International Conference on the Blues • September 30-October 2, 2018
Full schedule will be posted in August 2018.
SUNDAY, September 30, 2018
4:00–6:00 pm REGISTRATION
4:00–6:00 pm OPENING RECEPTION: BLUES location TBA | Enjoy hors d'oeuvres during this come-and-go-event
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
8:15 am–4:00 pm | Lobby
The registration and CD/book tables will be open from 8:15–4:00. Musicians and writers are invited to bring items to sell.
OPENING SESSION & BREAKFAST
8:00–9:00 am | Lobby
8:00 Registration and breakfast buffet begin
8:30 Welcome remarks and announcements
Dr. Shelley Collins and Prof. Don Allan Mitchell, co-chairs
President William LaForge, Delta State University
Dr. Rolando Herts, Director, Delta Center for Culture and Learning
9:00-9:50 am | TBA
9:50-10:00 am BREAK
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:00-12:55 | Food Trucks
Enjoy regional cuisine presented by Delta chefs
DINE AROUND TOWN
5:00-7:00 pm (on your own)
7:30-9:00 pm | Free Concert at the Courthouse | Downtown Cleveland
Limited seating; you are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket
OPEN MIC/JAM SESSION
9:00–until | BLUES IN THE ROUND | Mississippi Grounds Coffeehouse
Open Mic/Jam Session: Join award-winning performing songwriter Tricia Walker for an intimate “in the round” acoustic event at Mississippi Grounds. A “pilgrim chair” will be open for invited conference guests to join in the music.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
9:30 am–2:00 pm | Lobby
The registration and CD/book tables will be open from 8:15–4:00. Musicians and writers are invited to bring items to sell. Coffee and doughnuts are available.
Sessions run throughout day.
5:30 pm | DINE AROUND TOWN (on your own)
7:30 - 9:00 pm | CONCERT at the BOLOGNA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
Tickets available for purchase by calling the BPAC box office (open 8-5) at 662-846-4626
Conference attendees receive a 10% discount on ticket purchase.