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The CUZ Band is a high-energy blues/R&B/soul band based in the Mississippi Delta and operating with one goal in mind: to please the people while having fun! The group has shared the stage with GRAMMY® Award and Blues Music Award winners and nominees Bobby Rush and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and the foot-stomping beat of their music is perfect for every age and stage. Opening act will be award winning singer/songwriter Tricia Walker.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »