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Schedule of Events (tentative)

All performances and presentations will be held at the Delta Music Institute on the campus of Delta State University unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

4:00-6:00 Pre-Conference Reception
TBA
TBA

Monday, October 3, 2016

8:00-4:00 REGISTRATION DMI Lobby
8:30-10:00 OPENING SESSION

8:30-9:15 coffee/pastries/welcome
9:15-9:50 Welcome remarks:
President William LaForge, Delta State University
Other guests TBA
Moderator:

DMI Studio A
10:00-10:45 PLENARY SESSION

A conversation with guest artists
Moderator:

DMI Studio A
11:10-11:50 PAPER SESSION:

Moderator:

DMI 201
11:00-11:50 PAPER SESSION:

Moderator:

DMI 202
12:00-1:45 KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Introduction: Dr. Rolando Herts, Director, Delta Center for Culture and Learning

DMI Studio A
1:45-2:00 Break/Dessert DMI Lobby
2:00-2:50 PAPER SESSION: Blues and Film
Moderator:
DMI 201
2:00-2:50 PAPER SESSION: 
Moderator:
DMI 202
3:00-3:50 PAPER SESSION: 

Moderator:

DMI 201
3:00-3:50 PAPER SESSION: 
Moderator:
DMI 202
4:00-5:00 Event
Coordinator:
DMI Studio A
5:00-6:00 Dine around town (on your own)

Suggestions provided by the Cleveland-Bolivar Chamber of Commerce; reservations recommended.

6:30-8:00 Main Performance:  DMI Studio A
8:00-until VISIT MISSISSIPPI PRESENTS BLUES IN THE ROUND

Open Mic/Jam Session: Join award-winning performing songwriter Tricia Walker for an intimate “in the round” acoustic event at Mississippi Grounds. A “pilgrim chair” will be open for invited conference guests to join in the music.

Coordinator: Tricia Walker

Mississippi Grounds

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

9:00-2:00 REGISTRATION DMI Lobby
9:30-10:50 BLUES BRUNCH

Panel discussion
Moderator:
Introductions: 

DMI Studio A
11:00-12:00 Lightnin’ Talks: DSU Student Winners
Moderator: Dr. Shelley Collins
DMI Studio A
12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:40-2:55 PAPER SESSION: 

Moderator:

DMI Studio A
1:40-2:55 PAPER SESSION:

Moderator:

DMI 201
1:40-2:55 PAPER SESSION:

Moderator:

DMI 202
3:00-4:00 Event 302 Ruby Street
Cleveland, MS
4:00-6:00 Social Hour at Po’ Monkey’s
Join us at one of the last original rural juke joints in the South.
Food available for purchase from Willie Simmons’ food truck
Po’ Monkey’s Social Club
99 Po Monkey Road
Merigold, MS 38759
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