Hosted by Robert Kimbrough Sr.
The 4th Annual Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival
MAY 15-17, 2020
HOLLY SPRINGS, MS
FRIDAY, MAY 15
Leontyne Price Library Gallery, Rust College
100 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, MS
Exhibit runs until June15, 2020
Life and Legacy of Junior and David Kimbrough Jr. III
John Shaw, Bill Steber, Adam Smith and Yancey Allison
Many images of Dave and Junior never publicly shown
Mississippi: Power of Place 1997 By Rosemary Moritz
Other images on exhibit are from
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS., Blues Archive
Friday Night Open Floor Jam
475 West Valley Road
Burgers, fish sandwiches and beverages available
Come on down. Get on UP, and show your stuff.
SATURDAY, MAY 16
All Day COTTON PATCH SOUL BLUES MUSIC WORKSHOP
475 West Valley Rd.
Learn from the Legends
Robert Sr., Kent Kimbrough, as well as Mr. Joe Ayers are available for guitar, bass and drum instruction. Lil’ Joe was Junior Kimbrough’s guitarist and then later bass player for 30 years. Joe appears on the High Water Lp Do The ROMP, and seen in the film Deep Blues. This is incredible opportunity for anyone to learn the secrets of Cotton Patch Soul Blues, not just schooled musicians.
Mississippi Country Breakfast With All The Fixin’
Roberts favorite meal of the day. Start your day Robert’s way, FULL.
All Day Cotton Patch Soul Blues Guitar Workshop
Robert Kimbrough Sr. teaches bass guitar shares his fathers guitar style and his own. Kent will give drum instruction. Mr. Joe Ayers shares his approach to Cotton Patch Blues finger picking, and the “ thumb” technique.
Duwayne Burnside and Eric Deaton will also be available to teach.
10am – 4pm
Limited to 25 students
$75 for kids under 16
Other Saturday activities
Cooking with Necy
Learn the fine art of Soul Food cooking with Robert’s older sister Stephanie. Stephanie has been the lead cook at The Hut our past two festivals. She offers traditional juke joint fare for a rock bottom price. Nothing wrong wit that… Learn her wayz for a melt in your mouth fish sandwich.
Noon until 2 pm
$20 lunch included
Limited to 10
Juke Joint Dance lessons
Ms. Sally Foot, and Ms. Nancy original dancers at Junior’s Chulahoma club. Like most Players “them two was” regulars at Junior’s Chulahoma club. Sally and Nancy demonstrate subtle suggestive dance moves, and advises students how to develop their own “STYLE”.
limited to 20 students
GraceLand Too Tours
200 E. Ghoulson Ave., Holly Springs
GraceLand Too is an infamous home located near the Square in Holly Springs
fashioned in the style of its namesake Mississippi’s first son, the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presely’s home Graceland. Created and operated for decades by lifelong Holly Springs resident Paul MacLeod, until his untimely sudden death in 2014. Paul was a character who’s love for Elvis showed in his spectacular recreation of his idol’s home. The house was sold at auction, and the present owner committed to a restoration project fit for the KING.
Marie (his latest flame) is available for tours.
11 am – 6 pm
suggested donation of $10
Saturday Night Jam with the Legends
Students are invited up to jam with the legends. Saturday’s workshop students flex their new skills in an unfiltered juke joint atmosphere with the Kimbroughs. Students jam alongside the Originals, and well as other great players like One Hand Dan, Jesse Cotton Stone, and Cameron Kimbrough.
Burgers, fish sandwiches, and beverages available All Night Long
Sunday May 17….
Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Guided Memorial Tour
Meet up at The HUT
Catch up with Lil’ Joe, cause who better to escort one to a number of local spots pertinent to Junior Kimbrough’s life. Joe will share with you vivid memories of late night parties and other historical tasty bits about his life as a Mississippi Soul Blues Boy. Visit the location of Junior’s Marianna Rd. home, Sammie’s Chewalla Rib Shack, Chulahoma Club location, Blues Marker on the Square and Junior’s Grave. An astounding opportunity for any history buff or blues fan.
The Recreation of Sunday Night at Junior’s
475 West Valley Rd., Holly Springs
The grand finale, the recreation of Sunday Night at Junior’s Place. Junior Kimbrough’s world famous Juke Joint was located on Rt. 4 in Chulahoma. Packed out every Sunday for over a decade, kicking off late in the afternoon and continued into the evening hours, peoples from all over the planet trekked out to Junior’s for raw, unfiltered live electric Cotton Patch Soul Blues.
Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, The Kimbrough Brothers, RL BOYCE, Duwanye Burnside, Eric Deaton Trio, Beverly Davis and Pork Chop Willie.
Music starts at 4pm
Advance ticket online $20
Day of at door cash only $25
V.I.P. and other package deals
Children under twelve FREE
All SALES ARE FINAL