For Immediate Release

May 14, 2021

GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI — With the relaxing of the COVID-19 restrictions and many inquiries from blues fans from around the country, MACE wants the public to know that the 44th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival (MDBHF)  will be produced LIVE at the Washington County Convention Center and Fairgrounds on September 18, 2021.  MACE also wants to thank blues fans who tuned-in to the 43rd Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival which was streamed live on You-tube and Facebook.

MACE is aware that to many blues fans, “the Blues is Like Coming Home.”  Rest assured that the 44th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival will provide the music, the food, the fun and all the “down home” experiences that have encouraged our fans to make the annual trip to the Delta in support of the Festival for the last 43 years.   Thanks to all our blues fans from around the state, the country and the world.

For additional information, please visit MACE’s website at or the Blues Festival’s Facebook page at MSDeltaBlues.  You may also obtain additional information from the Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website at

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Greenville,  Mississippi……the Mississippi Delta and “Home of the Blues” for the 44th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival,  the oldest continuous running Blues Festival in the Country.

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Singer and songwriter Denise LaSalle, whose hit “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” topped the R&B charts in 1971, has died. She was 78. Media outlets report LaSalle suffered from health issues in recent months that resulted in the amputation of her right leg after she suffered a fall. Along with “Trapped by a Thing Called Love,” she is also well known for the song “Now Run and Tell That.” She had a string of successful singles in the 1970s and the early 1980s. LaSalle, a Mississippi native, founded the National Association for the Preservation of the Blues to bring more attention to the “soul/blues” style in 1986. We last saw Ms. LaSalle at our 40th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival. Even with her health issues she still put on a great show.

Rest In Love Queen LaSalle
Her Legacy will live on!

Willie "Po Monkey" Seaberry passed away on July 14, 2016 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 75. His shotgun house "juke joint" in Merigold is an popular Blues destination for Blues enthusiasts. He will be missed.

We teamed up again with U.S.NEXT to create a new web design and online tools for our annual festival.