Mississippi Blues Trail Program to Unveil 192nd Marker Sept. 22 in Cleveland

Jackson, Mississippi — September 21, 2016 — The Mississippi Blues Trail will honor GRAMMY Museum®  Mississippi with a marker unveiling at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. The museum is located at 800 West Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, Mississippi.

“The 192nd Mississippi Blues Trail marker celebrates the momentous decision by the Recording Academy to locate the only GRAMMY Museum outside of Los Angeles in Mississippi,” said Visit Mississippi Director Craig Ray. “Like the museum, the marker recognizes the state’s unparalleled musical legacy and ensures it will be celebrated in Cleveland, Mississippi, for years to come.”

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi officially opened its doors to the public March 5, 2016. Choosing Mississippi as the location of the GRAMMY Museum is a testament to the state’s status as the “Birthplace of America’s Music.” With contributions to the blues, country, gospel, folk, rock and other genres, the state also boasts a high number of GRAMMY Award recipients. These include Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Pinetop Perkins, Hank Jones, and Mississippi-born members of the Allman Brothers Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Earth Wind & Fire and the Funk Brothers.

“Music is our world’s common language. It is only natural that people from all over the globe will visit GRAMMY Museum Mississippi to experience the musical magic that can only be found in the Mississippi Delta” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We look forward to welcoming these guests as we celebrate the rich musical heritage associated with our state.”

For more information about the Mississippi Blues Trail, visit www.msbluestrail.org, explore the state’s official tourism website at www.VisitMississippi.org, or contact Mary Margaret Miller White, bureau manager for tourism development, at 601-213-7300 or mmmiller@mississippi.org.

For additional information about the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, visit www.grammymuseumms.org.

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