The 11th Annual Mississippi Delta Cultural Tour set for May 21–24, 2014
The tour is again based at the Alluvian Hotel in downtown Greenwood, and from there we’ll explore the rich literary, culinary, and musical heritage of the Delta towns of Greenwood, Greenville, Clarksdale, Indianola, Leland, Stoneville, Ruleville, Merigold, Mound Bayou, and Cleveland. We’ll make several new stops, and we’ll meet new people along the road.
Wednesday afternoon, May 21, we’ll gather at Turnrow Book Company. Thursday, May 22, we’ll start the day touring various blues sites, such as “where the Southern crosses the dog,” and then visit the B. B. King Museum and Interpretive Center in Indianola. Friday, May 23, we’ll travel due west to the gravesite of the “Father of the Delta Blues,” Charley Patton, in Holly Ridge. Saturday, May 24, we’ll travel to Clarksdale via Cleveland and Merigold.
Look for more information on the tour and on the places we’ll visit, as well as dozens of photos of past tours, on the tour’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mdct13) and on the Center’s website (http://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/mdct/). For up-to-the-minute information, please contact tour organizer Jimmy Thomas via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 662-915-3374. Please use the following form to register.
The tour will again be based in Greenwood and is $600 per person for all program activities, meals, and local transportation. The fee does not include lodging. Remember to sign up early. Only 40 spots are available. Group accommodations are offered at the Alluvian, in downtown Greenwood (www.thealluvian.com). Rooms at the Alluvian require a separate registration and are priced at a discounted rate of $185 a night plus tax, which includes a full Southern breakfast. Call 866-600-5201 and ask for the “Delta Tour” rate. Rooms are also available at the Greenwood Best Western, 662-455-5777, or the Hampton Inn, 662-455-7985.