BB King may feel like a million when his baby calls his name, but he’ll surely feel like 14 million, when The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opens this Saturday, Sept. 13 in Indianola, Miss.
Featuring a permanent collection with artifacts from his 60-year career, the museum, located in King’s childhood hometown, brings his career full circle, solidifying his enduring legacy only a few miles from the streets where he used to spend Saturday nights busking for change. The building is also equipped with a large, state of the art theater that promises a “bigger-than-life introduction to B.B. and other artists” as well as a Blues Studio, where visitors can interact with instruments and production equipment.
Beyond just promising to preserve King’s legacy and values, the center will also celebrate the rich cultural history of the Delta—that much mythologized landscape where the Blues was born. Through innovative exhibits, educational and public programming, the museum will use King’s personal history to expound on the region’s heritage, which boasts innumerable other musicians and writers, including Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt and Son House.
For more information about the museum's grand opening, click here to download the official schedule for the event.
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