Blues is a genre of music that originated in the Mississippi Delta and on plantations among enslaved Africans. Since the 19th century, people have put their pain into songs and used the blues as a form of therapy that allows them to express their daily struggles out loud with a crowd that more than likely understands exactly what’s going on in their lives.
People have made careers out of singing the blues, and others sing the blues just for the joy of it. The Vicksburg Blues Society was formed to help keep the blues alive in Vicksburg, and since being a part of this historic town, they’ve brought live blues music to many of the local businesses.
On any given weekend you can find a blues singer or instrumentalist serenading a crowd with their talent at restaurants like the Biscuit Company or at one of the casinos in town.
This month the Vicksburg Blues Society is bringing the music to Margaritaville’s Land Shark Bar & Grill, 1310 Mulberry St. Each Saturday in January, a talented blues artist will perform at Margaritaville for the public to enjoy.
Below is the list of the artists playing the next several Saturdays. All performances are from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jan. 11, Calvin Duncan Jr
Jan. 18, Carlos and Cucho
Jan. 25, Sam Joyner
For more information contact the Vicksburg Blues Society at 601-634-6179.See a typo? Report it here.