|COUNT BASIE, B.B. KING,
RAY CHARLES, JAMES
JUST TO NAME A FEW OF
THE MUSICIANS LISTED ON
THE HISTORICAL MARKER
|Club Ebony is
located 2 1/2 hours south of Memphis at
the crossroads of Highway 49 and Highway
82, in Indianola, MS.
Just fly into Memphis, rent your car, and
head down Highway 61 toward Clarksdale.
When you get to Clarksdale, stop at “The
Crossroads” Highway 61 and Highway 49.
Head south down Highway 49 for about an
hour and you will be in Indianola. Or fly into
Jackson and head north on Hwy 49 to
Indianola, about one hour and 45 minutes.
A club that has welcomed to it’s stage the likes of
blues musicians such as, Ray Charles, Count
Basie, James Brown, Ike Charles, Count Basie,
James Brown, Ike Turner, Little Milton, Bobby Bland,
Howling Wolf and B.B. King. Some others are Rufus
Thomas, Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Denise
LaSalle and Albert King.!Albert King.!
Indianola, Mississippi, where club is located, is
the cultural birthplace of much of the blues
music that we know and love. Years ago the
Church Street area was home to many Juke
Joints. B. B. King played his guitar on the street
corner of Church Street for tips, when he was
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|B.B. King Buys Club in Miss. Hometown
By Associated Press
March 24, 2008
INDIANOLA, Miss. -- B.B. King is the new
owner of a juke joint in his Mississippi Delta
hometown. Mary Shepard has owned Club
Ebony in Indianola for the past three
decades. King and other artists have played
there throughout the years.
A Mississippi Delta Blues Trail Marker
outside Club Ebony says Count Basie, Ray
Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner are
among the musicians who have played
there since 1945.
Shepard says she sold the club to the
bluesman because she wants to relax and
spend time with her family.
Indianola is about halfway between
Jackson and Memphis.
|The First Mississippi Delta Blues
Society of Indianola Blues
Challenge. Blues musicians wait
their turn to compete.
|B.B. King Homecoming June 6
B.B. King Homecoming Festival - June 6,
2008, Indianola, Fletcher Park - Gates open
4:00pm - Music starts 5:00pm. Petticoat
Junkies - Mickey Rogers and the Soul
Master Band - B.B. King - Homemade Jamz'
Blues Band - fireworks. $10 in advance $15
at the gate. Children 12 & under FREE.
B.B. King live in Vicksburg June 12,
Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600
Mulberry Street. -
B.B. King live in Tunica at the Horseshoe
Casino June 13.
At Bonnaroo June 14. Buy Tickets at
September 13, 2008 - B.B. King Museum &
Delta Interpretive Center Grand Opening
Come to Indianola for the grand opening of
the B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive
Center. Contact www.bbkingmuseum.org
November 8, 2008 - 5th Annual Mississippi
Delta Blues Challenge
Come to Indianola for this blues challenge.
404 Hannah Street
Indianola, MS 38751
662-887-2264 - office
662-931-5175 - cell
Harvey Woods, Jr., Club Manager
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