May 2022

28May(May 28)10:00 am29(May 29)5:00 pmExit 56 Blues Fest


Event Details

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center invites blues fans back to Brownsville for the 12th annual Exit 56 Blues Fest. After a year as virtual (2020) and a mini festival (2021), the Center is excited to announce a full two-day event will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-29, 2022. Along with local and regional Blues acts, festivalgoers can enjoy a Corvette Car Show and Classic Car Cruise In, arts and crafts and great food, including Brownsville barbecue.


“We are thrilled to be back with a full 2 days of great music,” says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Director of the Delta Heritage Center. “It’s important for us to continue to honor our rural Blues heritage and the pioneer Bluesmen who made the Brownsville Blues known around the world.” The Exit 56 Blues Fest showcases the region’s top Blues performers and offers a mix of traditional blues, rhythm and blues, rockin’ blues and everything in between. The festival takes place on the grounds of the Delta Heritage Center located at Exit 56 off of Interstate 40.


Saturday, May 28

  • 10 am: The Bonafide Bluesmen (Linzie Butler & Rod Hurt)
  • 11 am: Miss Honeybee
  • Noon: Sean ‘Bad’ Apple
  • 1 pm: JD Taylor
  • 2 pm: Lucious Spiller
  • 4 pm: Yolanda Harper Blues Band
  • 5 pm: RL Boyce & Lightning Malcolm
  • 6 pm: Joyce Henderson


Sunday, May 29

  • 10 am: Rita Perry
  • 11 am: Wyly Bigger
  • Noon: Lorina McMinn
  • 1 pm: Simply Leland
  • 2 pm: Sandy Carroll
  • 4 pm: Charlotte Taylor
  • 5 pm: Terry Wall & The Wallbangers


Admission is free. More information about the event can be found at or contact the Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000 or


28 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 29 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012