SBCP Grant Award

The Rock & Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 3-year grant from Southern Bancorp Community Partners in conjunction with the Delta Bridge Project. The Museum requested the grant this summer in order to continue to play an important role in Clarksdale and Coahoma County’s creative economy.

This grant will allow the Museum to expand its capability of serving the community by being open to the public more days each week (our goal is seven days a week) and increasing the Museum’s staff in the process. The funds will mainly be used for hiring personnel and a grant writer. The Museum will receive a little over one third of the grant this year, and on the condition that we raise $10,000 and fulfill reporting requirements, the Museum will receive the rest of the grant in 2014 and 2015, totaling $80,000.

This grant is really great news! The Board of Directors of the Rock & Blues Museum want to thank Southern Bancorp Community Partners and the Delta Bridge Project for their help and support in awarding the Museum this grant.

In the coming months you will see that the Museum is open more. We will continue to organize mini fests like the Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest and 2nd Street Blues Parties and fundraising events. The Museum will continue to promote tourism in Clarksdale and our goal is to become a cornerstone of Sunday afternoon activity for tourists downtown.

In other Museum news, we would like to announce that Mr. Adhel Henderson, entrepreneur/owner of The Delta Blues Room in Clarksdale, has accepted a position on our Board of Directors, replacing Frank Ratliff who passed away earlier this year. We welcome him to our Board of Directors which includes Rosalind Wilcox, Emily Cooper, Cindy Hudock and Theo Dasbach.

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