Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, 1981. The Scene.

Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, 1981. The Scene.

Some photos taken by DC Young at Freedom Village, the site of the 1981 Mississippi Delta Blues Festival organized by MACE, Mississippi Action for Community Education.

For the first installment of this series, Click Here or go to the Category Delta Blues on the masthead above.

In those days, the festival was still pretty much a local affair, with the audience mostly from the Delta and nearby towns and cities, with most concert-goers Black and the day having the feel of a gigantic picnic.

 

The next collection of photos will feature the festival performances, with some text describing the way it all went down.

All photos copyright DC Young.

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