Historic Kilmichael church to hold homecoming

The Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Church is having their annual church homecoming on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

Organizers of the event said the celebration is in its 36th year and will kick off with the Elkhorn School Reunion Picnic at 11 a.m. Blues great B.B. King was a student at Elkhorn when he lived in Kilmichael and has attended class reunions in the past.

A historical blues marker on Highway 413 acknowledges King’s ties to the church and the school, as well as to its founder, former slave, Syrus Bogan Henson. […]


B.B. King Homecoming Festival set for July 3

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola said the annual homecoming festival in honor of their namesake and the legendary bluesman, B.B. King, is scheduled for July 3.

King, a Mississippi native, will be performing on Saturday, April 27, at a casino in Tunica. […]