Highway 61 Radio

September 6, 2012

Live music returns to the Club Ebony in Indianola

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Barretta @ 10:53 am

The Club Ebony in Indianola is one of the few surviving venues on the historic “chitlin’ circuit,” and first opened its doors in 1948. B.B. King, who claims Indianola as his “hometown” (he was born in nearby Berclair) played there as a young man, married the daughter of the owner (his second wife, Sue Evans), and bought the club from later owner Mary Shepard several years ago. Earlier this year he turned the ownership of the club over to the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, and they’s just announced that after some renovations that the club will start offering live music regularly.

This weekend they’re featuring Mickey Rogers (Friday), Jerry Fair (Saturday), and Bill “Howlin’ Madd” Perry (Sunday). All for a $5 cover charge.

In tandem with the “Bridging the Blues” project, they’re featuring Bobby Rush on Friday, September 28, and Southern Soul star T.K. Soul on Saturday, September 29. Both shows are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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