19th Annual “Blues Bash” | Events
The following is a press release from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art:
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will hold its 19th Annual “Blues Bash” June 8 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. on the Museum’s front lawn. This year’s event will feature award-winning Mississippi Delta blues singer Eden Brent.
Eden Brent developed her gutsy vocal and piano chops through family sing-alongs and a 16-year apprenticeship with the late blues pioneer Boogaloo Ames, who ultimately dubbed his protégé “Little Boogaloo.” Brent’s career has taken her from South Africa to Norway and put her on stages at the Kennedy Center, the 2000 Republican National Convention, and the 2005 presidential inauguration. She has received numerous awards including the Blues Foundation’s 2006 International Blues Challenge, the 2010 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year, and at the 2009 Blues Music Awards was named Acoustic Artist of the Year and her album “Mississippi Number One” was named Acoustic Album of the Year.
Tickets are $20 each and include a barbecue dinner from The Smokehouse of Laurel. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum or by contacting 601.649.6374 or info@LRMA.org by Wednesday, June 6. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, Blues Bash will be held at The Reserve in downtown Laurel.
The Museum is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street in historic downtown Laurel. For more information: 601-649-6374 or www.LRMA.org.