songs on personal experiences of heartache, love, loss, local religion & politics, catfish, cotton, stories, fibs, and lies.

Truck Patch Revival

Truck Patch Revival, a Memphis based country band that delivers a show with music that is real that speaks to the heart. TPR has played numerous festivals such as The Front Porch Jubilee (Hernando, MS), The Water Tower Festival (Hernando, MS), The Tennessee State Fair (Nashville, TN), McComb Summer Music Fest (McComb, MS), Octoberfest (Cleveland, MS), Jackson Rhythm & Blues Fest (Jackson, MS), The Hot Tamale Festival (Greenville, MS), Fire and Feast (Yazoo City, MS), and competed in the Country Showdown and won at The 2013 Jerry Clower Festival. TPR has shared the stage and opened for country legends like Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Jon Pardi, and Luke Combs. TPR won Song of the Year for its original song “One Star Delta Night” at the 2016 Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN. It was nominated for Group/Band of the Year and Entertainer of the Year at the 2017 Josie Music Awards.

Lady L

International Recording Artist, Vocalist, Composer & Producer, Lady L has been called the “Dynamic Diva of Soul” for her smooth, soulful and elegant singing and her stylish high energy stage presence. Incorporating dance into her stage show, she is a true entertainer. Born Linda Dixon in Canton, MS, she began to develop her music talents at an early age in various local churches playing piano and singing alongside her mother. Lady L has performed with several bands since returning to Mississippi including The Legendary House Rockers, The Blue Monday Band, The Nellie Mack Project, and The Rhythm Blues Band and continues to front her own band Lady L & the River City Band. Lady L released two CD Singles entitled Tonite and Love’s Master Plan. Both charted #6 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 and are available for purchase at Soul Brother’s Records UK and Japan and on iTunes. Both of those singles are now included on her recently released CD Nice n Easy.

Grady Champion

Mississippi-based, Grammy Award winning songwriter, entertainer/musician, Grady Champion has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. In 2003, Champion’s song, co-written with Kevin Bowe, entitled “Trust Yourself” was included on Etta James’ Let’s Roll album (2003), won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album and a Blues Music Award as the Soul/Blues Album of the Year from the Blues Foundation in 2004. Back in Mississippi: Live at the 930 Blues Cafe followed in 2008, released on Grady’s own GSM Music Group imprint. In 2010, he won the International Blues Challenge, enabling him to expand his regular tour itinerary to include most of the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In 2011, Champion released his album Dreamin’, his song “Make That Monkey Jump” won a Blues Critic Award in the Best Down Home Blues Song category. and Tough Times Don’t Last (2013) on his own Grady Shady Music imprint, the former of which was nominated for two 2012 Blues Music Awards: Best Soul Blues Album and Song of the Year for “Thank You for Giving Me the Blues.” The singer/harp player/guitarist/songwriter/producer signed to Malaco Records, headquartered in nearby Jackson, MS, in 2013; his first full-length release with the legendary blues label was released the following year. Grady’s newest album, ONE OF A KIND, was released on Malaco Records in September 16, 2016; which was his 10th album released in his career (1st album was as a rap artist in 1990, Going Gold).

Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”

Castro Coleman aka Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child is a native of McComb. He was influenced by B.B. King at the age of 6 which is when he started playing the guitar. In 2014 Castro was the winner of the International Blues Challenge (Band), the Albert King Gibson Guitar award, and BMA Best New Artist Album winner 2016, The Spirit of Little Walter Award 2016. In 2016, Castro was the first blues artist to have his handprint inducted into the Wall of Fame in Fredrikshavn Denmark. In 2014, Castro was given the Bobby Rush Entertainer of the Year Award by the Jus’ Blues Foundation. In 2015, he won several Jackson Music Awards including International Male Blues Artist, Blues Artist of the Year, and Entertainer of the year. Currently Castro has and is touring all over the world. He has brought the blues to Hong Kong, Brazil, Denmark, Spain Switzerland, Belgium, France, Scotland, and The Netherlands just to name a few. He has most recently joined the cast of CMT’s Sun Records as a young B.B. King.

Famous Amos & the Moorhead Crew

United Male Chorus

This group originated in the year 1983 when a group of men in the surrounding areas would come together on Sunday men day programs and help each other do the inspirational singing: We were called the (VOICES OF FAITH) back in those day under the leadership of Mr. J.T. Pitts and Mr. M.C. Williams. Our Musicians were( Bro. Authur Strong Jr.) And Sister Joyce Strong Later after we were in demand for doing men day programs. Each time we perform we would pick up more members, eventually We had about 20 members from all across Sunflower Co. so we renamed the group Sunflower County Male Chorus. Then after those guys passed on to be with the Lord we kept singing Because we loved it and new recruits came in and now we have about 15 members and we renamed the group: THE UNITED MALE Oldest member is John Henry Plummer. He has been with this group since it first originated: Today as we still exist the members are President: Cleotha Plummer, Vice: James Sample Members: Walter Ervin, Percel Moore, John Plummer, Julious Jemison, Perry Stapleton, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Thomas, Marion Bo Bush, Terry Landfair, Francis Plummer

B.B. King AllStars

The AllStars’ mission is to identify boys and girls from grades 6-12 who display exceptional or potential musical talent. They focus on musicianship, showmanship, pride of accomplishment, spirit and citizenship. Students train throughout the school year with accomplished music educators and travel during the summer as representatives of the B.B. King Museum.

Club Ebony


Grady Champion + Tito Jackson & former members of B.B. King Blues Band will perform at Club Ebony at around 10:00 p.m.

Club Ebony, which opened in 1948, was the site of performances in its heyday by big names such as Count Basie, Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Albert King, Ike Turner, James Brown, and many more. After Mary Shepard, one of Club Ebony’s last owners, retired in 2008, King bought it and gifted the club to the museum to help preserve its important legacy.

While you’re here

“We encourage all to visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center while they are in Indianola,” said Malika. Polk-Lee. “Everyone who does comes out with a whole new understanding of who B.B. really was, the things that were important to him, and the circumstances that shaped his life,” she added. The ongoing museum expansion includes space for three of King’s vehicles: a 1978 Rolls Royce, 1984 El Camino, and one of his tour buses. It will also add exhibits for telling the story of the last years of King’s life. In addition, the museum site is also his final resting place, and fundraising efforts are in place to finalize the memorial courtyard. “We’re excited with the progress taking place at the Museum, and we hope everyone will take advantage of this chance to visit our exhibits while in town for the festival as well as pay their respects to our beloved B.B. before going to Club Ebony for what promises to be an outstanding show,” said Polk-Lee.

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