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October 2020

Royal Studios Exhibit Opens

October 1, 2020 - September 5, 2021
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, 800 W Sunflower Rd
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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In partnership with Memphis Tourism, the exhibit, titled Willie Mitchell & The Music of Royal Studios, is a collaboration between GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Memphis-based Royal Studios, and will tell the story of the iconic studio—one of the oldest in the world that continues to operate today—and the late Willie Mitchell, who ran the studio and produced many artists on its label, Hi Records. This unique exhibit will be on display through Sept. 5, 2021. For museum admission info, visit: http://grammymuseumms.org

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May 2021

Deep Roots: Live Downtown! – Jeff McCreary w/Libby Switzer

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delta Arts Alliance (Outdoor Awning), 104 S. Court St.
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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Jeff McCreary

Jeff McCreary is a singer-songwriter from the Delta town of Cleveland, Mississippi. McCreary’s music is the wry, hard-earned expression of life and time in the mystic region famously described as “the most Southern place on earth.” Inspired by Dylan’s music, as well as Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, he began to write his own songs, and has recently released an EP of his material called Rough Patch. Opening act will be singer/songwriter Libby Switzer, a graduate of the DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program…

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Deep Roots: Live Downtown! – The Gran Boiz w/Mason Honnell

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delta Arts Alliance (Outdoor Awning), 104 S. Court St.
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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Photo of the Gran Boiz Band

The Gran Boiz are a dynamic roots trio based in the Mississippi Delta. Their blend of R&B, soul, and blues is a perfect combination for bringing people of all backgrounds together under the sweet strains of foot-stomping, hip-swaying music. Their influences include a wide variety of artists, including fellow Mississippians Sam Cooke and B.B. King. Opening act will be Mason Honnell from the DMI Entertainment Industry program at Delta State.

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June 2021

Deep Roots: Live Downtown! – Betzenzo w/Mary Claire

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delta Arts Alliance (Outdoor Awning), 104 S. Court St.
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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Photo of Betzenzo Band

Experimental jazz duo Betzenzo performs complex and contemplative music. The musicians met as students at Delta State University and they have been playing together for several years. Opening act will be Delta State Entertainment Industry major Mary Claire.

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Deep Roots: Live Downtown! – Chris Dixon & Joyfull Noise w/Audri

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delta Arts Alliance (Outdoor Awning), 104 S. Court St.
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is a gospel singer, pianist, and music director from Clarksdale, Mississippi. His mission is to encourage and inspire listeners throughout the Mississippi Delta and beyond with soulful melodies and uplifting lyrics, influenced by traditional gospel and contemporary Christian music. His music is influenced by gospel greats Andraé Crouch and Kirk Franklin, contemporary christian artists like Chris Tomlin, and even film score composer John Williams. Opening act will be singer/songwriter Audri, a graduate of the DMI Entertainment Industry program at Delta…

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