Headlining the 2017 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival will be none other than Charlie Musselwhite. The 30th Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival celebration will showcase living history in a unique Mississippi Bicentennial program titled, “Conversations with Charlie Musselwhite.”
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, blues guru Jim O’Neal, co-founder of Living Blues magazine, the Sunflower River Blues Festival, and research director of Mississippi’s Blues Heritage Trail, will be interviewing Musselwhite and swapping stories from decades of musicians that have made the Magnolia state famous. Taking place in the Muddy Waters Wing of the Delta Blues Museum, the free program is made possible by a bicentennial grant to the Sunflower River Blues Association from the Mississippi Humanities Council and State Tourism.
Musselwhite's performance as Saturday night headliner on the main stage at 10:15 p.m. is being supported in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.