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We'll see y'all in Potts Camp!!
About the Picnic:
In the mid-‘90s the world discovered the power and distinctive sounds of North Mississippi blues via the recordings of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. These elder statesmen have all since passed, but their music lives on through their contemporaries, family members, and disciples.
The festival was the brainchild of Potts Camp resident Kenny Brown who has witnessed first-hand the world-wide appeal and influence of Hill Country Blues through his long tenure with R.L. Burnside and travels with his own band. In starting the festival he wanted to provide an event in which artists would be honored at home with the same high acclaim they experienced globally.
Brown’s goals were solidified through the formation of the non-profit organization North MS Hill Country Picnic, Inc. The goal of the organization is to enhance appreciation and educate the general public about the native art form of North Mississippi Hill Country blues music through performance, preservation, and interpretation. The 2010 festival lineup included all of the major contemporary artists with direct ties to the three men noted above. Past lineups can be found on the page for each year.
The Picnic is run by the non –profit organization North MS Hill Country Picnic, Inc., and enjoys great support and sponsorship from North Mississippi communities. Camping will be allowed Friday – Saturday nights, coolers are permitted (NO GLASS: ICE CHEST WILL BE CHECKED FOR GLASS), and vendors will sell local delicacies including barbeque and fried catfish.