The Black Prairie Blues Festival (formerly Howlin' Wolf Blues Festival) is held every Labor Day weekend on Friday night with the companion Prairie Arts Festival held the next day downtown West Point.
The Prairie Belt Blues Foundation honors our areas Blues legends, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, Lucille Bogan, Willie King, and the Great Howlin’ Wolf!
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Order your Wristbands and TShirts online and have them delivered directly to you or have it waiting for you at the Festival. Checkout is fast and easy.
2018 Featured Festival Artists
Jesse Guitar Robinson
Jesse Robinson is a blues guitarist and singer who has played and worked with many other blues musicians throughout his career including Cassandra Wilson, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and others. Robinson’s band opened for B.B. King at the opening of the B.B. King Museum and he is now the front man for B.B. King’s Blues Band.
Ghost Town Blues Band
Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, #4 on the 2018 Billboard Blues Charts (wk 9), 2016 Independent Blues Award winner for "Best Contemporary Blues Song", 2015 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for “Best Blues Band” and 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band.
Big Joe Shelton & The Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors
Big Joe and his Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors — named for the fertile region from which they’re based — have been together for years. Based in northeast Mississippi in an area that produced Bukka White, Howlin’ Wolf and Big Joe Williams, Big Joe Shelton delivers a hard-hitting collection of sparkling originals.