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See, I have a different type of music from other peoples. They playing the other kind of blues, and I’m playing cotton-patch blues…. Ain’t nobody now can play the blues that I play.

Junior Kimbrough
Robert Kimbrough performs at the Hut in Holly Springs, MS. photo by Bill Steber

Held in Holly Springs, MS the three day festival honors Junior’s and David Jr. 3rd’s life and explores their music with an exhibit at Rust College, a guided memorial tour around town, an all day music workshop. Instruction by Junior’s sons and Dave Jr.’s younger brothers Robert Sr. and Kent. Also Joe Ayers lifelong resident of Holly Springs, and band member of the Soul Blues Boys. The weekend focuses on live music jams and a recreation of Sunday night at Junior’s place. Junior Kimbrough’s infamous Juke Joint located nearby in Chulahoma, MS.

Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection  perform at the Hut during the Kimbrough Cotton Patch Blues Festival. May 12, 2018. Photo by Bill Steber.

The festival partners, Holly Springs Community Development Corporation, a 501(c) organization enables us to apply for federal, state, and local funds. We are eligible for two grants offered for projects hosted within the state of Mississippi. Both grants are dollar for dollar cash match grants.  

Holly Springs Tourist and Recreational Bureau Grant for Organizations
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area Alliance Project Grants  
Your contribution to The Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival is 100% tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law. Thank you for your support.

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