Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival



For Immediate Release-The Prairie Belt Blues Foundation of West Point, MS has announced the lineup for the upcoming 19th Annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival to be held on the Friday night of Labor Day weekend, August 29th 2014 at the historic Mary Holmes Auditorium in West Point.

Honoring the “Legends of the Black Prairie Blues” this year will be Mr. Sipp~ The Mississippi Blues Child. Mr. Sipp is the 2014 winner of the IBC Best Blues Band competition in Memphis. They beat 170+ bands to win the coveted title. Lightnin’ Malcolm and Stud will be representing the hill country blues of north Mississippi and Malcolm is just back from his whirlwind tour with the North Mississippi Allstars opening for Legendary Robert Plant.

The two headliners are Carolyn Wonderland, bringing her smokin’ hot Texas Blues to the stage this year as she was recently featured on Austin City Limits. Carolyn is a triple threat artist with her vocals, stinging Texas Guitar licks and tight backup band, Closing the show will be George Porter Jr. (Funky Meters) and Runnin’ Pardners. George has shared the stage with Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, Patti Labelle, Widespread Panic and countless others.

“He’s bringing the blues influenced New Orleans Funk to the Wolf stage. It’s the hottest lineup we’ve had in 19 years”, states Richard Ramsey, Vice President of the PBBF. Tickets, posters and t-shirts are on sale now and with this being an indoor event, seating is limited so get your tickets now.

Doors open at 6:00pm with the first act at 6:30. There will be free parking, food concessions, t-shirts, cd’s, dvd’s, Fine art prints, and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available at Jack Forbus Insurance in Starkvile 662-323-8311, Culin Arts in West Point 662-494-8969, Columbus Arts Council 662-328-2787 or online at You can also contact Richard Ramsey at 662-605-0770 or rrramsey@wpms PRAIRIE ARTS WEEKEND with Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and Prairie Arts Festival Support MISSISSIPPI , the Birthplace of American Music! BE THERE AND HOWL WITH THE WOLF! Sponsored by MISSISSIPPI’S Creative Economy.

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