The Summer of 2013 will be known as the Summer of Music in Jackson, Mississippi.
With the overwhelming popularity of Six-time Grammy Award Winner and the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Buddy Guy, this premiere artist will headline the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Pre-Festival Concert at the Mississippi Coliseum on Friday, July 19.
Joining Buddy Guy will be blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland performing a number of his greatest hits. Kicking off the evening will be Canadian International artist Shakura S’Aida and Grammy nominated and Blues Music Award Winner Ruthie Foster.
Tickets for the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Pre-Festival Concert are $45 and $60 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office.
To accommodate the change in headliners, the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival will premiere on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on August 16th and 17th, 2013. The event will be headlined by Six-time Grammy Award Winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers. This two-day festival will feature over 30 of the best rhythm and blues artists assembled in the Southeast.
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund.
For more information on the event visit www.JacksonRhythmandBluesFestival.com, facebook.com/JxnBluesFest and @JxnBluesFest on Twitter.
Discover more about Jackson, Mississippi at www.visitjackson.com or call 601-960-1891.
For more information about top events in Mississippi take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Mississippi.