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Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Soul Blues Festival


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Come on thru… We want 2C YOUR FACE in tha place May 11-13, 2018 at The Hut in Holly Springs, MS
In it’s second year the Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival is three days of unfiltered Cotton-Patch Soul Blues hosted by Junior’s youngest son, Robert Kimbrough Sr. The festival is dedicated to the preservation, education and celebration of the music and life of North Mississippi Cotton-Patch Soul Blues legend David “Junior” Kimbrough.


Join us ALL NIGHT LONG for a photo and sculpture exhibit by Bill Steber
Friday May 11, 2018 4-6pm Leontyne Price Library Gallery on the Campus of Rust College
followed by
FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN FLOOR JAM, Archival Film Screening
Join Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection on the floor for a live electric Cotton-Patch Blues open jam. Robert GONE LITE IT UP. HELP HIM TURN IT OUT.
Also screening unavailable 1990 Live performance footage and interview with Junior Kimbrough at the Chewalla Rib Shack (60 mins). With Little Joe Ayers on bass and Calvin Jackson on drums. Film by Jas Obrecht, recently unearthed amateur video of Junior, Joe, and JuJu at Johnny Smith’s Horse Show, May 1989 near Chulahoma, Ms. (Thanks JAMA!).
The Hut
475 West Valley Ave.
Holly Springs

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Saturday MAY 12, 2018 10 AM – 4 PM 
Cotton-Patch Blues Guitar, Bass, Drum and Harmonica and  Work Shop
9:00 – Join Little Joe at the StarLite Gas station for the best breakfast in Holly Springs before heading over to The Hut.

7:00 -9:30 A true country breakfast will be available at the HUT. Robert’s older sister Stephenie will prepare a breakfast. Robert’s favorite meal of the day.

Classes begin at 10 am
Junior’s sons Robert, David and Kinney will be available for guitar, bass and drum instruction all day. Little Joe Ayers will also be available for Cotton-Patch Blues guitar lessons. David Hayden of Dallas Texas on harp will offer his knowledge on harmonica. Students will be encouraged to show-off “their” style, while the Blues Legends shares their secrets. Learn Cotton-Patch Blues from the Originals.

Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM
Our partner Mt. Zion Memorial Fund offers another headstone guided tour
Mt. Zion Memorial Fund Headstone Blues Tour of the North MS Hills
This tour will visit the forlorn and rural graves of hill country blues artists such as R.L. Burnside, Johnny Woods, Ranie Burnette, Wilbert Lee Reliford, Sid Hemphill, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Lucius Smith, Fred McDowell, Joe Callicott, and the long mysterious final resting place of Eli Green.

Later Saturday night back at The Hut, the students will be invited on to jam with the same Blues Legends. The night will run in the traditional juke joint style of switching off with plenty of guest musicians. Fish sandwiches, burgers and cold beer will be available. The club is open to all, and locals are welcome! This type of unfiltered, smoking-hot Blues is simply what the Kimbroughs are famous for.
$150.00 Limited to 25 students
$10.00 General Public for the Night Time Jam


Sunday morning MAY 13, 2018 10 AM

Junior Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Guided Memorial Tour
9: – Meet up with Little Joe at the StarLite Gas station for the best breakfast in Holly Springs before a
ride around town with Little Joe. On Sunday morning to all the local spots that pertain to Junior’s life in the Holy Springs area. The tour includes the home he shared with his sons, where Junior hosted countless house parties, Junior’s clubs, Blues Markers, Marshall Scruggs and Junior’s grave. Joe and will be on hand to tell stories, answer questions, and pose for photos.
$25.00 limited 25 people

We’ve added a car show this year!
The Car Show is $10 to enter.
Wax up those hot wheels. Arrive at 2 pm . Find Robert to enter.
Look for his Green Machine (w/ gold fleck)1972 Galaxie 500 in the parking field. Parade starts at 3 pm.

Join Robert Kimbrough Sr., and his brothers David and Kinney, plus Original Soul Blues Boy Mr. Joe Ayers for a late afternoon Mississippi family picnic. Celebrating the music of Junior Kimbrough artists to appear Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, The Kimbrough Brothers, RL Boyce, Little Joe Ayers, Cam Kimbrough, Eric Deaton, Daniel Russell, Malcolm Lightnin’, Sean Apple, Lucious Spiller, Carlos Eliott, Mark Mule Man, Memphis Gold, Jesse Cotton Stone, Pork Chop Willie, David Hayden, Janky, and #1 Juke Joint Dancer Sherena Boyce.

$25.00 at door CASH ONLY
Advance tickets ONLINE ONLY $20
Day of $75 per carload CASH ONLY (Up to six adults in one car) 
Children under 12 free
Coolers allowed
No glass
Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough

Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival is in partnership with Holly Springs Community Development Corporation.
Leontyne Price Library Archive, Memphis Blues Society, Mt. Zion Memorial Gravestone Fund
with generous support from Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, FANCY! and The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough