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JUN 2017

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2 2 B.B.'S PLACE When Riley King worked at a cotton gin building in Indianola in the 1940s, he probably had little idea that he would become the world's most famous blues musician or the building he labored in would one day house a museum in his honor. But the man, better known by his stage name, B.B. King came to define the sound of the blues, and the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a must-see destination for music fans in the region. Exhibits highlight the cultural and historical happenings that took place in pivotal times and places, such as the 1930s in Mississippi; the 1950s in Memphis; and the 1960s, with the worldwide growth of King's fame alongside the civil rights movement. Visitors will also see plenty of King artifacts, including several of his guitars, all famously nicknamed Lucille. Interactive stations use video and sound to tell stories from King's life. King died in 2015 and was buried in a memorial garden at the museum. W W W.B B KIN G M US EU M.O RG Courtesy B.B. King Museum 4 B.B. KING CAME TO DEFINE THE SOUND OF THE BLUES, AND THE B.B. KING MUSEUM AND DELTA INTERPRETIVE CENTER IS A MUST-SEE DESTINATION FOR MUSIC FANS IN THE REGION. Go to www.visitcolumbusms.org for attraction and event listings. Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center • 800-920-3533 Daily Historic Home Tours | Birthplace of Tennessee Williams Annual Spring Pilgrimage | Home to The W, historic public liberal arts college Tombigbee Bridge and Riverwalk | Home to Columbus Air Force Base Over 135 Restaurants and 1500 Hotel Rooms and quaint B&Bs Festivals and fun. Grand historic homes. Birthplace of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams. Run or bike along the scenic Riverwalk, winding around and over the Tombigbee River. Shop, dine, and savor in the ultimate Southern destination.

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