9th annual celebration showcases the Blues May 25-26
BROWNSVILLE TN (March 18, 2019): The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center invites blues fans from around the world to the 9th annual Exit 56 Blues Fest May 25-26 in Brownsville, Tenn. The festival, presented from the porch of the last home of blues legend Sleepy John Estes, will showcase two full days of blues performances including a “Women in Blues” line up on Sunday, May 26.
“We’re excited to showcase the region's top Blues performers and offer a mix of traditional blues, rhythm and blues, rockin' blues and everything in between at this year's festival,” says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Executive Director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. “It's a pleasure to see dedicated Blues fans return to Brownsville each year and to welcome new audiences to the festival. It's our mission to help preserve and honor our rural Blues heritage.”
The Exit 56 Blues Fest features live music from an eclectic gathering of blues men and women, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle cruise in/corvette car show, and the famous deep-fried barbecue eating competition.
This year's entertainment line-up includes:
Saturday, May 25
· 10 am: Dijango Riders
· 11 am: "Poor Howard" Stith
· Noon: Lucious Spiller
· 1 pm: Robert Kimbrough Sr.
· 2 pm: Maxwell Russell & The Shakedown Kings
· 3 pm: Corvette Car Show Announcements & Deep Fried BBQ Eating Championship
· 4:30 pm: Old Guys Play the Blues
· 6 pm: RL Boyce
· 7 pm: Little Boys Blue
· 8 pm: Sean "Bad" Apple
· 9 pm: Dylan Whitney Band
Sunday, May 26 - Women in Blues Showcase
· 11 am: Rita Nicole Perry
· Noon: Sandy Carroll
· 1 pm: Lorina McMinn
· 2 pm: Barbara Blue
· 3 pm: Joyce Henderson
· 4 pm: Women in Blues Jam
About the Center: The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, is a music heritage destination that offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. The Delta Heritage Center is also a featured stop along the Americana Music Triangle connecting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. To learn more about the Center, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.
1st Place Winner: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Judging will take place on December 13th & 14th
Winners Announced December 17th on Town of Sommerville Social Media and Website
Join us in Historic Covington Square for an Old-Time Styled Holiday Fun Time!
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School Theatre Arts Department Presents: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Preformed at Buckley -Carpenter with Nightly Shows from the 6th to the 8th at 7pm, with an additional show 2pm show on December 8th
Tickets $5 pre-sale or $7 at the door, Pre-Sale tickets available at FWCHS & CAB
Our performance of Dickens’ story was adapted for the stage by Romulus Linny
Please join the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce for lunch and our annual State of Fayette County Address with our speaker, Rhea “Skip” Taylor.
Location: 401 Midland St. Somerville, TN 38068
Sponsored by: The Fayette Falcon
If you want to get into the Christmas Spirit, participate in the Covington Christmas Parade with a parade entry or be a Candy Walker and distribute candy !
Guidelines for the Covington Christmas Parade:
Covington Christmas Parade forms must be completed and received by the City of Covington no later than noon on December 3rd. Each participate will be given a registration tag that must be visibly displayed on the left front side of the parade entry. Parade Night check in begins at 5:30 pm on South College in front of the Covington High School Athletic Field. Further direction will be given after check-in. Everyone must be lined-up and ready to go by 6:45pm.
All parade entries must be Christmas related and decorated with a Christmas theme.
All participants must keep moving at a slow pace. Marching Bands will be allowed to stop moving during the parade and preform.
Absolutely NO horses or horse-drawn wagons will be allowed.
Absolutely NO offensive music. All music must be Christmas Music.
The City of Covington Santa will ride atop a Covington Fire Department Ladder Truck, and will be the only Santa allowed to ride in the parade.
Due to safety issues, no candy will be allowed to be thrown from parade entries. If you wish to distribute candy, each entry is responsible for providing the candy and each entry MUST provide an adult “WALKER” that will travel the parade and hand out the candy.
Parade Night Check-In begins at 5:30pm on South College Street in front of the Covington High School Athletic Field. The Parade will begin headed North on College Street to Sherrod, at the 4-Way Stop, turn East on Sherrod to Main, North on Main to Court Square, arround Square to Liberty, West on Liberty to College, South on College and will disband from Covington High School.
Lunch & Devotional with Pastor Craig
December 3rd & December 10th in the Cafe
Victory Life Toy Giveaway Wrap Party!
December 5th at 6:30 pm
Light Refreshments will be provided!
VL College & Young Adults!
Memphis Escape Rooms Christmas Party & Escape Room!
December 8th at 4PM
RSVP to Amy Nix
55 + Elective Group Christmas Party
Where: Gary & Denise White’s Home
When: Sunday Dec. 9 at 4:00 PM
Please RSVP at the Welcome Center
Let’s Bless Our Pastor
Sunday, December 9th at 10:30am
Christmas Offering for Pastor Craig McGee & Family
On Behalf of Victory Life, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
11670 US Highway 64, Somerville TN 38068
First Baptist Church 12685 South Main St. (Hwy. 76 S.) Somerville TN
Explore the re-creation of an outdoor village market in Bethlehem, complete with Census Takers, Roman Soldiers, and a Tax Collector.
Sample treats from a first century candy store. Kids can create fun projects in various marketplace shops.
Visit the Manger where Mary and Joseph will tell about what life is like for them and how God used them to fulfill his promise.
Afterwards, warm up with Hot Chocolate, Cookies, and music in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Saturday Dec. 1st and Sunday Dec. 2nd, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
For Information, contact Stephen White
(901) 465 3528 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Town of Somerville Square
Visiting with Santa begins at 3PM and ends at 5PM, going right into the beginning of the Christmas Holiday Parade.
Entry is FREE !
Our theme for 2018 is Old Fashioned and Classic Christmas.
We’re thrilled to announce Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Harris as our honorary Grand Marshals this year!