Schedule

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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

REGISTRATION
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

PAPER SESSIONS
10:00–10:55 am

11:00–11:55 am

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:00-12:55 | Food Trucks  

Enjoy regional cuisine presented by Delta chefs

PAPER SESSIONS
1:00–1:50 pm

2:00–2:50 pm

3:00–3:50 pm

4:00–4:50 pm

DINE AROUND TOWN
5:00-7:00 pm (on your own)

MAIN PERFORMANCE
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

REGISTRATION
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.