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Celebrating Willie Dixon's 100th Birthday

The Vicksburg Blues Society

presents

Mississippi's International Blues Challenge (IBC) Champions

EDDIE COTTON

MR. SIPP The Mississippi Blues Child

GRADY CHAMPION

with Special Guests

King Edward

Ben Wiley Payton and London Branch

Bobby D. Benison

Bud "Dr. Who" Carson and Mark Doyle

Artis Brown

Zechariah Lloyd

 

About Willie Dixon

Bassist, Performer, Writer, Producer, Willie Dixon, was born July 1, 1915, in Vicksburg, MS.  He wrote over 500 songs amd is known as "The Poet Laureate of the Blues".  From his roots in the Mississippi Delta, he is revered as one of the Father's of the Chicago Blues sound.  His influence on modern music is appreciated world-wide. 

"The Blues is the roots the rest is the fruits" -Willie Dixon (1915-1992)

 

Seating

General Admssion

V.I.P. Tables for Eight by Advance Reservations

V.I.P. Individual Seating by Advance Reservations

 

Contact us

Info@VicksburgBlues.net

601-630-6039

 

We're Getting Ready for IBC 2016

The Vicksburg Blues Society

Finalists in the IBC 2013 - Mr. Sipp and Kin Folk (Band Division)

Winners in the IBC 2014 - Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child (Band Division)

Winners in the IBC 2015 - Eddie Cotton (Band Division)

In 2015 our Solo/Duo entry, Zechariah Lloyd, reached the Semi-Final Rounds

The IBC takes place in Memphis, TN and is the world's largest Blues competition.  The VBS enjoys a remarkable track record, and we're preparing to take our big winning streak and compete in the IBC 2016.

The Vicksburg Challenge, our regional prliminary event, will be held Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar.  Winners in this event will advance to represent the VBS in the IBC in Memphis.   Find more details at www.VicksburgBlues.net.

This big July 5 event  at the Vicksburg City Auditorium is a fundraiser to help us build our war chest. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

 

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Location

Vicksburg City Auditorium
901 Monroe Street,
Vicksburg, MS 39180