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Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Celebration
October 5 - October 6$20 – $50
This October 2019 the Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival celebrates their 20th year. For 19 years, John Hurt’s granddaughter, Mary Hurt Wright, and a small group of steadfast fans gathered honoring the spirit and unique musical technique of one of the country’s legendary bluesmen. This year inspired by the influence Mississippi John Hurt had on his own style of playing, Taj Mahal has curated the line up, featuring other musicians who’ve carried on John Hurt’s style. The 2019 line-up includes seasoned and younger performers influenced by the late great master. The Homecoming Festival takes place on the family land where the MJH museum and the church he worshiped have been relocated too. Blues will be featured on Saturday and Gospel on Sunday. Museum tours will be held throughout the day too!