Mississippi Blues Trail honored by Southeast Tourism Society

November 28, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Blues Trail was recently presented an award by the Southeast Tourism Society at the society’s Annual Fall Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

The Mississippi Blues Trail received a “Tourism for Tomorrow” award, which recognizes the accomplishments of a destination, company or organization in the realm of sustainable tourism with a project that promotes tourism development while safeguarding local culture and/or protecting the environment.

Rufus Thomas honored with blues marker

October 8, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

On Monday, Oct. 1, Rufus Thomas was the latest artist honored with a marker on Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker unveiling was scheduled for 1 p.m. at 30 Lee Creek Road in Byhalia, Miss.

This was the 163rd marker on the trail.

B.B. King honored with marker on Miss. Blues Trail

August 22, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The town of Kilmichael had a lot to sing about Tuesday afternoon when the “King of the Blues”, B.B. King stopped by for the unveiling of the latest marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

King, 86, is in Mississippi this week for his annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival in Indianola, but he, and the town of Kilmichael were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Development Association Tourism Division (MDA).