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The Mississippi Delta Meets the Jersey Shore


Fri, June 2, 2023

8:00 pm — 10:00 pm EST


Lauren K. Woods Theatre - Monmouth University

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The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF), a non-profit organization supporting and preserving jazz and blues in New Jersey, is proud to announce a new MississippiDelta/Jersey Shore musical, cultural, & educational partnership. To kickstart this collaboration we’ve joined forces with the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University, who will co-produce our premier event, The Mississippi Delta Meets the Jersey Shore and we’re happy to welcome our co-sponsors, Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area and Visit Clarksdale. Willie Dixon once declared “the blues are the roots and other musics are the fruits.” The Jersey Shore, known for its unique blend of music, has quite a bit of the “fruits.” As part of the JSJBF’s mission to preserve jazz & blues, we’re bringing “the roots” up from the Mississippi Delta. On Friday June 2, 2023 at 8pm, we will present From the Delta to the Jersey Shore, an evening of performance, stories and more at Monmouth University’s Lauren K. Woods Theatre.

We’ve invited Clarksdale, Mississippi’s finest, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & The Allstars to perform, with
opening set to feature local blues legend, “Stringbean.”