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Bukka White Blues Festival

Bukka White Blues Festival Free Blues Festival Honoring Aberdeen's Bukka White on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway L.

FREE blues festival at Blue Bluff Recreation Area (located at Lock & Dam Rd) featuring Ribs on the River BBQ Cook-Off, ACA Steak Championship, Kids Entertainment, Kayak Rentals, Animal Show, Food Vendors, Plus more! Saturday October 8th (One Day Only)
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12:00 - 1:00 Kevin Waide Project
1:15 - 2: 30 Stormy Monday
2: 45 - 4:00 For Appeal
4:15 - 5:30 Johnie B &Queen Ireta Sanders Blues Band
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FREE blues festival at Blue Bluff Recreation Area (located at Lock & Dam Rd) featuring Ribs on the River BBQ Cook-Off, ACA Steak Championship, Kids Entertainment, Kayak Rentals, Animal Show, Food Vendors, Plus more! Saturday October 8th (One Day Only)
LINE UP
12:00 - 1:00 Kevin Waide Project
1:15 - 2: 30 Stormy Monday
2: 45 - 4:00 For Appeal
4:15 - 5:30 Johnie B &Queen Ireta Sanders Blues Band
5:

Operating as usual

Thank You for making  Bukka White Blues Festival 2022 amazing! More photos to come…
10/09/2022

Thank You for making Bukka White Blues Festival 2022 amazing!
More photos to come…

So excited to have Eating Out With Jeff Jones as a Celerity Judge for Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival⭐️
10/08/2022

So excited to have Eating Out With Jeff Jones as a Celerity Judge for Ribs on the River / Bukka White Festival⭐️

TODAY is the DAY!! All the fun starts at Noon. Come enjoy the day with us at Blue Bluff Recreation Area 🎶
10/08/2022

TODAY is the DAY!! All the fun starts at Noon. Come enjoy the day with us at Blue Bluff Recreation Area 🎶

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10/08/2022

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We appreciate our sponsors so much! They make it possible for us to keep free admission for the festival. Thank You City...
10/06/2022

We appreciate our sponsors so much! They make it possible for us to keep free admission for the festival.

Thank You City of Aberdeen; Westlake and Aberdeen Visitors Bureau💙

We appreciate our sponsors so much! They make it possible for us to keep free admission for the festival. Thank You City...
10/06/2022

We appreciate our sponsors so much! They make it possible for us to keep free admission for the festival.

Thank You City of Aberdeen; Westlake and Aberdeen Visitors Bureau💙

Perfect way to countdown to Festival Day!
10/05/2022

Perfect way to countdown to Festival Day!

B.B. King

“When it comes to my own life, others may know the cold facts better than me. Scholars have told me to my face that I'm mixed up. I smile but don't argue. Truth is, cold facts don't tell the whole story. Reading this, some may accuse me of remembering wrong. That's okay, because I'm not writing a cold-blooded history. I'm writing a memory of my heart. That's the truth I'm after - following my feelings, no matter where they lead. I want to try to understand myself, hoping that you - my family, my friends, my fans - will understand me as well.”

“This is a blues story. The blues are a simple music, and I'm a simple man. But the blues aren't a science; the blues can't be broken down like mathematics. The blues are a mystery, and mysteries are never as simple as they look.” - B.B. King, Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King

Don’t miss Little Willie Farmer, on stage at Bukka White Blues Festival, Saturday October 8th.
10/05/2022

Don’t miss Little Willie Farmer, on stage at Bukka White Blues Festival, Saturday
October 8th.

R. L. Boyce performs Saturday October 8th at the Bukka White Blues Festival
10/05/2022

R. L. Boyce performs Saturday October 8th at the Bukka White Blues Festival

Southern Best Catfish Tournament October 8 at the Blue Bluff Boat Ramp Register today!
09/30/2022

Southern Best Catfish Tournament October 8 at the Blue Bluff Boat Ramp
Register today!

Sean Bad Apple is bringing the Delta to Aberdeen! Saturday, October 8th at 7:00PM
09/29/2022

Sean Bad Apple is bringing the Delta to Aberdeen! Saturday, October 8th at 7:00PM

Stormy Monday takes the stage Saturday, October 8 at 1:15PM
09/29/2022

Stormy Monday takes the stage Saturday, October 8 at 1:15PM

Johnie B & Queen Ireta Sanders Blues Band, Saturday October 8 at 4:15PM
09/28/2022

Johnie B & Queen Ireta Sanders Blues Band, Saturday October 8 at 4:15PM

Kevin Waide Project kicks it off at 12:00pm, Saturday October 8th.We’re excited to be back on the banks of the Tenn-Tom ...
09/28/2022

Kevin Waide Project kicks it off at 12:00pm, Saturday October 8th.

We’re excited to be back on the banks of the Tenn-Tom Waterway.

09/26/2022

FLASH SALE FOR 2022 FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS!
Pre-Sale available thru Monday at Noon. Order your Festival T-Shirts now! Limited number of shirts will be available at the festival.

Payment due when ordering. You may order at Visitors Bureau Office or Comment below and submit payment with PayPal [email protected].
Shirts will be available for pickup at the Visitors Bureau office and at Bukka White Blues Festival.

October blue skies lead to incredible October sunsets - add some Mississippi Blues on the banks of the Tenn-Tom Waterway...
09/24/2022

October blue skies lead to incredible October sunsets - add some Mississippi Blues on the banks of the Tenn-Tom Waterway and you get magic!

Bukka White Blues Festival October 8th
www.bukkawhitebluesfestival.com

Bukka White Blues Festival October 8
09/24/2022

Bukka White Blues Festival October 8

FLASH SALE FOR 2022 FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS!Pre-Sale available thru Monday at Noon. Order your Festival T-Shirts now! Limited ...
09/22/2022

FLASH SALE FOR 2022 FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS!
Pre-Sale available thru Monday at Noon. Order your Festival T-Shirts now! Limited number of shirts will be available at the festival.

Payment due when ordering. You may order at Visitors Bureau Office or Comment below and submit payment with PayPal [email protected].
Shirts will be available for pickup at the Visitors Bureau office and at Bukka White Blues Festival.

09/21/2022

Bukka White Blues Festival Oct 8 honors native son
(ABERDEEN, MS) - Saturday, October 8th at the Lock And Dam Road Blue Bluff Recreation Area in Aberdeen, Mississippi is the Bukka White Blues Festival.

Kicking off the live music at 12pm is the Kevin Waide Project, followed by Stormy, Alvis Hatch & Peoples Praise Band, Queen Ireta & Blues Band R***e, Crossroads Band, Sean Bad Apple, Lady Trucker, R.L. Boyce, and Honey Bee.

Activities include food trucks, kayak rentals, inflatables, the SCA Steak Cook Off, Ribs on the River, Southern Best Catfish Tournament, G & J Petting Zoo, Animalogy with Bob Tarter, and face painting.

The festival was recently named a “Best of Mississippi Travel Attraction” by Mississippi Magazine.

Aberdeen native son and Delta blues legend Booker White (aka Bukka White) had a huge voice and a thick, penetrating rhythmic style on the National guitar and piano — a presence like no other. In his colorful past, he had played baseball in the Negro Leagues, was a Golden Gloves boxer, and did time at Parchman Farm.

The Bukka White Blues Festival features blues legends and emerging talent alike over Columbus Day Weekend, each October. The festival honors Aberdeen’s bluesman, Bukka White, famous for his original song, “Aberdeen Blues.” Booker “Bukka” White is featured on Mississippi Blues Trail Marker located in Aberdeen.

For Appeal on stage Saturday, October 8th at 2:45
09/20/2022

For Appeal on stage Saturday, October 8th at 2:45

G&J Traveling Petting Zoo will be back at Bukka White Blues FestivalOctober 8th
09/20/2022

G&J Traveling Petting Zoo will be back at Bukka White Blues Festival
October 8th

Bukka White Blues Festival named a Best of Mississippi Travel Attraction by Mississippi Magazine
09/13/2022

Bukka White Blues Festival named a Best of Mississippi Travel Attraction by Mississippi Magazine

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Delta blues legend BOOKER WHITE (aka Bukka White) may just be the coolest cat in town. Herb Wise took this iconic photo of him in 1974. With his huge voice and thick, penetrating rhythmic style on the National guitar and piano, White had a presence like no other. In his colorful past, he had played baseball in the Negro Leagues, was a Golden Gloves boxer, and did time at Parchman Farm. When John Fahey recorded him, upon his rediscovery, Booker White called his improvisations Sky Songs, because, "I just pull them out of the sky."

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Another fantastic photo from Herb Wise's book, "People You'd Like To Know," which was a wonderful gift from our buddy Glenn Elvig.

08/27/2022
We're really excited to be back at Blue Bluff Recreation Area on the banks of the Tenn Tom Waterway! October 8, 2022
08/23/2022

We're really excited to be back at Blue Bluff Recreation Area on the banks of the Tenn Tom Waterway! October 8, 2022

Kingfish took us all by surprise when he first played the Bukka White Blues Festival, when he was 16 years old! And we'v...
07/20/2022
How a 23-Year-Old Phenom Named Kingfish Became the Future of the Blues

Kingfish took us all by surprise when he first played the Bukka White Blues Festival, when he was 16 years old! And we've been cheering him on ever since.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a generational talent — and the ideal bridge between different factions of the blues world.

07/10/2022

Save The Date October 8th
Location: Blue Bluff Recreation Area

Save The Date October 8thLocation: Blue Bluff Recreation Area
07/10/2022

Save The Date October 8th
Location: Blue Bluff Recreation Area

07/06/2022
Help us out by voting for Bukka White Blues Festival as Best Fall Festival. Save the Date: October 8, 2022
06/12/2022
2022 Best of Travel reader poll

Help us out by voting for Bukka White Blues Festival as Best Fall Festival.

Save the Date: October 8, 2022

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We 💙 having Nhecm: Animalogy at our festival each year. Follow their page to see where you can see Bob & his amazing ani...
05/31/2022

We 💙 having Nhecm: Animalogy at our festival each year. Follow their page to see where you can see Bob & his amazing animals this summer.

Folks SRP 2022 is just about to Kick Off! Please follow the Nhecm: Animalogy FB page to see when we will be in your area. I will not have Beebop with me but I still like this photo. Bob is behind on some of the office work since he is still in Grad School and he is an olde dawg trying to learn new tricks.

05/25/2022

We are amping up for this year’s competition. It is a one day event and you read it right…..we are back on the river bank!!! Can’t wait to see everyone there.

Congrats Daniel! Try your luck this Fall at the Southern Best Catfish Tournament - part of the annual Bukka White Blues ...
05/24/2022

Congrats Daniel! Try your luck this Fall at the Southern Best Catfish Tournament - part of the annual Bukka White Blues Festival, happening at Blue Bluff Recreation Area on October 8, 2022!

Check this out! Daniel Stewart caught this 58.5 lb monster catfish on Saturday in Aberdeen.

BIG NEWS!!!Bukka White Blues Festival has been NOMINATED for Best of MS Travel: Best Fall Festival by Mississippi Magazi...
05/23/2022
2022 Best of Travel reader poll

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Proud of our Mississippi Bluesmen touring Europe💙
05/17/2022

Proud of our Mississippi Bluesmen touring Europe💙

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FREE blues festival on the banks of the Tenn Tom Waterway featuring Ribs on the River BBQ Cook-Off, Kids Entertainment, , Wildlife Senses Animal Show, Gator Bait Kayak Race and Kayak Rentals throughout the day at Blue Bluff Recreation Area, and free boat docking - watch from you boat! Plus more! Friday October 5th 6:15 Anthony “Big A” Sherrod 7:45 Harper & Midewest Kind 9:15 Cary Hudson Saturday October 6th 12:00 Kevin Thornton 1:15 Jason Carter & The Healers 2:45 4:00 Kenny Brown Band 4:15-5:30 Eric Deaton Trio 5:45-6:45 Bill “Howlin Mad” Perry 7:00-8:15 Super Chikan

8:30-until Cedric Burnside

Please visit BukkaWhiteBuesFestival.com for more info on Ribs on the River BBQ Cook-Off and Gator Bait Kayak Race.

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The Bukka White Blues Festival showed out on its first day! 🎶🌙 I took my mama to Aberdeen for it and we met some cool people, had the best BBQ (it was literally the Real Deal! 🤤) and listened to some great music!

If you’re looking for something to do today, go to the Bukka White Blues Festival for its second day!
Going through the inflatables at Bukka White Blues Festival at Aberdeen’s Acker Park!
Allie Wcbi
Bukka White Blues Festival
Aberdeen Main Street
Aberdeen, Mississippi
Happening this weekend, October 15-16: the Bukka White Blues Festival in Aberdeen, Mississippi. The event takes place in Acker Park, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://bukkawhitebluesfestival.com/.
A great weekend for blues in the Mississippi Hills! Bukka White Blues Festival in Aberdeen, Fri & Sat, Oct 15&16. RL BOYCE Big Blues Mane Picnic in Como, Sat & Sun, Oct 16&17. 2021 Bluesy Opera at the Black Prairie Blues Museum in West Point, Sun, Oct 17
https://www.facebook.com/events/633371044297397/
🚨SAVE THE DATE🚨!! The Crossroadband Will Be @ The Bukka White Blues Festival In Aberdeen Ms. This Friday Night @6:15pm 💯!!!
Some great out door shows coming up in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. October sees us heading back to SC, MS, NY, DE, MA, ME!! YAY!!!!!
Thur 08/19 - The Grateful Crow, Chelsea, MI - 8pm
Sat 08/21 - Michigan Full Moon Fest, South Haven, MI, 6pm
Wed 08/25 - Walk the Beat - Albion- Albion - Albion , MI 5pm
Fri 08/27 - Tap at Humboldt Beer Depot, Hazelton, PA. 8pm
Sun 08/29- Iron Bridge Music Festival New Cumberland PA, 4pm.
Fri 09/03 - Summerfest Milwaukee, WI, 8pm Briggs Stage
Mon 09/13 - The Australian Didgeridoo Workshop, 9.30am - George Long Elementary Grass Lake. MI
Tues 09/14 - The Australian Didgeridoo Workshop, 9.30am - George Long Elementary Grass Lake. MI
Wed 09/14 - The Australian Didgeridoo Workshop, 9.30am - George Long Elementary Grass Lake. MI
Wed 09/15 - Grass Lake Music in the Park, MI, 6.30pm
Thur 09/15 - Burlington Riverfront Entertainment, Iowa, 6pm
Sat 09/18 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Gahanna, OH 5.55pm
Sat 09/25 - Harper and Midwest Kind at Brownsburg Blues and BBQ 4pm.
Thur 10/14 - Inn Upon Moon River Plantation Bed & BreakfastI, Chester, SC 7pm
Fri 10/15 - Blue Canoe Tupelo, MS, 8pm
Sat 10/16 - Bukka White Blues Festival, Aberdeen, MS, 5.45pm
Mon 10/18 - Maple City Bowl, Hornell, MA 7pm
Tues 10/19 - Harper and Midwest Kind Return to Fanatics Pub 7pm
Thur 10/21 - American Legion Walter L Fox Post 2, Dover, DE, 7pm Central Delaware Blues Society
Sat 10/23 - Music Room Cape Cod West Yarmouth, MA 8pm
Mon 10/25 - The Grey Owl Bar & Grill, Rockland ME, 7pm
www.harper.biz for full schedule
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Cedric Burnside is a friend of Aberdeen a friend of Bukka White Blues Festival

Wish I could have met my daddy before he passed away.I still have closure.
The Bukka White Blues Festival took us on a fishing trip the day after the fest. The weather was crummy but remember “we will never go fishing if we wait on the weather”.

We are on a big damn drive to the West Coast now. This and next week: Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Hermosa Beach, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Sacramento, Bend, Seattle, Portland & Boise.
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