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. […]


New Kilmichael Clinic holds first heath fair this Saturday

Dr. Katrina Poe and the new Kilmichael Clinic in Montgomery County will hold their first health fair since they opened their doors in September 2012.

In conjunction with Kilmichael Hospital, the fair will be held on Saturday, May 18, in front of the hospital at 301 Lamar Avenue from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Eulandia Thompson, Office Manager for Kilmichael Clinic, said the health fair will feature several health-related vendors including Mid-Delta, Sta-Home and Legacy Hospice. […]


B.B. King Museum hosts Black History Month Musical Celebration

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. […]


B.B. King and others among 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees

Mississippi native B.B. King, Elvis Costello and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Rock With You” and “Off the Wall.” […]


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

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). […]


B.B. King kicks of annual festival with marker unveiling in Kilmichael

By Monica Land
KILMICHAEL – There is no doubt that legendary bluesman B.B. King is a down-to-earth kind of guy. His superstar status has earned him international and worldwide recognition and his talent and musical abilities are beyond question.
But the singer’s humble nature has become so evident, especially when he makes the time to return “home” to the Mississippi Delta to participate in his annual homecoming celebration. […]