International Conference on the Blues • October 4, 2019
Conference SCHEDULE & Locations
Events are held in several locations at Delta State University and downtown Cleveland. Please consult the schedule for details.
THURSDAY: A pre-conference concert with Kool and the Gang will be held at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. You may purchase tickets by calling the Bologna Performing Arts Center box office (open 8 AM-5 PM) at 662-846-4626.
FRIDAY: Conference Activities: Daytime events are at the Delta Music Institute; and evening events are in downtown Cleveland.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019
Monday registration and paper sessions are held at the Delta Music Institute on the DSU Campus.
8:00 AM–4:00 PM | Lobby
Join us for coffee and donuts | 8-8:30 AM
The registration and CD/book tables will be open from 8:15 AM–4 PM. Musicians and writers are invited to bring items to sell.
8:30–9:00 AM | DMI Studio A
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
9–9:50 AM | Studio A
BREAK: 9:50–10 AM | Studio A & Lobby
PAPER SESSION #1 | 10:05–10:50 AM | Studio A
PAPER SESSION #2 | 10:05–10:50 AM | DMI 201
PAPER SESSION #1 | 11–11:50 AM | Studio A
PAPER SESSION #2 | 11–11:50 AM | DMI 201
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN | 12–12:55 PM | Food Trucks at DMI
Enjoy regional cuisine presented by Delta chefs. Cash only. An ATM is located in the Student Union.
PAPER SESSION #1 | 1–1:50 PM | Studio A
PAPER SESSION #2 | 1–1:50 PM | DMI 201
PAPER SESSION #1 | 2–2:50 PM | Studio A
PAPER SESSION #2 | 2–2:50 PM | DMI 201
PAPER SESSION #1 | 3–3:50 PM | Studio A
PAPER SESSION #2 | 3–3:50 PM | DMI 201
5:00-7:00 pm | DINE AROUND TOWN (on your own)
Suggestions provided by the Cleveland-Bolivar Chamber of Commerce; reservations recommended.
MAIN PERFORMANCE | 7–8:30 PM | Downtown Cleveland
Courthouse Grounds | 200 S. Court St.
Limited seating; you are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Rain location: TBA
VISIT MISSISSIPPI PRESENTS BLUES IN THE ROUND | 8:30 PM–until | Downtown Cleveland
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.
Located at Mississippi Grounds, 219 S. Court St. (across from the Courthouse)