Blues Conference 2015

International Conference on the Blues


Topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts alike will be presented, including the African American musical tradition and its influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; ethnicity; and the Delta.

Cleveland, Mississippi, recently named by Smithsonian Magazine as #2 of the top 20 small cities to visit in the country, is located 45 minutes from the Greenville (MS) Airport and approximately two hours from the Memphis (TN) and Jackson (MS) airports. Cleveland is the home of the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, opened in 2016.

This conference is made possible by the support of the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. For more information, please contact Don Allan Mitchell and Shelley Collins at