Concert and Festival Line-up
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Six-Time Grammy Award Winner Buddy Guy to Headline Pre-Festival Concert and
Six-Time Grammy Award Winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers to Headline the
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival.
The Summer of 2013 will be known as the Summer of Music in Jackson. With the overwhelming popularity of Six-time Grammy Winner and the
2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Buddy Guy, this premiere artist will headline the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Pre-Festival Concert at the Mississippi Coliseum on
Friday, July 19, 2013. Also performing will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Percy Sledge. Kicking off
the evening will be Canadian International artist Shakura S’Aida and Grammy nominated and Blues Music Award Winner Ruthie Foster.
Tickets for the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Pre-Festival Concert are $30, $45 and $60 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office.
To accommodate the change in headliners, the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival will premiere on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on August 16 and 17, 2013. The event will be headlined by Six-time Grammy Winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers. This two-day festival will feature over 30 of the best rhythm and blues artists ever assembled in the Southeast.
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues
Commission Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund.