By Monica Land
INDIANOLA – In keeping with their mission to preserve the rich culture and music of the Mississippi Delta, The B.B. King Museum will host free musical programs every Thursday in February in honor of Black History Month.
On Feb. 7, the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the music of: The Eastside High School Choir; The Greenwood High School Choir and the Restoration Ministries Academy.
Museum director, Dion Brown, said this month’s program is just a preview of what The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center will offer to the public in 2013.
“This is just one of our goals to keep the arts a top priority in the Delta community,” Brown said. “And as part of our mission, we aim “to empower, unite and heal through music, art and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta.”
Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta on U.S. Highway 82 between Greenwood and Greenville, the museum opened in September 2008 and celebrates the life and music of one of the world’s most accomplished musicians, the incomparable B.B. King.
The museum serves as a vital resource to the state of Mississippi and the city of Indianola.
The museum’s exhibits and programs serve to build bridges between the community and the world while preserving the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta.
The life of B.B. King provides the backdrop for the museum – while strongly linking his Mississippi roots together from his birth in Berclair to his early years in Kilmichael and eventually his trek to Indianola. Through an authentic presentation of music, art, artifacts and video, along with educational programming, the museum honors its namesake while inspiring young artists and musicians, and enriching the lives of all who visit the museum campus.