New Exhibits

At the museum, we’re always discovering another artifact that adds to the collection.  It’s an exciting time to find and present to the public another treasure! Some of this “discovering” comes from YOU, our visitors.  We are very thankful to the many people who discover our museum and then wish to add to it. 

"Mighty Sam" McClain

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Samuel McClain was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1943 and grew up singing in his mother's Gospel Church.  McClain left home when he was 13 and followed local R&B guitarist, …

CONWAY TWITTY

Conway Twitty Exhibit

This week the Museum adds an exhibit dedicated to another of Mississippi’s native sons . . . Conway Twitty.  Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on September 1, 1933, in Friars …

JOHN LEE HOOKER . . . MR. LUCKY

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Clarksdale native JOHN LEE HOOKER is, just like Muddy Waters and B.B. King, one of those Delta blues artists who influenced many British and American musicians who …

BIG GEORGE BROCK

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We couldn’t fit the whole bus inside, but our new exhibit about Big George Brock includes the tour bus’  back doors, the steering wheel, dashboard panel and license …

BEATLES MEMORABILIA

These original (1966) BLOW-UP BEATLES DOLLS are now in one of our Beatles’ display cases this evening. We received these dolls on loan from the estate of RYAN LOGAN …

LED ZEPPELIN

The Rock & Blues Museum in downtown Clarksdale celebrates its 6th anniversary in August!  In celebration of this milestone, the Museum has added a permanent new exhibit …

TRIBUTE TO BIG JACK JOHNSON

Called the “oil man” when driving an oil truck, Big Jack started playing country & blues at the age of 13 in his dad’s band. At 18 he picked up on BB King’s guitar …

TRIBUTE TO FOSTER WILEY

Foster Wiley, also known as “Mr. Tater” was a beloved “self taught” street musician here in Clarksdale.  We first met Mr. Tater outside of Ground Zero selling his CD …

Robert "Wolfman" Belfour

Robert "Wolfman" Belfour (b. 9/11/40, Holly Springs, MS) celebrates his 70th birthday today and the party will get going around 9 pm at Red’s.   In honor of this occasion, …

Wesley “Junebug” Jefferson

Time really flies by.  Two Sunflower Blues and Gospel Festivals have come and gone since Wesley Jefferson died on July 22, 2009, from complications due to lung cancer, …


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